Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs Is Being Dismantled
Today, Jim DeRogatis reports that the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs is being dismantled. 29 employees are being laid off. This is a damn shame considering all the great work it has done in the past. It’s also a shame because politics, not budget seems to be the reason. Read the article here
Photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson, father of modern photojournalism.
Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the “street photography” or “real life reportage” style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed.
Came across this photo blog. Check out the truly striking and amazing photos.
Exposure@Fitz featuing The Wheels and other bands on 12/17
This Thursday, 12/17, check out four bands for $5 at Fitzgerald’s Side Bar, 6615 W Roosevelt, Berwyn. Thursday marks the first night of a new series called Exposure@Fitz, and features Johnny & the Beloveds, Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray, the Wheels and Mike Harrison. The show starts at 8pm, and is sure to be a great evening music.
Rock Falls performs at Homeroom's Songwriter Showcase on 10/8/10
Check out Rock Falls singing “You Are So Tall.”
Ten x Ten available at Renegade Dec 4th and 5th
Ten x Ten is finished! If you’ve been thinking about ordering online but are too impatient for the mail to arrive, then you should head over to Pulaski Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk) between 11am – 7pm for the Renegade Craft Fair. Spudnik Press will be showcasing Ten x Ten along with other prints made at, and by, members of the Spudnik family.
The Night of the Living Song Poem is coming!
December’s 101 is going to feature the great Ed Crouse teaching us about the history of the 20th Century American practice of setting amateur poetry to music for a fee known as Song Poetry. Crouse is soliciting poems that he will be setting to original music just for the occasion. He will perform the songs with the Tiny Cover Band at the show after the lecture. Don’t miss out. This could be your chance to hear your thoughts in a new light.
Poetry submissions can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t want to submit, you can still vote on the poems you’d most like to hear. Don’t delay. The deadline is December 7th.
The Night of the Living Song Poem will take place at the Hungry Brain on Tuesday, December 14th at 9.
Listen to and Download "Physics for Listeners"
On October 19th and 10th of 2010, Homeroom presented Physics for Listeners: a Composers Concert. The evening featured six compositions performed by an ensemble of jazz and classical musicians. The composers included Kyle Vetger, Guillermo Gregorio, James Falzone, Frank Rosaly, Keefe Jackson and Eric Malmquist. The program displayed a variety of innovative approaches to composition. We invite you to listen to, download, and learn more about Physics for Listeners at homeroomchicago.bandcamp.com
Big Tranny Hootenanny this Saturday 11/27 at the Hideout
As a benefit for someone who needs ovarian surgery, the Big Tranny Hootenanny will deliver a range of entertainment. There will be a Boylesque by LaWhore Vagistan (Kareem Khubchandani) & Andrew Brown, and music by The Homoticons and Cobalt and the Hired Guns. The night will finish with dancing with music provided by John Twatters (Ethan A White of Chances Dances)DJ Ang.G (Ang Garcia of the Peoples DJs Collective.) There will also be a raffle and baked goods. And of course, it all goes to help someone who really needs it. The show starts at 9pm, costs $12 or $5 after 11:30, and is located at the Hideout, 1354 W Wabansia.