October 23, 2012 |
The CTA said Tuesday it is reviewing applications from artists to create artwork at seven North Side Red Line stations undergoing rehabilitation. The CTA would not say how many applications it received before the Oct. 10 deadline. From these submissions, the CTA in December will pick about 25 artists and pay them $500 to pitch their artwork. Then the CTA will choose seven artists in March to create work for the Jarvis, Berwyn, Lawrence, Argyle, Thorndale, Granville and Morse stopps.
March 4, 2013 |
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January 26, 2012 |
Esteemed blues guitarist Eddie C. Campbell played at the University of Illinois Chicago's open concert Jan. 24, Tuesday's at One. The 72-year-old blues veteran jammed out in a lecture space with a house band composed of UIC students and faculty. Campbell, raised in the Windy City, came out of Chicago's West Side blues scene, playing with legendary figures such as Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Willie Dixon Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, James Brown and even Jimmy Hendrix. The Chicago icon was a band director for the late,...
April 29, 2013 |
Fall Out Boy bassist and "Best Ink" host Pete Wentz probably won't be there, but the Oxygen competition series is casting for an upcoming season in Chicago this weekend. If you're a tattoo artist age 21 or older, casting directors from Bunim/Murray Productions would like to meet you between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Mad River Chicago, 2909 N. Sheffield Ave. Applicants are asked to bring a recent picture of themselves that will not be returned, a photo ID and photos of their artwork, which will be returned.
April 3, 2013 |
Last year, Rich Seng launched a crowd-sourcing advertising competition, 30 Seconds Over Chicago, that he hoped would bring together local creative forces with Wicker Park businesses. The latter would submit a creative brief to Seng's website and the former would scour the briefs for one that matched their skillset, submit a proposal, and the result was supposed to be a commercial for the business. Unfortunately, with just a couple days left in the competition, the 39-year-old Seng had just 40 submissions--20 of which were dummy pitches that he...
May 18, 2012 |
King Louie, 24, came up in a part of Chicago's Southeast side that many call Dro City, but, thanks to an active street team and strong online presence, he has found fans across the entire city, and, increasingly, on a national level. A recent shout out from Kanye West on West's “I Don't Like” remix further elevated Louie's profile. We spoke with Louie to get his thoughts on New Chicago music and its YouTube presence. How do you think YouTube helps people get in touch with music in Chicago, and what effect do you think that has had on you...