I need a haircut and when I need a haircut I go see Mr. Barber.
That is not his real name. His real name is Peter Vodovoz and he runs the Mr. Barber of Chicago shop at 200 E. Walton. His shop is no salon, it’s a barber shop; a fact punctuated by its straightforward slogan: We make you handsome.
Peter learned his craft in his native Russia, from which he emigrated in 1991.
We have never respected the river.It was a poor people’s neighborhood, starting in the 1840s, when the poorest huddled along its banks. The wealthy preferred the lakefront and not without reason.
After the stockyards opened in the 1860s, a portion of the river was called “Bubbly Creek” because it was filled with animal carcasses and waste that would bubble to the surface.
And still, during the Great Depression people moved into houseboats on the river. They had no money for rent.
Film and music have always been intrinsically linked. Even before the rise of talkies, movies were backed by live orchestras, underlining and magnifying the images and emotions on the screen. As the 48th Chicago International Film Festival kicks off, WBEZ music aficionados Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele are joined by Chicago musician Daniel Knox on Thursday's Morning Shift to talk about their favorite composers, and those indelible moments when music and film perfectly meld. Here are some of their picks:
"Sheeshy Ki Botal" - M. Ashraf
"O My Love" - M. Ashraf
"Ek Bottle Bagal Main" - RD Burman