If years past are any indication, Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood will be packed to the gills on Sunday, June 26, as revelers gather for the 42nd annual Pride Parade. The parade wasn’t always the big event it is now.
The year was 1997. While driving up the central coast of California, Chicago-born sculptor Charles Ray made a discovery that would impact the next ten years of his life: a massive fallen tree decomposing in a meadow just off the highway.
The Art Institute of Chicago announced Friday that it has acquired a major work by the late American artist Robert Rauschenberg. Short Circuit, 1955 is considered one of Rauschenberg's Combines as it incorporates painting, mementos, artifacts, cabinet doors, and fabrics into a single m
Throughout the hour, Eight Forty-Eight heard from Chicago musician Kate Simko, who performed tracks from her forthcoming release, Lights Out. The album hits the digital shelves on Monday, June 13. It will be out on vinyl and compact disc the following week.
One of Chicago’s early summer music festivals bends the ear, mind and eye. Neon Marshmallow is an annual three day experimental music event. It begins on Friday, June 10, and runs through Sunday, June 12, at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.
(Flickr/Paul Riismandel)Over the next few months, Eight Forty-Eight will be examining Mayor Emanuel’s first 100 days in office. The First 100 will look at new policy emerging under the administration and how it might affect residents.