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.
The 2011 Just for Laughs Chicago comedy fest has some big talent, from Seth Meyers to Whitney Cummings. The event takes place at venues across the city, and features acts from all corners of the comedy world.
Human Rights Watch experts track wars, poverty and abuses all over the globe. Their reports, however, don't always show the human face behind the analysis. That’s what Human Rights Watch exposes when it hosts its annual film festivals in major cities like New York and London.
Every Person Is A Philosopher is a celebration and fundraiser supporting the Neighborhood Writing Alliance. This year we are celebrating 15 years of the Neighborhood Writing Alliance and 20 years of the Journal of Ordinary Thought.
The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents to present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month.