The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, begins Wednesday night at sundown and the High Holidays will conclude 10 days later with Yom Kippur. Each holiday has prayers and songs that are heard only on these specific days. Now, many more can enjoy them thanks to the group Chicago a cappella.
On Friday, Sept. 16 the Chicago blues scene lost another elder statesman. Eight Forty-Eight's Jason Marck offered this remembrance of Willie “Big Eyes” Smith.In the last 12 months, Chicago blues fans said goodbye to Little Smokey Smothers, Pinetop Perkins, Lacy Gibson and Honeyboy Edwards.
Few rivalries match the one between Chicago’s North and South-Side baseball fans. Each summer the Crosstown Classic pits neighbor against neighbor, Cub against White Sock in a clash of titans on Chicago’s two diamonds.
In the summer of 1965, Bob Dylan made music history when he plugged it in. The folk hero played a set with electric instruments at the Newport Folk Festival. So who gave Dylan this bright idea? A kid from Chicago named Michael Bloomfield.
Director Jason Marck ends this special encore edition of "Eight Forty-Eight" with a remembrance. Earlier in December, IMarck was standing in the shower at 6:00 a.m. when WBEZ's Tony Sarabia came on the radio and said that Ron Santo had died.