Baseball season is upon us, and in honor of America’s pastime, Eight Forty-Eight brings you a special sports edition of Music Thursdays. WBEZ music lovers Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele spin their favorite “jock jams,” from hometown fight songs to Brazilian futbol tunes.
Seems as if I just finished reporting the Congressional stupidities over 2012 funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (after 10 months of delays and dithering, Congress approved precisely what President Obama had requested) and now here we are again, with the White House budget proposals for
The Chicago indie band Canasta just returned from a tour in Mongolia, sponsored by the U.S. State Department. Jerome and 848 host Tony Sarabia talk with bandmembers Matt Priest and Elizabeth Lindau about their cross-cultural musical exchange.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has begun to fulfill Rahm Emmanuel’s campaign promise to draft a comprehensive cultural plan for the City of Chicago. We haven’t had a new one since 1986 when Mayor Harold Washington first established the Dept.