Ahead of R. Kelly headlining Pitchfork Music Festival, WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis talks to a professor of black popular culture about how different audiences view Kelly's music, from the South Side where the star grew up to the concert lawn.
Ahead of R. Kelly headlining Pitchfork Music Festival, WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis conducts a series of conversations with smart, passionate cultural critics. This timeline chronicles important events in Chicago native R. Kelly’s life, including a musical career that has sold 54 million albums worldwide and a pattern of behavior that led to his trial in May 2008 on charges of making child pornography.
Ahead of R. Kelly headlining Pitchfork Music Festival, WBEZ’s Jim DeRogatis conducts a series of conversations with smart, passionate cultural critics and asks big questions: Can we separate the art from the artist? Should we?
On Tuesday's Morning Shift, we talk to Representative Nekritz on gun hearings, get to know some goose hunters, WBEZ's business reporter Niala Boodhoo on all things in the sky, WBEZ blogger Nico Lang on fat shaming in movies and the melodic sound of Quartet Parapluie.
On Monday's Morning Shift, we talk to a former prosecutor on the Jacksons' charges, WBEZ education reporter on school closings, Cook County Sheriff on prostitution, Picasso curator, President's Day Quiz and Dark Time Sunshine plays some live tunes.
On Friday's Morning Shift, we talk to WBEZ Southside reporter on POTUS, the only GOPer supporting voting yes on same sex marriage, assistant majority leader wants truancy, Chicago sports, Week in Review and live music from Ty Maxon.