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Tony Fitzpatrick: From artistic beginnings to a new Steppenwolf show

Tony Fitzpatrick’s latest accomplishment is Nickel History: The Nation of Heat, the third part of his autobiographical American trilogy coming to the Steppenwolf Garage on July 19.

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Tony Fitzpatrick can do it all: visual art, etchings, collages, album covers for Steve Earle and The Neville Brothers. He’s been in major motion pictures and acted in theaters here in Chicago. He’s a prose writer and a poet. He designs tattoos. If he weren’t such an awesome guy, you’d resent the hell out of him.

I loved talking to him a few weeks ago about his career, his relationship with Studs Terkel and Nickel History: The Nation of Heat, the third part of his autobiographical American trilogy coming to the Steppenwolf Garage on July 19.

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