Stories by Ethan Schwabe
Music Box Theatre is bringing back ‘House on Haunted Hill’ to the big screen
This week marks 46 years since director William Castle’s death. The theater is keeping his memory alive with a special screening in June.
Chicago rapper Kayo says an album has to resonate with people in order to be complete
The up-and-coming artist discusses being emotionally vulnerable in his lyrics, the city’s music scene and more ahead of Thursday’s show at the Epiphany Center for the Arts.
Celebrating AAPI musicians in Chicago’s music scene
Three Chicago-based artists share their journey making music and art, and shout out their favorite AAPI artists.
MC Omar Offendum’s show pays tribute to Chicago’s Arab history
In his show “Little Syria,” MC and rapper Omar Offendum explores the forgotten history of Syrian Americans in Manhattan.
The Jazz Institute of Chicago is fostering the next generation of jazz improvisers
A trio of students perform jazz improvisations in WBEZ’s studio and discuss what they love about the art form.
WBEZ’s ‘Making’ opens fifth season with Kanye West’s rise and fall
‘Making’ tells the story of different iconic Black figures throughout the season, starting with the musician now known as Ye.
Chicago rising stars Friko perform live at WBEZ
Fresh off a monster tour, the trio talks songwriting and Chicago’s music scene.
Chicago dream-pop duo OK Cool on the release of their new EP
The bandmates dive into their anxieties behind the mic and the uncertainty of songwriting.
Laying jazz to rest: Angel Bat Dawid on her latest album
The Chicago artist draws parallels to Mozart’s last work in her new release Requiem for Jazz.
Emerging Chicago artists and an industry veteran top Vocalo’s April playlist
Check out these new tracks added to Vocalo’s on-air rotation this month.