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  • No sleep till 'RedEye'

    No sleep till 'RedEye'
    In the 1980s, when Cey Adams was so tight with the Beastie Boys that he designed their album covers, chilling out with the bohemian trio became a priority. Def Jam Records' graphic designer would crash at Adam (MCA) Yauch's log cabin, or cannonball off the roof of Adam (Ad-Rock) Horovitz's house into the rapper's swimming pool, and then return to his job, where he defined the visual style of the hip-hop revolution in album covers for LL Cool J and Run-DMC.
  • AACM's 50th gets a splashy museum show

    AACM's 50th gets a splashy museum show
    Half a century later, the AACM may be getting its due. Or at least a fraction of it. The acronym stands for the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a collective that emerged in Chicago in 1965, revolutionized music (and more) and...

    MCA Stage announces 2015-16 season

    MCA Stage announces 2015-16 season
    The Museum of Contemporary Art announced its 2015-16 MCA Stage season on Tuesday. As always, it's a blend of theater, dance and music works by local, national and international artists. Here is the full season, divided by discipline: Theater: Annie...

    Here are hundreds of Chicago artists posing for a group photo

    Here are hundreds of Chicago artists posing for a group photo
    When hundreds of artists get together for probably the largest group photo Chicago's community of makers has seen, what burst of creativity do they come up with to utter at the moment the shutter is opened? "Cheese." Or, more accurately, "chee-eee-...

    Maggie Brown celebrates the legacy of her dad

    Maggie Brown celebrates the legacy of her dad
    Two weeks ago, Chicago jazz fans gathered in the rain at 52nd Street and Harper Avenue, in Hyde Park, to celebrate the naming of honorary Oscar Brown Jr. Way. They were paying tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters this city has produced, his...