Date: May 25, 2012
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Location: The Shrine, 2109 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago
Cost: $20; VIP, $35
Contact: (312) 753-5700
Involuntary. Loss(y). Privacy.
“Involuntary. Loss(y). Privacy” is a timely compilation of drawings, paintings and mixed media that looks at the ways in which we are unintentionally identified/identifiable by data that is collected, captured and stored on the internet. Recent events in the national news media remind us of just how powerful a single fleeting image and profile can be in determining whether one is labeled menace or martyr. Stephen Flemister and Julian Williams are deeply invested in using portrait painting as a vehicle for exploring this duality. Both artists start with digital imagery of unknown Black subjects pulled from Department of Corrections mug shots as their source material but arrive at very different conceptual places in the work produced.
Date: May 23, 2012
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 4445 S. King Drive, Chicago,
Contact: (773) 952-4394
Jazz’n On the South Side f/ Robert Irving, III
A native of Chicago, Robert Baabe Irving was one of a group of young Chicago musicians who in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s formed the nucleus of Miles Davis’ recording and touring bands. It was Irving’s composition “Space” (performed by him and his talented Chicago-based group) that captured Davis’ interest. That led to Miles inviting him and the Chicago musicians to New York in 1979 for his first recording sessions in several years. As it turned out, Irving’s music served as the impetus and motivation for the jazz great to resume his largely dormant (1974 to 1979) musical journey. Miles used the sound and direction as a catalyst to propel himself into the last phase of his life and career (1979 to 1991).
Date: May 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: eta Creative Arts Foundation, 7558 S South Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Contact: (773) 752-3955
Take Her to See the Maco Lights
The Chicago premiere of “Take Her to See the Maco Lights” follows a pair of young lovers to a dark railroad track where the past and the future converge. Drawing from folk history, pop culture, and America’s checkered past; “Maco Lights” weaves a ghostly love story with characters that are on a crash course to a certain stretch of overgrown railroad tracks in North Carolina.
Date: May 24, 2012
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Luna Central, 3914 N. Clark St. Chicago
The New Generation of Soul Blues f/ Theo Huff
Date: May 27, 2012
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Old Town School of Folk Music, (Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall), 4545 North Lincoln
Contact: (773) 728-6000