I On The Scene

Rush Hour Concerts

Under the helm of the International Music Foundation, Rush Hour Concerts present the 18th season of the beloved summer concert series June 6 – August 29, 2017

De'Wayne Jackson

De’Wayne Jackson debuts stirring video on Pigeons and Planes

Don’t Be Afraid is a staggering declaration from the young musical prodigy – a call to arms to outsiders and a soundtrack for anyone who ever yearned for a life less ordinary.

Making Movies To Release “I Am Another You”

American rock and roll band Making Movies will release their second LP, I Am Another You, on May 26. The artistically ambitious and politically charged bilingual follow up to 2014’s A La Deriva was produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and features guest appearances by Tennis, Hurray for the …

“Toast to the Coast” 2017 Fundraising Event

The Gold Coast Neighbors Association held its annual “Toast to the Coast” fundraiser at the prestigious Racquet Club located in the heart of the Gold Coast at 1365 N. Dearborn Pkwy. Constructed in 1923 and classically designed by architect Andrew Rebari, the Racquet Club served as the perfect setting for …

Life After Mom: A Mother’s Day Tribute

For the first few years following my mother’s passing, Mother’s Day was a painful reminder of her absence. While others would bustle about excitedly to choose a greeting card and the right flower arrangement to give, I would do my best to avoid the sale papers and television commercials full …

Vans House Parties Kicks Off Summer Concert Series

Two-City Summer Music and Art Series Features Performances by Digable Planets, Beach Fossils, Denzel Curry, The Internet, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Descendents and More! House of Vans.


Direct from Cuba: Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro at SRBCC

Part of Las Caras Lindas, an SRBCC-curated Afro-Latin music series funded by the Chicago Community Trust, this event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. Limited spaces available.

Sugar Tastes Like Salt

The Orielles Debut Video For “Sugar Tastes Like Salt”

Halifax band and new Heavenly Recordings signees The Orielles are very pleased to share the video for their sprawling and addictive post-punk tour-de-force “Sugar Tastes Like Salt.” Ever the film fanatics, their 8-minute masterpiece proves the perfect canvas for the band to meld intelligence, artistry, and sense of humor into a visual narrative that is equal parts cleverly-crafted social commentary and unabashed entertainment. …

Face the Future Foundation’s

Face the Future Foundation’s Disco Ball

For children born with cleft palate or other craniofacial differences, there is no easy road to “normal.” These kids often face difficulties with their speech and language development, experience dental problems and a higher risk of ear infections and hearing loss, and suffer diminished self-esteem from looking different than their …

Chicago Sinfonietta Announces 2017-2018 Season Celebrating 30th Anniversary

Press Release Season highlights include: Three World Premieres by Jessie Montgomery, Reena Esmail and Clarice Assad as part of first-ever Commissions by Women Composers Project; Five Chicago Premieres including Laura Karpman’s Grammy-nominated Ask Your Mama; First-ever evening-length program dedicated to female composers; Plus collaborations with Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet, Mucca Pazza, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, NewMoon Chicago, Northern Illinois University Steelband and more! Chicago Sinfonietta, the nation’s …