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A Salute to Papa: Oakley Festa Pasta Vino 2013

A Salute to Papa: Oakley Festa Pasta Vino 2013
A Chicago Father’s Day weekend tradition is the Onesti Festa Pasta Vino Festival at 24th and Oakley Avenue. Chicago is home to a large, proud Italian-American population. “This event is about tradition, family, and our heritage,” said Ron Onesti, chairman of Festa Pasta Vino. “Generations-old recipes surrounded by amazing music and fine wine in a classic neighborhood... Read more »

Chicago Blues Fest: Day two photos

Irma Thomas - Chicago Blues Fest 2013 - Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow.com, 06/07/2013
Chicago Blues Fest: Day two photos Friday night was a real treat with a awesome lineup.  A few of the Blues Artists and musicians that preformed included: On the Mississippi Juke Joint Stage –  Kenny “Beedeyes” Smith Blues Jam At the Petrillo Music Shell –  Earnest “Guitar” Roy –  Irma Thomas and  Bobby Rush and his Blues Band Today’s line up: SATURDAY, JUNE... Read more »

Chicago Blues Fest: Day one photos

Chicago Blues Fest: Day one photos
Chicago Blues Fest Day 1 Photos THE BLUES FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE JUNE 6TH THROUGH THE 9TH IN GRANT PARK “Rollin’ Up the River” THURSDAY, JUNE 6 – Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park 6:30 p.m. – 6:50 p.m.   Fernando Jones‘ Blues Kids of America 7:10 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.   Jamiah On Fire & The Red Machine 8 p.m.... Read more »
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Windy City Blues Lineup

Windy City Blues Lineup
Windy City Blues Society announces the WCBS Street Stage Lineup: Friday, June 7th – Sunday, June 9th, 2013  www.windycityblues.org The Windy City Blues Society is a not for profit 501 (c) (3) all volunteer organization based in Chicago, dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the American Blues tradition. The organization provides presentations, concerts, forums, and educational... Read more »

Chicago Photos of the first Saturday in June 2013

Another Look at Chicago - June 1st 2013, Rick Lobes - ChicagoNow
Chicago Photos of the first Saturday in June 2013 Just another beautiful day in Chicago I get to capture with photography. I enjoyed the day shooting the Chicago bridges being raised, Avon Breast Cancer Walk,  Chicago Turkish Festival, Millennium Art Festival and a lot of pleasant scenery. IF YOU LIKED THIS YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE PREVIOUS... Read more »

Sculptor Jun Kaneko New Art Exhibition at Millennium Park - Photos

Sculptor Jun Kaneko New Art Exhibition at Millennium Park - Photos
Legends, Myths and Truths – New Art Exhibition at Millennium Park Sculptor Jun Kaneko’s ceramic signature “Dangos” (meaning “rounded form” or “dumpling” in Japanese) is now on display in Millennium Park through November 3, 2013.  As a pioneer in the field of monumental ceramic sculpture, Jun Kaneko has played with scale and proportion drawing upon... Read more »
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2013 Shamrock Shuffle Photos

2013 Shamrock Shuffle Photos
2013 Shamrock Shuffle Photos On Sunday, April 7, 2013 the 34th running of the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K (4.97-mile) run was held. Approximately 33,000 runners raced through the streets of Chicago, as they kickoff the 2013 running season.  The Start and Finish Line areas were both located in Grant Park on Columbus Drive. The course... Read more »

Chicago Bridge Lifts - 2013 Time-Lapse Photos

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Chicago Bridge Lifts – 2013 Time-Lapse Photos Starting at 8:00 am Saturday the Bridges over the Chicago River were raised to allow recreational boats to get to the docks. Along with the recreational boats was a barge hauling the other half of the new Wells Street Bridge. Twenty-seven bridges were lifted from Ashland Avenue Bridge on the South Branch to... Read more »

Easter Finery at the Garfield Park Conservatory: Photos

Easter Finery at the Garfield Park Conservatory: Photos
Easter Finery at the Garfield Park Conservatory Wearing their Easter finery, many Chicagoans came to take photos amidst the flowers and plants of the 100-year-old Garfield Park Conservatory. Some were photographed happily, enjoying their outing, while others were a bit more reluctant – perhaps due to the post Easter basket sugar crash. The conservatory provided... Read more »
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Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago: Photos

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago - Rick Lobes, ChicagoNow, March 24, 2013
Here are a few photos from my visit yesterday to Rockefeller Memorial Chapel at the University of Chicago along with information found on the Rockefeller / University of Chicago website. Rockefeller Chapel seats approximately 1,700 people. Its walls contain 72,000 pieces of Indiana limestone, and inside are 100,000 pieces of colored, glazed Guastavino tile. From the narthex to the... Read more »