Archive for October 2016

Q&A Interview With Rick Springfield (Concert Preview: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan)

Q&A Interview With Rick Springfield (Concert Preview: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan)
Headed to Waukegan for a show Thursday night alongside Loverboy at the Genesee Theatre, I spoke with Rick Springfield about his latest studio album Rocket Science, acting alongside Meryl Streep, working with Dave Grohl in the Sound City documentary and being pigeonholed...

Q&A Interview With Gail Griffith - A Lampedusa Concert For Refugees Benefit Preview (Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Vic Theatre Featuring Robert Plant, Ruby Amanfu, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids)

Q&A Interview With Gail Griffith - A Lampedusa Concert For Refugees Benefit Preview (Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Vic Theatre Featuring Robert Plant, Ruby Amanfu, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids)
As the Lampedusa Concerts For Refugees tour rolls into Chicago Thursday at the Vic Theatre (featuring Robert Plant, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and more), I spoke with Gail Griffith (Director, Global Education Initiative at Jesuit Refugee Service) about the folk tradition of social activism, the unique level of involvement of the artists taking part in this concert series and the level of difficulty involved in changing the conversation when it comes to the refugee crisis only a month before the Presidential election...

Q&A Interview With Rachael Yamagata (Concert Preview: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Thalia Hall)

Q&A Interview With Rachael Yamagata (Concert Preview: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Thalia Hall)
Headed to town with her band for a performance Tuesday night at Thalia Hall, I spoke with songwriter Rachael Yamagata about her formative career experiences in Chicago and how the idea of the tightrope walker influences her latest studio album...
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