Meet three innovative programs among the many preparing kids for the festival — and for a lifetime of expressing themselves with art.
Selena Fragassi - For the Sun-Times
Chicago’s Liz Phair finds herself returning to her stomping grounds for this weekend at Riot Fest.
This tour, Adam Duritz says, is about celebrating 25 years of the band. The group is known to change songs mid-concert, never duplicating a set list.
Eddie Vedder to a sold-out Wrigley Field crowd: “There’s always so much joy in this place.”
Leader Dicky Barrett says his thoughts about a divided world fueled the band’s new album.
It was incredibly fulfilling to see Billy Corgan back with the sorely-missed guitarist James Iha and mastercraft drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.
When they weren’t collaborating on numbers, Beyonce and Jay-Z took turns delivering snapshots of their solo hits.
Chamberlin has also recently committed to a new role, having joined the Columbia College Chicago Board of Trustees in February.
The trends: glitter, basketball jerseys, kiddie mohawks and leaving the bag at home.
In addition to typical fan convention events, there is a strong focus on programming designed to educate and inspire discourse on important issues.
Here are the acts that everyone will be talking about come Monday.
Grohl and company delivered an epic and physically demanding, nearly three-hour set, sampling from the band’s entire nine-album discography.
The organization celebrated its 50th anniversary with a star-studded event Saturday night at Northerly Island.
Drum zones, hip-hop workshops, a mini skate park, craft station, rock star hair styling and photo booths are just a sampling of what’s in store.
The singer’s LIVE ART program is for students of all ages, with and without disabilities, using performing arts to find common ground & acceptance.