dossantoscover

“Their own storied careers in a diversity of styles – from jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa – in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing, allow them to draw from this sonic, cultural, and political well of influence. It is guaranteed to make you move.” Dos Santos: […]

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After winning Best International Artist at the 2015 MIN Awards in Madrid, Francisca Valenzuela unveils “Almost Superstars,” an exclusive single for Spain off her album, “Tajo Abierto.” Chilean singer Francisca Valenzuela premieres a new single in English. The song, “Almost Superstars”, is included in Tajo Abierto, her latest album, and has the signature touch of renowned […]

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SAMF2015

“What followed was a whirl of light, sound and color. I was in a freefall with no up or down, where the material world dissolved into luminous energy and music became the only discernible language. My physical envelope was left on a frantic autopilot and the rest of me — the actual me — became an extension of the lights and music, doing whatever they did.”

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KRUGER GALLERY CHICAGO ANNOUNCES FURNITURE AND TEXTILE EXHIBITION DESIGN TEAM JAMEY GARZA AND CONSTANCE HOLT-GARZA OF GARZA MARFA TO SHOWCASE WORKS Husband and wife design team Jamey Garza and Constance Holt-Garza of Marfa, Texas, present Garza Marfa, an exhibition of design featuring furniture and textiles, which will be on view at Kruger Gallery Chicago, located […]

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Undocumented trans Latina activist Jennicet Gutiérrez interrupted President Obama during last night’s White House pride event to demand that the President end the deportation and detention of LGBTQ immigrants and end the abuse of trans detainees. “There is no Pride as long as LGBTQ immigrants are being imprisoned.” – Jennicet Gutiérrez Gutiérrez, founding member of FAMILIA TQLM, […]

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girlpool

Girlpool have released a music video for the song “Magnifying Glass.”  FADER, who premiered the video is calling it “sweet like summer” and saying it “brings a few of the song’s more vivid metaphors to life.”  The song is beyond cute and the video captures the fun-loving sentiment perfectly. The duo will perform in Chicago on October 13 […]

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chicotrujillo

Chico Trujillo Releases New Album on Barbès Records: Reina de Todas las Fiestas Cumbia meets Andean Carnival with guest appearances by Kevin Johansen and Alvaro Henriquez of Los Tres If there is such a thing as Cumbia Kings, the crown should probably go to Chilean group Chico Trujillo. Fifteen years ago, in the small town of Villa […]

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Portland-based Mexican artist Edna Vazquez gave a sneak peek into her Sunday night concert at the closing party for United Latino Pride Week. The talented out & proud singer spoke about #LGBT pride and the loss of a friend to domestic violence before giving a short but powerful and emotional performance that showed her incredible vocal range, whistling talent, […]

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allofme

Naomi Martinez, the wildly imaginative artist creating art as Monstrochika, has put together a one of a kind body positivity themed art showcase taking place tonight at The Pilsen Art House. “All Of Me” will feature work by Chicago artists that contributed to the second issue of the Mutantes! Art Zine which will be released […]

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Claudia Llosa’s new film, “Aloft,” is hypnotic, elliptical and baffling. She cuts between two timeframes to tell a story about abandonment and faith. Timeframe number one introduces us to Nana (Jennifer Connolly), a single mother of two who, as the film opens, hitches several rides towards a remote location near the Arctic Circle where she […]

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Bradley Cooper, left, and Emma Stone star in Columbia Pictures' "Aloha."

Former Sony film chief Amy Pascal was right, after all, in her evaluation of Cameron Crowe’s now-titled “Aloha.” Although I wouldn’t go as far as calling it “ridiculous” like she did in one of the emails released after Sony’s email servers were hacked, I would agree with her assessment that “it never not ever once […]

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Update: Some constructive dialogue is happening on our Facebook post. Join the convo! Originally posted 5/27/2015, 10:06 a.m. Two historic Latino, working-class neighborhoods in Chicago are fighting for survival and there is growing backlash for speaking out against gentrification, spearheaded by some business owners and financially better-off new residents: • A few days ago we shared […]

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