The popularity of Burlesque has gained in popularity in recent years. And with this weeks opening of the movie, starring divas Cher and Christina Aguilera will bring more attention to the art form. Part of the resurgence in recent years has come from queer performance re-energized the genre, The Process’ Nicky Butler speaks with Tamale Sepp, called one of the Top Five Gay Chicagoans you should know. Jeff Carlin grew up with the video game Mario Brothers, and a new burlesque show by Gorilla Tango Theater gains its inspiration by the siblings. And Alisha Grezlik explores burlesque with Frenchy Kiss of the Chicago Starlets.
Car-sharing has been a part of Chicago’s Transportation options since 2002 when the Center for Neighborhood Technology began The I-Go initiative. WCRX’s Laura Makris speaks with Richard Kosmacher, Busines Development Manager for I-Go about bringing the idea to Chicago and why it took so long. Tierra Phillips speaks with Nicholas Hinton about the project “Give Me Dap” and how a popular term used for a handshake gave him inspiration. Thomas Cameron on documenting the life of this hapless college student in the web series, . And we talk about guilty pleasures with Courtney Crowder, Assistant editor of the Book section for the Chicago Tribune as well as Entertainment Reporter.
Eric Krasno guitarist of the cutting edge Brooklyn organ trio Soulive talked with Saturday Morning Jams’s Nick Montecalvo. Krasno talks about Soulive’s new album “Rubber Soulive” a funky tribute to the Beatles, their upcoming visit to Chicago’s Double Door, and their musical collaborations with artists such as Dave Matthews, Talib Kwali, and Chaka Khan.