Author Archive for Stephen Urchick

Birth of the Cool

Jazz redefines the violin family. From outside the performance space at the Washington Park Arts Incubator, you might have easily mistook the instruments if you hadn’t known they were kicking off the first-ever Jazz String Summit that Friday night.

A Confusing Calamity

Thomas Wolfe mixes more than media. His collages conflate preying birds and preening beauties, substitute blossoms for bullet-broken plywood, and suggest something strangely glandular in irises and bull’s-eyes.

Día de Los Niños

Last Saturday in Pilsen, everyone was clustered together, waiting for the lead police car to sound its sirens, move ahead, and begin the 14th Annual Día de Los Niños (Children’s Day) festival.