Corey Wilkes and the Velvet Lounge All-Stars are standing in front of three tall mirrors in the South Loop Hotel’s L26 Restaurant and Lounge, getting ready to kick off the first show of the Velvet Birdhouse Concert Series. “We’re gonna fly on with some new music,” Wilkes says into the microphone.
by Chicago Weekly Staff •
We asked some leading lights of the South Side art scene:â€ˆWhy does art matter? What is the social relevance of art? Why do we need it on the South Side? What follows are their responses.