Ken Shipley is a hard man to shake. “I’ll call somebody a hundred times in a week if I think it’s the right person, if they don’t pick up,” he says matter-of-factly. “I’ll call some- body on an alternate cell phone number so they don’t see the same number over and over.” Shipley, along with Tom Lunt and Rob Sevier, runs Numero Group, a decade-long pro- ject to track down and reissue rare soul, funk, and blues from the 60s and 70s.
by Zachary Goldhammer •
Gathered last Saturday at a quarterly “Soul Reunion” hosted by P.J. Willis, a WHPK DJ and member of the “Thursday Night Dusty Steppers Crew,” one thing was clear: a party was brewing.
by Isaac Dalke •
Two musicians Julianne Skones and Dominic Rotella formed part of the Civic Woodwind Quintet, with the three other woodwind players seated behind them. Along with a string and brass quintet, and a percussion trio, the groups are part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Musicorps program.
by Harrison Smith •
The Life Center Church of God in Christ sits on the corner of Garfield and Indiana, just east of the honorary two-and-a-half block Rev. T.L. Barrett, Jr. Blvd. The boulevard’s namesake is sitting in a pew close to the pulpit.