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Exhibition, which will be held at the Moscow Photocenter (Gogolevsky
Boulevard, 8) from June 19 to June 23, 2019, will feature the Category
Winners of the 2019 MIFA photography contest.
Exhibition Opening and Winners Cocktail Reception will take place on
the evening of Wednesday, June 19th, from 19:00 to 21:00. There will be a
meet-and-greet with MIFA winners, jury, and members of the press.
Photographers and photography enthusiasts alike will enjoy an
exceptional evening of admiring the winning images of the MIFA
COVER PHOTO - SELECTION OF 2018 WINNING STUDENT ENTRIES (FROM TOP LEFT): Transience - Impressionist Dreams by Daniel Munteanu, The Red Cross by Peyman Naderi, Get Me Out of Here by Pavel Muller, Giorgio by Gianluca Colonnese, The Downward Spiral by Katherine Young, Pebas - Tierra De Amor by Robert Musial, Ligth and Shadowns by Kaio Poppi, Losing Face by Argus Paul Estabrook, Fire Games by
Moscow International Foto Awards
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Director Scheduled to Attend, RSVP Now for Free Tickets!
We're thrilled to announce the 2019 CineYouth Opening Night presentation of Jawline!
Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker,Jawline
follows 16-year-old Austyn Tester, a rising star in the live-broadcast
ecosystem who built his following on wide-eyed optimism and teen girl
lust, as he tries to escape a dead-end life in rural Tennessee.
Director Liza Mandelup will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion.
Come celebrate CineYouth's 15th anniversary with usApril 26-28, 2019 at Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre. All screenings are FREE and open to the public. Select award-winning films from CineYouth will screen at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival in October.
Free tickets are available now. RSVP online to guarantee entry!
the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival,
is a year round non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to
fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures
through the art of film and the moving image. In addition to the Chicago International Film Festival, Cinema/Chicago's programs include: the International Screenings Program, CineYouth Festival, and year-round Education Program.
Celebrating its 55th edition in 2019, the Chicago International Film
Festival is North America's longest-running competitive film festival.
NMAAM To Host Sounds of Social Justice with NFL Players, Musicians
Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins, Titans’ Derrick Morgan and India.Arie to Join Museum for Event on Music, Social Justice
NASHVILLE, TN - The
National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) will host Sounds of
Social Justice, a fundraising event focused on the intersection of
music, athletes and activism, on Wednesday, April 24, at 5 p.m. at the
Renaissance Nashville Hotel, located at 611 Commerce Street.
event will feature a panel discussion moderated by Michael Eric Dyson,
Georgetown University professor, activist, media personality and
renowned author, with the following panelists:
* Malcolm Jenkins,
two-time Super Bowl champion, three-time Pro Bowl safety (Philadelphia
Eagles) and co-founder of Players Coalition, a nonprofit organization
created to impact racial and social inequality
* Derrick Morgan, nine-year linebacker with the Tennessee Titans
* Dr. Dina Bennett, senior curator for NMAAM
the panel will be a live auction featuring artwork focused on the music
and artists of the social justice movement. The night will conclude
with a musical performance by India.Arie, Grammy award-winning
singer-songwriter and national chair of NMAAM, local soul singer Jason
local female R&B trio The Shindellas.
like sports, can bring people from all facets of life together. Some of
the most influential and popular musicians have successfully used their
platforms to draw awareness to societal issues, such as racism and
criminal justice reform, as well as to express frustration and hope with
the goal to make the world a better place,” Jenkins said. “The National
Museum of African American Music is honoring decades of musicians for
their cultural influence. This event will challenge and reflect how
music and athletes are contributing to societal change.”
set to open in early 2020 in Nashville, is dedicated to educating,
preserving and honoring the legacy
of African Americans and their contributions to music. With over 1,400
artifacts already collected, NMAAM will be the only museum in the world
whose mission is solely focused on black music.
up with athletes and artists who have made an impact through their
activism is really exciting for us because we share their commitment to
social equity and education,” said H. Beecher Hicks III, CEO and
president of NMAAM. “The history of American music is one of struggle
and triumph, just as it is with athletes. We’re honored to join forces
in celebration of the ways in which music and sports can come together
to advance our nation.”
part of the event, a curated exhibit of artifacts from Sam
Cooke, James Brown, Alicia Keys, Paul Robeson and Malcolm Jenkins, all
of whom used their profiles to advocate for social justice, will also be
proceeds from the event, including ticket sales and money from the live
auction, will go to NMAAM. The event begins at the Renaissance
Nashville Hotel at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by the
panel discussion at 6 p.m. and musical performances at 7 p.m.
About the National Museum of African American Music
National Museum of African American Music, set to open in early 2020,
will be the only museum dedicated solely to preserving African American
music traditions and celebrating the influence African Americans have
had on music. Based in Nashville, Tenn., the museum will share the story
of the American soundtrack by integrating history and
interactive technology to bring musical heroes of the past into the
present. For more information, please visit www.nmaam.org.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications proudly presents “She Said What? Women of Chicago Radio”
goes on behind the microphones of Chicago's top stations? Join four
women who have made Chicago radio for much of their lives. Hear their
stories and challenges -- from moving vans to "me too", audition tapes
to Arbitron™ ratings. Featuring Roz Varon of WLS TV in conversation with: Wendy
Snyder, Middays WGN AM, The Loop, WCKG Cheryl Corley, Reporter NPR,
WBEZ Catherine Johns, Professional speaker, WLS News and Talk,
WJMK. Turi Ryder, Author “She Said What?”, WLS AM, WLS FM Talk, and WGN
2019 MILLENNIUM PARK SUMMER MUSIC SERIES FEATURES FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS JUNE 13–AUGUST 15 AT THE JAY PRITZKER PAVILION
Headliners include Mt. Joy, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Chucho Valdes & Jazz Batá, Flora Cash, Car Seat Headrest, Brent Cobb, Orchestral Interpretations of J Dilla-Directed by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Los Amigos Invisibles, Rev. Sekou, a Celebration of Donny Hathaway, Jupiter & Okwess, and many more
2018 Millennium Park Summer Music Series will offer an exciting lineup
of FREE outdoor concerts on 11 dates between June 13 and August 15
(specific dates noted below) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium
Park. The music series will feature a wide variety of genre-defying
music from top local, national and international artists—both
established and emerging. For complete details, visit millenniumpark.org.
for the 2019 season, audiences will enjoy a premier experience at all
of this summer’s programming at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. After 15 years as one of the world’s best outdoor concert sound systems, the speakers and audio control systems
at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion have been completely upgraded. The new
upgraded system represents the cutting edge of audio technology—once
again elevating the Pavilion as one of the world’s finest outdoor audio
experience. The $2.5 million upgrade was 100% supported by Millennium
Park Foundation donors and through the generosity of the Pritzker Family
Endowment managed by the Millennium Park Foundation.
Millennium Park Music Series is part of a robust schedule of more than
80 events at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion this summer. All concerts are
FREE and open to the public. Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and take
place rain or shine.
The full 2019 Millennium Park Summer Music Series line-up features:
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 p.m.
rockers Mt. Joy became near overnight sensations when their 2016 song
“Astrovan” racked up millions of streams on Spotify. Following tours
and performances with the likes of The Shins, The Head and the Heart,
The Lone Bellow and Whitney, the five-member band released their
self-titled debut album last year.
of the hardest-touring artists on the road today, Rayland Baxter spent
three months soul searching and obsessively songwriting at a rubber band
factory turned studio. The resulting spectacular album Wide Awake is infused with the Nashville native’s easygoing, soulful sound with British Invasion melodies and rock and roll swagger.
Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.
Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles
Award-winning organist Cory Henry may be best known for his role in the
critically-acclaimed instrumental jazz-pop orchestra Snarky Puppy. On
his debut album with the Funk Apostles, Art of Love, the band
whips up an intoxicating blend of blues, soul, R&B, Afrobeat, gospel
and jazz by blurring genres and upending expectations at every turn.
Liniker e os Caramelows
the forefront of Musica Preta Brasilera (Black Brazilian Music), the
Caramelows, fronted by the soulful black trans woman Liniker Barros,
combine soul and R&B with the tropical heritage of Brazilian music.
Their viral hit “Zero” led to the crowd-funded album Remonta and the recent release Goela Abaixo.
Monday, June 24, 6:30 p.m.
Chucho Valdes & Jazz Batá
Winner of six GRAMMY® Awards and three Latin GRAMMY®
Awards, Cuban pianist, composer, arranger and band leader Chucho Valdes
has been a key figure in the Afro-Cuban jazz for the past 50 years.
Chucho returns to the exploration of the sacred rhythms of the sacred
batá drum, the music that would form the foundation of his history
making group Irakere.
Fareed Haque + Casseus
Haque is an international guitar virtuoso steeped in classical and jazz
music. His unique command of the guitar infuses his performances with
tradition and fearless innovation. He will perform the works of the late
contemporary Haitian American guitarist and composer Franz Casseus.
Thursday, June 27, 6:30 p.m.
duo Flora Cash craft atmospheric indie folk and pop music born out of a
cross-Atlantic courtship that began on Soundcloud. The Swedish Shpresa
Lleshaj and American Cole Randall followed up their 2017 album Nothing Lasts Forever (And It’s Fine) with the viral hit “You’re Somebody Else.”
The indie rock and alternative country project SUSTO centers around the lyrical narrative of singer-songer Justin Osborne. The acclaimed album Ever Since I lost My Mindis
a mix of new partnerships and collaborations with old friends, anchored
in perceptive songs exploring connection, loss and transience.
Monday, July 1 6:30 p.m.
Car Seat Headrest
Car Seat Headrest began as a solo project of Will Toledo and now includes Andrew
Katz (drums), Ethan Ives (guitar) and Seth Dalby (bass). The band,
whose music transverses various genres under the “indie” label including
lo-fi, electronic and pop rock, recently released a re-recorded,
re-imagined edition of its classic Twin Fantasy.
band Naked Giants is comprised of vocalist and guitarist Grant Mullen,
bassist and vocalist Gianni Aiello and drummer Henry LaVallee. Their
debut studio album SLUFF was released last year to positive critical reviews. The band has toured with Car Seat Headrest since 2018.
Monday, July 8, 6:30 p.m.
Anchored by southern storytelling and swampy, country-soul swagger, Brent Cobb’s debut album Shine on a Rainy Day became a critical and commercial hit that garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination. The Georgia native’s 2018 followup, Providence Canyon album amps things up and pushes the sound forward with upbeat mixes of rock and country about life on the road.
alt-country singer Lydia Loveless combines the honky tonk sound and
style of classic country with the no-quarter attitude and spunk of punk
rock divas. Her highlight anticipated fourth album Real was release by Bloodshot Records followed the 2016 documentary Who is Lydia Loveless? about her life and music and directed by Gorman Bechard.
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 p.m.
Orchestral Interpretations of J Dilla–Directed by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
arranger, composer, music director, producer, DJ and educator Miguel
Atwood-Ferguson will direct a re-envision of the music of Jay Dee (J
Dilla). The performances will feature the composed and conducted
historic “Suite for Ma Dukes” in tribute to the transcendent modern hip
hop producer J Dilla.
Chicago native Kenny Keys is a keyboardist, pianist, composer, producer, session musician and teacher of music. Following his 2016 debut Everything Must Change, a mellow instrumental hip hop and jazz-infused albumb, he has co-produced the 2018 digital album entitled Corinthian Cadillac with LA-based platinum-selling producer J. Kelr (Blended Babies).
Thursday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Los Amigos Invisibles
performance-oriented Venezuelan dance band, Los Amigos Invisibles plays
a blend of disco, acid jazz and funk mixed with Latin rhythms. In
addition to releasing eleven critically-acclaimed albums, including the
2009 GRAMMY® Award-winning Commercial, the band is lauded internationally for their explosive live shows reaching nearly 60 countries.
Natalie Prass is a musician on the rise. The singer-songwriter’s 2018 album The Future and The Past
is a powerful work of art and feminist statement from an artist who is
only beginning to tap her full range of considerable powers.
Monday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.
Sekou’s music is a unique combination of North Mississippi hill country
music, Arkansas delta blues, Memphis soul and pentecostal steel guitar.
The noted activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker and
musician released the 2017 album In Times LikeThese, including the modern Civil Rights anthem “We Comin’.”
Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian funk band Cha Wa radiates
the firery energy of their city’s street culture. In 2019, the band
received a GRAMMY® nomination and last year, the band, whose name “cha
wa” means “we’re comin’ for ya” in Indian vernacular, released their
sophomore album Spyboy – a combination of ‘70s funk rhythm, right horn parts and deep, bouncing sousaphone.
Monday, August 5 6:30 p.m.
Love Love Love – Chicago Celebrates the Music of Donny Hathaway
great R&B, soul music master Donny Hathaway will be celebrated in a
showcase performed by Chicago artist under the musical direction of
Corey Wilkes. Named the 49th greatest singer of all time in a 2010 list published by Rolling Stone,
Donny Hathaway is foundational to American soul music, with enduring
songs like “The Ghetto” and ‘Where is the Love.” His influence can be
heard in contemporary artists from R&B to hip hop to jazz.
Thursday, August 15 6:30 p.m.
Jupiter & Okwess
& Okwess’ musical expression spans from East Berlin (where Jupiter
grew up) to the Congo with hints of James Brown and the dominant
Congolese rumba style. The band’s second album Kin Sonic transcends the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dives into a pool of modern sounds.
Noura Mint Seymali
Mint Seymali is a nationally beloved star in Mauritania and one of the
foremost emissaries of modern Moorish music. Touring notable festivals
and esteemed venues throughout the world, the griot vocalist and ardine
(a type of harp) master merges the ancient musical traditions of Saharan
and West Africa with a powerful, contemporary voice.
**Schedule of Performers is Subject to Change**
summer season, Millennium Park will once again implement additional
security measures designed to improve the visitor experience at the
park. Outside alcohol will also be prohibited at the six Jay Pritzker
Pavilion events with the highest attendance, including the Chicago House Music Festival on May 24–25; the Chicago Blues Festival on June 7–9; the Chicago Mariachi Festival on June 30; the Grant Park Music Festival Independence Day Salute on July 4; the Broadway In Chicago Summer Concert on August 12; and the Chicago Jazz Festival
on August 29–September 1. Outside alcohol will be allowed at the more
than 70 public concerts and programs happening in Millennium Park this
summer including the film series.
will have additional food and beverage options at various price points
available for purchase inside the venue at the events where outside
alcohol is restricted. Subject to bag search at the security perimeter,
guests will continue to be allowed to bring their own food and
non-alcoholic beverages to all events in Millennium Park.
Millennium Park Music Series is produced by the Department of Cultural
Affairs and Special Events and sponsored by the Chicago Transit
Authority. Refreshments are available for purchase from Goose Island
Beer Company, Riboli Family Wines and Pepsi at various locations
throughout the park. For the latest news and events, download the Millennium Park app, visit millenniumpark.org, and follow us on Facebook (MillenniumParkChicago), Twitter, Instagram (@Millennium_Park #MillenniumPark) and Snapchat (ChicagoDCASE).
are encouraged to take CTA to Millennium Park. To plan your route,
visit transitchicago.com. For those parking, Millennium Park Garages are
located at Millennium Park Garage and Millennium Lakeside Garage at 5
S. Columbus Drive, Grant Park North Garage at 25 N. Michigan Ave. and
Grant Park South Garage at 325 S. Michigan Ave. Pre-purchase parking at
millenniumgarages.com and save up to 50% off drive-up rates.
Park is Chicago’s town square and the anchor of an urban cultural
campus that includes the Chicago Cultural Center, Maggie Daley Park and
the Art Institute of Chicago. Opened
in 2004, Millennium Park is a 24.5-acre urban park in the heart of
downtown Chicago, home to the iconic Cloud Gate (also known as “The
Bean”) sculpture by Anish Kapoor, Crown Fountain designed by Jaume
Plensa, the Frank Gehry-designed Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the
internationally-acclaimed Lurie Garden and more. Millennium Park is
located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph St. to the north,
Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south. The Park is open
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is dedicated to
enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This
includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector,
independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a
framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via
the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a
worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable
cultural programs for residents and visitors.
Millennium Park Foundation
Millennium Park Foundation, a private, philanthropic not-for-profit
partner, was created in 1998 to support the City of Chicago’s efforts in
the design, construction and management of Millennium Park. It is the
steward of Millennium Park’s internationally-recognized icons and public
features. These include the
prestigious Jay Pritzker Pavilion and dramatic BP Pedestrian Bridge,
world-renowned Cloud Gate and Lurie Garden, iconic Crown Fountain, and
exquisite Boeing Galleries for public art exhibitions. Through its
ongoing development initiatives, the Millennium Park Foundation is
dedicated to keeping Millennium Park a free and accessible venue for all
Chicagoans today, and for generations to come.