Visual Arts

Know Your History

South Side Community Art Center exhibits its permanent collection

There is a palpable sense of history at the South Side Community Art Center. The floors are scuffed from the thousands of people who have walked through over the years; the walls are pockmarked with holes from nails used to hold up past pieces. And in its newest exhibition, “Hidden Gems,” the Center is taking advantage of its own artistic history, presenting art from its permanent collection in honor of Black History Month. Continue reading

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First Time, Every Time

An ever-changing variety show takes the stage at Jazz Showcase

The producers of the Weekly show. From left to right: Dan Shapiro, Robert O’Connor, Angela Oliver, Angelina Marie, and Monte LaMonte.

The producers of the Weekly show. From left to right: Dan Shapiro, Robert O’Connor, Angela Oliver, Angelina Marie, and Monte LaMonte.

The host of “The Weekly Show” takes the stage with a rather impressive false penis hanging out of the front of his pants. After several jokes far too vile for polite publishing, he uses his prosthetic phallus as a phone to call in the next act. Continue reading