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Reggie's Rock Club (map)
2109 S. State St.
Near South Side
phone 312-949-0121

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House of Blues (map)
329 N. Dearborn St.
River North
phone 312-923-2000

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Reggie's Rock Club (map)
2109 S. State St.
Near South Side
phone 312-949-0121

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Reggie's Music Joint (map)
2105 S. State St.
South Loop
phone 312-949-0120

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Reggie's Rock Club (map)
2109 S. State St.
Near South Side
phone 312-949-0121

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Chicago Theatre (map)
175 N. State St.
Loop
phone 312-462-6300

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Crime Then and Now: Through the Lens of the Chicago Tribune

1/22-4/11

Five floors below street level, in the sub-sub-sub-sub-subbasement of Tribune Tower, sits the Chicago Tribune’s vast photo archive. For decades, the hundreds of boxes that hold tens of thousands of negatives sat relatively undisturbed in the cool darkness. A couple years ago, a small team of Trib photo editors began mining the archive, sifting through envelopes filled with fragile glass-plate negatives and acetate sheets. In addition to fueling historical-photo slide shows on the paper’s website, the editors’ efforts have yielded two books published last year, Chicago Portraits and Gangsters & Grifters (both from Evanston-based Agate Publishing), and now a gallery exhibit, “Crime Then and Now,” the second installment of Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery’s “Above the Fold” series on Chicago photojournalism. (The third, opening in June, will feature work by Reader photographers.) Nearly half of the 62 images on display are black and whites from the archive; the rest are color shots taken with digital cameras. The older photos, a good number dating back to the 1920s, tend to feature familiar faces, most of them white: Al Capone, Clarence Darrow, Leopold and Loeb, John Dillinger. The contemporary images, some snapped as recently as last summer, largely document everyday victims of violence or grief-stricken loved ones, the majority of them black. What’s evident just beyond the frames of these photos is change: in the priorities of a daily newspaper’s coverage, in the expectations of photojournalists to tell particular stories, in the nature of the city’s violent crime. Also in play is the effect of temporal proximity on how we process upsetting images. A 1939 shot of mob attorney Edward O’Hare gunned down in his car is altogether horrific. And yet a 2013 photo of a pair of empty white sneakers strewn on the blacktop at the scene of a Back of the Yards shooting is actually more unsettling. —Jake Malooley

Roosevelt University, Gage Gallery (map)
18 S. Michigan Ave.
Loop
phone 312-341-6458
Crime Then and Now: Through the Lens of the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>

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House of Blues (map)
329 N. Dearborn St.
River North
phone 312-923-2000

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Simultaneous: Seripop & Sonnenzimmer

2/12-4/11

Screen-printed work from Chicago-based Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi) and Montreal-based Seripop (Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum). Reception Thu 2/12, 5-8 PM.

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Auditorium Theatre (map)
50 E. Congress Pkwy.
Loop
phone 800-982-2787

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Reggie's Rock Club (map)
2109 S. State St.
Near South Side
phone 312-949-0121

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the Shrine (map)
2109 S. Wabash Ave.
South Loop
phone 312-753-5700

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House of Blues (map)
329 N. Dearborn St.
River North
phone 312-923-2000

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