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Iconic rock club Metro immortalized in Gene Ambo’s photographs – recorded at Circle Tavern (Episode 753)

If you like music, Chicago culture and kickass tavern food, this is your episode. Photographer Gene Ambo joins me to talk about his massive new coffee table book, “HEAVY METRO: ACCESS ALL ERAS.” The book covers 40 years of live…

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Beverly Art Walk strolls into 8th year (Episode 652)

The Beverly Art Walk strolls into its 8th year with another fantastic event on Saturday, 9/18. Spanning from 95th to 111th Streets, Walden to Western Avenue, this year’s walk includes 100 artists, pop-ups, gallery exhibitions, home studio visits and more!…

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The plight of concert photographers, “fair use” and entertainment law (Episode 642)

Concert photographers are facing increasingly more oppressive “rights grabs.” And that’s how tonight’s conversation with photographer Bobby Talamine and entertainment lawyer Ilya Zlatkin (of Zlatkin Wong) started. We covered the release forms photographers have to sign in order to shoot…

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On location at the Rock Island Public House drive-in parking lot with Mike Vanderbilt (Episode 621)

The Mazda 3 makes it to Blue Island for an in-person, in-car recording with Mike Vanderbilt of Rock Island Public House! We talk about the fantastic drive-in schedule at RIPH (Don Knotts weekend!), eat killer food from Butter Upon Bacon…

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Rock and roll photography: Shooting icons with Bobby Talamine (Episode 330)

My guest tonight is rock and roll photographer Bobby Talamine, who’s been shooting stage performances since the late 70s. We walk through ten of his favorite shots (seen on the video version, described here in the podcast) and talk about…