Chicago native Paul Natkin is a prolific concert and portrait photographer who’s shot more than 4,300 musicians and celebrities since he started his career in 1975. He’s also worked as road manager for the likes of Brian Wilson and Alice Peacock and tour photographer for the Rolling Stones. His images have appeared in so many […]
Tag: Jam Productions
Neo: where misfits fit in
In summer 1979, Suzanne Shelton hatched a dream to open a punk dance club. She had two priorities: it had to play lots of new wave, and it needed clean bathrooms. Shelton had been DJing at a failing Lincoln Park disco called Hoots, but she spent all her free nights at O’Banion’s, a run-down gay […]
Jam Productions slams the door on contract negotiations with unionized Riviera Theatre stagehands
The Riv stagehands that Jam illegally fired last year have been rehired, and now they’re protesting the company’s failure to negotiate with their newly formed union.
Riviera Theatre stagehands rally at Jam Productions headquarters, claim they were illegally fired
Dozens of Riviera stagehands fired by Jam Productions this fall after attempting to unionize gathered at a rally outside the company’s headquarters.
Shots Fired: Jam Takes Ticketmaster to Court
Jam’s no fan of the monster merged Live Nation and Ticketmaster.
Early Warnings Roundup
This week’s Early Warnings include Grinderman, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, the Morning Benders, Shearwater, the XX, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, X Japan, the Frames, and others.
Alan Wyman and Jam
Alan Wyman once worked for Jam Productions
Uptown Theater update
Is Live Nation going to end up owning the Uptown after all?
Twentieth annual Rock for Kids charity auction tonight
Rock for Kids Rock ‘n’ Roll Charity Auction tonight at Park West
My Morning Jacket reschedules October concerts
My Morning Jacket reschedules its postponed October concerts for Christmastime.
The rest of the story behind the Uptown Theater purchase
Renovations on the Uptown Theatre will probably be financed by a reliable source — the Lawrence-Broadway TIF district.
Uptown, Downtown: Randy Langer’s Entertainment Complex/The Impossible Price
Should the Uptown Theatre be rehabbed and reopened? Downtown theater interests say there’s not enough big-venue entertainment to go around.
So Many Records, So Little Time?
The WXRT Question: How Do You Grow Up Without Selling Out?