CHICAGO – The issue of gender identity, especially for those who are born with a vagueness as to what to call themselves between/beyond boy and girl, has come front and center in the U.S., both with the legalization of gay marriage and the callous repudiation of identity by trying to pass laws dismissing it (the North Carolina “bathroom” laws). The performance companies of The Living Canvas and Nothing Without a Company is currently staging “[Trans]formation,” which presents gender identity art by six performers, who perform most of the play in the nude.
Exclusive Portrait: Celebrating Ozzfest With Guitarist Zakk Wylde
CHICAGO – As Ozzfest, the summer music jam anchored by Ozzy Osbourne, rolls through Chicago on Tuesday, August 17th, former Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde brought his new band, Black Label Society, to rock at the fest. He also had time to greet fans here on Monday at Borders Books State Street.
Wylde has played with Osbourne on and off since the 1980s, at the same time founding Black Label Society in the 1990s. He has released nine albums with his band and is considered a preeminent guitar hero.
Joe Arce, HollywoodChicago.com photographer, caught this unique Exclusive Portrait of Zakk Wylde while the rocker met admirers at Borders Books State Street in Chicago. He signed his group’s new CD, “Order of the Black” and the covers of Guitar World and Revolver with his image.
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com.
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