3 Local Luminaries Share How They Make the Most out of Summer in Chicago

By Heidi Mitchell | May 7, 2019 | People

This is summer in Chicago, and with help from three of the city’s most influential tastemakers, we’ve got everything you need to take it over the top.

Nathalie Joachim, Eighth Blackbird Ensemble

Courtesy photo by Arthur Moeller

The flutist for the four-time Grammy Award-winning contemporary chamber music ensemble Eighth Blackbird, Nathalie Joachim spends most of her time in Chicago performing (look for her and her five compatriots on May 17 and 18 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, and on June 18 at the free Rush Hour Concert series at St. James Cathedral). So it’s no surprise that Joachim relishes seeing fellow artists performing outdoors in the glorious sunshine...READ MORE

DJ White Shadow, DJ and music producer

Photo by Zoe Rain

He's still on a high from all the buzz A Star Is Born received (he co-wrote many of the songs with Lady Gaga, and was nominated for a Grammy for producing her Born This Way album). But when DJ White Shadow—aka Paul Blair—is in the Windy City, he's busy helping to organize programming for Chicago Ideas as part of the organization's Brain Trust ... READ MORE

Jackie Koo, architect and principal, Koo Architecture

Photo by Evan Sheehan

When Jackie Koo isn't busy designing lofts in Detroit or the much-anticipated hotel and soon-to-open rooftop lounge Offshore at Navy Pier for her Chicago-based architecture and interior design firm, you'll find her exploring the grounds of her alma mater, the University of Chicago. ... READ MORE

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