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Newcity Custom Publishing: Music Box Theatre’s August-September Edition

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Music Box Film Calendar June-July 2015 CoverA blockbuster theater (now with lounge!) for reaching Lakeview residents and Chicago film lovers

The Music Box Theatre, long known as a cultural pillar to Lakeview residents and one of Chicago’s premier venues of independent and foreign film to film lovers citywide, has recently expanded its footprint to include a stylish new lounge next door to the theater. The Music Box invites you to join in their expanded success by advertising in the theater’s bimonthly calendar and events guide.

With an active two-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized magazine (32 pages, 5.375 inches wide by 8.375 inches tall) and functions as both a visitors guide to the venue as well as a marketing tool for neighboring and citywide businesses and events.

Distribution: 30,000 circulation includes comprehensive reach of Music Box patrons, plus standalone distribution to more than 200 locations, including local hospitality, retail, restaurant and dedicated news boxes.

Publication Date: July 30

Space Deadline: July 17

Artwork Deadline: July 21 Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate Newcity’s Detroit Issue at the House vs. Techno Brunch, Hosted by MOCAD on July 5th

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Newcity and MOCAD's Detroit Issue Release PartyNewcity is dedicating its July 2nd issue to the Motor City, and we’re going to celebrate two great American cities in this special edition of MOCAD’s weekly brunch.

DJ Rich Wilhite will spin the urban love in a mix of house and techno, two great music forms born in these two great cities.

The brunch will be held at Café 78 at MOCAD (4454 Woodard Avenue, Detroit) on July 5th, from 11 am – 5 pm. Contemporary leaders of the Detroit electronic music club community create the sonic ambience while guests enjoy classic cocktails, an array of Anthology coffee drinks, and a menu of seasonal food specialties curated by James Beard Award-nominated chef Marc Djozlija. Plus, the MOCAD galleries are open!

Newcity’s Music 45 Publishes July 16, Just As Chicago Begins Its Summer Music Obsession

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Newcity is pleased to announce the return of our chronicle of the movers and shakers in Chicago’s sonic scene, Music 45: Who Keeps Chicago in Tune, timed to coincide with the Pitchfork Music Festival.

As part of our Leaders of Chicago Culture Series, this year we return, as we do every other year, to chronicling the behind-the-scenes forces—club owners, executive directors, promoters, etc.—who create Chicago’s music landscape. (Click here to see previous editions.)

Please reserve space by Wednesday, July 8. Artwork is due Friday, July 10. Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity to publish “The Detroit Issue” on July 2

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Photo: Vito Palmisano

Photo: Vito Palmisano

Chicago’s smaller cousin to the northeast has been suffering a fair bit these recent years, becoming something of a punching bag for out-of-town media, politicians and comedians. But from its depths, something special is underway. Detroit is reimagining itself, and starting to live up to its “renaissance city” moniker.

We started taking notice of this during the great recession, when artists from all over the world started moving to Detroit, lured by its bargain real estate and urban grit. Like Berlin a half generation or so ago, it’s becoming a creative mecca, and with that seeing new life in its culture, a rethinking of its design and built environment, and new vigor in its entrepreneurial spirit. The future of Detroit seems unbound from its one-industry past. To coin an overused ad slogan from its automotive legacy, this ain’t your father’s Detroit.

In the spirit of our annual summer road-trip editions, our writers and editors are descending on Detroit to gain insight into this “new Detroit,” focusing on arts, culture, dining and nightlife, and the built environment.

This Newcity issue will be “made in Detroit,” which once again stands for something. Read the rest of this entry »

Ben Schulman appointed Design Editor of Newcity

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AIA_1637Newcity is pleased to report that Ben Schulman has joined our staff as Design Editor. In this role, Ben will take the lead in planning and executing Newcity’s coverage of Chicago’s Chicago’s spectacular design culture in home, architecture, fashion and graphic and product design.

A transplanted New Yorker-via-Los-Angeles, Schulman is the communications director for the Chicago chapter of The American Institute of Architects, editor of Chicago Architect magazine and a writer on urban affairs. Previously, Schulman was the communications director for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). Read the rest of this entry »

Newcity’s Lit 50 publishes June 4 in time for Printers Row Lit Fest

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060514Lit50Newcity enthusiastically announces the return of our biggest literary issue of the year, Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago, timed to coincide with the Midwest’s biggest literary event, the Printers Row Lit Fest.

As part of our Leaders of Chicago Culture Series, this year we return, as we do every other year, to chronicling the many behind-the-scenes individuals who bring Chicago’s literary culture  to life. (Click here to see previous editions.)

It will be an issue that lovers of the book cannot miss and that writers, and anyone who wants to write, won’t miss. Read the rest of this entry »

Designer Wanted

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Newcity has an immediate opening for a part-time/freelance graphic designer to work on our magazine as well as special projects. Creativity, dependability, accuracy and congeniality are core values to us; if they are to you, you’ll flourish. Our designers have often started with us and ended up as art directors or in other roles at some of the leading magazines in America. This is the first design opening we’ve had in two years.

The work will be done remotely, via the cloud/internet. Print and type skills are essential, but digital and multimedia design capabilities are a great plus, especially WordPress. To apply, write to brian@newcity.com and tell me about yourself; send a link to your digital portfolio and let me know if you have minimum pay expectations. Please elaborate on your software capabilities. Do not call. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Newcity Custom Publishing: Music Box Theatre’s June-July Edition & Beyond

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A blockbuster way to reach Lakeview’s residents and Chicago’s film lovers

As one of Chicago’s premier art-film exhibitors, the Music Box Theatre is Lakeview’s leading cultural venue, drawing visitors from around the city on a daily basis. With an active two-month user life, the events-centric calendar is printed as a pocket-sized magazine (32 pages, 5.375 inches wide by 8.375 inches tall) and functions as both a visitors guide to the venue as well as a marketing tool for neighboring and citywide businesses and events.

Distribution: 30,000 circulation includes comprehensive reach of Music Box patrons, plus standalone distribution to more than 200 locations, including local hospitality, retail, restaurant and dedicated news boxes.

Publication Date: May 28

Space Deadline: May 15

Artwork Deadline: May 19

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Newcity’s Twenty-First Annual Summer Guide Heats Up Chicago May 14

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052914SummerChicago’s original Summer Guide is back.

So, whether you’re selling a swimsuit for the beach, or shorts for the beer garden; whether you’re operating a beer garden or an al fresco restaurant; whether you’re selling beer, wine or picnic baskets to pack for a night at Pritzker Pavilion or Ravinia, the potential riches of summer abound. And of course we can’t forget theater productions, art shows and street fairs.

Did we say it’s big? Summer Guide is a meditation on the season that brings redemption to those of us who suffer Chicago winters. Some of us, quite literally, live in Chicago for its summers. Channel that happiness in this issue.

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Newcity’s Breakout Artists publishes April 30

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Last year's Breakout Artists cover, with artwork by Hebru Brantley

Last year’s Breakout Artists cover, with artwork by Hebru Brantley

Newcity’s April 30 issue—”Breakout Artists: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers”—will be our twelfth annual edition devoted to showcasing Chicago’s top emerging artists. This issue of Newcity is well established as the early indicator of the art world’s future superstars.

So who should advertise in this issue? Well anyone connected to the art world, either as an exhibition venue, a teacher of art or as a seller of art, of course. But beyond that, anyone interested in connecting to culture in its most exuberant form, or reaching the consumers of art—often the most demographically desirable of all—whether to offer them a place to eat, to shop, or to have a cocktail. Read the rest of this entry »