Lollapalooza, the major music festival that takes place in Chicago every summer, kicked off on Thursday. Among the performers that evening was Chicagoâs own Chance the Rapper. Wade, another native Chicagoan, made big news this summer when he left the Miami Heat to join his hometown Bulls.
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Lollapalooza kicks off today and just as important as what bands you'll be seeing are what foods you'll be eating. Momofuku pastry queenÂ Christina Tosi has built her bakery into a New York empire of sweets. This year, famed Milk Bar will be at Lollapalooza to offer Chicagoans an opportunity to try the James Beard Winner's signature Crack Pie.
The annual music festival, which takes place in Quebec, Canada, also has a strong visual arts element. This year, a selection of 13 renowned and emerging artists have been selected to produce exclusive artwork during the festival. The festival, which celebrates its 11th birthday this year, may be known as a predominantly music-based festival, but visual art has always been an integral part of the event, especially the interaction of art and music.