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Carrying a ladder up the escalator at the Harlem station on the Green Line.

Chicagoist "Around Town" September 22, 2010.

Thanks, Marcus!

Tags:   chicago transit authority CTA elevated L employee worker ladder man denim jeans chicagoist

N 0 B 568 C 4 E Mar 11, 2010 F Mar 12, 2010
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He was playing Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," not quite the usual subway fare. I asked him where he learned to play classical music. He said "I am Uglian, we all play this way." I was obviously confused so he added that he was from Ethiopia.

In a later discussion (after he corrected me and said he was Ugalian--"I only know how to spell it in Hebrew"), not Habeshan, he told me he also works as an electrician and might be heading to Kuwait to work on the world's tallest building.

He wrote his name as Kevin Andri'-Benjamin Martin. He carries two guitars, this classical and an electric for Jazz.


Tags:   busker street musician subway performer classical guitar electric abesha abeshan ethiopian music blueline cta chicago transit habesha chicagoist

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Without any fanfare that I'm aware of, the CTA has installed a moving lights display in the L station at State and Lake. Mesmerizing.

Tags:   CTA Chicago Transit Authority Public Art Number six bus State Street Chicago loop elevated

N 3 B 2.1K C 3 E Jan 21, 2011 F Jan 21, 2011
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They were smiling and telling everyone leaving the Blue Line train at Forest Park to bundle up and have a great weekend. They were happy to have me take their photo.

Tags:   chicago transit authority CTA black african-american workers employees staff relective safety vests gold teeth caps chicagoist

N 0 B 347 C 2 E Jun 5, 2008 F Jun 5, 2008
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Because it got stuck under the L tracks at Lake & Wabash

Tenuous Link: Stuck.

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