Monday, May 16, 2011

Recent Work

Justin Howard, aka "Nordic Thunder," won the regional air guitar competition Thursday night at Double Door, advancing to U.S. Air Guitar Championship National Finals July 23 at Metro. Chicago was the first of 18 U.S. cities to host a regional event this year, with the winners of each advancing to the national finals. The winner there gets paid airfare to the 16th annual Air Guitar World Championships, Aug. 24-27 in Finland. (Andrew A. Nelles, for the Tribune)
Aaron Alonso, stage name "Dry Ice," jumps into the crowd while competing during the Air Guitar Regional Championship at The Double Door in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, May 12, 2011. (Andrew A. Nelles/ For The Chicago Tribune)
 Aaron Alonso, left, stage name "Dry Ice," and Justin Howard, right, stage name "Nordic Thunder," wait backstage to hear the final scores. (Andrew A. Nelles/ For The Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Firefighters respond to an early morning garage fire on the northwest side of Chicago, Ill., on Sunday, May 1, 2011. (Andrew A. Nelles/Chicago News Cooperative)

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