By Jingzhe Kelly Wang
Four days into Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago, another crowd heard a different tune a couple of miles south in Chinatown.
Shannon Kollasch, 5 feet 1 inch tall, in a light-weight black and white maxi dress, stood across from Joy Yee, a popular bubble tea vendor. Amid people waiting in line to get their cold drinks, Kollasch held her violin up and started her hours-long performance with “Mo Li Hua,” a traditional Chinese song.
“It’s beautiful,” said Maria Morales, a suburban Chicago resident, during a trip to Chinatown with her children and her niece and nephews. “I mean everything, the music, her expression, everything.”