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My name is Jessica Braun Gervais. I am student at Columbia College Chicago studying journalism and music business. I love to write about the music industry and hope to turn my passion into a career in the near future.
A Cassette Resurrection in Chicago

A Cassette Resurrection in Chicago

Towering behind a dark iron gate, just off Milwaukee Ave. in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, stands an apartment building, a refuge from the mainstream music world of MP3s and internet streaming.   Not only is this the home of Patrick Campbell, front man of the cassette-only-released band, Le Tour, but it is also a […]

Young Chicago Cellist Strives to Bring Music into the Community

At only 24, Chicago cellist Allegra Montanari has already achieved many milestones in her 14- year musical career. She is a performer, teacher and founding member of both a musical volunteer program and string quartet and has brought volunteer musicians to play in two Chicago hospitals for patients. Montanari’s musical journey with the cello started […]

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Lawndale Man Changes Statements In Court; CPD Questioned

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A 24-year-old North Lawndale man said in court Monday that he was forced by a Chicago police officer to sign a statement involving the shooting death of a 27-year-old Lawndale man. Jamie Fairley testified at the Cook County criminal courthouse during the trial of Quinton Davis, 25, and Larry Coburn, 29, who are charged with […]

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