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Raffe’s Record Riot

Raffe’s Record Riot

On Cicero Avenue, a mannequin of Elvis Presley peers outside the window, guarding relics of a different time. That Elvis mannequin is guarding Raffe’s Record Riot. Raffe’s is a dedicated record store that has been lingering around now for 30 years and counting. Even while facing the digital future and despite business slowing down, it […]

Irving Park Blues

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Irving Park Blues

As the sun rose this morning in Irving Park, many proceeded to go about in their daily routine. However an aura of uncertainty filled the air. People would pass by without glancing at one another. Many looked down to the ground while waiting for their bus. One week prior many had a smile on their […]

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