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Is online streaming helping or hurting Chicago musicians?

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Is online streaming helping or hurting Chicago musicians?

After their midnight set at Liar’s Club located at 1665 W. Fullerton Avenue, brothers Alex and Brett Fishback set up a booth to sell merchandise for their band, Long Live the Goat. Taking a page from musicians across the country, these Chicago brothers must rely on t-shirt sales and other small items to make money […]

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Logan Square’s ‘Killer Queen’ arcade community flourishing

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Logan Square’s ‘Killer Queen’ arcade community flourishing

  “C’mon Seth!” Momentum was building behind Seth Parker and his team, Deuces by Garzon, the crowd urging them on as they fought off elimination. Parker and Co. were struggling in their quarterfinal best-of-five match, down two games to none and game three didn’t look promising. “Lets go Seth, c’mon!” Cheers turned to screams as every […]

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Museum exhibit showcase environmental activism, artistry

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Museum exhibit showcase environmental activism, artistry

  Terry Evans still remembers the day when she saw a woman’s hand turning “greasy black” after wiping her car. Evans, a photographer and visual artist, reflected on that day from two years ago and how it changed her personally. She became an activist fighting pollution and petcoke, a grimy byproduct of steel-making that’s still […]

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Local artist brings ‘Paradise’ back to Chicago with latest showcase

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Local artist brings ‘Paradise’ back to Chicago with latest showcase

Chicago artist King Rello brought his “Late Nights in Paradise” art show to the city, showcasing his pop art renditions of modern nude portraiture and clothing designs filled with palm trees and hotels. A local venue called Canvas hosted the event in April. Guests were allowed to drop their coats and pick up a complimentary […]

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‘Karaoke Rap’ lounge in Wicker Park delighting music lovers

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‘Karaoke Rap’ lounge in Wicker Park delighting music lovers

In Chicago’s Wicker Park community, a tall grey building blends into the weekend nightlife perfectly, home to a restaurant and lounge called Jerry’s. You might miss if it wasn’t for its signature neon rooster resting atop the lounge’s orange logo.  Jerry’s hosts many entertainment nights, their most popular being Original Rap Karaoke. Entering the building is […]

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Open Books marks 10 years of helping Chicago’s underprivileged schools

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Open Books marks 10 years of helping Chicago’s underprivileged schools

Margot Horn picked up one of many books stacked haphazardly along a plastic table and traded it for a smaller paperback one. She said that she has already read most of the books sitting in front of her and she’s ready for more. “I like mysteries and I’m looking for paperbacks to take back on […]

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Indie band FreeThinker brings fresh sounds to House of Blues

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Indie band FreeThinker brings fresh sounds to House of Blues

The diverse crowd that filled Chicago’s House of Blues to listen to a new indie band seemed timid at first, but a familiar nod of the head and the tap of the foot soon gave way. They came to see FreeThinker, a group of passionate, funky St. Louis natives who took to the stage for […]

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