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Spotlight: Enjoy A Little Soundlapse From Fruit Bonus Films

ChicagoBeing a film person when I see a great film or video I’m ready to share with everyone.  But what I really love is when an artist mixes it up with different genres of art. What I am spotlighting on...

Celebrate Vietnam Veteran's Day at Viper Alley

North SuburbsBreak out your tie dye t-shirts, wear your best camouflage, and get in a retrospective mood this Friday (March 29) when you fly back four decades for a special Woodstock Tribute concert at Viper...
Karaoke In Chicago

7 Tips for a Successful Karaoke Night

Lakeview, Chinatown, Lincoln Square, River NorthAccording to a Harvard Business Review research team, 87% of karaoke night are impulse decisions, and when I say HBR research team, I mean my personal experiences. We all know the decision to venture...

The Dinner Party

Rogers ParkOn Monday, February 25, I was lucky enough to be invited to bring a guest to attend The Dinner Party, a monthly talk show with a twist. Host Elysabeth Alfano interviews three creative people over a...
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2013 Chicago Blues Fest goes "Rollin' Up The River"

Grant Park | Museum CampusThe Chicago Blues Festival is one of the premiere free summer festivals hosted by the Windy City. This year it will take place from June 6 - 9 and the theme is "Rollin' Up the River". They'll be...

Valentine's Day Recap: Keith Semple at Viper Alley

  Former 7th Heaven singer and international musician, Keith Semple, performed an intimate Valentine's Day show at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire.  Joining him on stage for a song was his opener,...

Valentine's Day Unplugged with Keith Semple

Northwest SuburbsSpend your Valentine's Day with the very talented, internationally known musician, Keith Semple in an intimate setting at Viper Alley in Linconlshire.   Semple was formerly the lead singer of 7th...

A Night of Stories Inspired by Songs

Oak Park Voice Box is “Stories Inspired by songs…Inspired by Stories.” That’s the tagline on the website and it best describes the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park. This...

Nicholas Barron at Schubas

LakeviewI've described Nicholas Barron in the genre of Leon Redbone, Bruce Springsteen and Joe Cocker. Yes, I've even used the word awesome and I listen to his CD's of soulful, playfull grovel almost every...

Creative Chicago Expo 2013 - In Its 10th Year

The LoopIt’s here again. What? The Chicago Creative Expo that’s what. I love when this event comes around because it’s a two day free event that brings individual businesses, organizations, educators and...
Buddy Guy

Visit Buddy Guy's Legends For Free in February

South LoopBuddy Guy's Legends features live blues seven nights a week in their South Loop club. Shows are $10 Sundays through Thursdays, but they've got an offer on Facebook that will get you in for free. You...
Pitchfork Music Festival Chicago 2013

R. Kelly, Bjork, and Belle & Sebastian Headline 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival

West LoopPitchfork Music Festival just announced that R. Kelly, Björk, and Belle & Sebastian will be headlining this summer's event. Tickets are on sale now and individual day passes are $50 and three-day...

HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR CANCER RESEARCH AT THE DANSTOCK CONCERT!

Lincoln Park  Have you heard about the Danstock Concert? Well then I shall tell you about it. Danstock Concert is a concert to help raise funds for cancer research it was created by Dan Stock, a Chicago area...

Musicians! There's Still Time to Submit for 2013 Chicago Festivals

Chicago  MUSICIANS! Yes the deadline for some of Chicago's 2013 festivals are still open but you need to get on the ball NOW!   As you know each year the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (...

John Taylor: Family, Fame, and Duran Duran

West LoopWomen love John Taylor. I know; that's like saying kittens are cute and political ads are annoying. The Duran Duran bass player is handsome, charming, funny, and articulate, so what's not to love?...

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