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February 1 | Launch of Our Music Institute
Our Music Institute is a music school providing top notch music lessons, classes and live music for events for everyone from babies to baby boomers.
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Holiday Benefit Showcase​ at Montrose Saloon | December 22, 2018
Novo Management & Publicity Holiday Benefit Showcase​ Benefitting the Albany Park Food Pantry
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The Differents
Fourth album, “It’s All Too Beautiful,” now available!
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The Thin Cherries | Sophomore Album Out Now
The Thin Cherries invite you to our The Thin Cherries on Moose Island release show at Debonair Social Club​ in Wicker Park on Friday, November 2 at 8:00 pm.
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Ishti presents Prakriti: A History of the Present: Dance, Music and Visual Art
The all-immersive and interactive multidisciplinary production is a collaborative of dance by Ishti​, original score and live music by composer Bob Garrett (percussion book for the worldpremiere of Sting's The Last Ship), visual art by filmmaker Shawn Convey (Among Wolves) and light design by Geoffrey Bushor.
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Patrick Lives On | A Night of Celebration
On September 8th the actors from CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO MED and CHICAGO FIRE will come together for a night of celebration. They will give their hearts and time to help others.
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Curious Grace & Black Rabbit: New Album, World on Fire
Curious Grace & Black Rabbit: World on Fire release show at Wire in Berwyn on Thursday, June 28.
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Shaw Maxwell | Jazz Musician
Shawn Maxwell, a Chicago-area jazz musician, just released a new album - New Tomorrow.
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The Voice alum Todd Kessler to headline SPACE in Evanston on Sunday, April 29
On Sunday, April 29, Todd Kessler and band will be playing their first headlining show since About Memory was released at possibly the best room in the region for “timeless” music: SPACE in Evanston.
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Tautologic, Wes John Cichosz and Fischer's Flicker | Emporium | Jan. 18
Enjoy three live music acts: Tautologic, Fischer's Flicker and Wes John Cichosz on Thursday, January 18th at the Emporium in Wicker Park.
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Join JC Brooks, Nashon Halloway, and DJ Ayana Contreras on New Year's Eve at the Emporium in Wicker Park.
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Hinda Hoffman: New Album - Driftin' at the Lake
Check out Hinda Hoffman's latest album: Driftin' at the Lake. She will be playing with with the Soul Message Band at Room 43 on Sunday, Dec 10 (two sets; 7:30PM and 9:30PM).
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EP DEBUT: First Times & New Beginnings Ahead For Two Sets Of Eyes
Two Sets of Eyes' EP is available on 11/25 in all digital platforms as well as a limited run of 50 hand-numbered CDs with full artwork. It features Chicago artists Mike Racky on pedal steel and hip-hop artist/producer Bardo taking the helm on vocals and lyrics.
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Lucille Furs | New Album
The Lucille Furs, are a 5-piece psychedelic rock/baroque pop band who take inspiration from not only 60’s trailblazers The Beatles, The Kinks and Pink Floyd but from contemporary acts The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Temples and The Horrors.
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The Chris Greene Quartet will be playing Winter’s Jazz Club on Sat, Sept 30
Join The Chris Greene Quartet at their show this Saturday at one of the newest and nicest venues for live music in the city, Winter’s Jazz Club.
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Andy Pratt Still Listens to His Walkman
On Thursday, August 31st, Andy Pratt will be performing at Café Mustache in Logan Square with violinist Andra Kulans. He will be playing music from Horizon Disrupted and beyond.
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Greetings from Flamenco Dancer Wendy Clinard
On August 20th at 3pm join Wendy Clinard at the National Museum of Mexican Art for an afternoon of student and professional dance and music as they celebrate and share their dedication to the art of flamenco.
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Chicago Musician Chip Ratliff to Celebrate the International Release of Resilient
Resilient is a knockout mix of hard funk, soul and blues, but it’s more than that…it’s a statement. It’s a statement of never giving up; not letting anything or anyone get in the way of fulfilling your purpose…whatever it is!
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Join Girls 4 Science at their 6th Annual Garden Party Fundraiser and support Chicagoland girls who are pursuing a future in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
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Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Hosts 26th Annual “Play for the Cure” Golf Outing
Dust off your clubs and break out your best golf attire for Chicago’s favorite summer event. Join Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation at the 26th annual “Play for the Cure” Golf Outing for an exciting day of golf, supporting research and educational programs for breast cancer.
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A Restaurant King’s Latest Role
This interest in movies is not an out-of-the-blue pipe dream. For many years he has been friends with and says he has learned much from such actor pals as David Schwimmer. He credits the local director, teacher and actress Joyce Piven with "giving me the basics" and he has for some time been taking acting lessons with Doug McDade, a longtime ensemble member of Shattered Globe Theatre.
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45th Anniversary Piven Theatre Workshop Gala, Once Upon A Stage
Join me in celebrating my lovely acting teacher Joyce Piven & the 45th Anniversary of her iconic Piven Theatre Workshop
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Singer-Songwriter Layla Frankel Discusses Debut EP Release and Songwriting Rounds in Chicago
Hey there, Chicago! Layla Frankel here checking in with info on new releases, songwriter rounds and the Chicago music life.
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Tuxes and Tails Gala
TUX’S AND TAILS ….Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control are holding their black tie gala for Chicago’s neediest animals April 29th at The Waldorf Astoria in Chicago.
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Liz and the Lovelies release their new EP Progress Into Simplicity
Hello, Chicago! Liz Chidester of LIZ AND THE LOVELIES here to tell you what is going on with music, open mics, theatre, and podcasts in Chicago!
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Spin to Break the Cycle!!
Ready to Pedal? On Saturday, April 8th, Spin to Break the Cycle takes over the iconic House of Blues Chicago uniting individuals, corporations and the greater Chicago community as together we help break the cycle and invest in the future of Chicago’s youth - creating stronger, safer, and healthier communities.
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The Moon Threads a Needle
Hi, all. I’m songwriter/guitarist/saxophonist Wes John Cichosz (pronounced Chee-hoas). I’ve been part of Chicago’s music scene since I was a teenager and I’m proud to call the city my home, both musically and geographically. So thanks for checking me out here on A Chicago Thing.
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Flowers, Food and Fashion at Evening in Bloom featuring FLEUROTICA
Giving new meaning to the term “au natural,” flowers are the fashion at the haute couture FLEUROTICA fashion show, featured at this year’s Evening in Bloom preview party for the Chicago Flower & Garden Show.
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Jared Rabin at Martyrs’ on Feb 10 plus Songwriter’s showcase at SXSW in March
Hey friends, it’s Jared Rabin. Thanks for reading my guest post! It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing music for well over a decade now. I have gone through many phases since I started out as a professional guitar player in Chicago at 20 years old.
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Celebrate #GivingTuesday with Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. on November 29th
​Billy Dec, who has spent much of his life and most of his career at the white hot center of the nightclub-restaurant-celebrity scene in Chicago, is explaining why he wants to be a movie star.
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Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks
​You don’t have to spend money to experience world-class theater in Chicago this summer—just grab a blanket and head to one of the 19 parks on this year’s Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour!
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Annual St. Jude Four Stars of Chicago Restaurant Extravaganza Continues the Fight Against Childhood Cancer
Chicagoland foodies, this one’s for you! On Tuesday, May 3, join more than 900 Chicagoans at the Sheraton Grand Chicago to sample cuisine from top local restaurants, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
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Remembering Charlie Trotter at Chicago Gourmet
The past two years have been full of changes, but around this time of year it’s always nice to remember Charles with close friends, family and ongoing supporters – like Emeril.
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Blackhawks, Stanley Cup, Cubs vs Sox...Chicago Celebration Pics!
Crazy weekend from Blackhawks to Cubs/Sox… and as you know, I always try to share the chicago behind the scenes here… so enjoy a quick look at some of my pics… from pre-parade celebration last Thursday night that all started at rockit.. until 5a yesterday morning!
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PAWS Chicago Animal Magnetism Gala
Join the PAWS Chicago Professional Board as they host 500 guests for an evening of dining, dancing, live and silent auctions, and plenty of pet-friendly activities!
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Billy Dec talks to Jonathan Brandmeier on WGN Radio about Blackhawks, Stanley Cup, Piven Theatre Gala w/Joan Cusack at Rockit and Sunda and MORE!
Billy Dec visits Jonathan Brandmeier at WGN Radio to talk about the Annual Piven Theatre Gala he's hosting with Joan Cusack, July 13th! Support art and theatre in Chicago with a dinner at Sunda at 6pm, then a party at Rockit Bar & Grill at 8pm.
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Chicago Blackhawks Appreciation Night at Rockit Wrigley for my Social Media Friends!
Remember when I shared these personal pics (that got 250,000 views in 24hrs) the night I was w/the Blackhawks when they came home w/the Stanley Cup?!
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My big bang 4th in Chicago!
This 4th of july weekend I had my long time buddy Johnny Galecki in town visiting w/ his cast mates from the cbs hit tv show “the big bang theory” and it was truly a blast!
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Chicago Talent Loves Coming Home!
While having an amazing dinner w/ my buddy joe Mantegna last night at sunda, other chicago actor friends Larenz tate & michael Clarke Duncan came over to say hello!
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On Cover of Men Of Style Issue!
I definitely don’t think I’m cool enough to represent the cs men of style issue- but big props to the modern luxury & chicago social family for putting a regular fellow Chicagoan on the cover...