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Brett Lawrie makes behind the back play
To say the Chicago White Sox defense is good this season is an understatement. It's been significantly better this offseason thanks to some key additions in the infield. One of those key additions showed why the White Sox defense has improved in one …

Meet Christopher Kamka, Chicago's Ultimate Sports Stats Guru
The stats coordinator at Comcast SportsNet Chicago uses his lifetime of sports knowledge with a passion for finding historical and other hidden nuggets on Chicago's teams. "I've consumed so much sports stuff over the years, and I know what I've seen …
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Previewing the Chicago Blackhawks series with the St. Louis Blues
Once again, the Chicago Blackhawks will kick off another Stanley Cup chase in a first-round meeting against hated divisional rival St. Louis. Let's get to it. Any discussion of the Blues starts with 24-year-old Vladimir Tarasenko, who's sure to be a …

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Ways to save on travel to five popular US destinations this summer: Tips for
Chicago is one of many cities where you can buy a CityPASS and save a bundle on a series of attractions. MYRTLE BEACH. This is consistently one of the more affordable U.S. destinations, with a family-friendly vibe. Hotels tend to be fairly priced, even …
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The Stanley Cup Travels More Than You Do
We're the ones who travel on the plane or boat or train or whatever it happens to be—Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, I guess the movie was—to wherever it goes. So last year, for example, with Chicago winning, we were in six countries: Canada, the US …
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CIMMFest highlights: '147 Pianos,' Brian Wilson, David Bowie docs
October 19, 2013 was like any other day, unless you happened to be inside Lukas Piano Service on Chicago's West Side. On that Saturday, dozens of pianists of all ages and skill levels had gathered for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in which they …
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Theaster Gates Getting Money, More Land From City To Start A Garden

Theaster Gates Getting Money, More Land From City To Start A Garden
SOUTH SHORE — Artist Theaster Gates' property holdings in Woodlawn and South Shore is about to expand again unless someone has a better idea. Gates' Rebuild Foundation will get four vacant lots at 6953 S. Dorchester Ave. for a community garden for …
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Chicago dumps Trump with satire
While Chicago is known for its central role in the political arena, artists, businesses and filmmakers have put their own spin on the current presidential race. Rather than making such statements through more traditional protests, locals have found …
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Artists Assembly, Led by Philanthropist Carolina Garcia Jayaram, Comes to Miami
This weekend, alumni from the United States Artist (USA) fellowship program will descend upon Miami. The Chicago-based nonprofit supports working creatives by offering grants of up to $ 50,000. Each year, it hosts Artists Assembly, which brings together …
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Pullman Artist Loft Proposal Earns Support of Landmarks Commission

Pullman Artist Loft Proposal Earns Support of Landmarks Commission
The proposed Pullman Artspace Lofts development has scored a major victory in earning the support of the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. Yesterday, Landmarks reviewed and voted to approve the plan which will create 36 new affordable residences …
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Local arts and entertainment March 4 through March 11
Presented by Chicago Society of Artists. Call 815-727-7171 or visit • "Big Fish, Texas – TV show co-written by Frankfort native about Galveston's Guindon clan as they try to keep Katie's Seafood Market – their family business …
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What does Chicago Shakespeare have in common with Chicago Cubs?
It's worth a quick pause to note how dominant Chicago Shakespeare soon will be on the Pier, which has essentially entrusted it with a hefty chunk of its artistic and creative vision, although there will be other, mostly outdoor performance venues once …
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Steppenwolf honors actress Claire Danes at 'Women in the Arts' luncheon
The afternoon began with a VIP reception followed by welcoming remarks from Nora Daley, Steppenwolf board chair, and Anna D. Shapiro, artistic director. Daley acknowledged notables in the crowd including first lady of Chicago Amy Rule, first lady of …
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Music Box program highlights films of a short, beautiful, strange sort

Music Box program highlights films of a short, beautiful, strange sort
Big studio pics aside, an interesting side tentacle to this 70 mm extravaganza is a program of short, terrifically peculiar films, screening Saturday, that have been dug up by the folks at the Northwest Chicago Film Society. Films such as "Lincoln …
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Chicago: Don't Miss This Thursday's Music Tech Meetup
Kicking off 2112's quarterly music tech meetups, here's your chance to make yourself known, connect with colleagues, and welcome newcomers to the field or to Chicago. We'll spotlight startups and investors, open the conversation for a pulse check on …

Latest Chicago Nightlife News

Master of None's Lena Waithe Guides Us Through Hipster L.A.
Odds are you recognize Lena Waithe from Aziz Ansari's Netflix hit, Master of None. In it, she plays Denise, a suave Brooklyn lesbian always lending sound relationship advice to her hapless bud Dev (Ansari). With the success of the series, Waithe has …
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Ben Carson's Definition of Blackness Fails
I grew up in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood, right off of the famed street of 79th and Ashland. Living in one of the nation's most heavily concentrated Black urban communities, as a kid I was constantly … Currently, Terrence serves as the …
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Latest Chicago Music News

Henry Rollins and music have kinda parted ways
Q: Did making "Gutterdammerung" make you feel even a little bit more fondly about the idea of making music again? A: No. For me, it would just be repeating the past. I could see doing a song with a band, which I might do this year, but an album, a tour …
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Chicago Music Festival Spring Awakening Announces New Location at Jackson Park
In anticipation of the Chicago festival's expansion in 2016, Spring Awakening, Chicago's premiere EDM festival, has announced that it will be moving from Soldier Field to the historic Jackson Park. Taking place this year from June 10th through the 12th …
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Documentary celebrates folk singer John Prine and his timeless music
A few months ago, the renowned 93-year-old television producer Norman Lear ("All in the Family," "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "Maude") was asked if he still watched television. The assumption was that he might respond with "No. Too much junk.
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Chicago Arts Orchestra revives galant music not played in 200-300 years

Chicago Arts Orchestra revives galant music not played in 200-300 years
SANTA FE, N.M. — The Chicago Arts Orchestra is reviving the single largest piece of secular music known to survive from 18th century New Spain in New Mexico this weekend. Performing in Santa Fe on Friday, March 4 and in Albuquerque on Saturday, …
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Yoko Ono home after being treated overnight for flu
Get the stories that make Chicago. All of the time. On every device. Try Unlimited Digital Access for 99¢. Arts & Entertainment. Arts & Entertainment. Yoko Ono home after being treated overnight for flu. Yoko Ono. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP. Artist Yoko …
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Travel to the Art Institute of Chicago!

Travel to the Art Institute of Chicago!
This exhibition — presented only at the Art Institute of Chicago — brings together all three versions of 'The Bedroom' for the first time in North America, offering a pioneering and in-depth study of their making and meaning to Van Gogh in his …
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Lifting travel ban to Cuba opens cultural opportunity
Tuesday's action doesn't yet allow U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba strictly for tourist purposes, but it will open the door for more Americans to visit the country more easily, provided their travel falls under one of 12 categories. They include …
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Police mood appears to hit a low amid fallout from Laquan McDonald video
The release of disturbing video of a white officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald, a black teenager, exposed decades of simmering anger over police mistreatment and abuse of Chicago citizens in some of the poorest, most disadvantaged areas. The …
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Latest Chicago Music News

Music Festival Moved to Jackson Park for 2016
The football stadium will now host the 100th anniversary of the Copa America, an international soccer tournament that could bring teams from Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico to Chicago this summer. Grammy-nominated headliners such as Diplo and Skrillex …
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The Frequency Festival Brings the New-Music Festival Back to Chicago
The Frequency Festival, running Tuesday through Sunday, features mainstays of the Chicago new-music scene each evening and twice on Sunday. “Let's create some critical mass and have them all play in a concentrated blast,” Margasak says of the thinking …

Great Variety Every Day this Week
Robinlee Garber, Rachel Drew, et. al, at Silvie's Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago. 8 PM. Dean Milano 2 Dean Milano presents his program of the Chicago music scene of the '60's and 70's at the Clarendon Hills Public Library, 7 N. Prospect Rd, …
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