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 …
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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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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 …
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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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'Mavis!' spotlights legendary Chicago gospel singer Mavis Staples
Since then, their project has resulted in Edwards' first full length documentary, titiled "Mavis!" Edwards, who's based in Brooklyn, made many trips to Chicago to interview Staples and other musicians who are frequent collaborators and friends, like …
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Chicago Open Air Festival to host over 60 bands
Bridgeview, Illinois and Toyota Park will host the 3-day debut of the Chicago Open Air music festival, which will feature performances by more than 60 rock music artists, an outdoor Gourmet Man Food and craft beer village and other entertainment from …
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Pitchfork Music Festival 2016 Tickets on Sale Now
The 11th annual Pitchfork Music Festival will return once again to Chicago's Union Park this summer. The 2016 fest will take place from July 15-17. Early bird three-day passes are available now for $ 140 while supplies last. Pitchfork Music Festival …
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At the 'free' Grant Park Music Festival, it's fiscal reality time

At the 'free' Grant Park Music Festival, it's fiscal reality time
The area's classical music festival landscape will be tuned to the key of transition this summer, starting at Chicago's cultural playground by the lake. To be sure, the Grant Park Music Festival's 2016 schedule promises more of the same stimulating mix …
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A new summer music festival is coming to Toyota Park
The last thing Chicago really needs at this point is another summer music festival. In 2015, the city welcomed Mamby on the Beach and Ruido Fest to the already-crowded calendar of weekend events. Now, concert promoter Live Nation has unveiled yet …
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Local Music Notebook: Blue Ridge, Chicago
"We're in a Chicago recording studio in 1927 where the real-life Ma Rainey, the 'Mother of the Blues,' and her band of musicians have gathered to lay down some tracks. The play homes in on the contradictory status of black artists in a white-controlled …
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Chicago music writers having great years

Chicago music writers having great years
Chicago doesn't just have a vibrant, busy music scene—it's also full of busy music writers. This year some of the city's best talents were at the top of their game, helping drive big, important conversations and refining their distinctive styles. It's …
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Bars and Blood: Chicago Hip Hop Artists Defend the Music
Chicago has produced some of Hip-Hop music's biggest acts: legends like Twista, Kanye West, Common, and a host of rising superstars like Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, and Noname Gypsy. While some of the messages in the music coming from Chicago …
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NWA, Deep Purple, Chicago Chosen for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
N.W.A., Deep Purple and Chicago are among the musicians chosen to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016, organizers announced on Thursday. Singer Steve Miller, who crosses multiple genres from blues to pop, and 1970s rock band Cheap Trick …
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