Posts tagged "Illinois"

Riot Fest Lives Up to Its Name at Douglas Park on September 15-17, 2017

Eugene Hutz from the band Gogol Bordello
Story by Erika Kristen with additional reporting and photos by Cindy Barrymore You know why Riot Fest gets harder, better, faster, stronger every single year? They give you back your right to “riot”! Festival organizers have learned from their mistakes, although the verdict is still out as to whether they were wise to segregate most of... Read more »

Common Makes History at Ravinia Festival on June 24, 2017

Common Makes History at Ravinia Festival on June 24, 2017
Although his AAHH! Fest has become a staple in his hometown of Chicago the last couple years, rapper Common asked, jokingly to the crowd on Saturday night, “I wonder if they like hip-hop at Ravinia.” Notably, he’s among the first (if not the first) rap artists to ever perform at hundred-year old outdoor festival.   No doubt the administrators of Ravinia recognize that... Read more »

Statement From Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Chicago Cubs Winning the 2016 World Series

Statement From Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Chicago Cubs Winning the 2016 World Series
“From Opening Day in April to a historic November night, the Cubs championship season united the city of Chicago and fans around the world behind this incredible team. The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series is about more than a game, more than a team, and more than a sport. It is about the families... Read more »
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Brandi Carlile at Thalia Hall in Chicago on December 30, 2015

Brandi Carlile at Thalia Hall in Chicago on December 30, 2015
Brandi Carlile in the first of two sold-out shows brought church tinged with equal parts hoedown to Thalia Hall last night. Not just in her  soulful delivery of staples like “The Story,” “The Eye” or “Wherever Is Your Heart,” but also in the way she engaged the crowd. (See also her performance of “The Things... Read more »

B96 Jingle Bash 2012 at Allstate Arena on December 15, 2012

B96 held its annual Jingle Bash at the Allstate Arena, featuring Justin Bieber, Afrojack, Pitbull, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, Cody Simpson, Calvin Harris, Ryan Beatty, and Austin Mahone. The soldout show also showcased the remix talents of B96 deejays Flipside, Metro and Spin. Despite high fan anticipation for Bieber, whose impending appearance intermittently flashed on... Read more »

What Can You Do in Two Minutes?

Two minutes morphs into an eternity when you’re trying to hold your breath under water, or teacher instructs suspending your body in an isometric plank during yoga class. Two minutes lasts an equally long (but more enjoyable) time when engaged in a passionate kiss. In the same vein that sweet kiss is always still much too short, two minutes... Read more »
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