Posts tagged "Chicago"

We Appreciate Your Enthusiasm: The Oral History of Q101 by James VanOsdol

We Appreciate Your Enthusiasm: The Oral History of Q101 by James VanOsdol
Looking back on my very short “career” (I barely can call an eight year stint in radio a career), I had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest and best people in the Chicago market. From my internship runs at WCKG, Q101, and XRT to the years I spent with 94.7 “The Zone”... Read more »

How Can Hostess Shut Down??? Please Don't Go!

How Can Hostess Shut Down??? Please Don't Go!
It was truly a bummer of a Friday around the Chicagoland area: Jay Cutler was ruled out for Monday’s game against San Francisco, former Bears coach Mike Ditka suffered a stroke (thank goodness he’s reportedly ok), and the Hostess company announced that it will sell off it’s assets and close. This means  18,500 workers from all... Read more »

DIY Trunk Show Celebrates 10 th Anniversary with Craft, Sweat, Tears Theme

DIY Trunk Show Celebrates 10 th Anniversary with Craft, Sweat, Tears Theme
The Chicago Craft Mafia (CCM), a collaborative organization of independent crafting business owners, announced today its 10th annual DIY Trunk Show to be held on November 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. CCM has expanded the show to accommodate additional tables for vendors and more opportunities for sponsors. Last year... Read more »
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Vote by Oct. 5 to select the "Space in Between" People's Choice winner

Vote by Oct. 5 to select the "Space in Between" People's Choice winner
Back in late June, I wrote about a pretty cool contest taking place in the Chicagoland area involving Placemaking. Placemaking is a community-based approach to planning, designing and managing great public places. Placemakers challenge us to confront vacant lots and empty storefronts, instead of turning our heads from the fenced off, boarded up eyesores in so... Read more »

Riot Fest 2012...Five Days Away!

Riot Fest 2012...Five Days Away!
The name itself sounds like something that most of us might not enjoy or want to take part in, but Riot Fest is a newly formed festival (if since 2005 can be called newly formed) in the Chicago area. The festival usually contains a  very diverse lineup consisting of reunions, one-offs, special guest appearances and... Read more »

2012 NFL Football is Back!

2012 NFL Football is Back!
With the Bears kicking off against the Indianapolis Colts at Noon on Sunday, it’s the first true day of the NFL season (sure the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants played last Wednesday, but it’s the first Sunday that always counts). All of the heightened expectations that come along with the off-season moves the Bears made make this... Read more »
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T-Minus Less Than Two Weeks Till Football!

T-Minus Less Than Two Weeks Till Football!
With under two weeks until the NFL season begins, it’s that time of year that all of my coveted Fantasy Football drafts take place. This past weekend I rocked three different ones in about a 24 hour span: my office one on Friday night with the ESPN Chicago Fantasy Football Convention Saturday morning and a... Read more »

The Lollapalooza Hangover...Without The Booze

Whenever the Monday after Lolla comes around, I tend to feel drained and almost hungover from the three straight days of non-stop music and fun (if you can count evacuating the park due to a giant rainstorm fun). The highlights of my extended weekend of music were: Fun, being rescheduled to 6:30 on Saturday after... Read more »

Lollapalooza 2012 One Week Away...Who Are You Going To See?

Lollapalooza 2012 One Week Away...Who Are You Going To See?
With seven days between us and the start of Lolla ’12, I’m sure Chicago and out of town attendees are getting excited and planning out their daily lists of “who to see”. My big day this year ends up being Sunday with Gaslight Anthem, Of Monsters and Men, Florence & The Machine, Childish Gambino, and... Read more »
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Pitchfork Tomorrow...Who's Gonna Be There

With Pitchfork starting tomorrow, I’ll be in the sun and fun of Union Park all three days. Not knowing many bands aside from some of the headliners, checking out the new bands will be the most fun (along with seeing all the weirdos that I’m sure will come out of the woodwork). Anyone going one... Read more »