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A Chicago Tavern: A Goat, a Curse, and the American Dream, by Rick Kogan
"The Auditorium, a theater, and the Billy Goat, a tavern, are two Chicago landmarks.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014
Heading To Pitchfork? 9 Reasons Chicago Is The Best Festival City
If you're heading down to the Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend you're probably aware that it is in Chicago, because that is what your plane ticket says.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Contra Costa Times
Classic rock feast: Motley Crue, ZZ Top, Journey and more headed to Bay Area
Many aging rock acts have thoroughly embraced the co-headliner concert concept, enlisting top-tier opening acts to sell more tickets and get more fans to their shows.
CD reviews: Morrissey, Chicago
His 10th solo album is not a good record, but, on the other hand, it is almost a perfect one.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Wauconda remembers 'The Blues Brothers' shot in town 35 years ago
It was early September 1979, and the actors were in town filming "The Blues Brothers" -- the John Landis-directed, cameo-filled movie that's arguably the greatest musical-action-comedy ever made.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
SNL's Nora Dunn Moves to Evanston
Saturday Night Live alum Nora Dunn has sold her condo in Chicago's Ukrainian Village and bought in south Evanston instead , the Chicago Tribune reports.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Thicke's 'Paula' remains unconvincing
Does Robin Thicke creep you out? No matter how you felt about the Canadian R&B singer after he broke big last year with the blithe "Blurred Lines" - and seemed all too happy to have Miley Cyrus twerk on him at the MTV awards - chances are you'll be put off by the skeevy aspects of Paula.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
National Public Radio
Heavy Rotation: Our Panel's 10 Favorite Songs Of The Year
Hawk House is the British hip-hop trio of brothers Sam and Eman Croydon and singer Demae; together, they make music that falls squarely between the progressive soul of Iman Omari and the progressive hip-hop of A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets and Buhloone Mindstate -era De La Soul, with shades of Jamiroquai.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Philadelphia's story: From the Constitution Center to the Rocky statue, and cheesesteaks too
I don't personally have anything against lying on the beach. I'll slather sunscreen and dig a moat like the next guy.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Caught up in the great circle of politics
Norm Woodel is one of those people in the world of politics whose face may not be that well known, but whose voice is right in the thick of it.