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Chicago Is Singing the Oskar Blues

It seems you can't trip through a neighborhood in Chicago without coming across a new brewery. Our capacity for craft beer seems boundless, and the collaborations among breweries and chefs proves...

Lollapalooza Afterparty at Hard Rock Hotel

The LoopLollapalooza!  You'd have to be in a coma not to know that the annual music festival was this past weekend, but I suspect that even the comatose were aware of the extravaganza in Grant Park.  I fully...
Beneficiary Charities of Passport To Chicago

Charity Chat Episode 37: A Round-up Of Nonprofits In Chicago

ChicagoAlmost two years ago I attended one of Glenn Murray's many fundraisers. At this particular one he was raising money for multiple charities, including Imerman Angels and Jimmy Insulin. The event was...
Charity Chat with Gridiron Alliance

Charity Chat Episode 36: Gridiron Alliance

ChicagoFootball is part of the high school experience. It's fun, builds character and teaches teamwork. It can also be dangerous. On October 7, 1999, Rob Komosa was playing football for Rolling Meadows high...
MOSAIC is an annual fundraiser for the Chicago Cultural Alliance

Charity Chat Episode 35: Chicago Cultural Alliance

ChicagoChicago is an incredibly diverse city, but do you know how diverse? For instance, did you know that there's an Ethiopian Community Association, or a Latvian Folk Art Museum, or a Swahili Institute?...
One Hope United

Charity Chat Episode 34: One Hope United

ChicagoOne Hope United began 117 years ago as an orphanage in the Chicago area. From those beginnings in 1895 it's evolved into a human services organization whose mission is "protecting children and...

Charity Chat Episode 32: Social Gravity

Social Gravity is a new online social network started right here in Chicago whose aim is to bring people together who share a passion for helping others. Founder Randy Shipley wanted to create...

Podcast Friday - Philosophize This!

Yep it’s Podcast Friday and this one has become a favorite of mine. When I was in college I remember the students who couldn’t wait to take a philosophy class. They would quote their favorite...

Podcast Friday - RedEye Remix

ChicagoI know it has been awhile since I've introduced you to a podcast, web series, or radio for a Podcast Friday. Well the reason has been because in Chicago the podcast form is a new media and is still...

Really, it's been 30 years? Listen To An Exclusive Interview With The Violent Femmes.

Humboldt ParkBack in 1983 the annoying trend of "over producing" albums was catching on like fire.  Synthesizers were beginning to be the norm.  Male rockers had longer hair with more aquanet and were wearing far...

Podcast Friday - Fantasy Football Festivus

ChicagoIt’s Podcast Friday and this week’s podcast is Fantasy Football Festivus and with this new season it will be featuring WGN Sports Producer Steve Lippo and WGN Feature Reporter Marcus Leshock. It’s...

Eddie Money Rocks City Winery This Friday

Chicago, Downtown, West LoopEddie Money will play an accoustic show this Friday evening at City Winery.  With over a dozen hit songs under his belt (and new material) it's sure to be a wonderful night of great music and fine...

Adam Ant Concert Changes Venue

Chicago, Logan SquareConcord Music Hall opens this Thursday with a fANTastic concert: Adam Ant!  Originally scheduled for the troubled Congress Theatre, Adam Ant is honored to now be the innaugural performer of Chicago's...

Everybody have fun tonight! With Wang Chung and the FIXX!

Suburbs, West Suburbs, St. CharlesEverybody Wang Chung Tonight!  More specifically, this Friday night July 26.  80's new wave rockers Wang Chung play with the FIXX at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, IL.  Well worth the drive to...

A CALL FOR PODCASTS, VIDCAST, WEB SERIES/WEBISODES BASED IN CHICAGO OR ILLINOIS!

ChicagoToday would normally be Podcast Friday and it still is but I’ve decided to make today: A CALL FOR PODCASTS, VIDCASTS, WEB SERIES/WEBISODES BASED IN CHICAGO, BASED IN ILLINOIS OR HOSTED BY CHICAGOANS...

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