Articles tagged chicago

13 Jan 2010 // 2:00 AM

The Pillowman: Extended Through 6 February 2010 - Chicago

The play leaves the audience questioning their reactions, while the in-your-face staging leaves hearts pounding and palms sweating.

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Kid Sister: 25 November 2009 - Chicago

All the buildup and excitement surrounding Ultraviolet made her show at the House of Blues in Chicago a celebratory homecoming. But something else was revealed too.

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Peaches + Amanda Blank: 20 November 2009 - Chicago

Peaches – a Canadian tour de force whose recent Chicago stop on the I Feel Cream Tour proved that nobody in today’s musical nomenclature sells sex better.

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Joe Bonamassa: 24 October 2009 - Chicago

Like those around me I’m pinned to my chair. It’s just Joe and an acoustic and I’m astonished. In fact, I’ve never heard anything like it.

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Bell X1: 25 September 2009 - Chicago

Far beyond the end of the show and into the night, the songs continued to burrow deep and swift -- these Irish lads know exactly how our hearts and minds are wired.

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The ‘Ol Crotchety One Kicks It Transatlantic Style

PopMatters sends its weekly culture columnist abroad, with hopefully a one-way ticket.

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“RE: Raw Video of Derrion Albert 16 teen year old beaten to death ...”

How slow is too slow for non-violence? One girl counts to five and voila!

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Steve Wynn IV Band + The Minus 5 + The Baseball Project: 11 September 2009 - Chicago

Accompanied by furious riffs and rhythms thick as pigskin, these are strong, contagiously seductive lines – though - a little out in left field.

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Pet Shop Boys: 14 September 2009 - Chicago

Two slender figures wearing cubes over their heads, clothed in red and blue frocks, and playing tiny brass instruments walk towards a small piano.

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Twirling the Dial: My Motown Memories

For those of us in tune with the sounds of the genre-redefining decade, a transistor radio was the seminal social sidekick. We loved listening to that little mono wonder, its tiny shrill speaker sparking a hundred journeys directly into the center of our mind.

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The Big Shoulders Ball: Celebrating the Inauguration, Chicago Style

A busload of Chicago's best and brightest independent musicians storm the nation's capital on the eve of the Presidential inauguration and a former Chicagoan turned Washingtonian discovers that maybe you can transport the spirit of the Windy City -- if only for one night.

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25 Feb 2008 // 8:59 PM

Red Chicago by Randi Storch

An engaging look at the final years of the city's reign as the left-wing capital of America.

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2 Aug 2007 // 8:06 AM

Chicago film crew tries to keep ‘Batman’ under wraps

CHICAGO - A curious crowd has gathered in Old Town, where a film crew has spent a good portion of the night setting up shop.

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14 Jun 2007 // 2:15 AM

Chicago is heart, brain center of Obama campaign

CHICAGO—The prime real estate in most Chicago high-rises sits on the side with a view of Lake Michigan’s blue waters. So it’s

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How America’s Most Renowned Improv Club Stays Second to None

Recently, Second City unveiled "Between Barack and a Hard Place" and then sat back stunned by what the gods of sketch comedy had wrought: rave reviews; talk about how the troupe is rediscovering its political edge; and box-office business like nothing the club had seen in some time.

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26 Dec 2002 // 12:00 AM

Chicago (2002)

Watching Chicago is rather like watching a shot-for-TV music video by a neophyte director projected without thought or re-cutting straight to a movie screen.

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