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Music Fans Live the Dream at Rock 'N Roll Fantasy Camp

Music fan fantasies are complex. They can help us cope with life, or they can keep us from facing reality. But what happens when we do get the chance to live out our rock star dreams?

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St. Bagu: Lines

Chicago-based hip-hop group St. Bagu is bustin' through Lines one righteous rhyme at a time.

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Seeing the Light: An Interview with Matisyahu

On Tour with a Teacher, taking advice from fans on sound checks, and having one of his songs be a theme for the 2010 Olympics, Matisyahu is ready to follow his muse more than ever ...

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Survivors: An Interview with KRS-One and Buckshot

In their first collaboration, KRS-One and Buckshot educate the next generation of hip-hop artists and fans alike by bringing the heart back to hip-hop.

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K'naan + Wale: 11.April.2010 - Chicago

Backed by a live band, K'naan rapped tight and globally wise rhymes that blend Rakim's sophistication with Eminem-esque wit before a sold out crowd at Chicago's Metro.

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Radius: Etc.

Etc.'s Chicago house beats and electro melodies can groove a crowd or lift up a head-phoned listener late at night.

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St. Vincent: 18.Feb.2010 - Chicago

St. Vincent enchanted Chicago's Metro last week with her eclectic mix of synthesized funk, orch-pop, electronica, art-rock, and even understated use of hip hop.

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BlogWorld and New Media Expo: 15 October 2009 - Las Vegas, NV

Catania's continued coverage of the brave new world of social networking at the BlogWorld and New Media Expo gives us an inside look at the technological movement that has irrevocably changed our lives.

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Blogworld and New Media Expo: 15 October 2009 - Las Vegas, NV

Catania goes inside the brave new world of social networking and new media at the Blogworld and New Media Expo in Las Vegas, giving us a look into the technological movement that has irrevocably changed our lives.

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Cold War Kids: 30.January.2010 - Chicago

Words by Chris Catania; Pictures by Colleen Catania

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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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The World Is All There Is: An Interview with Fool's Gold

Rising Afropop titans Fool's Gold are bringing a unique cultural heritage to rock music: singing in Hebrew, changing their lineup with virtually every performance, and having one hell of a time shattering conventions ...

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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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