Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  |  July 20, 2017
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ENCORE Jessica Ray, Jenn Freeman return for solo performances

Next month, independent dance artists Jessica Ray and Jenn "Po'Chop" Freeman will deliver encore solo performances in a shared weekend bill at Links Hall. Having premiered their work in June as part of Links Hall's Co-MISSION residency program, the artists have the opportunity to show their work again for audiences who missed the successful mini-festival the first time around. READ MORE

Elizabeth Warren speaks at Rainbow PUSH event

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) - one day after introducing legislation that would, if enacted, give married same-sex couples a tax refund retroactive from their union to the 2013 invalidation of section 3 of DOMA—spoke at the July 14 International Women's Luncheon, which was part of Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizen Education Fund's annual conference. READ MORE

Concert Review: Adam Lambert, Queen a match made in heaven

The 1970 British band Queen returned to Chicago for a rocking concert on July 13 at the United Center. Two members of the original group remain, with Brian May on guitar and Roger Taylor on drums. Bassist John Deacon retired after singer Freddie Mercury's death in 1991. Former Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers filled in for Mercury until American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert took over the singing duties. This is certainly no chore for Lambert as he mentioned at the Chicago show, "I am fan of Freddie, just like everyone here." It really set the tone for the evening as he remained humble and appeared grateful to be a part of the festivities.  READ MORE

United State of Women holds Chicago summit

More than 1,000 women from all walks of life convened at McCormick Place to kick off the United State of Women Galvanize Program on July 15. The two-day Galvanize Program is an outgrowth of former President Barack Obama's Council on Women and Girls ( created in March 2009 ) to improve the lives of women and girls in every Obama White House policy or initiative  READ MORE

ISSUE July 19, 2017

Rauner aide fired after one day over bigoted tweets

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Inductees

Anti-trans defense budget amendment defeated in House

PASSAGES: Daddy Orchid 

Renslow memorial set

Lesbian Maj. Margaret Witt to release book on her military trial

WORLD NEWS: Marriage in Australia, Amsterdam reception, HIV controversy

NATIONAL ROUNDUP: Man's body found, N.C. Pride situation, Cincinnati clash

Pyramid Seven's period underwear, a tale of two entrepreneurs

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