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Lakeside Pride honors Strawn - Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles members presented Member Resources Director Brandon Strawn with its Founders Award in recognition of his longtime contributions to the organization. The presentation came near the conclusion of Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band's Fall 2017 concert, which was held the afternoon of Nov. 12 at the Athenaeum Theatre. The concert, titled "State of the Union," featured pieces by ...


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MUSIC Matisyahu talks new CD, religion, LGBTs - Matisyahu ( nee Matthew Paul Miller ) definitely made an impression when the public got to know him more than a decade ago. Not only was he an Orthodox Jew who adhered to the tradition of wearing a long beard, etc., but he blended religion-based themes with musical genres such as hip-hop and reggae—but he produced several hits, including "King ...


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Showbiz news: Laverne Cox, 'Queer Eye,' Patti LaBelle, Rogers-Berlanti wedding - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Emmy Award nominee Laverne Cox is set to host the Lifetime beauty-competition series Glam Masters, set to air Wed., Feb. 28, a press release noted. The eight-episode series ( which has Kim Kardashian West and Diana Madison as executive producers ) puts beauty influencers through themed challenges in order to impress Cox, celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, YouTube makeup expert ...


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Resistance songs highlight Artemis Singers "Rise Up" Concert Jan. 13 - From a press release - EVANSTON, Ill. Artemis Singers, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present "Rise Up," a call-to-action concert of progressive, energizing music, with guest artist Melanie DeMore and students from Evanston Township High School ( ETHS ) at 7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at ETHS, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, Ill. DeMore, an Oakland, California vocal activist and choral conductor, will also lead ...


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MUSIC Matisyahu talks new CD, religion, LGBTs - Matisyahu ( nee Matthew Paul Miller ) definitely made an impression when the public got to know him more than a decade ago. Not only did was he an Orthodox Jew who adhered to the tradition of wearing a long beard, etc., but he blended religion-based themes with musical genres such as hip-hop and reggae—but he produced several hits, including ...


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'We Three Shows' Dec. 11 at Thalia Hall - ‹‹‹‹‹Members of the national touring companies of Wicked and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as well as Hamilton Chicago company members will host "We Three Shows: A Broadway Holiday Benefit," a cabaret concert benefitting Chicago House and Social Service Agency and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event will take place Monday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Hall, 1807 ...


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'How Hansel Became Gretel' Dec. 7-10 - On Dec. 7-10, tap dancers of jorsTAP chicago will take the stage at Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., to premiere "Hansel and Gretel: How Hansel Became Hansel." "jorsTAP Chicago is a 501( c )( 3 ) non-profit organization that was established in 2012 to disrupt the preconceived notions of tap dance," according to ...


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'WeFest' at Pride Arts Center on Dec. 11 - WeFest ( formerly SheFest and LezFest )—Pride Arts Center's' semi-annual celebration of Chicago's queer female, non-binary and trans artists that is being presented in partnership with the Center on Halsted—will take place Monday, Dec. 11, at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. It will begin with a music salon at 6:30-7:30 p.m, continue with a variety show at 7:30-9 ...


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Ravinia cuts ties with conductor - Ravinia Festival has cut ties with James Levine—who was music director for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's summer residencies from 1973 to 1993—following allegations of sexual misconduct, the Chicago Tribune reported. Levine, 74, was to start a five-year term as conductor laureate, a new position created for him, next summer. Four men have come forward, saying Levine sexually abused them decades ...


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Showbiz news: Ryan Murphy, Mariah Carey, MIssy Elliott, Armie Hammer - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Producers Guild of America ( PGA ) has selected Ryan Murphy as the recipient of its 2018 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television, Variety noted. Murphy will receive the award at the 29th Annual Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 20 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. He has won four Emmys and two PGA Awards; also, he was the recipient ...


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Five Worth Finding: Holiday edition - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Canada Goose ( CanadaGoose.com ): Now open at the Park Hyatt, 800 N. Michigan Ave., Canada Goose brings its well-known parkas to a Chicago flagship store. ( And with those coats having been tested in arctic climes, they should have no problem with wintry Lake Michigan winds. ) There are also other pieces ( from caps to hoodies ) available, ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Rayna rules with LCD Soundsystem - The synthesizer player and composer Gavin Rayna Russom continues to evolve as an artist and person. Eventually becoming a member of the band LCD Soundsystem was just the beginning for the transgender performer. This technical wizard works by blending soundscapes, leading to intense solo work and occasionally playing DJ to the crowds most recently at Chicago's Berlin Nightclub. What started ...


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'We Three Shows' Dec. 11 at Thalia Hall - ‹‹‹‹‹Members of the national touring companies of Wicked and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical as well as Hamilton Chicago company members will host "We Three Shows: A Broadway Holiday Benefit," a cabaret concert benefitting Chicago House and Social Service Agency and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event will take place Monday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Hall, 1807 ...


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Showbiz news: Armistead Maupin, Wendy Williams, Taylor Swift, 'House of Cards' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Jennifer M. Kroot's The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, winner of an Audience Award at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival, will premiere on Independent Lens on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, a press release noted. The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the Tales of the City storyteller, following his evolution from a conservative ...


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NUNN ON ONE: THEATER My breakfast with Andre (Ward) - Calling all Parrotheads! Escape to Margaritivalle is taking audiences on a vacation in Chicago. Mixing Jimmy Buffett's classic tunes with a Tony Award winning director Christopher Ashley to form a new musical sounds like a recipe for a good time. Margaritaville is a place where people can escape and fall in love or make new friends. Andre Ward joins the ...


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Morrissey at Riviera on Nov. 25 - Singer Morrissey will perform at the Riviera Theatre, 4748 N. Racine Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 25. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show at 8:30 p.m. His newest album, Low in High School, is slated to be released Friday, Nov. 17. The lead single is "Spent the Day in Bed." Morrissey rose to fame as the lead singer of ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS NSFW, Sofo Tap - Take a picture. It'll last longer. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Loose Ends @ Man's Country - A historic night at the baths with DJ Harry Cross, Toyota Corona, Lucy Stoole and more. Saturday, November 18. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus to present Naughty or Nice - From a press release - Have you been naughty or nice? Come see Chicago Gay Men's Chorus choose between the beauties and bawdies, the reckless and royal, and the wanton and wise. Members will decide which of Santa's lists they belong on, with selections from John Legend, Morten Lauridsen's "O Magnum Mysterium," Zoltan Kodaly's "Veni Emmanuel," as well as Devo, Eurythmics, South Park, Ella Fitzgerald, ...


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Showbiz news: Nico Tortorella, Hugh Jackman, Demi Lovato, Shaun T - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Since opening up about their polyamorous relationship, actor Nico Tortorella said tensions have been high with partner Bethany Meyers' family, according to Page Six. "Honestly, it's kind of a sensitive topic right this second," he told People at the World Wide Orphans Gala. In 2016, the 29-year-old actor revealed that he was sexually "fluid." This past June, he opened up ...


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BENT NIGHTS Yoko and the Oh No's; Vail, Real Dom, Pure Magical Love - Season's greetings... Part of the fun of living in a large city with a colorful music scene comes on Halloween, when local bands masquerade as big-time rock stars and have a high old time rebranding classic rock. I'm still waiting to hear Pilsen noise-rockers Melk Belly take on Talking Heads or queer neurotic punkers Absolutly Not take on Devo. For ...


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'Sound of Music,' AIDS movie at Music Box Theatre - The Music Box Theatre tradition of "The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long" will return Nov. 24-Dec. 3 at 3733 N. Southport Ave. It all starts before the film, with a vocal warm-up led by the evening's host and our house organist on the famous Music Box organ. Every member of the audience receives a complimentary Magic Moments Pack, containing various props ...


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Hudson opens Marriott Marquis Chicago - Award-winning Chicago native singer Jennifer Hudson tore down the house at the grand opening of the Marriott Marquis Chicago Nov. 16. The hotel is part of the McCormick Square development boom which also includes the Wintrust Arena, where the DePaul men's and women's basketball teams play, and the Chicago Sky women's pro basketball team will play there starting next year. ...


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The Music Box Theatre to present The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long - Every year, The Music Box Theatre celebrates Thanksgiving weekend with special sing-a-long presentations of the classic Julie Andrews musical, in glorious, full-screen Technicolor. The Sound Of Music Sing-A-Long begins on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 at The Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Ave. and will conclude on Sunday, Dec. 3. The Music Box Theatre brings audiences a two fun-filled weekends. ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT A trans opera journey 'As One' - As One is a 2014 chamber opera exploring a transgender woman's journey of self-realization and acceptance. Commissioned by American Opera Projects, As One initially escaped the notice of classical conductor Alexandra Enyart. Yet now Enyart is proud to be tied to the growing reputation of As One—she's guest conducting Chicago Fringe Opera's Windy City debut of the work at the ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Berlin - It's hard to beat the talent at Duro, Thursday, Nov. 9. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - Threesome, anyone? Photos by Jed Dulanas ...


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'Nutcracker' feature to premiere Nov. 16 - WTTW public media has partnered with the Joffrey Ballet to produce a new 60-minute documentary, Making a New American Nutcracker, which will go behind the scenes to reveal how it was made and introduce audiences to the creative talents who made it happen. Making a New American Nutcracker premieres on WTTW-11 and on wttw.com on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 8 ...


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Showbiz news: Aguilera, Robbie Rogers, 'Jane the Virgin,' Gal Gadot - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The American Music Awards has a packed performance lineup, including a special tribute to Whitney Houston, ABC13.com noted. Christina Aguilera will commemorate the 25th anniversary of "The Bodyguard." Other big performances include the U.S. television performance premiere of BTS, a mega-popular K-Pop band, and Selena Gomez's television debut of her new song "Wolves." Diana Ross, who is being honored with ...


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Lakeside Pride honors Strawn - Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles members presented Member Resources Director Brandon Strawn with its Founders Award in recognition of his longtime contributions to the organization. The presentation came near the conclusion of Lakeside Pride Symphonic Band's Fall 2017 concert, which was held the afternoon of Nov. 12 at the Athenaeum Theatre. The concert, titled State of the Union, featured pieces by ...


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Joffrey Ballet opens holiday season with newly reimagined Nutcracker - From a press release - CHICAGO ( November 9, 2017 ) — Following a wildly successful world premiere in December 2016, The Joffrey Ballet will present its newly reimagined holiday classic The Nutcracker by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon in 33 performances only, at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway, December 1-30, 2017. "This stunning version ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Mary's Attic - Bob's your hot uncle at the English Tea Dance, Sunday, Nov. 5 at Mary's Attic, ...


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'Ella and Lena' event Nov. 17 - Chicago vocalist Joan Curto will celebrate the legacies and centennials of two icons, Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horne, on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. From the same team that brought the Cole Porter concert to the Auditorium last fall, the evening features Chicago performers E. Faye Butler, Beckie Menzie, Tammy McCann, ...


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Lyric holding 'Superstar' auditions - Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for dancer/singers for the 2017-18 season production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Auditions will be held Dec. 2-4, and the deadline for registration is Monday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. CT. For more information about this production and to submit for these auditions, email a resume ...


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Elton John to release greatest-hits collection - Elton John announced that Diamonds will be released Friday, Nov. 10, through UMe. Diamonds is the ultimate greatest hits collection from John; it will be available on as a one-, two- or three-CD limited edition box set; two-LP heavy-weight gatefold vinyl; and digital formats. The three-CD limited edition box set contains 34 tracks over two discs, plus 17 bonus tracks ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Jonny Pierce: Marching to the beat of his own Drum - The indie band The Drums have an all-American sound that continues to be smooth and catchy. Jonny Pierce and Jacob Graham formed the band through a longtime friendship. After releasing a self-titled album, the group gained a great deal of attention and was the most Shazam-ed band of 2009, and has supported such groups as Florence and the Machine and ...


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Homocore marks 25th anniversary - On Nov. 2-4, founders Joanna Brown and Mark Freitas marked the 25th anniversary of the founding of Homocore Chicago with a three-day retrospective exhibit at Defibrillator Gallery, 1463 W. Chicago Ave. The exhibit included rare photographs, vintage zines, live performances, film screenings from past concert events and a closing-night party featuring DJ Larissa. In November 1992, Freitas and Brown launched ...


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Showbiz: Andy Cohen, Cyndi Lauper, allegations/fallout, Scissor Sisters - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Andy Cohen has denied the allegations made against him by Kathy Griffin recently—but seems most upset that his Mariah Carey impression bombed, according to Page Six. "All I have to say about the mishegas of this weekend, and I only have one thing to say about this bag of bulls—t … it's so funny, because I was on my way ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Lesbian opera singer Racette seeks asylum in 'The Consul' - Lesbian opera soprano Patricia Racette considers herself to be very lucky. In her three-decade performing career of tackling both classics ( Madama Butterfly, Salome ) and world premieres ( Emmeline, Dolores Claiborne ), Racette has been able to check off most of the dream roles on her operatic wish list. Racette shares one of her more elusive wish-list roles when ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Katy Perry performs with Noah Cyrus - Fireworks at the Katy Perry concert with Noah Cyrus! Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Kristin Chenoweth on touring, cartoons and 'American Gods' - The petite powerhouse Kristin Chenoweth continues to keep up a grueling touring schedule. Through the years she has crossed over from theater to film to television. Early in her career she won a Tony for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown that led to a standout stint with Wicked as Glinda. Television credits include Glee and the current Starz television ...


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'Homocore Chicago 25' on Nov. 2-4 at DfbrL8r - Homocore will celebrate a quarter-century with "Homocore Chicago 25" on Nov. 2-4. Events will take place at DfbrL8r, 1463 W. Chicago Ave. Highlights will include an archival exhibit, videos, photographs, a band-shirt display, a discussion panel and performances by Thalia Zedek, Scott Free, Jenny Urban as well as surprise guests. Homocore was a regular space for queer punks to gather, ...


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NUNN ON ONE: ENTERTAINMENT Nick Adams: 'Priscilla, 'La Cage' and upcoming benefit - Performer Nick Adams has made a career out of music. After earning a BFA in musical theater at the Boston Conservatory of Music, he joined the national tour of the musical Chicago before becoming a part of the Broadway cast. He contributed to many hit revivals, including A Chorus Line, Guys and Dolls, and La Cage Aux Folles. Adams famously ...


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Homocore 25 events Nov. 2-4 at dfbrl8r Gallery - From a press release - Homocore Chicago's 25th Anniversary, a queer punk retrospective exhibit with performances, videos and artifacts of the 90's queer and punk scenes in Chicago will be at Defibrillator Gallery, 1463 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Thursday, Nov. 2, 5-10 p.m., with opening event featuring Thalia Zedek ( Come, Live Skull, Uzi ). On Friday, Nov. 3, 2-11 p.m., with early evening music ...


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Showbiz news: 'Riverdale,' Ryan Murphy, 'Thor,' Sheryl Crow - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The TV show Riverdale depicts a dark and foreboding place ( as opposed to the town that's portrayed in Archie Comics )—but none of the residents seems to be flirting with danger as much as gay student Kevin Keller ( played by Casey Cott ), TVGuide.com noted. In the Oct. 25 episode "The Watcher in the Woods," Keller developed a ...


CONCERT-REVIEW-Katy-Perry

CONCERT REVIEW Katy Perry - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Pop singer Katy Perry spared no expense to put on a show for her fans for two days at the United Center. This review is from Oct. 24, the night before she returned for her birthday gig at the same place. Noah Cyrus—a younger sister to Miley—opened for Perry with a cover of Lady Gaga's "Million Reasons" after a few ...


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ENTERTAINMENT Performer David Edelfelt talks risk, new album - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times By Felicia Darnell - Vocalist, cabaret performer and North Side music teacher David Edelfelt will be ringing the release of his new CD better Nov. 3. Accompanied by Beckie Menzie on piano, Edelfelt will perform songs from his first recorded album in four years. A mix of Edelfelt's characteristic mix of jazz, pop and show tunes, better is Edelfelt's answer to his own personal ...


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Queer Lines: Drag kings, spoken word and more, Nov. 24 - Queer Lines, a show produced by artists Jenn Freeman ( aka Po'Chop ), Andy Bellomo ( aka O.Snap! ), Tiff Beatty, and Emily Claibourne, returns Friday, Nov. 24, at Chicago Art Department, 1932 S. Halsted. Doors open 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Jenn Freeman made her debut as the burlesque artist Po'Chop in 2010 and has built a repertoire ...


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Rufus with Chaka Khan get Hall of Fame nom - Rufus with Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Chaka Khan was nominated for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018. According to a press release, "Rufus with Chaka Khan are nominated not only for the freedom and raw sexuality of pure funk, but also the racial and social integration at the heart of rock 'n' roll." The Chicago-based band had hits such as ...


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Tegan and Sara in Chicago Nov. 4 - Tegan and Sara will perform at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 4, during their The Con X: Tour in support of the original album's 10-year anniversary. Tegan and Sara also will release The Con X: Covers on Friday, Oct. 20. It is a new album featuring 14 of their favorite artists—including Bleachers, Ryan Adams and ...


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Showbiz news: Diana Ross, 'Drag Race' cast, Frank Ocean, Sam Smith - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - ABC and dick clark productions announced that music superstar Diana Ross will be honored at the 2017 American Music Awards with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, a press release noted. In addition to attending the very first show in 1974 and leading several performances throughout the years—including a star-studded performance of "We Are the World" in 1986—Ross hosted ...


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BENT NIGHTS Vic Mensa; Lavender Country - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - When I met rapper Vic Mensa eight years ago, I asked him the silliest question imaginable: "Why do you look so pissed in your photos?" That was when he was in the performing arts high school collective Kids These Days and long before he dropped "16 Shots," a controversially inflammatory and unequivocally blunt single addressing the shooting death of Laquan ...


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Caring by Sharing concert, AIDS Day event at Ebenezer Dec. 1 - From a press release - Professional singers from the musical worlds of cabaret, musical theater and opera will join forces to present the first annual "Caring by Sharing" concert to support those affected by HIV-AIDS and to remember the lives of those who have passed away. On Friday, Dec. 1, this event will be held at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, located at 1650 W. Foster Avenue ...


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NUNN ON ONE Bridget Everett bringing bawdy cabaret to Chicago - The talented performer Bridget Everett never ceases to amaze people. She has been performing in New York City for over a decade. Her cabaret shows have become legendary combining humor and rock music filling out venues traveling the country. She even did a guest spot at Carnegie Hall with the legendary Patti LuPone. She has performed stand-up on Inside Amy ...


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Chicago Chamber Choir starting 22nd year - The Chicago Chamber Choir ( CCC ), a 40-voice ensemble, is marking its 22nd season with three programs: a commentary on our world and the joy of singing in October, a consideration of the night sky and celestial bodies in December and an exploration of the complex nature of love in April. The choir's season promises to be in step ...


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Showbiz news: Anderson Cooper, Kelly Clarkson, Shaun T, Coming Out Day - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Andy Cohen will co-host CNN's New Year's Eve celebration with Anderson Cooper, Deadline noted. Cohen—best known as host and EP of Bravo's Watch What Happens Live—will join Cooper in Times Square in New York City on "New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen" on Sunday, Dec. 31. CNN terminated its agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear in ...


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BENT NIGHTS The Hideout Block Party - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - It is a fact that summer this year officially ended Sept. 24. Never mind all that hoo-ha about Riot Fest being the last blowout of the season or that deceptive and cruel heat wave that hit the city in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The only signpost that really matters is the resurrected Hideout Block Party that took place Sept. ...


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House-music DJs launch Chosen Few Management - House Music DJ and production collective the Chosen Few DJs announced its formation of Chosen Few Artist Management, Inc. ( CFAM ). Based in Chicago and Los Angeles, and led by Chosen Few DJs Wayne Williams, Terry Hunter and Alan King, CFAM will provide comprehensive management and representation to artistic talent in the global house-music space, including live performances, recording ...


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Five Worth Finding: Monteverde, Chicago Ideas Week and more - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Monteverde: Monteverde Executive Chef Sarah Grueneberg won Best Chef Great Lakes at the James Beard Awards this year—and for good reason. Her West Loop restaurant draws people in droves, thanks to a menu that embraces the different ( skate schnitzel ) and displays what turns out to be the flavorful ( gnocchetti con pesto ). —Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher: ...


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Showbiz news: Jared Leto, Cher, Wanda Sykes, Weinstein fallout - Jared Leto has landed a new role: playing the late Hugh Hefner in an upcoming biopic, Just Jared noted. The Playboy icon passed away recently at the age of 91, and Brett Ratner has a biopic planned. "Jared is an old friend," Ratner, who will direct the film, told The Hollywood Reporter. "When he heard I got the rights to ...


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National roundup: Rainbow flag, gay Vegas connections, HIV-exposure law - The rainbow flag—the international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride—was unveiled in a special ceremony on Wed., Oct. 11, at the historic Stonewall National Monument, where, because of the efforts of activists, it will claim a permanent home, a press release noted. This historic event marked the first time that the LGBT flag will wave over federally funded land, under ...


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Music ensemble looks to tell Chicago stories - According to Bach + Beethoven Ensemble ( BBE ) Artistic Director Brandi Berry, her musical organization's mission is all about "tearing down the walls between musicians, [other] performers and the audience." The ensemble is in large part dedicated to presenting music in its historical context, using instruments that are appropriate to the period. But Berry maintained that another important part ...


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Park at Wrigley has Oct. 8 classical show - The Park at Wrigley, 3637 N. Clark St., has announced its first outdoor classical music experience, showcasing Chicago musicians on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m. "The Line-Up"—a three-part classical music showcase—is a free live music experience featuring selections for brass, strings and woodwinds. Edwin Outwater ( music director Laureate of Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and director for summer concerts at the ...


Elton-John-to-release-greatest-hits-collection

Elton John to release greatest-hits collection - Elton John announced that Diamonds will be released Friday, Nov. 10 through UMe. Diamonds is the ultimate greatest hits collection from John; it will be available on as a one-, two- or three-CD limited edition box set; two-LP heavy-weight gatefold vinyl; and digital formats. The three-CD limited edition box set contains 34 tracks over two discs, plus 17 bonus tracks ...


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Spotlight on Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits - Music Theater Works' new revue Duke Ellington's Greatest Hits features plenty of jazz standards like "Mood Indigo" and "Sophisticated Lady" composed by the late esteemed American title composer. But also be on the lookout for other numbers like "Take the 'A' Train" and "Lush Life" composed by Ellington's late and openly gay songwriter friend Billy Strayhorn, too. Duke Ellington's Greatest ...


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Showbiz news: Vegas responses, Ricky Martin, Gloria Steinem, Outfest - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lady Gaga, John Mayer, The Chainsmokers and many other musicians have taken to social media to demand stricter gun control laws in the United States in the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured, Billboard reported. Gaga tweeted, "Prayers are important but @SpeakerRyan @realDonaldTrump blood is on the ...


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Chicago Chamber Choir starting 22nd year - The Chicago Chamber Choir ( CCC ), a 40-voice ensemble, is marking its 22nd season with three programs: a commentary on our world and the joy of singing in October, a consideration of the night sky and celestial bodies in December and an exploration of the complex nature of love in April. The choir's season promises to be in step ...


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Hubbard Street names new director - Following a national search led by Koya Leadership Partners, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announcedy that David McDermott will join Hubbard Street's leadership team as its new executive director, effective Oct. 16, alongside Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton. Joining Hubbard Street as its fourth executive director in its 40-year history, McDermott comes to Hubbard Street Dance Chicago with extensive knowledge of Chicago's ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Donnie Moore rocks out in the band Absolutely Not - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Composed of Donnie Moore, Madison Moore and Santiago Guerrero, the band Absolutely Not knows how to rock. This Chicago-based group is influenced by punk music while creating something absolutely new. Their latest endeavor is titled Errors and was released on No Trend Records. Out frontman Moore talked about new videos and his long-running LGBT concert at Empty Bottle called Glitter ...


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NUNN ON ONE For Isaac Mizrahi, life is a cabaret - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - New York City fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi is taking it on the road with a new show called Does This Song Make Me Look Fat? After a two-week, sold-out run at Cafe Carlyle, he's ready for City Winery. He began sewing at an early age, eventually leading to his own clothing line and major success with Target and QVC. Mizrahi ...


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BENT NIGHTS amfm Jazz Fest; Limp Wrist - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On a whim I trekked down to Dvorek Park in Pilsen to check out a recent pop-up jazz festival that amfm Gallery and Chicago's Out in the Park Series presented. Looking for a break from the massive summer festivals and arena shows, I thought I was headed for a chill evening in the park—but what I got was entirely unexpected. ...


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Showbiz news: Morrissey, Bette Midler, Liam Hemsworth, 'The Voice' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Morrissey has unveiled "Spent the Day in Bed," the debut single from his new studio album Low in High School ( out Nov. 17 on Etienne/BMG ), a press release noted. The song features electric piano, synthesizers and acoustic guitars; in the song, the singer urges listeners to focus on their own strengths and to "stop watching the news because ...


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Singer songwriter Jess Godwin helps students find their voices in Shameless workshop - From a press release - CHICAGO — Singer songwriter Jess Godwin has crafted an avenue for students to build essential communication skills by way of the creative arts. Her collaborative music workshop SHAMELESS offers young people an opportunity to confront, express, and transform their experiences of shame. Godwin guides groups in structured songwriting activities. These poetry and music exercises engage and challenge students to find ...


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Lavender Country in Chicago Sept. 26 - Lavender Country—the band led by lifelong gay-rights and social-justice activist Patrick Haggerty—is coming to Chicago to perform at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia Ave., on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 9 p.m. The Golden Horse Ranch Band and Slop Sink will also be on the bill. Lavender Country ( 1972—1976, 2000 ) was a country-music band that formed in 1972. The ...


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Riot Fest melts faces in the park - Riot Fest rocked Douglas Park once again this year on Sept. 15-17. The weather was sunny with temperatures above 80 degrees—practically melting faces of diehard fans that love to head bang to guitar solos. The lineup, while metal-focused, still had enough variety to attract the minions of all ages. New generations were introduced to Nine Inch Nails, who headlined Sept. ...







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