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Events coming up in film, arts, music, performance - Lea Delaria, Artemis at 'Women in Music' Nov. 16 Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents "Women in Music"—a celebration featuring female composers, conductors and performers—at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. This concert, hosted by Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria, will feature a special guest appearance by Chicago's lesbian feminist ...


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Melissa Etheridge: On marriage, performing - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC - Everything is coming up roses for Melissa Etheridge these days. She wed Linda Wallem in May, just two days after they both turned 53, where she sang a song written especially for her with wedding attendees including Jane Lynch, Rosie O'Donnell and Sia. She also recently was one of the performers for WorldPride's opening ceremonies, alongside singers Deborah Cox and ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Carpenter does Caligari - Bisexual organist and composer Cameron Carpenter loves Chicago. A previous boyfriend of his lived in Bucktown, and Carpenter loved getting to know the city with him on breaks as a student. However, Carpenter has slightly mixed feelings about his upcoming debut at Symphony Center. Carpenter is providing live and improvised organ accompaniment to the classic 1920 German Expressionistic horror film ...


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Music, radio are David Polk's passion, profession - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - He grew up in north suburban Highland Park, where he worked as a parking lot attendant at Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in the United States, held at Ravinia Park. "My closet brush with history happened while working in the lot taking $5 for parking when Lang Lang, a now-famous pianist made his historic debut, filling in at ...


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BETTY returns for holiday show - BETTY, New York City's iconic pop/performance band, returns to City Winery Chicago for their legendary annual "Holiday Show" Monday, Dec. 15, showtime 8 p.m. Friends since childhood and artistic co-conspirators, Amy Ziff ( Vocals, Cello, Piano ), Elizabeth Ziff ( Vocals, Guitar, Programming ) and Alyson Palmer ( Vocals, Bass, Percussion, Programming ) have been recording, touring, performing, and creating ...


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Upcoming: Honors and music - CIFF announces awards Chicago International Film Festival founder/artistic director Michael Kutza was among those announcing the winners of the festival competitions. Hosted by Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Fox News Chicago entertainment reporter and film critic Bill Zwecker, the ceremony was held Oct. 17 at The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. Among the winners were The President, which took the Gold ...


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EXHIBITS 'David Bowie Is' wows patrons at the MCA - Having opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Sept. 23, "David Bowie Is" offers audiences an intimate and immersive journey into the multifaceted personas and creations of an artist widely considered to be one of the most significant of his time and genre. At a preview on Sept. 19, MCA chief curator Michael Darling was joined by ...


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NUNN ON ONE: TELEVISION Macy Gray shows us 'The Way' - The raspy-voiced pop singer Macy Gray continues to dance to the beat of her own drum while making music. She's shown a unique perspective while nodding to classic singers like Billie Holiday for years. In 1999 her multi-platinum debut, On How Life Is, spawned a Grammy-winning song, "I Try," that played everywhere. She has since landed acting roles in movies ...


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Laramie Project; Boy George; Library exhibit on marriage - 'The Laramie Project' at NU Oct. 24-Nov. 2 The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of a Wyoming town following the 1998 kidnapping and murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, will be staged at Northwestern University Oct. 24-Nov. 2. The production, which Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project wrote, will launch the Virginia Wadsworth ...


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Jennifer Knapp: Lesbian releases album, book with sense of self - MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Former Christian music star Jennifer Knapp released her latest album, Set Me Free, Oct. 14 under Ani DiFranco's Righteous record label. Directly prior to her album's debut, Knapp released a full-length memoir, Facing the Music, on Oct. 7. Knapp found a home for herself under this new label after an eight-year hiatus from her musical career. For Knapp, joining Righteous ...


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Chorus names artistic director; Harris, Osborne at Staples event - Men's chorus names next artistic director Chicago Gay Men's Chorus ( CGMC ) has named James Morehead as its next artistic director, effective Dec. 1. The move came after an eight-month national search and audition process as well as approval from the board of directors. Morehead succeeds Patrick Sinozich, who has led the group's artistic vision since 1997 ...


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BENT NIGHTS Xina Xurner;'Shame That Tune'; Asgeir - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As promised, Pilsen art rockers Xina Xurner returned here for a blowout at DIY space Babylawn Oct. 5 after the band high-tailed it to L.A. two years ago. Just done with his MFA at USC, vocalist Young Joon Kwak, life partner Mavin Astorga and bandmate Mr. 666 ( both on synths and treated sounds ) used a small window of ...


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'Unplugged' performance to tackle rape, suicide - Paul McComas and Maya Kuper will rock against rape, depression and suicide with their performance of "Unplugged" at the Evanston venue 27 Live on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. McComas' Unplugged was published in 2002 as a novel. McComas said he envisioned from the beginning that the story would eventually jump off the pages. The novel, performance and screenplay ...


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Upcoming shows: Laramie Project; Brickman; McComas, Kuper, Kennedy - 'The Laramie Project' at NU Oct. 24-Nov. 2 The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of a Wyoming town following the 1998 kidnapping and murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard, will be staged at Northwestern University Oct. 24-Nov. 2. The production, which Moises Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project wrote, will launch the Virginia Wadsworth ...


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Trans musician to appear at documentary screening - Jennifer Leitham, the renowned transgender jazz bass virtuoso, will be in Oak Park on Sunday, Oct. 19, as part of the special screening of I STAND CORRECTED—the true story of Leitham, who transitioned publicly during the height of her career. Formerly known as John Leitham, the artist played with such top acts as The Tonight Show All-Stars, Mel Tormé and ...


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Jennifer Hudson and HRC; Transparent; Annie Lennox on Beyonce - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) released a Web video featuring Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson for its "Americans for Marriage Equality" campaign, according to a press release. In the video, Hudson discusses her longtime support for LGBT equality and announced a new partnership with HRC. She also broke the news that she will be performing at the ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Sinead O'Connor takes us to 'Church' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Sinead O'Connor has always danced to the beat of her own drum. While it may be hard to figure her out personally, the fact remains that her music has struck a chord with a generation. The Irish singer/songwriter started in the '80s with her first album The Lion and the Cobra to critical acclaim, then broke out to mainstream success ...


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Chicago Gay Men's Chorus to present Lipstick & Lyrics - From a press release - Chicago Gay Men's Chorus ( CGMC ) starts off their 2014/2015 season with Lipstick & Lyrics, "Into the Hood: A Mary-Tale", on October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm at the fabulous Park West. Hear your favorite fierce drag princesses sing live while on a quest to be the fairest at the ball, all while evading the scheming, evil villainesses. Talented fair ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Mary Lambert tells her 'Secrets' - The bipolar lesbian who rocks mom jeans is at it again with a new album. Lyrics from the latest single "Secrets" tell all with a description of the personal things that make her unique—including the characteristics mentioned in the opening sentence. The massive hit "Same Love" took over the airwaves with her guest vocals on the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ...


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News notes: Local entertainment, events - Trans* activist McDonald delivering lecture At the University of Chicago (UChicago), LGBTQ Student Life's 2014 OUTober keynote speaker will be trans* activist CeCe McDonald, who will address racism, transphobia and incarceration that transgender women of color face. The keynote will take place at a free event at the University of Chicago Law School Auditorium, 1111 E. 60th St., at 6 ...


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Steel Panther, Judas Priest and a fire festival - BENT NIGHTS: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - As a non-heavy metal rock fan, I was taken aback by Judas Priest's "Farewell Epitaph" show in 2011. Although I love it hard, big and fast ( a helping of Queen, a dollop of Pink Floyd, and hearty portions of Iggy Pop and Alice Cooper ), metal was not something that I could cozy up to, except for that one ...


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Denmark's anniversary; Judas Priest's gay situation - World news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Following the international outcry over Russia's anti-gay legislation that overshadowed the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in a letter to prospective host cities that it would be adding a new anti-discrimination clause to its host city contract, according to a press release from pro-LGBT group AllOut. Oslo, Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, are the three ...


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Beatles celebration at Governors State U - Chicago, IL - It's been 50 years since the Beatles changed rock 'n roll forever with their first American TV appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in February, 1964. Join us for a trip back in time to the 1960s to experience a live performance of Abbey Road, the Beatles' best-selling album of all time. Classic Albums Live will perform ...


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SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Happy anniversary: Lyric's Anthony Freud marks milestones - Anthony Freud has been general director of the Lyric Opera of Chicago since 2011. But it won't be until 2015-16 that Windy City opera fans will have the chance to experience the first full Lyric season that Freud entirely planned. That's because the world's major opera companies often program their seasons as far as five years in advance in order ...


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Forward-toward male volunteer Lenny Earl: fests, transition - Robin Tyler was the first woman to marry her same-sex partner, Diane Olson, in Los Angeles in 2008. She has been coined a "lesbian feminist" by the media throughout the years; a visionary breaking new ground to aid in the LGBT community's expansive pursuit of equality. Tyler also produced of the West Coast Women's Music and Comedy Festival—a trans-inclusive women's ...


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DANCING ABOUT ARCHITECTURE: PRINCE, YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN - It's been almost 20 years since Prince left his long-term home of Warner Brothers Records in a huff after completing his last great album, The Gold Experience ( "Pussy Control," anyone? ). This Tuesday he brings it back home with a mild bang with not one, but two new albums: his collaboration with 3rd Eye Girl ( Plectrum Electrum ) ...


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Ringing the Andy Bell - Those English electronic pop stars Erasure are at it again with their 16th album, titled The Violet Flame. Made up of singer Andy Bell and keyboardist Vince Clarke, Erasure took over the '80s and continues on today, having started almost 30 years ago. Known for US hits like "A Little Respect," "Chains of Love" and "Always," this duo has not ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Paloma Faith's 'Perfect' plan - Singer Paloma Faith is returning to Chicago on tour this October and she's on a mission to convert new followers. This British bombshell is taking listeners through the ages on her latest endeavor, A Perfect Contradiction. Thanks to a little help from her friends Pharrell Williams and Raphael Saadiq, the writing is top-notch and her voice just soars. The talented ...


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Hercules and Love Affair, the C-word and a 'Broken Heart' - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - DJ Andy Butler's project, Hercules and Love Affair, leaps from the turntable to tour around the world. The new album The Feast of the Broken Heart has a revolving line up of vocalists as does the live show. This songwriter tackled growing up gay in the song "Blind," and the songs "Liberty" and "I Try To Talk To You" deal ...


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World news: Gay Times' icons; Russia court upholds LGBT ban - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - UK magazine Gay Times has released its list of 30 gay icons, Gay Star News reported. Among the individuals listed are Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Bette Midler, Sir Ian McKellen, RuPaul, actor Leslie Jordan, Neil Patrick Harris and Absolutely Fabulous' Jennifer Saunders. Gay Times published the chart to mark its 30th ...


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Clay Aiken's hacking comment; Tina Turner museum; Joe Manganiello - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Former American Idol star and aspiring politician Clay Aiken has weighed in on the nude photo-hacking scandal that has reportedly victimized more than 100 celebrities, NewNowNext.com. Aiken, who is running for Congress, told The Washington Post it was wrong to take revealing photos of yourself, saying, "Anybody who takes inappropriate pictures of themselves deserves exactly what they get." However, he ...


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'Flame' on!: Erasure's Andy Bell on new CD, Joan Rivers - Erasure's Andy Bell isn't one for trends. On the afternoon of Apple's crazily anticipated iPhone 6 announcement in early September, with the Internet and social media abuzz with details and consumer frenzy to buy one ( and some anti-Apple snark ), he simply couldn't care less. "People are just mad," he muses. "It's like the ice bucket challenge, it's ridiculous." ...


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Bjork film screening; Chely Wright campaigns on Kickstarter - Bjork film screening in U.S. starting Sept. 26 Bjork: Biophilia Live—the documentary film capturing the concert centered on Bjork's eighth studio album—has begun a limited series of premiere screenings at festivals, museums, libraries, galleries and cinemas worldwide. Furthermore, screenings in the United States begin at the IFC Center in New York Sept. 26, with further screenings in cities such as ...


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Upcoming: Fireside Chat; Mapplethorpe; Etta James tribute; Mamet's Cryptogram - 'A Fireside Chat' with Victor Salvo on Oct. 1 "A Fireside Chat" with Victor Salvo, executive director of The Legacy Project, will take place at Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theater, 3656 N. Halsted St., on Wed., Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The Fireside Chats are produced by Joanne Gaddy, Christina Court and Douglas O'Keeffe, who also hosts the event. There ...


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'Magic Mike XXL' news; Stevie Nicks; Ricky's new single - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Director Gregory Jacobs confirmed that Matthew McConaughey will not reprise his role in Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to Magic Mike, E! Online noted. "It's a road-trip movie and—put it this way—it's different enough that once you see it, you'll understand why we made a sequel," Jacobs said of the sequel. "No one will be accusing us of making the ...


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BENT NIGHTS More on Riot Fest; Fishbone - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Riot Fest is over and so is the summer of 2014. Yes, it rained on the first day of the festival and there was confusion and muck aplenty in Humboldt Park. The resulting mud, chilly humidity and constantly swarming bees may have haunted the festival for the remaining two days, but for all of the discomfort I wouldn't have missed ...


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Lily Allen talks Rihanna and gay best friends - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Lily Allen is back after a five-year hiatus with a third album titled Sheezus, a cheeky nod to Kanye West. This English singer grabbed the number-one spot in the United Kingdom with this album, using a variety of styles throughout the project. The lass with the strong cockney accent was born in Hammersmith, West London, and is the daughter of ...


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Melissa Etheridge This Is M.E. at Cadillac Palace Theatre Nov. 15 - From a press release - Academy Award and GRAMMY winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, will take the stage for the "Melissa Etheridge: This Is M.E." U.S. tour to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., which is being released by ME Records on September 30th. She will also be singing some of her greatest hits like "Come to My Window", "I'm The Only One" ...


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'Drag Race' alum Delano does Chicago unplugged exclusive - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Lauren E. Childers - RuPaul's Drag Race alum Adore Delano performed an acoustic set from her new album, Till Death Do Us Party, on Sept. 16. The event took place at Boystown nightspot Roscoe's—the sole host to drag queens from RuPaul's Drag Race. Chicago is the only city that Adore performed "unplugged" on her tour, and did so with accompaniment from Sherman, the bassist ...


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ENTERTAINMENT NOTES Performances, appearances and releases - Lea Delaria, Artemis at Lakeside Pride's 'Women in Music' Nov. 16 Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents "Women in Music"—a celebration featuring female composers, conductors and performers—at Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m. This concert, hosted by Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria, will feature a special guest appearance by Chicago's ...


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MUSICAL ROUNDUP 'Mud' about Riot Fest - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Sept. 12, the 10th anniversary of Riot Fest kicked off with a big, sloppy, muddy kiss. The festival, which ran Sept. 12-14, has evolved into one of Chicago's must-see musical and social attractions, and rivals the gigantic Lollapalooza for performers, an audience-friendly vibe and organizational efficiency. What started a decade ago as a collection of punk/hard rock shows strewn ...


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MUSIC Mikey Wax, Brendan James fill SPACE - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - On Sept. 9, Evanston, Illinois got a double blast of East Coast rock-pop with an SRO show at SPACE featuring pianist/composer/singer Mikey Wax and troubadour Brendan James. Touring behind his third album and major label debut, Wax dipped into his songbook, which was laden with a variety of styles and flavors. His set ranged from the dramatic ( "The Last ...


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Lea Delaria, Artemis at Lakeside Pride Women in Music Nov. 16 - From a press release - CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 — Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles presents Women in Music, a festive celebration featuring female composers, conductors and performers, at Preston Bradley Center ( 941 W. Lawrence, Chicago ) on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 3 p.m. This concert, hosted by Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria, will feature a special guest appearance by Chicago's ...


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Words or Music? Renee Fleming & Mark Strand - From a press release - CHICAGO — Join the Poetry Foundation on October 7 at 7 pm as superstar soprano Renée Fleming and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand, two of the greatest living practitioners of their respective art forms, contemplate the central theme of Strauss's final opera, Capriccio: which is more expressive, music or poetry? This event takes place at the Poetry Foundation building located ...


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Over the Rainbow Gilda's benefit at Sidetrack Nov. 12 - The 4th Annual Over the Rainbow, a benefit to raise money and awareness for those who struggle with cancer in the LGBT community, will be held Nov. 12 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, 7-10 p.m. Performers appearing in Over the Rainbow include Matt Alber, Amy Armstrong, Molly Callinan, Circuit Mom, Get On The Floor Dance Company, Sharriese Hamilton, Kelly Lauren, ...


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Streisand Channel, Neil Patrick weds, Sam Smith does 'Fast Car' - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - SiriusXM is launching an exclusive, limited-run station featuring the works of Barbra Streisand, according to The Hollywood Reporter. From Sept. 12 through Oct. 10, fans can tune into The Barbra Streisand Channel on Sirius channel 69, XM channel 73 and the SiriusXM Internet Radio App. The channel will feature live and studio recordings spanning Streisand's career, from her 1963 debut ...


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NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Colbie Caillat gives music a new 'Try' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The sunny California singer Colbie Caillat brought her shiny tunes to Glen Ellyn, Illinois, recently to the newly renovated McAnich Arts Center at College of DuPage. Not only was there a visually stunning show with large video screens, but her Grammy-winning duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky," was beamed in to the delight of fans. Her partnering with openers Alex & ...


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Music news: Barbra, Blige and more - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Blige's collaborations with UK singers out Dec. 2 Mary J. Blige has crossed the Atlantic to collaborate with some of this decade's most celebrated UK musical talent—including Disclosure, Eg White, Emile Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy, SAM ROMANS and Sam Smith—and recorded a new studio album, The London Sessions. This new collection will be released Dec. 2 on Capitol Records. ...


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Trans* activist Jones headlines release party - The Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois ( TJLP ) celebrated the publication of Hidden Expressions, vol. 2 with a release party featuring trans* activist Monica Jones at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum Sept. 6. The Hidden Expressions zine is, according to the TJLP's website, "a publication created exclusively with the contributions, wisdom, and creativity of transgender and gender non-conforming ...


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MUSIC Sinead O' Connor isn't bossy, she's the boss - One can't help but notice the disclaimer strewn across her public website: "SINEAD'S MUSINGS. STRICTLY NOT FOR MINORS." It's true; the 5'5" Grammy Award-winning Irish songstress takes distinct issue with the over-sexualizing of minors in the music industry. "There's a weighing kind of overemphasis on sexuality, which disempowers music generally, because it silences all the other voices; it makes music ...


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Malinowski new director of Lakeside's shhh...OUT! - From a press release - CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 — Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles is thrilled to announce the appointment of Scott Malinowski as Director of shhh...OUT! Lakeside Pride Jazz Ensemble. Scott brings a wealth of experience, dedication, and vision to the ensemble. In his previous position as Assistant Director he conducted performances, arranged music for the group, and brought creativity and energy to the ...


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Chita Rivera Moraine Valley Community College Sept. 27 - From a press release - Come celebrate the one and only Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event celebrating her 80th birthday at Moraine Valley Community College's Dorothy Menker Theater, 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills, on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 for the general public and $35 for seniors and students. Direct from her sold-out smash concert ...


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Michelle Chamuel in Chicago Dec. 15 - From a press release - New York, NY ( September 2, 2014 ) - Michelle Chamuel, the bespectacled songstress who won American's hearts in season 4 of The Voice, will perform in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 15 at Lincoln Hall. Tickets go on sale Sept. 15. Chamuel will release of her debut LP, Face The Fire, set to hit via The End Records / ADA this ...


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Ariana & The Rose: Flowering act on LGBTs, Ariana - NUNN ON ONE Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Ariana & The Rose is a new pop act created by singer Ariana DiLorenzo. This Italian performer is poised to take the world by storm. Her song "In Your Bed" reached #5 on the UK pop chart. She has dabbled in acting and fashion making her a well rounded singer/songwriter. Windy City Times caught her act at Market Days and ...


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MUSIC London Grammar: A Brit parade - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - British pop trio London Grammar burst onto the music scene last year with a debut album, If You Wait, that peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart. The band originally came together in London ( where else? ) in college with Hannah Reid and Dan Rothman. Dominic "Dot" Major joined the group a year later. Since then, Grammar ...


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Carell's gay film; Bomer's Horror Story; Gaga joins Lambert - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Steve Carell is joining Julianne Moore and Ellen Page to star in a film based on a landmark gay-rights case, Gay Star News reported. Freeheld, directed by Peter Sollett, will tell the true story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree. The couple fought to amend the Domestic Partnership Act, which grants pension benefits to domestic partners of all New Jersey ...


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North Coast turns five - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - For five years, the North Coast Music Festival has entertained crowds on five music stages in Union Park. Focused mainly on electronic dance music with some rock and rap thrown in, acts in 2014 that performed over the three-day Labor Day weekend included Bassnectar, Kid Cudi, Snoop Dogg, Little Dragon, Talib Kweli and Zeds Dead. ( Editor's note: Rolling Stone ...


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Organist Carpenter part of symphony series - Concert-hall organist Cameron Carpenter will be part of the 2014-15 CSO ( Chicago Symphony Orchestra ) at the Movies series. The organ of Orchestra Hall will take center stage on Halloween as Carpenter performs his original score for Robert Wiene's silent thriller The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on Friday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. The original three events include Pixar ...


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Michael Jackson tribute Aug. 28-30 in Gary, Indiana - Katherine Jackson has announced that The 5th Annual Michael Jackson "King of Pop" Tribute Festival of the Arts will take place in Gary, Indiana, on Aug. 28-30 at 2300 Jackson St, Michael's birth home. This year's tribute festival is different from previous years. The theme is "Art for Life," and the festival will be showcasing undiscovered talent. The outdoor tribute ...


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Indigo Girls joining Nettles Aug. 29 in Aurora - Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—a.k.a. the Indigo Girls—have joined the Chicago-area stop of the That Girl Tour which includes singer/songwriter Brandy Clark and headliner Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles. The That Girl Tour plays RiverEdge Park, 360 N. Broadway, Aurora, on Friday, Aug. 29. The park opens at 5:30 p.m. Brandy Clark takes the stage at 7 p.m., followed by the Indigo ...


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Miley, Beyonce make news at VMAs - It was a woman's world at the MTV Video Music Awards show Aug. 24 as Miley Cyrus and Beyonce dominated—but for very different reasons. Cyrus won the Video of the Year Moonman for "Wrecking Ball"—and had a former homeless teen, named Jesse, to deliver a short speech intended to raise awareness about the issue of homeless youth, Boston.com reported. "I ...


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E3 Radio to host 'Purple Tie' event - E3 Radio will host the Purple Tie Affair & Silent Acution to raise money for nonprofits. This year, proceeds will benefit Project Fierce. Highlights will include jazz-soul vocalist Kenya as well as a silent auction. The event will take place Thursday, Aug. 28, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 p.m. for VIP guests; general admission begins ...


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Snoop to headline acts at North Coast Music Festival - The fifth annual North Coast Music Festival will take place Aug. 29-31 at Chicago's Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. The hours will be Friday, Aug. 29, 3-10 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 30-31, 1-10 p.m. Snoop Dogg is headlining at the event, and he will perform on the last day ( 9-10 p.m. ). Among the many other slated acts ...


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Robyn flies into Chicago, lands at Pritzker Pavilion - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Swedish singer Robyn flew into the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Aug. 24, bringing a heavy dose of electronica along with her. Alternating her own solo set with her new collaborators Royksopp to a team-up at the end of the evening went smoothly overall. It was the perfect outdoor venue packed with a grassy picnic area of hopefuls waiting for a glimpse ...


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'Donny & Marie' in Aurora Aug. 27-31 - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Iconic duo Donny & Marie Osmond will perform seven shows Aug. 27-31 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora. The brother-sister team has been performing its Vegas stage spectacular, Donny & Marie, since 2008. They will chronicle five decades in their 90-minute show. Tickets are $69-$99. For tickets and information, visit ParamountAurora.com; call the Paramount box office at ...


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Amy Grant remix CD, 'In Motion,' available - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - AIn Motion: The Remixes—consisting of dance versions of songs from Christian/pop singer Amy Grant—is now available. Grant's early work in the Christian music field led to her crossover success in the pop market in the 1990s. She has sold more than 30 million albums, won six Grammys and 26 Dove Awards, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of ...


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BENT NIGHTS Steely Dan; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Steely Dan, essentially Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, personified hipness in the '70s so completely that they coolly appealed to violently divergent audiences with little effort. Rockers, stoners, jazz purists, soul fans, hipsters and pop lovers could embrace them without compromise. Just having a copy of Katy Lied ( ABC Records, 1974 ) or Aja ( ABC Records, 1977 ) ...


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Streisand's new CD; Bourdain's support; Latifah's kiss - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Columbia Records has announced the release of Barbra Streisand's Partners album as Sept. 16, according to a press release. The album features 12 new Streisand duets with a variety of male vocalists. Among the duet partners on this CD are Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, her openly gay son Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, Blake Shelton, John Legend, ...


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Gay singer Matt Gold at Jackhammer Aug. 22 - As part of the Jackhammer Complex's LGBT Concert Series, openly gay singer Matt Gold will perform at the nightspot, 6406 N. Clark St., at 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22. His latest release is Let It Out. The EP was recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy-winning engineer David Bianco and world-renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff producing. Tickets are $10, and are ...


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A change is coming for out performer Darrian Ford - NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The Cooke Book: The Music of Sam Cooke was created by the talented Darrian Ford. Backed by a live band, Ford interprets classic of Cooke's like "Chain Gang" and "You Send Me." Ford's resume began at age 13 in the show Great Nitty Gritty. He moved to New York for a Broadway debut of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair. He ...


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Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey on touring and Howard Jones - The British trio Thompson Twins were a staple of the '80s pop-music diet and they created a dent, both musically and stylistically. At a time when big hair and bright and bold colors made the cut, the group crafted songs like "Hold Me Now," "Doctor Doctor," "You Take Me Up" and "Lies," which became worldwide hits. Nearly three decades after ...


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BENT NIGHTS Soddy Daisy and Donkey Hotel - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - After hearing the brand-new split cassette with unheralded Chicago bands Soddy Daisy and Donkey Hotel, I may chuck my radio right out the window and forget I ever had one. To say that both bands are highly original, accomplished, smart and witty doesn't quite nail it. The words "arresting" and "otherworldly" will just have to do. The members of Soddy ...


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Barbra Streisand, top male vocalists duet on new album - From a press release - ( Columbia Records; New York, NY — August 13, 2014 ) — Columbia Records has announced the upcoming release of Barbra Streisand's "Partners" album, to debut on September 16th, 2014, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists. Ms. Streisand took to Instagram on August 11th to announce to the world the official September 16th release ...


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Smith first UK male artist to debut single #1 on AAA, AC, Pop - From a press release - HOLLYWOOD, CA — Sam Smith's record-breaking streak continues, as he becomes the first UK male artist to ever to have his debut single, "Stay With Me," reach #1 at AAA, AC and Pop radio. The gospel-induced soul ballad is being equally adored across seven radio formats in the U.S., and has been certified three times platinum. "Stay With Me" remains ...


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Chenoweth's health; James Franco's change; Sam Smith - Entertainment news: Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Kristin Chenoweth has hinted at some serious health problems via Twitter, US Weekly noted. The Emmy and Tony winner, 46, shared some issues that she is going through, posting, "Unable to move. Numbness and tingling in arm. Going to cedars dr tomorrow. Ah anyone who prays please do!" Chenoweth has dealt with health scares in the past, including being diagnosed ...







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