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The Reverend Marvin Yancy’s solo career lasted just one great album

Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on worthy artists with Chicago ties who’ve been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place. If some sort of god or higher power exists, it clearly has a dark...
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How ‘Chicago Party Aunt’ made the jump from Twitter to Netflix

When it debuted back in 2016, the @ChiPartyAunt Twitter account offered something that Chicagoans rarely encounter outside of local improv theaters: comedy that regularly name drops Jewel Osco, Peter Francis Geraci and folks who work at Motorola Solutions in Schaumburg. Former Time Out Chicago writer Grace Perry eloquently broke down the appeal of Chicago Party Aunt character's viral musings, writing "Chicago Party Aunt doesn’t really give a fuck if you don’t get her—and that’s the most Chicago thing of all."
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Look inside the 'whimsical' home Stephanie Izard is selling

Stephanie Izard, the chef and TV personality, is selling her home on the Near West Side. Izard, executive chef and co-owner of Girl and the Goat, Little Goat and Duck Duck Goat, is asking $1.35 million for the house, which came on the market this morning. The four-bedroom, four-story house on Lexington Street is in the neighborhood between the University of Illinois Chicago campus and the Illinois Medical District.
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‘Live In Cook County Jail’: Capturing B.B. King’s Electric Live Act

It’s inevitable that B.B. King’s Live In Cook County Jail will be compared to 1965’s Live At The Regal, recorded by the same blues giant and hailed as one of the greatest live albums of all time. And yet Cook County Jail, recorded on September 10, 1970, deserves a second look, as few artists had followed Johnny Cash’s pioneering example of recording in a prison.
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Yves Francois Rocambu Jazz will perform at Ridge Park, 1817 W. 96th St., on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. Yves Francois Rocambu Jazz was formed in 2001 by Yves Francois. The band performs retro African, Latin and Caribbean grooves. They explore the rhythms of the African Diaspora including biguine, calypso, conga, rumba, highlife, samba, son and its relation to jazz.
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Cook County Forest Preserve photo contest now open

CHICAGO, Ill. (Septemeber 4, 2021) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County is now accepting entries for the 2021 photo contest and is looking for the very best photos of Forest Preserves landscapes, close-ups of plants, insects, birds and other wildlife, pictures that highlight the seasons, and shots of people enjoying the outdoors or participating in recreational offerings.
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Forest Preserves of Cook County annual photo contest now open

The Forest Preserves of Cook County is accepting entries for the 2021 photo contest and is looking for the very best photos of Forest Preserves landscapes; close-ups of plants, insects, birds and other wildlife; pictures that highlight the seasons; and shots of people enjoying the outdoors or participating in recreational offerings.
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