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  • Free Chris Walz!

     
    Chris Walz, a mainstay of the cast of Songs of Good Cheer, will be performing a no-Christmas set at 10:15 p.m. tonight at the Grafton Pub just south of the Old Town School of Folk Music in Lincoln Square. No......
  • Singers, you'd better get ready

     
    Last night at rehearsal for an upcoming country-gospel singalong -- Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Grafton Pub & Grill in Lincoln Square -- Maura Lally of the Pickin' Bubs noted that one of her students at the Old Town School......
  • So you think you know carols?

     
    Take my classic quizzes: So you think you know carols? Part I So you think you know carols? Part II Then, if you are so moved, try your hand at writing your own questions and submitting them in this year's......
  • Ed Holstein at his finest

     
    From this summer's concert at FitzGerald's in honor of Earl Pionke's -- the Earl of Old Town: Video description: One of the evening's major hits was Eddie Holstein, modestly self-proclaimed 1970s Folk Legend. Eddie teaches at Chicago's Old Town School.......
  • Love Notes: A marriage of family and heartbreak

    Love Notes: A marriage of family and heartbreak
    Maria McCullough and Yahvi Pichardo did not intend to have a traditional wedding ceremony in Chicago. Their idea, when they got engaged last Valentine's Day, was to save their relatives the stress and expense of coming here for a big party by instead...
  • City Winery enters a crowded music and restaurant market

    City Winery enters a crowded music and restaurant market
    Into a live music scene already stuffed with clubs, City Winery promises something different: Music and food in a wine-country atmosphere. But will it be enough to draw traffic from already well-trafficked clubs and restaurants within miles, if not a...
  • City Winery Chicago announces 2012 concert lineup

    City Winery Chicago announces 2012 concert lineup
    City Winery Chicago, a 300-capacity concert hall in the West Loop, will open Aug. 1 and announced a full slate of performers Tuesday for the 2012 season, including singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, gospel great Mavis Staples and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling....
  • Your 2013 guide to street festivals

    Your 2013 guide to street festivals
    Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
  • John C. Reilly's love of roots music is no act

     John C. Reilly's love of roots music is no act
    The list of Hollywood actors who have flirted with playing in bands is a long and dubious one, from Don Johnson and Bruce Willis to Juliette Lewis and Russell Crowe. It’s difficult to see any of these “musical” endeavors as anything...
  • Q&A: John Reilly

    Q&A: John Reilly
    During his college years at DePaul University, John C. Reilly attended a handful of concerts at the Old Town School of Folk Music. On Saturday, June 22, the acclaimed actor will take the local venue's stage as a performer for the first time, appearing...
  • Make Music Chicago festival back for a third year

    Make Music Chicago festival back for a third year
    More than 25 public spaces throughout the city will resound with live music of all genres when the free, daylong Make Music Chicago festival returns for a third year on June 21, the first day of summer. Hundreds of performers of all ages and levels of...
  • Ralph Stanley's long road leads to Chicago

    Ralph Stanley's long road leads to Chicago
    For Ralph Stanley, the road indeed seems to go on forever. The bluegrass legend, who turns 86 this month, says that touring has gotten easier than when he started out. "It was harder then," he says by phone. "We have a lot better roads now." The...