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  • 'Old Chy-car-go' on tap at Chicago Live

     
    Bucky Halker (r) will sing Woody Guthrie’s peculiar anthem “Old Chy-car-go” -- Old Chy-car-go, Old Chy-car-go, Down by the lake, that's where the girls go Folks walk and talk in the Loop In Old Chy-car-go --at the Tribune's variety show....
  • Pope John XXIII Easter Egg Hunt

     
    Pope John XXIII Preschool is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 2 through 4 on Saturday March 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 …...
  • Wassail warning: Time to get your `Cheer’ on

     
    Over the years, my ritual announcement here in late October saying tickets are now on sale for the “Songs of Good Cheer” Christmas-season caroling parties has evolved from a come-on to a heads-up. Metro columnist Mary Schmich and I began......
  • Drop everything and listen

     
    Update: Here's the playlist from last Saturday's "Sweet Folk Chicago" 7-8 p.m. WFMT FM 98.7. I was the guest host and played musical requests submitted by commenters here at Change of Subject. 1. Wendy C: Steve Goodman: City of New......
  • Smith pushes for job creation ahead of runoff

     
    RedEye sat down with Michele Smith, one of the candidates hoping to replace Vi Daley as 43rd Ward alderman. Smith, the Democratic ward committeeman, faces hospital administrator Tim Egan in an April 5 runoff election....
  • Joe Boyd, Robyn Hitchcock lead tour of London underground circa 1967

     
    What was it like to be at the heart of London’s underground music scene in the late ‘60s? You could do worse than having Joe Boyd and Robyn Hitchcock as your tour guides to that galvanizing era, a role they’ll......
  • Old Town School annex on the rise

     
    The expansion of the Old Town School of Folk Music -- long on the drawing board -- has shot into the sky lately across from the school's main building at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Last I looked it......
  • Camp Algonquin farewell full of memories

     
    It was nearly 20 years to the day that Randy Osborn interviewed to become program director at Camp Algonquin along the Fox River in McHenry …...
  • Top weekend shows: Robbie Fulks, Willie Nelson, Joe Boyd-Robyn Hitchcock

     
    Robbie Fulks: The songwriter-raconteur will pay tribute to Michael Jackson, drawing on the array of adventurous Jackson covers – from “Mama’s Pearl” to “Billie Jean” -- collected on Fulks’ fine 2010 album, “...
  • Top weekend shows: Wire, Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris

     
    Wire: The U.K. punk-era iconoclasts have trimmed themselves down to an even leaner and meaner trio, and the recent “Red Barked Tree” – only their 12th studio album in 34 years – functions as a solid career overview of the......
  • Top weekend shows: United Sounds of America, Booker T. Jones

     
    United Sounds of America: This six-part series opens this weekend with music inspired by American cities and regions, including New York (Friday with hosts Bill Charlap and Suzanne Vega), Route 66 (Saturday with Arlo Guthrie) and New Orleans (Sunday with....
  • Ravinia Roundup June 30-July 6: Maroon 5, Peter Frampton

     
    Ravinia season is in full swing, which means folks across Chicagoland are flocking to Highland Park to enjoy the sounds of summer at the famous …...