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  • Hallelujah! What a stunt!

     
    What if you were shopping at a big department store and suddenly half your fellow shoppers broke into Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus"? It happened recently in Philadelphia, a flash-mob style "random act of culture" caper pulled off by the Opera Company......
  • Come help us sing the most difficult song in the winter holiday canon

     
    For years we have avoided "Sleigh Ride" at our annual Songs of Good Cheer singalong programs, not because the lyrics are saccharine and the song commonly associated with corny vocal stylings from another generation, but because it's so melodically...
  • Bean there, sung that: Caroling at Cloud Gate

     
    Mary Schmich and I will be honored to join with faculty and students from the Old Town School of Folk Music for this week's Caroling at Cloud Gate, Friday at 6 p.m. in Millennium Park at the sculpture commonly know......
  • Songs of Good Cheer and the Rahm Emanuel blues

     
    Under old business today, a final report on the “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” song parody contest held this year in conjunction with last months boffo, sold-out “Songs of Good Cheer” concerts at the Old Town School of Folk Music.......
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • Post-9/11 blather amnesty offer tendered

     
    I’ve come to grant blanket amnesty for whatever came out of your mouth or keyboard from September 11 through, say, December 31, 2001....Nancy Nall I'll take it. For those of us who paid to have something original to say, those......
  • Rushing the season

     
    Now at the Old Town School of Folk Music web site: Songs of Good Cheer, an annual holiday caroling party hosted by Chicago Tribune columnists Mary Schmich and Eric Zorn, celebrates its 13th year. Schmich and Zorn are joined onstage......
  • It's Christmastime in Chicago

    It's Christmastime in Chicago
    I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
  • Community Conversation: Music in our lives

    Community Conversation: Music in our lives
    Tuesday's Trib Nation luncheon was built around the idea of music and the roles it plays in our lives and communities. Our 13 guests included music lover Jennifer Keeley, rap artist and former Chicago aldermanic candidate Che "Rhymefest" Smith, Chicago...
  • Tuneless music, tortured lives

    Tuneless music, tortured lives
    Hell is getting what you want first thing in the morning, when it's the last thing in the world you need. Hell is the life led by Doc Ebersole, the man at the mangled heart of Steve Earle's unforgettable new novel about music, life, death, addiction,...
  • Chicago Live liveblog: Bikes, Mayor Emanuel, and singer Chris Walz

    Chicago Live liveblog: Bikes, Mayor Emanuel, and singer Chris Walz
    Should we liveblog Chicago Live! tonight? Yes we should. Mayor Emanuel's on, we're talking transportation, music, comedy and Chicago life. At our weekly news variety show with The Second City, our guests include the Old Town School of Folk Music's...