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  • 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......
  • Underground Wonder Bar Celebrates New Home

     
    Since 1989, Lonie Walker’s Underground Wonder Bar was inside a tiny garden-level spot at 10 E Walton. About a year ago, they moved to an interim location beneath The Joynt at Dearborn and Erie. Finally, on Sunday, the late-night lounge will...
  • Cheerful report

     
    These photos by Ken Carl from Friday night's "Songs of Good Cheer" show at the Old Town School of Folk Music captured the event very well. More below, as well as the excerpt from Mary Schmich' 1996 column, "Vivid memories......
  • A couple of more highlights from last weekend

     
    Two more recordings from last weekend's "Songs of Good Cheer" concerts. The first is an sweet, old carol from the British Isles. Dunstan Lullaby .mp3 The second...I know, I know. But if anyone can soften you to the carol often......
  • Chi Mag snubs Quinn and Cullerton! For real?

     
    I fear that I’m falling into a publicity trap set by my devious Tribune Company colleagues upstairs at Chicago Magazine. They just released the ranking of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans, published online and in the March issue. Lists of......
  • '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....
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Number of reported auto burglaries in Wilmette rises to 15

     
    A total of 15 unlocked vehicles in Wilmette reportedly have been targeted by burglars in recent days. Seven more overnight vehicle burglaries were reported July …...
  • 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 …...