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  • Mayor Daley hit some bum notes in relating to music community

     
    Mayor Richard M. Daley announced Tuesday that he won’t be running for re-election in 2011, and he will leave behind a decidedly mixed and often controversial legacy as the city’s de facto overseer of the local music community. For decades,......
  • Sharon Van Etten makes epic transformation

     
    When Sharon Van Etten opened the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park last July, she looked a little lost. The big stage dwarfed the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, who had only her guitar for accompaniment. “First day, first act. Oh, my God,”.......
  • Top concerts 2010

     
    As 2010 winds down, we’ve still got a bunch of potentially terrific shows to look forward to, including Ludacris at the Allstate Arena (Sunday), Elvis Costello at the Chicago Theatre (Monday) and the Hold Steady at Lincoln Hall (Dec. 30),......
  • Pitchfork festival lineup includes Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, TV on the Radio

     
    Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes and TV on the Radio are among the bands that will perform July 15-17 at the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, promoters announced Friday. Tickets ($45 or $110 for three-day pass) go sale at......
  • Pitchfork Festival adds Guided By Voices, Neko Case, Kurt Vile

     
    The Pitchfork Music Festival, scheduled for July 15-17 in Union Park, added 14 bands and artists to its lineup Friday, including Guided By Voices, Neko Case and Kurt Vile. The additions include Guided By Voices and Neko Case to the......
  • Pitchfork festival adds DJ Shadow, Thurston Moore, Superchunk, Tune-Yards

     
    The Pitchfork Music Festival completed its lineup Friday by adding 15 bands and artists to the lineup, including DJ Shadow, Superchunk, Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Tune-Yards. Also added to the festival July 15-17 in Union Park were Battles,...
  • NASA picks Union Park students’ video for Transformers award

     
    A video by four Union Park Elementary fifth-graders has won the top prize in a contest sponsored by NASA and Hasbro, the makers of “Transformers” toys. The students won first place in the elementary division of the the Optimus Prime contest...
  • Orange to reopen cafeterias at roach-infested schools by Monday

     
    Orange County Public Schools expect to restore cafeteria food service by Monday  to all 22 schools that were found to be infested by German cockroaches last week. Students at some schools have been eating under tents while their school cafeterias and...
  • Rapper Big Boi promoting Crown Royal in Chicago

     
    Big Boi (right) performs during the Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park in Chicago, IL. (Brent Lewis/ RedEye) "The Way You Move" rapper Big Boi will make an appearance in Chicago on June 8 to promote the Crown Royal packaging he helped create for the...
  • Summer concert preview: A selective list of the season's must-see shows

     
    Those with fat wallets or friends in the biz will no doubt celebrate the bounty that is the summer music season in Southern California. The offerings are unrivaled among American regions, with so many open air venues, majestic theaters, off......
  • Summer preview 2011: 10 must-see concerts and festivals

     
    As usual the summer calendar is overwhelmed with concerts. Here are a few of the more promising ones arranged chronologically: Photos: 10 must-see shows Downtown Sound: Each Monday evening through July 25, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and...
  • Public to see proposed Orange School Board zones in a few weeks

     
    Last night, the committee tasked with redrawing the district boundaries for Orange County's seven school board members looked at the first five proposed maps. They also confirmed the schedule to take the show on the road. The group will hold seven...