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  Aaron Alexander on being part of the 'Hamilton' ensemble

Two years and three months into its Chicago run, Hamilton remains one of the costliest and most coveted tickets in town. While the show has gone through multiple leadls—half a dozen Burrs, Elizas, Angelicas and Jefferson/Lafayettes ...


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  "Let Freedom Ring, Chicago" Jan. 21 at City Winery

"Let Freedom Ring, Chicago" a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place Monday, Jan. 21 at City Winery. The concert, featuring Lynne Jordan, Jeannie Tanner, Cynthia Clarey, Tecora Rogers, Isiah Mitchell, Frieda ...


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  Same-sex couple rocks records at Rattleback

There's a new retailer in town, called Rattlebake Records, located in Andersonville at 5405 N. Clark St. Husband-and-husband team Paul Ruffino and Mike Weaver opened the place recently and it features vinyl, CDs, cassettes, movies and ...


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  'Nina Simone' through March 2

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Nina Simone: Four Women, written by Christina Ham and directed by Kenneth L. Roberson. Nina ...


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  DiFranco book out May 7

On May 7, Viking will publish No Walls and the Recurring Dream, a memoir from longtime singer/songwriter/poet/activist Ani DiFranco. According to a press release, "DiFranco is one of the most prolific indie artists of the last ...


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  New CSO recording with Muti available

The new CSO ( Chicago Symphony Orchestra ) Resound recording Riccardo Muti Conducts Italian Masterworks is now available in international retail outlets including the Symphony Store and SymphonyStore.com, as well as for digital download and streaming. ...


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  SHOWBIZ Deborah Cox, awards events, gay singer killed, 'Family Guy'

The Sin City Classic Sports Festival presented by Toyota—the world's largest annual LGBTQ sporting event—announced that Grammy-nominated, multi award-winning singer and LGBTQ advocate Deborah Cox will perform during the Festival's Toyota Sin City Classic Closing Party, ...


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  Midwest Action; Guided by Voices

Concert-wise, 2018 ended with a shriek while 2019 started with a jolly howl. On Dec. 29, local entrepreneurs and life partners Alyssa Welch and Dan Jarvis threw a season-ending showcase for their label, Midwest Action, at ...


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  Sinfonietta's MLK concerts Jan. 20-21

Chicago Sinfonietta will present its signature annual MLK Tribute Concert—featuring the conducting talents of Chicago Sinfonietta Assistant Conductor Kedrick Armstrong and Charleston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Kellen Gray, both graduates of the Chicago Sinfonietta's industry-leading Project ...


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  Camper van Beethoven members on coming out, performing

Alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven broke into the music scene with "Take the Skinheads Bowling" and enjoyed major success with a cover of "Pictures of Matchstick Men." After disbanding, lead singer David Lowery formed the ...


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  New CSO recording with Muti available

The new CSO ( Chicago Symphony Orchestra ) Resound recording Riccardo Muti Conducts Italian Masterworks is now available in international retail outlets including the Symphony Store and SymphonyStore.com, as well as for digital download and streaming. ...


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  SHOWBIZ Gay wrestler, Black filmmakers, music festivals, Britney Spears

Wrestler Anthony Bowens started the new year by coming out on Instagram as gay after previously identifying himself as bisexual. In part, he posted, "As people move on in their lives, the way they view the ...


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  Ashley Simpson, Evan Ross aim to be new dynamic duo

Singers, actors and reality stars are just a few ways to describe celebrity couple Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross. Many may know Simpson as the younger sister of Jessica Simpson who began acting on the TV ...


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  Book chronicles local gay disco scene

The new book Dugan's Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady, by author/activist/grassroots historian Owen Keehnen, is a folklore-bio of the local disco era—a time that was key in the evolution of Chicago's LGBT community. ...


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  10 questions with Vic: Rapsody

Rapsody is a tour de force in hip hop, both blazing the trail for a new generation of emcees and showcasing effortless lyrical mastery in celebrating the hip hop culture. But this Grammy Award nominee represents ...


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  MEASURE FOR MEASURE Singing (and playing) in the new year

Lyric Opera of Chicago is back with the second half of its season, after a month-long hiatus that will be filled—beginning next December—by the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's annual production of The Nutcracker ( moving from ...


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  Critics' Picks

The Winter Wolf, Otherworld Theatre, through Jan. 6. A plucky young girl and a predatory harbinger of death both learn the limits of their powers while discovering the extent of their humanity in Joseph Zettelmaier's smart ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Will & Grace,' Martina's flub, Nick Jonas, Aretha, '9 Months'

The people behind Will & Grace have released a highlight reel featuring some of the show's numerous famous guest stars, NewNowNext.com noted. "So many celebs, so many guest spots over the years," reads the official video's ...


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  NUNN ON ONE MUSIC Bryce Vine grows into the big time

Singer/rapper Bryce Vine started early in the music business at the young age of 13. It was under guidance from his mom Tracey Ross—who many know from the soap opera Passions—that he auditioned for a reality ...


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  Creative Minds Talks: Chance the Rapper + Renee Fleming event cancelled

[THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED] Lyric Opera House is proud to host Creative Minds Talks once again on Jan. 12, 2019, when award-winning rapper, producer, and philanthropist Chance the Rapper joins celebrated operatic singer, arts activist, ...


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  CONCERTS William Elliott Whitmore; The Runnies and Bleach Party

In one of the more unusual year-end concerts that I've seen, acoustic blues rocker William Elliott Whitmore headed a deceptively diverse bill at Thalia Hall on Dec. 15 and managed to both confuse and excite his ...


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  SHOWBIZ Queer As Folk, Kerry Washington, Mariah Carey, Hugh Jackman

Bravo is developing a new version of Queer As Folk, Variety reported. Russell T. Davies, the creator of the original British series, is onboard the new project as an executive producer; and Stephen Dunn is attached ...


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  Families of Chicago Banquet Jan. 5

The Third Annual Families of Chicago Banquet will take place Saturday, Jan. 5, 6-9 p.m., at the University of Chicago's Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th St. The family scene is a kinship and cultural formation entity ...


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  WBEZ's 'The Morning Shift' host steps away

After six years serving as WBEZ 91.5FM's "The Morning Shift" host, Tony Sarabia is signing off and exploring his story's next chapter. Sarabia, who is openly gay, grew up in Oak Park and has been living ...


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  Bev Rage and the Drinks; John Grant

The last month of 2018 got under way with a virtual pile up of shows full of jolly queer cheer. First up was Bev Rage and the Drinks who guested at The Green Mill's Paper Machete ...


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  SHOWBIZ Batwoman, Janet Jackson, Carol Burnett, 'Deadpool'

Batwoman and Supergirl met for the first time on the CW's "Elseworlds" crossover event recently—and there was some very clear sexual tension between the two powerful heroines, Out.com noted. This was the first time Ruby Rose ...


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  Jingle Ball Tour, Bright lights and kinky boots

The national iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour 2018 stopped at Rosemont's Allstate Arena on Dec. 12, courtesy of radio station 103.5 KISS FM and a unique lineup of music. This was the ninth stop on the tour ...


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  Tanner releases new holiday song

Local singer Jeannie Tanner, with the Jeannie Tanner Quartet, has released the new holiday song " Santa's in the Chimney ( I Think He Might Be Stuck )." Tanner sings and plays trumpet on this original ...


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  Cavalcade of Queens take over Holiday Land in Visual Album, The Holiday Dragtacular

December 17th, 2018 ( New York )- XS Studio brings you a stocking stuffed-holiday special from some of your favorite queens: Peppermint, Pandora Boxx, Cynthia Lee Fontaine, Jaymes Mansfield, Alexis Michelle, Sherry Vine & Shuga Cane ...


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  Carlo Chappelle, born to sing

"Carlo is somebody who loves to sing with every ounce of his body," said Beckie Menzie. "There are people who sing because they want to be heard—and he's certainly somebody who wants to share his music—or ...


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  Gay chorus, LGBTQ groups mark holidays

Dec. 2 marked the finale of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus' ( CGMC's ) three-day "Holiday Hullabaloo" run. Partnering onstage with 10 other LGBTQ performing-arts groups at the Beverly Arts Center to deliver covers of classic ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Rent,' Ariana Grande, Lena Waithe, Elton John

Fox has announced the full cast for the upcoming live musical event Rent, which will air Sunday, Jan. 27, a press release noted. Actress Kiersey Clemons, Emmy nominee and Tony winner Brandon Victor Dixon, singer/songwriter Jordan ...


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  Grammy Award-winning artist Common to perform with CSO June 2019

CHICAGO—The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association ( CSOA ) presents its 30th annual Corporate Night benefit concert on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., featuring Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and Chicago native Common ...


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  Carlile, Monae, Lamar get Grammy nods

The 2019 Grammy nominations were announced Dec. 8—and rapper Kendrick Lamar led everyone with eight nominations. Drake scored seven, and lesbian Brandi Carlile and producer Boi-1da followed with six nods apiece. Drake, Carlile and Lamar were ...


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  Sinfonietta's MLK concerts Jan. 20-21

Chicago Sinfonietta will present its signature annual MLK Tribute Concert—featuring the conducting talents of Chicago Sinfonietta Assistant Conductor Kedrick Armstrong and Charleston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Kellen Gray, both graduates of the Chicago Sinfonietta's industry-leading Project ...


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  Elton John tribute show Dec. 8

On Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Gallery 1070 Auxillary Building, 1101 W. Granville Ave., the Edgewater Artitsts in Motion will present its second concert with Great Moments in Vinyl ( G.M.I.V. ), now ...


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  Event focuses on revolutionary Cuban punk-rock band

Nonprofit arts and education group QUEER, ILL AND OKAY brought a neglected component of Cuban history to the mainstage with a screening and panel discussion on Los Frikis, a group of Cuban punk rockers in the ...


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  'We Are Family' Pride Event to Benefit Chicago House Dec. 12

CHICAGO—Revolution Brewing, Chicago's largest independent brewer, is rolling out the dance floor on Wednesday, Dec. 12 for its inaugural We Are Family fundraiser — an event to support the LGBTQ community and raise donations for Chicago ...


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  'Stand Up for Red' marks World AIDS Day

On Nov. 29, Center on Halsted partnered with DIFFA/Chicago to host the second annual Stand Up For Red indoor street festival, bringing together local restaurants, musicians and artists to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in preparation for World ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Handmaid,' Kristen Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Viola Davis

Margaret Atwood is currently writing a sequel to her best-selling dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale, TheWrap.com noted. Due out in September 2019 from publishers Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, The Testaments is set 15 years after Offred's final ...


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  John Grant weaves 'Magic' spell on fans

Out singer John Grant was born in Michigan, started a band called The Czars in Denver and eventually moved to Europe. Along the way he created a legacy of solo work that included his debut album, ...


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  Double Door to reopen in Uptown

The nightspot Double Door—which originally closed in 2016 and which hosted acts as varied as Common and the Rolling Stones—will reopen in Uptown at 1050 W. Wilson Ave., Fox32Chicago.com noted. The old Double Door had to ...


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  'Santa Speedo Fun Run' on Dec. 8

The annual Santa Speedo Fun Run will take place Saturday, Dec. 8, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Sign-in and registration will start at noon, with the one-mile run through Boystown starting at 2 p.m. There ...


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  MEASURE FOR MEASURE Yuletide tunes

We don't think any music director would program "Oh, Holy Night" and "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" back-to-back, but both are part of the vast array of music which contributes to the holiday season. ...


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  Red Bull festival features LGBT talent

Red Bull Music Festival Chicago presented a late-night music event called Futurehood & Friends at the Wicker Park nightspot Subterranean. The concert venue filled two floors with people from the LGBT community ready to be entertained ...


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  WINDY CITY TIMES 2018 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Rebel yell As many know, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots is next year, and this cool "Rebel" T-shirt—which out Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black designed—marks the occasion in a colorful way. ( $27; https://www.omaze.com/made/dustin-lance-black-rebel-tee ...


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  City Winery's December shows: Macy Gray, more

Singer Macy Gray and former American Idol finalist Kris Allen are among those slated to perform at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., in December. Gray—whose signature raspy voice is featured in "I Try," one of ...


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  SHOWBIZ Rippon retires, 'Moulin Rouge,' Katy Perry, trans actresses

Olympian and U.S. national figure skating champion Adam Rippon told CBS News he will no longer skate competitively—meaning the 29-year-old will effectively retire from professional skating. Rippon competed for the United States in the Winter Olympics ...


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  Five Worth Finding: Haunting film, Skydeck and more

—What Haunts Us: This Emmy-nominated documentary—which examines why many boys who graduated from the Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina, committed suicide after becoming adults—will haunt you. Filmmaker Paige Goldberg Tolmach, who also attended the school, ...


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  Chicago Magic Lounge celebrates New Year's Eve, holds child-friendly night before

Chicago, IL — Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's new home for close-up magic, celebrates the holidays with magical performances, specialty cocktails and more. Featured performers in December include Signature Show appearances by TC Tahoe, Francis Menotti feat. ...


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  Rachel Eckroth, Rufus Wainwright; Jonathan Jackson, Echo and the Bunnymen

As November drew to a close we witnessed a torrent of old-school queer favorites coming to town for a pile up of sentiment and nostalgia far removed from the homey vibe of Thanksgiving and Christmas. First ...


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  Lakeside Pride show spotlights 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

On Nov. 17, The Lakeside Pride Music Ensemble presented "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a symphonic concert celebrating LGBTQ soldiers and veterans who served during the time that policy, also known as DADT, was in place ( ...


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  CGMC's 'Hullaballoo'Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus ( CGMC ) will celebrate 35 years of making music with its upcoming holiday show, "35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo." The show will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at three different venues. The ...


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  Spotlight, Women in Magic' Nov.-Dec.

Chicago Magic Lounge ( CML ), 5050 N. Clark St., will present "Spotlight: Women in Magic," Nov. 29-Dec. 1. While female magicians are rare—research studies estimating that only 5-10 percent of professional magicians and magic club ...


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  Concerts by Queer trance, Glitter Guts

The start of the holiday season brought a wealth of queer music and celebration to close out 2018 with a bang. First, The Burlington hosted a night of queer flavored electronic trance music Nov. 13. Queer ...


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  Chicago Gay Men's Chorus 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo Nov. 30, Dec. 2

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates 35 years of making music with our upcoming holiday show 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo. The chorus will be joined by 10 additional Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts organizations including About Face Theatre, ...


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  NUNN ON ONE MUSIC 98 Degrees warming holiday season

Vocal group 98 Degrees is made up of brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons. Formed in California and were later picked up later by a record label, the quartet went on to ...


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  NUNN ON ONE MUSIC Rapper CupcakKe, staunch ally on her new CD, 'Eden'

Raunchy rapper CupcakKe is bringing her Chicago rhymes to the masses. Elizabeth Eden Harris was born in Illinois and raised on South 63rd Street and Martin Luther King Drive by a single mother. The now-21-year-old started ...


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  Alyson Stoner, actress/singer/dancer talks Ms. Jackson, acting, coming out

Being in the glare of the spotlight—especially for those who have been in the public eye since childhood—can be harsh. However, Alyson Stoner, 25—who many may remember as the dancing girl in Missy Elliott's videos such ...


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  SHOWBIZ Mariah Carey, Rami Malek, Jussie Smollett, Rachel Maddow

Mariah Carey got an unexpected gift last week when her 2001 Glitter soundtrack album suddenly shot to number one on the iTunes chart, thanks to a social-media push from fans, Page Six noted. "Back on the ...


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  10 Questions with Vic: Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is a rare superstar. Despite her remarkable career, immense talents and global popularity, she is as accessible as she is iconic, as sweet in person as she is on TV, and as authentic as ...


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  Amy Ray, opener rock Old Town School

Indigo Girl Amy Ray made at stop in Chicago on her tour for her new album, Holler, at the Old Town School of Folk Music on Nov. 15. The sold-out show was opened with an acoustic ...


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  Alyson Stoner, actress/singer/dancer on Ms. Jackson, acting, coming out

Being in the glare of the spotlight—especially for those who have been in the public eye since childhood—can be harsh. However, Alyson Stoner, 25—who many may remember as the dancing girl in Missy Elliott's videos such ...


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  Glad Rags' 'Wonder 'Under': An emotional kaleidoscope

Local queer psychedelic orchestra band Glad Rags' second full-length album, Wonder Under, is an eclectic and weird ride in all the best ways. Although bringing to mind Tom Waits, with rich vocals graveling over horn and ...


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  SHOWBIZ Rihanna, 'Riverdale,' Glenn Close, Ezra Miller

Rihanna reportedly sent President Donald Trump a cease-and-desist letter after learning that her music was being used to hype up the crowd at his political rallies, Time.com noted. According to Rolling Stone, the singer's legal team ...


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  Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace debuts side-project album

Transgender punk rocker and Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace's new side project, The Devouring Mothers, unleashes kinetic energy with an intimate touch in Bought to Rot ( Bloodshot Records ). She's joined by Atom Willard, ...


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  Amy Ray on new album, acceptance and rock 'n' roll

Indigo Girl Amy Ray's September release, Holler, is a rich mixture of folk, Southern rock, mountain music, bluegrass and gospel, with her characteristic thoughtful and layered lyricism. Windy City Times talked with Amy about the album, ...


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  Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles to honor Stonewall, LGBTQ history

It may be a difficult, shaky time for equality right now, but Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles continues to play on, promoting positivity and love: The 2018-19 season will honor the rich, diverse legacy of LGBTQ history ...


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  Olly Alexander, Out British singer on band, queer artists

British pop band Years and Years is composed of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy and Emre Turkmen. Their sound is mix of electronic, pop and dance music. The first album, Communion, had a hit single with "King" ...


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  SHOWBIZ Streisand, GLAAD book, Spice Girls, Boy Erased, Rhapsody

Barbra Streisand has released an LGBTQ anthem that doubles as a statement against President Trump, NewNowNext.com reported. The legendary singer's latest album, Walls, includes plenty of shots at the current administration, including the title track. The ...


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  Measure for Measure, Chicago Sinfonietta, Swing Shift Orchestra and more

The Hindu celebration of Diwali, the five-day festival of lights, will be marked by the Chicago Sinfonietta with concerts in Naperville ( Nov. 10 at Wentz Hall ) and Chicago ( Nov. 12 at Symphony Center ...


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  pronoun talks about name, breakups

Out singer Alyse Vellturo ( aka pronoun ) is attempting to outdo her counterparts—and going by the name pronoun is just the start. The songwriter grew up in Boston and graduated from the Berklee School of ...


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  Measure for Measure, classical music in Chicago

As part of its newly expanded arts coverage, Windy City Times is resuming Measure for Measure, a monthly digest of news about classical music in Chicago that first appeared in 2000 but has been on hiatus ...


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  Festival celebrates queer punk rock for people of color

On Oct. 20, the Black, Brown, and Indigenous Collection presented the 2018 edition of "Will It Explode?," an annual festival celebrating queer punk rock for people of color. The festival featured afternoon workshops such as "Punk ...


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  SHOWBIZ: Jamie Lee Curtis, Latifah, Jim Parsons, 'Heathers'

Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis revealed to People magazine that she struggled with an opioid addiction she kept secret from the world since the late '80s, Page Six noted. She explained that she was prescribed painkillers ...





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