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  Chicago Sinfonietta's "In Darkness We Rise" highlights Jewish experience March 23

CHICAGO ( February 2019 ) — For the world's most vulnerable, persecuted and troubled, even in the most sorrowful times of darkness, moments of light are bound to emerge. Chicago Sinfonietta, the nation's most diverse orchestra, ...


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  "Trans Art Is" Trans Day Of Visibility 2019 Launch Celebration March 31

The Chicago Therapy Collective is at is again, building platforms for Trans and QTPOC* artists to share their voices, sounds, movements, and truths and bringing you a phenomenal lineup of creatives. Get excited, Chicago! Join us ...


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  'Night of Noise' variety show April 14

The Illinois Safe Schools Alliance will be "breaking" the Day of Silence with its third annual variety show, "Night of Noise: Onward and Upward" on Sunday, April 14, at Haymarket Pub and Brewing, 737 W. Randolph ...


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  Ravinia Festival Experience Center, immersive-experience theater, to open

HIGHLAND PARK, IL — Ravinia Festival will open a major addition to the park, the RaviniaMusicBox Experience Center, later this summer. The new building features an immersive-experience, 65-seat theater and a museum gallery space. Described by ...


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  Ravinia announces 2019 summer lineup

HIGHLAND PARK, IL — Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman today announced the not-forprofit festival's complete 2019 summer lineup—more than 140 events from May 31 through Sept. 15— boasting more than 70 artist debuts and 50 ...


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  'Lights, Camera, Sing!' Windy City Performing Arts to perform cinematic scores March 30

Windy City Performing Arts ( WCPA ) will hold "Lights, Camera, Sing!" on Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at Gannon Concert Hall at DePaul University, 2330 N. Halsted St. The group will perform the great ...


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  SPRING MUSICAL REVIEW Singing and swinging through spring

Chicago will see and hear 20 musicals between now and late May. Some are touring hits calling again, such as Jersey Boys ( Nederlander Theatre, April 2-7 ) and Falsettos ( Nederlander, May 28-June 9 ); ...


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  SHOWBIZ: Aguilera, Beyonce, Tribeca Film Festival, Marc Jacobs

The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) announced the organization will honor six-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Christina Aguilera with the HRC Ally for Equality Award at the 2019 HRC Los Angeles Dinner. ( As previously announced, ...


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  Symphony musicians on strike for first time since 2012

Despite 11 months of negotiations, Chicago Symphony Orchestra ( CSO ) musicians—represented by the Chicago Federation of Musicians ( CFM )—and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association ( CSOA ) did not reach agreement on a new ...


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  MUSIC Lakeside Pride unveils new agenda at inaugural gala

On March 9, the Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles unveiled a bold new agenda at its inaugural gala. The event, titled "Take the Stage," was held on the stage of the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park and ...


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  NUNN ON ONE, MUSIC. Jess Glynne 'Always' in the mix

English singer Jess Glynne come to widespread attention with the hit single "Rather Be," by Clean Bandit. Her debut album, I Cry When I Laugh, debuted at number one on the UK albums chart and her ...


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  Robyn performs at Aragon Ballroom; party continues at Berlin

Swedish pop princess Robyn appeared in a puff of smoke at the Aragon Ballroom on March 6. Although it was only 20 degrees outside, it felt about 100 inside with a sold-out show made popular, in ...


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  Jonathan Zeng to present Songs that Speak

Jonathan Zeng will present Songs that Speak, a cabaret featuring favorite tunes from the worlds of musical theatre and popular music, with Jonathan Zeng ( vocalist ), Michael R. Oldham ( Pianist/composer ), Daniel Eastwood ( ...


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  MOVIES New Madonna docudrama gets into the groove

Who's that girl? Meet Madonna's doppelganger—Jamie Auld, a 23-year-old actress taking on the role of pre-fame Madonna in a new film chronicling the pop icon's early life in Queens, NY. Written and directed by Guy Guido, ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'Pose,' actor comes out, Miley Cyrus, Janet Mock

GLSEN will honor the cast and creative team of Pose with the Champion Award during the 2019 GLSEN Respect Awards: New York, on Monday, May 20, at Cipriani 42nd Street, a press release noted. Golden Globe-nominated ...


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  MUSIC Artemis Singers chorus celebrates inspiring women

In honor of herstory, Artemis Signers begins Women's History Month with a concert Sunday, March 3, at the Irish American Heritage Center titled "Sheroes: Women Who Inspire Us." Founded in 1980, Artemis Singers is a Chicago-based ...


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  MUSIC An evening with Elton John

It was Friday and I was anxious for the final school bell to ring. We were going to visit Aunt Patti for the weekend who had just bought Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album, so ...


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  CONCERT Mike Maimone; Thoom; 'Bowie Celebration'

Out rocker Mike Maimone dropped into Lincoln Hall on Feb. 8 and turned the place into a rowdy honky-tonk juke joint. Advertised as a single release show, the gig effectively strengthened his reputation as one of ...


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  PASSAGES Pioneering trans Jackie Shane dies at 78

Jackie Shane—a Black Canadian transgender soul singer who found fame in nightclubs in 1960s Toronto and who had a Grammy-nominated record in her 70s—has died in Nashville at age 78, The New York Times reported. Shane ...


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  MNEK, in his 'Language'

Singer MNEK is performing in his first ever headline tour and he's heading to Chicago for the first time. Born Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike—later known as MNEK—signed his first publishing deal at 14. His duet with Zara ...


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  Michael Jackson musical skipping Chicago

The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage announced that a Michael Jackson stage musical are canceling a 2019 pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago, citing "scheduling difficulties" caused by the recently ended Actors' Equity strike, according to ...


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  NUNN ON ONE, MUSIC. John Cameron Mitchell bringing 'Hedwig'-inspired songs

Two-time Tony winner John Cameron Mitchell is bringing moments of Hedwig and the Angry Inch back to life for Chicago audiences. The musical has enjoyed a cult following all over the world telling the story of ...


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  SHOWBIZ Troye Sivan, 'Perfectionists,' Janelle Monae, Oprah

SHOWBIZ Troye Sivan, 'Perfectionists,' Janelle Monae, Oprah COMPILED BY ANDREW DAVIS Troye Sivan candidly discussed the correlation between his sexuality and his commercial success in a recent interview, NewNowNext.com reported. On Pop Idol winner Will Young's ...


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  Women rule Grammys

It may have been a man ( Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover ) who won for Song and Record of the Year for "This Is America"—the first time a rap tune accomplished the feat—but women were ...


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  NUNN ON ONE, MUSIC. Donna Missal talks tattoos, Valentine's Day

Singer Donna Missal comes from a long line of songwriters in her family. Her career began in 2013 with writing songs for the film How to Be a Man. Her song "Keep Lying" became a viral ...


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  CONCERT REVIEW Cher entertains in United Center show

The United Center was packed Feb. 8 for Cher's show, filled to the rafters with the LGBT community, drunk middle-aged women and older couples who were possibly celebrating an early Valentine's Day. There were plenty of ...


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  Alan Menken to perform March 30

Legendary songwriter Alan Menken comes to Chicago for "A Whole New World of Alan Menken"—a one-night-only performance at the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr. ( 50 E. Congress Pkwy. ), on Saturday, ...


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  Lipstick & Lyrics: Band Together, live-singing drag show takes up songs of protest

CHICAGO, February 7, 2019 — Chicago's largest live-singing drag show returns with Lipstick & Lyrics: Band Together featuring songs of protest to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall. This year's queens and kings will perform selections ...


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  SHOWBIZ 'The L Word,' 'The Babadook,' Ben Platt, Ellen Page

Fifteen years after it first aired, Showtime plans to revive the lesbian drama The L Word, LGBTQ Nation noted. Original cast members Jennifer Beals, Kate Moennig, and Leisha Hailey will be returning as their iconic characters ...


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  Judy Collins at Raue Center in Crystal Lake Feb. 16

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL — Raue Center For The Arts is excited to welcome award-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins to the stage in 2019! The esteemed musician will bring her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards ...


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  GLAAD to honor Madonna May 4

GLAAD is set to honor the musical icon Madonna with the Advocate for Change Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 4, Deadline noted. "From the HIV crisis to ...


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  Hamilton, The Exhibition tickets on sale

CHICAGO ( Jan. 29, 2019 ) — Tickets to Hamilton: The Exhibition will go on sale to the general public at 10AM on Friday, Feb. 15. Hamilton: The Exhibition will premiere in Chicago on April 6, ...


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  Chicago Symphony Orchestra announces 2019/20 season

The 2019/20 season is on sale now! Join us for a season of celebration marking Riccardo Muti's 10th season as music director and the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. Explore the full ...


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  All That He Was benefit concert March 11 at Pride Arts Center

All That He Was, the 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert on March 11, 2019 at Pride Arts Center will support Pride Films and Plays and Chicago-area AIDS services charities including AIDS Foundation of Chicago ( AFC ) ...


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  Nunn on One, TV Kelly Price discusses new series, musical roots

American Soul is a new BET television series dramatizing the rise and fall of Don Cornelius, who created the iconic dance show Soul Train. Singer Kelly Price plays Brianne Clarke, mother of two of the Soul ...


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  SHOWBIZ Lilly Wachowski, Greg Berlanti, Audra McDonald, Pink

Transgender Matrix franchise/Sense8 co-creator Lilly Wachowski has come on board to produce, co-write and co-direct a series to be based on Abby McEnany and Tim Mason's pilot, Work in Progress, which premiered in the Indie Episodic ...


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  CONCERTS Sons of the Silent Age, Fun House, Wing Tips, Michael Shannon

On Jan. 12, local entrepreneur Joe Shanahan presented a benefit concert featuring tribute performances to three queer icons for the Northshore Kellogg Cancer Center at his venue The Metro. First up was Wing Tips, who started ...


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  SHOWBIZ Show renewals, Lee Daniels, Lady Gaga, 'Avengers'

Just a week into the show's second season, NBC has renewed top-rated alternative series Ellen's Game of Games, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, for a third season, Deadline.com noted. Ellen's Game of Games returned to the NBC ...


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  NATIONAL Kansas guv, PFLAG leadership, activist dies, gay chorus

GLAAD hailed Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly for issuing an executive order that adds "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as a protected class under state law, reinstating an executive order once issued by former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius ...


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  Artemis Singers March 3 Sheroes concert to celebrate women heroes

CHICAGO—Artemis Singers, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present "Sheroes," a concert of songs and stories of strong women at 4 p.m., Sunday, March 3, at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, in ...


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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 Featuring 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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