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Eastland Disaster

Stunning Eastland Brings a Stirring Voice to an Overlooked Tragedy

Robert Bullen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

It's a very rare thing when a beautiful and emotionally stirring new musical comes along. But with Eastland, about the overlooked tragedy of the capsizing of the SS Eastland in the Chicago River, the writers make a landmark debut.

Eastland: A New Musical

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts
Kevin O'Donnell

Eastland is a musical about the SS Eastland, which rolled over in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915 killing hundreds of excursioners who were on their way to a Western Electric Company picnic in Michigan.

PHOTOS: Chicago's Most Haunted Places

The Huffington Post | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

Halloween is a time when even the most timid Chicagoans may go hunting for thrills and chills. While amusement parks and "haunted" houses may pop up i...