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Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets Headline Harvest and Harmony Fest: Chicago's North Shore suburb's first annual festival to spotlight its hidden artist community

Steve Karras | Posted 09.30.2015 | Chicago
Steve Karras

Tucked in somewhere in the conspicuous affluence of Highland Park, Illinois lies the town's quaint Ravinia District- a tiny, yet vibrant community of small business owners, unique boutiques, and eclectic restaurants and food specialty shops.

Chicagoans To Attempt To Break World Ukulele Record

Posted 05.28.2012 | Chicago

Chicago has had plenty of accomplishments that make the city, and its residents, stand out from the rest of the world. We have the tallest building in...

Weekend Plans: Oysters, Punks And Conjunctions

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

The cold front foreshadowing another Chicago winter may have you chilled, whether from the breeze or the scared anticipation. Our favorite ways to war...

Alt Q Still Bringing LGBTQ Talent To The Stage, And Helping Queer Causes After Ten Years

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Kate Lowry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

What do a self-described "indie-grass" acoustic duo from Chicago, a multi-piece Americana jazz group and a Tucson-based trans singer/songwriter have i...

The Carolina Chocolate Drops Give Chicago Something To Barn Dance About

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Jeff Pinzino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit It used to be that Chicago had the most famous country music radio show in America. The WL...

Art and the Public Purpose: Does the Country Need a Cultural Policy?

Nick Rabkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Nick Rabkin

The divisive and bitter culture war conflicts about race, sexuality, expressive freedom and the role of government in the arts continue to chill the politics of culture, even in the Obama era.

Sons of the Never Wrong Make It Right In Evanston

Robert Rodi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Rodi

Sons in a nutshell: maddeningly coy, disarmingly clever, and many times smarter than you are. Which isn't to paint them as a novelty act.