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Orchestras Come Out to Play

Jesse Rosen | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

Two recent projects I was fortunate enough to see and hear recently extend the idea of engaging the many, to creating events that dramatically link orchestras to their unique time and place.

Live & Dangerous: Lollapalooza 2014

Jeff Pollack | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

In addition to always hosting some of the biggest artists out there, the festival is famous as a launching pad for the careers of some of today's most popular acts. Here are 3 emerging acts from a variety of genres that we think will stand out at Lolla this year.

Prayers: Cholo Goth Is 'Ready to Bleed' and to Rock

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Cholo goth. Makes total sense. The cultural iconography dovetails seamlessly -- skulls, lace, candles, saints and crucifixes. The music draws on heartbreak, alienation, angst, making it perfect for dystopian youth of all races.

Windy City Style Spotlight: Lollapalooza 2013 (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 10.21.2013 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

A sea of denim, grunge-wear, and Lana Del Ray look-a-likes dominated the fashion scene for Chicago's largest music festival, and I was there with my lens to capture the most dynamic, fashion-forward looks of the weekend.

Exploring Chicago's Lakefront From Lincoln Park To Grant Park

Lisa Dworkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Travel
Lisa Dworkin

Enjoy numerous recreational activities, first-rate shopping and untamed nature within the city limits.

Occupy Chicago: Tent City Raid Leads to 175 Arrests

Mark Cassello | Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

Demanding their constitutional right to free assembly, the crowd of about 150 non-violent demonstrators waited patiently for the slow moving police procession to reach them.

Grant Park Still A Mess Six Weeks After Lollapalooza

WBEZ | Posted 11.19.2011 | Chicago

Six weeks after the end of the seventh annual Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago's prestigious "front yard" still has not been restored to its condit...

Weekend Plans: Dragsters, Pigs And Mazes

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

As happy as Chicago may be to find a break in the sweltering heat this week, seasoned pros know the blustery breezes of fall foreshadow the creeping a...

Lollapalooza Took Grant Park By Storm, Left It Wrecked

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 10.09.2011 | Chicago

The desecrated Grant Park looks like a rock 'n' roll battlefield -- the fields are muddy and bare, waste is strewn about and a stench of stagnant wate...

Must-See Acts At Lollapalooza

Jeff Pollack | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

Next month will mark the 15th year of Perry Farrell's brain-child, Lollapalooza (not counting the cancelled tour of 2004). It's a great festival with ...

Taste Of Chicago: Crime, As Well As Revenue, Reportedly Down

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

While this year's Taste of Chicago festival, the first managed by the city's Park District, lacked some of the chaos that peppered last year's event, ...

Navy Pier Takes Aim At $155M In Improvements

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

The new non-profit organization grabbing the reins of Navy Pier as of July 1 on Thursday unveiled their plans for a $155-million facelift to the facil...

PHOTOS: Lollapalooza 2011 Schedule Posted

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

With today's announcement of the day-by-day, hour-by-hour schedule Lollapalooza 2011, festival-goers finally have the opportunity to plot their plan o...

PHOTOS: Inauguration Day In Chicago

Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

After a long and dramatic journey, Chicago's new Mayor Rahm Emanuel was sworn in Monday. Chicago residents gathered in Millennium Park on an unseason...

Rahm Sworn In Today As Chicago's Mayor Daley Leaves Office

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rahm Emanuel was sworn in Monday as Chicago's first new mayor in more than two decades, a historic power shift for a city where the re...

Children's Museum Might Not Move After All

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 2008, the Chicago City Council approved a controversial measure to move the city's Children's Museum from its current home in Navy Pier to a mostly...

WATCH: Lollapalooza's Celebrity Kickball Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Remember Lollapalooza? Ok, it was just a few weeks ago--but it seems like ancient history, and many are already speculating about Lollapalooza 2011. ...

July 4 In Chicago: Stellar Ways To Celebrate America (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Independence Day roundup and text courtesy of Citysearch. July 4th, summer's quintessential party, is upon us. Find out where in Chicago to get all-...

Taste Of Chicago MUSIC 2010: Salt-N-Pepa, Slick Rick, Rob Thomas, MORE

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Obviously, most people battle the crowds and heat at the annual Taste of Chicago for the food, but the musical lineup always attracts a crowd as well....

Lollapalooza Headliners, From The Rumor Mill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though the lineup isn't officially announced until April, The Daily Swarm claims to know who is headlining Lollapalooza this year--and considering the...

Prescriptions for Mending Broken Government and Averting Spiritual Death

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

While ending America's wars sounds logical and direct, I am beginning to doubt I will ever see this in my lifetime, as long or short as it may be. The country has become inextricably engaged in these conflicts.

Taste Of Chicago Attendance Down 500,000 From Last Year: Estimate

WBBM Newsradio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We do know a little more than three million people have come out to enjoy the food fest over the past 10 days. And that number is down by about half a...

Taste Of Chicago 2009, In Pictures (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Because some things are better from afar, here's a slideshow of the food, crowds and fun (?) at Taste of Chicago. If you're actually heading to Grant ...

Children's Museum Move Opponents Lose Court Ruling

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO - A Cook County judge has found that Chicago officials acted properly when approving a plan to relocate the Chicago Children's Museum to Grant...

The Good Life in Downtown Chicago

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Outer-neighborhood Chicagoans tend to think downtowners suffer through our central-city lives. It's hard to describe the devotion some of us feel for our high-rise 'hood.