10/23/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

World Music Festival Continues: Day-By-Day Picks

The Department of Cultural Affairs has to work hard each year to drum up the money to put on Chicago's World Music Festival, since the city generally ponies up only about 60 percent of its budget. For this tenth installment of the festival, organizer Michael Orlove and his two-person staff, Brian Keigher and Carlos Tortolero, soldiered on despite the rough economy and the loss of some key sponsors--most notably Borders, which in years past not only pitched in money but hosted many in-store performances. They've managed a budget and a schedule comparable in size to last year's, though admittedly both were already somewhat diminished then.

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