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  1. Guess who's on our cover for a chance to win passes to the 2018 Pitchfork Music FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Chicago Reader

    Donald Trump is still president. America's immigration policies have become the shame of the planet.

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  2. iLLANOiZE Let's Get Social music showcase gives a platform to Chicago's rising hip-hop starsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Chicago Reader

    Chicago based hip-hop media company iLLANOiZE is hosting the third installment of its Let's Get Social event series, a music showcase featuring rising hip-hop and R&B artists from across Chicagoland. The Let's Get Social series is the brainchild of hip-hop artist Bekoe, the founder of iLLANOiZE.

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  3. Father Pfleger, top cop Johnson and a tinge of hope for the city's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Chicago Reader

    At the risk of sounding hopelessly naive, I must say the sight of police superintendent Eddie Johnson and Father Michael Pfleger walking arm in arm down the Dan Ryan at last weekend's protest march left me with a tinge of hope about the future of Chicago. Oh God, I feel really naive just writing that.

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  4. George Clinton and more of the best things to do in Chicago this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Chicago Reader

    There are plenty of shows , films , and concerts happening this weekend. Here's some of what we recommend: Fri 7/13-Sun 7/15: Chicago Shakespeare's Peter Pan is a soaring delight for both kids and adults. 1 comment

  5. Savanna Rae celebrates the badass women of Irish folklore in Daughters of IreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Chicago Reader

    Through 7/29: Sat-Sun 3 PM, Open Door Theater, 902 S. Ridgeland Ave., Oak Park, 708-300-9396, oakparkfestival.com , $24. The titular daughters of Savanna Rae's one-woman show-Scathach, Uathach, Deirdre, and Queen Medb-all appear in the Ulster Cycle, a collection of wild, violent, sexy, fascinating folktales set in a decidedly pagan Ireland that were transmitted orally for generations before they were written down-and modified-by medieval monks.

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  6. Love conquers all in The Csárdás PrincessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Chicago Reader

    Through 7/22: Fri-Sat 7:30 PM, Sun 2 PM, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, 847-609-2939, folksoperetta.org , $40, $35 seniors, $25 students. Composer Emmerich KA lmA n was a Hungarian Jew who found fame in Vienna during the 1910s and '20s with such operettas as Der Zigeunerprimas and Countess Maritza .

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  7. The only thing more charming than Two Gentlemen of Verona in the park ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | Chicago Reader

    What is lovelier than Shakespeare in the park on a day in midsummer? What could be more meet for an afternoon of leisure than a comedy briefer than As You Like It , simpler than Twelfth Night , that gives you song and women for your wine and speaks as much of friendship as of love? Plus you get a puppy for your pains. Midsommer Flight delivers an interlude of fun with its production of Two Gentlemen of Verona , which follows the mishaps of young Valentine and Proteus as they stumble along the rocky course between Verona, Milan, and Mantua in pursuit of position and passion.

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  8. The schedule for the 2018 Pitchfork Music FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    It took three weeks, but Pitchfork has now announced the names of all the artists performing at its 13th festival, including headliners Fleet Foxes and Lauryn Hill.

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  9. Raw Chicago trio No Men bask in horror movies and pray for doomRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    The band name of aggressive and exciting Chicago outfit No Men refers to the opposite of "yes men" rather than throwing down a "misandrist" gauntlet-though their abundantly queer and confrontational approach suggests they're totally fine with weeding out the MRA-type "Red Pillers" and wearers of red hats. After relocating here from Austin in 2014, singer-percussionist Pursley and guitarist DB joined forces with drummer Eric Hofmeister and got down to the business of building a fierce sound through constant gigging.

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  10. Chicago rap phenom Phoelix does it all on his own with his latest self-released record, TempoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    TheMind and DJs Ambi Lyrics & Nosidam open. 8:30 PM, Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, $8, $5 in advance.

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  11. Caleb Willitz perpetually refines his pensive folk-rock sound by...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    Singer and songwriter Caleb Willitz has forged a beguiling sound that seems like it only could have emerged from Chicago. With each performance he works with a shifting cast of musicians and ends up reshaping his poetic folk-rock songs.

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  12. Chicago rap group Hurt Everybody reunites as its members build bright solo careersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    If you're well-versed in Chicago hip-hop, then you should certainly know the name Hurt Everybody , a rare group that landed like an asteroid in 2014 and vanished just as quickly. While outsiders positioned the city's scene as a binary, dividing Chicago rappers into drill and poetry-bred alternative hip-hop (while ignoring, say, the joyful sound of bop , Hurt Everybody showed that it is possible to craft a sound for which there's no local precedent-combining Mulatto Beats' spaced-out, kaleidoscopic productions, Supa Bwe's sweet and caterwauling battle cries, and Qari's world-building, ballistic raps, which he delivers with an unruffled, grizzled grace.

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  13. Iconic Trombonist Willie Colón brings his Nuyorican sounds to Millennium ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    Trombonist Willie ColA3n was something of a teenage salsa sensation when he signed to Fania Records in 1965 at age 15. He made his recording debut two years later with El Malo , which featured vocalist HA ctor Lavoe and was right in the boogaloo mold that attracted several young New York Latin musicians and audiences. Tracks like "Willie Whopper" fused Latin rhythms with R&B grooves; neither side came up short.

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  14. Jazz drummer Nate Smith comes into his own as a bandleader with a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    Drummer Nate Smith has taken his time as a bandleader. Last year the 43-year-old musician dropped Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere , his second album and debut as a bandleader, which shows that his patience has yielded serious dividends.

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  15. Indie-rock vets Wilder Maker craft dense art-pop in which Paul...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    Wilder Maker is a sophisticated New York quintet helmed by a crew of indie-rock veterans with broad interests, including songwriter and front man Gabriel Birnbaum, who's previously played with the Ethiopian-inspired Debo Band. Though I'm not sure if his earlier affiliation was inspired by a love of Paul Simon's Graceland , most of the songs on Wilder Maker's brand-new album, Zion , feature a vocal delivery that's reminiscent of Simon's clipped, conversational style on that record-if not explicitly referencing its mixture of South African and New Orleans pop.

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  16. Two Chicago pianists perform a pair of rarely heard masterpieces by Morton FeldmanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    Despite its profound and ongoing influence across a wide spectrum of musicians, the work of composer Morton Feldman is rarely performed in Chicago. That dearth can be explained in part by the durational intensity of many of his greatest works-which often clock in at more than an hour, and demand intense concentration and focus from its players.

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  17. Chicago DJ and producer Fess Grandiose shows why he's a...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    In May, the New York Times reported on a surge of teenage Europeans who run YouTube channels that live-stream music 24 hours a day, operating in a legal gray area reminiscent of 20th-century pirate radio stations. Chief among these channels is the UK-based College Music, the operator of two live streams including "24/7 lofi hip hop radio - beats to study/chill/relax," which has more than 400,000 subscribers to its broadcasts of mellow, mostly instrumental tracks by relatively unknown artists.

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  18. The new Holodomor drama Sickle isn't sharp enough to draw much bloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    Through 7/29: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 4 PM, Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice, 773-733-0540, redtheater.org , $20. In 1929 the Soviet government initiated a rural collectivization program in Ukraine, confiscating privately held farms and turning the farmers into state workers.

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  19. In the thrilling and shrewdly idiotic Adventures of Spirit Force Five, cheerleaders save the universeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    Through 8/11: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard, 866-811-4111, thefactorytheater.com , $25, $18 students and seniors. I'll admit Factory Theater had me at "cheerleading squad must save the universe," about as shrewdly idiotic a theatrical setup as the company has concocted in its 26-year history.

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  20. Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee's real-life affair yields a trio of films about infidelityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 12 | Chicago Reader

    South Korean writer-director Hong Sang-soo sparked a minor scandal in 2016 when tabloid journalists reported he'd been having an extramarital affair with actress Kim Min-hee. Hong admitted to the affair in early 2017 at the Berlin film festival, where he premiered On the Beach at Night Alone ; the film stars Kim as an actress who self-destructs after breaking off an affair with a married director.

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