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Sea Ray

“I think the most successful rock show would be one where people forget that there’s even anyone onstage,” said Sea Ray bassist I-Huei Go in a 2002 interview. And the Brooklyn-based chamber rockers do their best to distract your eyes while they play, projecting psychedelic videos over their bodies and onto two enormous screens. You’re […]

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In Print: Amy Goodman goes to war

Earlier this year, a technical glitch caused Amy Goodman’s syndicated radio show, Democracy Now!, to disappear from Northeastern Illinois University’s radio station, WZRD, where it airs weekday mornings at 7 and 8. The show, which originates from an old firehouse in New York City’s Chinatown and is carried by the independent Pacifica network, is known […]

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Friday 1/16 – Thursday 1/22 JANUARY 16 FRIDAY Around this time each year Saint Sabina’s Catholic church holds a fund-raising event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Past speakers have included names like Harry Belafonte and Cornel West; this year’s guest is actor and director Sidney Poitier, whom King called, in 1967, “a man […]

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JANUARY 16 FRIDAY Around this time each year Saint Sabina’s Catholic church holds a fund-raising event in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Past speakers have included names like Harry Belafonte and Cornel West; this year’s guest is actor and director Sidney Poitier, whom King called, in 1967, “a man of great depth, a man […]

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JANUARY 9 FRIDAY “People always say, ‘I love to see your shows, but always feel a little bit disappointed because I want to be in a piece myself,’” says David Feiner, cofounder of the Albany Park Theater Project. This weekend’s Heat Included, the company’s new festival of performances, panels, and workshops, “is a first step.” […]

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Friday 1/9 – Thursday 1/15 JANUARY 9 FRIDAY “People always say, ‘I love to see your shows, but always feel a little bit disappointed because I want to be in a piece myself,’” says David Feiner, cofounder of the Albany Park Theater Project. This weekend’s Heat Included, the company’s new festival of performances, panels, and […]

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JANUARY 2 FRIDAY It’s hard to explain the appeal of the Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show on the grounds of the Cuneo mansion in Vernon Hills–a low-tech drive through a mile and a half of strung-light Santas and painted board figures, mostly AWOL Disney characters. Maybe it’s the distinctly suburban pleasure of never leaving your […]

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Friday 1/2 – Thursday 1/8 JANUARY 2 FRIDAY “We keep hoping that maybe the divine Melissa Gilbert will stop by,” says Becky Eldridge, cocreator of the musical spoof Little House on the Parody. “Or Richard Bull, the original Mr. Oleson on the TV series, will drop us a note. He’s in Man From Nebraska at […]