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A Visionary Impresario

Dear Reader, Bob Mehr’s piece on the HotHouse was an incredibly sad story [The Meter, September 22]. The catastrophic breakdown in communication between Horberg and her board means a creative exile for one of Chicago’s true treasures. No great culture exists without context. Horberg’s unyielding passion enriched many of our lives immeasurably by providing a […]

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Andrew Calhoun

Fifteen years after Goodman, Prine, and the whole rich scene that nurtured them peaked, the very notion of folk music is anathema to most, and a genuine mystery even to those who have been saddled with the designation. And yet, from time to time there arises from the folk-ooze of musical ambivalence and contradiction a […]