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TRG Music listings

Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, in-cluding a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail […]

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Spin Cycle…A Musical In Two Loads

SPIN CYCLE…A MUSICAL IN TWO LOADS, Phoenix Ascending Theatre. There’s nothing profound or earth-shattering about Rick Karlin and the late Frank DePaul’s sweet, homegrown musical about four young people looking for love in Chicago. The lyrics are good without being great, the tunes nice but forgettable, and the story–about two boyfriend-hungry Lakeview women who find […]

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News of the Weird

Lead Stories Eight farmers in the town of Nemaha, Iowa (population 112), have taught themselves to perform various square-dancing routines on their tractors, according to a June San Francisco Chronicle story. However, all of the farmers are male, while square dancing is a couples activity; therefore four of the “dancers” don calico skirts. In June […]

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Thirteen

Several people appear to be playing themselves in this lyrical fusion of drama, improvisation, and what may be reenactment–a movie that keeps open the tantalizing question of whether it’s more like fiction than documentary by seamlessly combining techniques associated with both. Thirteen-year-old Nina (Wilhamenia Dickens, the daughter of Lillian Folley, who plays her mother) retreats […]

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Police Scanner

Monday, July 24, 11:05 PM Dispatcher: At 11– Monticello, people are smokin’ dope and urinatin’ at that location. If anyone wants to watch that. Tuesday, July 25, 11:10 PM Dispatcher: 1141, take this if you would–runnin’ out of cars here–28– Flournoy on a disturbance, loud music out of a Grand Prix, first of all. And […]

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Queens of the Stone Age

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Stoner rock is quickly getting as predictable as any other kind of “alternative” rock, so it’s inspiring to see that one of the genre’s progenitors, former Kyuss guitarist Josh Homme, is still scampering ahead of the curve. After Kyuss broke up, in 1995, Homme briefly played with Screaming Trees, then […]