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Andrea Marcovicci

Vocalist Andrea Marcovicci created her concert I’ll Be Seeing You: Love Songs of World War II in 1990, at the suggestion of Walter Cronkite, but hasn’t performed it here since a show at Park West two years later. Interspersing wartime classics by the likes of Frank Loesser, Oscar Hammerstein, Jule Styne, and Sammy Cahn with […]

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Reeling Summer Film Festival

Reeling: The Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival hosts a series of screenings Friday, July 14, through Sunday, July 23, in conjunction with the Gay Games VII Chicago sports and cultural festival. Screenings take place at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Filmmakers, and Columbia College Ludington Building. “Hollywood Beach Party Shorts,” a free outdoor […]

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In his one-man show, Canadian impressionist Rick Miller plays all the characters in Shakespeare’s Macbeth using voices from The Simpsons. It’s a cute premise, but after the first half hour the joke of having Marge as Lady Macbeth and Homer as the blood-soaked rebel grows thin. Miller mixes high- and lowbrow culture the way The […]

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Charlotte Hug & Fred Lonberg-Holm

Even when she plays solo, violist Charlotte Hug is in a constant dialogue, responding both to her instrument and her surroundings. The Swiss improviser pushes against the conventional limits of the viola–she routinely changes its tuning, and on 2003’s Neuland (Emanem), her most recent solo album, she gets rich and eerie sounds by loosening or […]

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Savage Love

I’m a female in my 20s and will soon be marrying my boyfriend of four years. We met overseas via a personals site, and while most things are great between us, we do have one issue: group sex. He wants it, I don’t. After we met, my fiance brought up the idea of group sex, […]