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New Year’s Eve 2008 Music

The Reader’s guide to Linsey Alexander Blues Band with Patricia Scott a 9 PM, Blue Chicago, 536 N. Clark, 312-661-0100,, $10. Band Called Catch, Broken Belts, Ben Joyce, Adam Thompson a 9 PM, Silvie’s Lounge, 1902 W. Irving Park, 773-871-6239,, $60, $45 in advance. Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Vance Kelly a […]

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Adobo Grill The four-course prix fixe menu features a choice of items such as guacamole prepared tableside, chicken breast with serrano ham, empanadas de barbacoa, and several desserts, plus unlimited margaritas, beer, and wine and a tequila toast at midnight. Live mariachi music; seatings at 9, 9:30, and 10 PM. Reservations required. a1610 N. Wells, […]

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Parties & Special Events

Black Ensemble Theater A performance of “the best of the best” of Black Ensemble Theater follows a champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception. After the show there’s an open mike and dancing. a8 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, 4520 N. Beacon, 773-769-5541, $100. Celtic Crown: “Celtic Countdown to 2009” This party features an open bar till midnight, […]

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What’s Next for Local News? Re “Chicago Needs a New News Model” by Michael Miner, December 11 “Politicians, bureaucrats, academics, intellectuals, activists, nongovernmental organizations—all require a zone where decisions are reported and ideas exchanged.” This seems to be the real crux of this idea as a new model. For that zone to be a successful […]

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Savage Love

Q OK, I need a kick in the face or something. My boyfriend of two years and I broke up a little more than a week ago. He cheated. But there’s a bit more to the story: He was a raging alcoholic, and I’ve broken up with him a few times. One of those times—when […]