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Midweek Music Break, January 25: Pocket Radio

Here’s a taste for what’s been going on around the Chicago music scene the last few years: Pocket Radio is a Chicago-based band known for energetic live shows and music that combines jazz, funk, hip-hop, and soul and gets audiences on their feet. This original tune, written by tenor saxophonist, S. Hudgens, is a perfect…

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Choosing a Song for Your First Dance

When it comes to choosing a song for your first dance as a married couple, it can be hard to know where to start. There’s so much great music out there! How can you possibly choose? Jeff Stitely, our fearless leader here at Stitely Entertainment and an expert in the field for 25 years, has…

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"La La Land" has its Dancing Feet Firmly on the Ground in 2017

2017 has arrived, bringing with it snow, bitingly cold winds, and, of course, awards season. This past Sunday, NBC broadcast the annual Golden Globes, bringing with it a cavalcade of celebrities, and high hopes to win one of the entertainment industry’s highest honors. In particular, a little film by the name of La La Land, a…

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Support the ALS Association – Greater Chicago Chapter

Join 400+ guests at the Chicago Cultural Center tomorrow evening at the IronHorse Ball to raise money for ALS research.  Channel 7’s weekend sports anchor, Dionne Miller will host and emcee the event.  Michael Hutchins, pianist and vocalist will play Sinatra during cocktails and Stitely’s own DJ John Norman will get the crowd dancing after…

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Friday night at Cetta's with John Sabal

Join John Sabal at Cetta’s on Taylor Street for drinks and great music.  

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Music Monday: "Snow": parody of Adele's megahit "Hello"

Mary Morris, a third grade teacher in Strawberry Plains. Tennessee re-vamped the lyrics to Adele’s “Hello” to sing about school snow days from the teacher’s point of view.  Not only are her lyrics spot on and hilarious, her voice is amazing.  She originally sang the song for her fellow teachers at  a school in-service day…

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