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Music Monday – Dirty Loops Cleans Up

Over the years, Sweden has given the world some killer bands – all to varying degrees depending on your taste in music – Roxette, Ace Of Base, Europe, The Cardigans, and of course, ABBA. This most recent Swedish group takes the Princess Cake. Ladies and Gentlemen… Dirty Loops. This trio of young, fantastic musicians is… ...

Tell Me Something Good: Chicago Celebrates Jazz

The 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival is right around the corner!  This free, four day musical extravaganza starts on August 29th at noon at the Chicago Cultural Center, then moves on to Millenium Park in the evening and continues through September 1st. This year’s lineup features an amazing array of musicians, many of them native… ...

Music Monday: Basia Bulat's "A Heart of My Own"

Our lovely event booking manager, Carly, is spending her last week with us mulling over her most important final decision: her Music Monday pick. It was worth all those sleepless nights, Carly. This week’s featured artist is indie alternative singer/songwriter Basia Bulat. This multi-talented lady not only sings, she plays the guitar, piano, ukelele, autoharp,… ...

Music Monday: My One and Only Love, Chick Corea Style

Our in-house jazz guru Jeff has a great Music Monday pick this morning – Chick Corea‘s amazing avant-garde rendition of My One and Only Love. This social advocate was one of the primary musicians involved in the jazz fushion movement as part of Miles Davis’ band during the 1960s. If you want to see the… ...

Rockin' Recipes: Edamame And Garbanzo Bean Salad

There’s nothing better in the summer than a delicious cool salad! But the days of iceberg lettuce salads are over, and today we’re featuring a protein-packed meal that’ll make boring salads blush. This dish featuring edamame, garbanzo beans, and tons of fresh veggies is super easy to make and will boost your energy for all… ...

Music Monday: Have You Ever Been to a Goat Rodeo?

If you’re a person who just can’t decide whether you like classical or bluegrass music more, you definitely need to check out the Goat Rodeo Sessions led by famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma and three amazing string players Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, and Stuart Duncan. This genre-bending group combines classical, bluegrass, and even jazz influences to… ...