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The van for Ms Tittles Cupcakes, which will be featured at this years modified Taste of Chicago festival.

Taste of Chicago to-go

Redesigned festival serves up unconventional sense of normalcy
Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor July 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of many iconic Chicago events, including Lollapalooza, the Air and Water show and the Chicago Marathon. But last weekend, the city was able to host its...

CHVRCHES will travel to Grant Park following the release of their third album.
(Image courtesy of NPR)

2018 Lollapalooza Preview

Marty O'Connell, Contributing Writer April 2, 2018

From Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, thousands will flock to Grant Park for another edition of Chicago’s biggest music festival, Lollapalooza. The festival is in its 27th year (its third after expanding to four days...

Graphic by Ally Zacek

2018 Lollapalooza predictions

Cailey Gleeson, Contributing Writer February 19, 2018

Coincidental gaps in touring schedules, new albums to promote and other festival lineups, oh my!  With little over a month left before Lollapalooza tickets go on sale, fans are scrambling to decode the...

Artist Cut Worm plays his set to a small crowd as part of the Tomorrow Never Knows festival in Schubas Tavern on Thursday night.  (Zoey Barnes | The DePaulia)

Festival highlights local indie bands

Zoey Barnes, Focus Editor January 22, 2018

A local bar and concert hall decorated with poinsettias and garland, turns January into a month of showcasing local and rising indie bands. Tomorrow Never Knows (TNK), a five-day music festival hosted...

North Coast, Chance rock Union Park despite some rain

North Coast, Chance rock Union Park despite some rain

Blake Schlin September 11, 2017

  Autograf It’s a rarity when college kids and adults gather on a Friday night, unfazed by the work schedules and late night study binges that await them when they leave the Union Park. EDM...

Wiz Khalifa performed at Chicagos four-day annual music festival on Thursday.

Lollapalooza 2017: day one performances included Wiz Khalifa, Migos

Matt Koske August 4, 2017

It is the beginning of August. As Chicagoans, this weekend is engrained in everyone’s mind not only as a time of chaos — even a burden for some non-goers — but rather an assiduous few days citywide....

Chicagos beachside festival to celebrate citys musical history with Green Velvet

Chicago’s beachside festival to celebrate city’s musical history with Green Velvet

Yazmin Dominguez June 16, 2017

Chicago is the birthplace for house music. In its humble beginnings during the 80s and early 90s, legends like Farley JackMaster Funk, Frankie Knuckles and Steve Silk Hurley were born. Their records set...

Chicago’s new theater tradition: Paragon Fest

Janna Lyhus August 29, 2015

Otherworld Theatre Company’s "Paragon Fest" is the world’s largest Science Fiction/Fantasy One-Act Play festival. The cozy Public House Theatre provided a perfect setting for travel to all dimensions...

(Vanessa Bell / The DePaulia)

Louder than a Bomb: World’s largest youth poetry festival empowers and enlightens

Vanessa Bell and Emily Brandenstein April 5, 2015

The floor seating of the Arie Crown Theater was packed with over 2,000 students cheering, dancing and laughing with their friends. In one corner of the VIP section was a camera crew adjusting their tripods...

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