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Taste of Chicago to-go

The van for Ms Tittle's Cupcakes, which will be featured at this year's modified Taste of Chicago festival.

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 popular Taste of Chicago event – but repackaged as “Taste of Chicago To-Go.” On July 1, Mayor L...

2018 Lollapalooza Preview

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

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 in 2016), and has delivered yet another star-studded lineup. With a festival this big, it can be har...

2018 Lollapalooza predictions

Graphic by Ally Zacek

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 festival’s 26th-anniversary lineup. While some artists—like Cardi B—have already confirmed the...

Festival highlights local indie bands

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)

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 by Schubas Tavern and Lincoln Hall, kicked off this weekend. Since 2004, Schubas and Lincoln Hall ...

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 trio, Autograf, provides those rarities with their music. Hundreds of people gathered to see the Chica...

Lollapalooza 2017: day one performances included Wiz Khalifa, Migos

Wiz Khalifa performed at Chicago's four-day annual music festival on Thursday.

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. Welcome to Lollapalooza weekend. Grant Park’s spacious layout along with Lollapalooza’s te...

Chicago’s beachside festival to celebrate city’s 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 high on the electronic music scene worldwide. Since then it has spawned new house and tech...

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 of time and space; the actors were brilliant, hilarious, and thrilling, and the stories were out of thi...

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

(Vanessa Bell / The DePaulia)

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 and in the other were young poets pacing and reciting poems to themselves. Teen breakdancers served as entertainment...

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