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DanceSafe Offers Outreach About Drug Use At Music Festivals

After seven festival-related deaths just this year, many concert promoters are taking a closer look at the issue of drug use at their events.

10/23/2013

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Taste Of Chicago Kicks Off In Grant Park

The 33rd annual Taste of Chicago got off to a hot and muggy start on Wednesday, but city officials were hoping some new attractions would help the summer festival become profitable again.

07/10/2013

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Best Free Summer Music Events In Chicago

A great concert doesn’t have to cost a dime. Treat your ears by attending free music concerts this summer in and around Chicago.

05/23/2013

Pop group fun. performs onstage at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Grammy Winner fun. To Headline At Taste Of Chicago

Grammy-winning pop group fun. will headline this year’s Taste of Chicago concerts.

03/11/2013

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Best Concerts To Look Forward To In Chicago In 2013

Let loose and sing your heart out for a couple of hours at one of the best concerts coming to Chicago in 2013.

12/20/2012

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Deadline Comes Monday For Reserved Seats At Taste Of Chicago Concerts

The deadline is fast approaching for people who want a reserved seat for concerts at the Taste of Chicago, less than a week away.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

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Milwaukee Summerfest Preview

With some 700 acts from which to choose at the world’s largest music festival, place these new sites and not-to-miss performances on the sked for summer 2012.

06/21/2012

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Best Free Chicago Summer Concerts

It’s the season for big-ticket concerts and weekend-long lineups with multi-day passes priced in the hundreds. Luckily, for us cheapskates, summer’s also the season for live music events of the free variety. One of the perks of big city life is there’s plenty of free entertainment, and you don’t have to look too hard to find it. The hefty schedule of outdoor festivals downtown and in the neighborhoods add up nicely to a summer’s worth of live jams on the cheap, and there’s something for every taste. Here are my personal picks for the top local freebie shows for Summer 2012.

06/14/2012

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Groupon To Serve As Exclusive Ticketing Agent For Taste Events

Groupon will be the exclusive ticketing agent for concerts and the new sit-down dinners at this year’s Taste of Chicago.

06/07/2012

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Cure For Boredom: April’s Events

Let me be the first to say it: I miss winter. The thing about winter, is that it’s an easy excuse to stay in. That’s extraordinarily important for those of us who are socially inept mutants. Your excuses of snow and cold and wild wampas waiting to kill you and drag you back to their cave like that one scene in The Empire Strikes Back can’t be used anymore. You have to go outside again. And, if you gotta go out, you might as well have fun. Here are some events for April that will help you in that endeavor…

03/29/2012

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Emanuel Seeks $25 Admission Fee To Petrillo Concerts At Taste

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a measure that would mean a major change in the music and entertainment at the city’s annual Taste of Chicago summer festival.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

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Chicago’s Best Kids’ Concert Venues: Beat Kitchen

Chicago’s northwest side is home to a small bar with one of the biggest line-ups for the way underager’s and their parents. Every weekend, the booster seats go on the bar stools and families come by to rock together. Beat Kitchen has excellent food on funky menus, sandwiched between vintage record album covers…

01/06/2012

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Free Culture In Chicago

Comedy, Concerts, Museums, And More For Free!!

10/10/2011

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Audiologist: Wear Earplugs To Concerts

Did you ever think about wearing earplugs to a concert? A local audiologist thinks you should.

WBBM Newsradio–08/01/2011

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Dates Set For Anticipated McCartney Concerts At Wrigley Field

Paul McCartney has not announced official plans for a concert at Wrigley Field this summer, but the Cubs are already nailing down the dates.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011