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Behind the Scenes: The Joffrey Ballet’s Giselle

October 17th, 2017 No Comments

[Feeling meta as I type this…] Tomorrow is the much-anticipated opening night of The Joffrey Ballet’s magical interpretation of the classic Lola de Ávila’s ballet “Giselle.” My parents named me after this ballet and I’ve seen it performed by the Bolshoi and ABT, both amazing. But being a Chicagoan, and a big Joffrey fan, I’m […]

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Here Comes Lollapalooza 2017!

July 3rd, 2017 No Comments

And the lineup is sooooo good. Lollapalooza is better than ever and back at it with one extra day again to soak up all those Lolla vibes. Not for the faint festival goers at heart, but don’t sleep and catch FOMO. We’re currently charging up to full battery for August 3rd lift off and hope […]

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Lollapalooza 2016 launches a 4-Day Fiesta-val

July 3rd, 2017 No Comments

Photo by Maclay Heriot/Lollapalooza 2016 Lollapalooza went ALL IN this year, launching a 4-Day festival in celebration of its 25th anniversary and giving music fans one-day extra to get, well, hella extra. It was worth the stamina to see downtown Chicago come alive to the sounds of 2016 and commune with fellow festival ‘heads. To […]

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Lollapalooza 2015 : Day 1 : The Weeknd

August 1st, 2015 No Comments

Guess you can be late to the party if you’re the one actually bringing it. And while the majority of the crowd swam downstream for Sir Paul McCartney’s classics, a mostly-under-30 crowd packed together to modern dance to Toronto’s very own Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, who showed up over 15 minutes to […]

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Not going to Drake? Not to worry, Stefan Poncé’s got what you need

May 25th, 2015 No Comments

“Stefan Poncé has given Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa and Childish Gambino their biggest hits,” says THE FADER. The Grammys agreed in 2015, granting Poncé, only 24 years old, double-nominations for the Warner Chappell signee’s production skills. Poncé most recently lent his magic touch to producing the new, cinematic, larger-than-life Kanye West / Vic Mensa […]

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New Works Joffrey Ballet

May 1st, 2015 1 Comment

This weekend, the legendary Joffrey wraps up a melody of modern ballet performances known collectively as “New Works,” a title befitting and as understated, earnest and open-ended as the dancing itself. The major standout is In Creases, choreographed by much-buzzed-about 27-year-old New York City Ballet soloist and resident choreographer Justin Peck. With music composed by […]

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Lolla 2014: In Photos

August 4th, 2014 No Comments

Above: Chromeo killed the main stage. It’s really weird to see your friend famous, but couldn’t happen to a better guy (Dave1)… Lolla 2014 was MAJ. But don’t take my word for it, check out this visual wrap-up: As a die-hard Patriots fan, the Wifi password in the Press Tent had me like wha?? Backstage […]

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Lollapalooza 2014 Must-See Music

July 31st, 2014 No Comments

Lollapalooza is nigh once again with promises to turn up the August heat here in Chicago this weekend. It also happens to be the summer music festival’s 10th anniversary in Grant Park, congratulations to Perry Farrell for continuing to cultivate a genuine passion for the music festival phenomenon he helped to found—and sharing that passion […]

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Just In Time for Summer: “The 11 Types of A**holes Who Attend Music Festivals”

June 12th, 2014 No Comments

Read the handy anthropological guide here, so you can be prepared when you attend Pitchfork and Lollapalooza. I take offense to number 11. Only because it doesn’t include “she” music journalists. Not all music journalists are dudes, dummy. Besides that, all this is true.

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Lollapalooza 2014 Lineup Rumors

March 19th, 2014 No Comments

Rumors are ripening about the lineup for Lolla 2014…What say you to Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys? Well, I saw Em play Lolla back in 2011 (check out my review here) and was sadly disappointed (compared to seeing him live previously), but I would be willing to give him a second chance […]

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