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Remembering Melinda Rogers
Melinda Lee Rogers embraced both the good times and the hard times in her life with equal vigor. “There isn’t such thing as ‘can’t,’ Rogers said in a StreetWise Vendor Profile in June 2012. “Because you can do anything you put your mind to. All i...

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Women & The Olympics
Bill: So the Olympics are over, but what a tremendous effect Title IX has had. Title IX mandates women’s sports receive the same funding in colleges as men’s sports, allowing a large redistribution of money and sports in the athletic arena. A lot...

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Chicago Acadamey of Music
Famed Chicago jazz musician Kahil El ’Zabar grew up surrounded by music. His father was an amateur drummer who met his mom because he was a fan of her brother, drummer Leroy “Candie” Finch, who played with bebop musician Fats Navarro. “They calle...

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People's School of Music
When Rita Simó was a child piano prodigy in the Dominican Republic, music education was free. After graduation from Juilliard, she pursued a piano performance career but realized that what she liked most was answering audience questions afterward:...

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Remembering Dave Urban
A plaque at Roscoe Avenue and Seeley Street will commemorate the 14 years Dave Urban sold StreetWise there and “helped make a busy, city neighborhood feel like a small, intimate community.” Organizers for the memorial plaque unveiled August 14 sa...