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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 called...

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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 say...

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Close Calls vs blow-outs
John: I would absolutely rather see my team have a blow-out win. A loss is a loss if you have a team that you’re a die-hard fan of. If it’s a close 3-2 game and you lose, then that could be the difference between a division title and being out of...

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Home of the Hoagy
Home of the Hoagy has been established in the Morgan Park community for almost five decades. Since 1969, it’s been a South Side favorite at 1316 E. 111th St. Home of the Hoagy was formerly known as Steak King, and known for its famous steak sandwi...