November 11, 2013 |
If you're a 21st century Chicago artist and your name isn't Kanye, Common, Lupe or Fall Out Boy, your album doesn't debut in the Billboard Top 10. Sadly, it just doesn't happen. The exciting exception is EDM trio and north suburban Northbrook-bred Krewella, whose debut full-length “Get Wet,” anchored by massive singles “Live for the Night” and “Alive,” launched at No. 8 when the album dropped in September. Jahan Yousaf, who shares vocal duties in the group with her younger sister Yasmine, says they didn't celebrate that achievement - selling...
October 31, 2013 |
The United Center may be home to the Stanley Cup champions, but some inner-city kids in Chicago have never even heard of the Blackhawks, let alone held a hockey stick in their hands. Teacher Christopher Hennessy of Haines Elementary School is working to change that, through a fundraising website called DonorsChoose.org. "Most public schools do not even have enough money for many essential items," said Hennessy, who is using DonorsChoose.org for the first time and plans on using it again.
August 5, 2013 |
An underwhelming lineup on paper provided a lot of highs in person--and several lows. These are the best and worst shows we saw this weekend. Best The Postal Service Second-to-last show EVER??? How can you say no? The crowd was smaller than expected at this show, but every person there knew every word. Pure magic. --Dana Moran Chance the Rapper This is bittersweet: the local's major fest debut basically cemented his status as one of Chicago's few through-and-through, naturally talented artists on the rise,...
June 26, 2013 |
It's expected to be a supreme celebration Wednesday night. On the heels of Supreme Court rulings that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and paved way for gay marriage in California, bar owners in Boystown are preparing for larger than normal crowds -- even with Pride Week activities in full swing. At Sidetrack, a Boystown video bar, a 16-foot banner was being printed Wednesday, which will be hung on the bars awning, according to a bar manager. “June 26, 2013 DOMA Overturned.
June 3, 2013 |
Chicagoans love their lakefront path, but they don't love all 18-miles equally. In fact, the three-mile stretch of trail between Fullerton Avenue and Randolph Street frustrates cyclists, runners, and beach-seeking pedestrians alike, according to a new report from local transportation and recreation advocacy groups calling for improvements to the trail. During the hottest months for outdoor recreation, as many as 30,000 people travel through the lakefront trail's most popular points, according to the report, called "People...
May 29, 2013 |
It was over. It was all over. With 1:47 remaining in regulation of Game 7, the Blackhawks' Niklas Hjalmarsson unleashed a fierce shot past Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard, giving the Hawks a 2-1 lead and a glimpse of advancement. The crowd roared in ecstatic approval as the players celebrated. But near mid-ice, a whistle had blown. A dual-roughing call on Brandon Saad and Detroit's Kyle Quincey. No goal. From the opposite end of the ice, Corey Crawford watched in disbelief.