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December 15, 2011 | RedEye
This week: Chicago singer/songwriter/violinist Andrew Bird performs Dec. 21-22 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. He's known for whistling in his songs. The question: Do you enjoy musical use of whistling, or does it drive you nuts? I enjoy it: Would the Scorpions' monster rock ballad "Winds of Change" take you to the "magic of the moment” without the legendary whistling? Uh, no. There's no wind. There'd be no change. Just like the cowbell, we need more whistling!
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March 8, 2013 | Andy Downing for RedEye
Much like Amy and Nick, the fractured married couple at the center of Gillian Flynn's breakout novel "Gone Girl," the author herself is good at keeping secrets. In recent months, rumors have swirled around the highly anticipated film adaptation of the book, which Reese Witherspoon will produce (she also might star). Most recently, David Fincher ("Fight Club," "The Social Network") surfaced as a potential director. For now, though, the Kansas City, Mo.-born Flynn, who lives in Ukrainian Village, has little choice but to keep her lips sealed.
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November 15, 2011
Chicago rockers Brain Vacation answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire . Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? For us, probably the part where we get drunk and play really loud music. For you, the fans, probably the part where you get drunk and hear really loud music. Seriously though, there's something to be said about the rawness and the spontaneity (mistakes) that can only come out in the live setting... er, come to think of it, our record has lots of mistakes too. Describe your sound in five words or less.
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December 15, 2011 | RedEye
This week: Chicago singer/songwriter/violinist Andrew Bird performs Dec. 21-22 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. He's known for whistling in his songs. The question: Do you enjoy musical use of whistling, or does it drive you nuts? I enjoy it: Would the Scorpions' monster rock ballad "Winds of Change" take you to the "magic of the moment” without the legendary whistling? Uh, no. There's no wind. There'd be no change. Just like the cowbell, we need more whistling!
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | Andy Downing for RedEye
Much like Amy and Nick, the fractured married couple at the center of Gillian Flynn's breakout novel "Gone Girl," the author herself is good at keeping secrets. In recent months, rumors have swirled around the highly anticipated film adaptation of the book, which Reese Witherspoon will produce (she also might star). Most recently, David Fincher ("Fight Club," "The Social Network") surfaced as a potential director. For now, though, the Kansas City, Mo.-born Flynn, who lives in Ukrainian Village, has little choice but to keep her lips sealed.
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June 8, 2012 | By Renee Pinckney, For RedEye
With more musical talent taking the stage than ever before, the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival is sure to be a hit with concert-goers. The festival will be held July 13-15 at Chicago's Union Park and music lovers will get an eclectic array of music as 47 acts are scheduled to take the stage. Music acts scheduled to be featured at the festival, according to the official press release, are listed outlined by the time and day they will take the stage. Three-day passes for the festival are sold out, but there are still some remaining single-day passes that can be...
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April 28, 2013 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
In "The Borgias," Francois Arnaud says, his character is finally "the Cesare Borgia he was meant to be, he always wanted to be. " He's also the Cesare Borgia that Arnaud always expected to play--"a warrior, a politician, a go-getter, really. He's now free from the cloth and from his father, pretty much. So it was a great year for Cesare. " Showtime's historical drama follows the family of Rodrigo Borgia (Jeremy Irons), a Spaniard who in the 15th century bribed, poisoned and otherwise forced his way to becoming Pope Alexander VI. Created by Neil...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2011
Chicago rockers Brain Vacation answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire . Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? For us, probably the part where we get drunk and play really loud music. For you, the fans, probably the part where you get drunk and hear really loud music. Seriously though, there's something to be said about the rawness and the spontaneity (mistakes) that can only come out in the live setting... er, come to think of it, our record has lots of mistakes too. Describe your sound in five words or less.
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