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April 11, 2013 | By Andy Downing and RedEye
Chicago rapper St. Millie isn't shy about revealing his innermost thoughts to both friends and journalists alike. "This is my first big interview, by the way," he admitted in a recent phone interview, "So I'm a little nervous. " Born Milton McKinney III 21 years ago, the rapper is similarly unguarded on his debut mixtape, "No Religion but Up," a soulful effort packed with songs that touch on everything from Chicago gun violence ("Hello") to his mother's struggles with drug addiction ("Dear Moms")
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2012 | By Julia Borcherts for RedEye
Weather this gorgeous and we're suggesting you spend part of your night inside? Actually, yes. These seven theater companies aim to lure you indoors with new comedies, musicals and specialty shows, all of which kick off in June. And really, how can you pass up Power Rangers burlesque, Chicago-centric productions, asci-firock extravaganza, a revenge comedy, a five-program theater festival and a Shakespeare-Godfather mash-up? Space Invasion: An Epic Rock Benefit The Scooty & JoJo Show explodes onstage with scenes and songs from “Alien Queen,” their campy original rock opera parody of “Alien” films set to songs by rock band Queen - featuring a live band and 35-member choir - interspersed with sci-fi-themed burlesque sets from Battlestar Fantastica.
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June 27, 2013 | Matt Pais, @mattpais and RedEye movie critic
*1/2 (out of four) At last, Salt-N-Pepa's “Let's Talk About Sex” has been sung the way it was meant to be performed: by a group of randy, British senior citizens. There's nothing wrong with that community acknowledging the aspects of their lives that aren't often discussed. However, the characters in the painfully cutesy “Unfinished Song” don't talk about sex. They just sing and giggle about it, and writer-director Paul Andrew Williams treats the subject matter with no more maturity or honesty than the people who supposedly assume that libidos have no place in the twilight years.
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December 21, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Fans of CW's "Hart of Dixie" know Wilson Bethel as Wade Kinsella, the bad boy with the killer smile and heart of gold. He just loves to get under Zoe Hart's skin. What Bethel loves is music. You may not know that before landing the "Dixie" gig, he had become a well-known DJ in Los Angeles and co-founded the music web site mixtaperiot.com with his brother. Together they own about 25,000 vinyl records. That's why I asked Bethel, whom I interviewed in the early fall , to take part in RedEye's weekly music exercise called "3 Songs I Love.
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December 13, 2011 | RedEye
We can't possibly argue over what is obviously the best music we heard in 2011. Wait, yes we can. RedEye's Sound Board, made up of 10 staff members who fancy themselves to be music connoisseurs, has named their picks for the year's best albums and songs. Fans of Cults and Adele, you will enjoy the song list .   Rex Chekal Phantogram, "Don't Move" An upbeat alternative to last year's "Mouthful of Diamonds. " A must for strutting down Michigan Ave.   Little Dragon, "Please Turn" Vibey synth sounds and a great dance solo.
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March 6, 2012 | By Matt Pais and RedEye Sound Board
What: The first single from the Philadelphia rockers' upcoming sophomore album "Love Sign. " The band's debut "Stuck on Nothing" was one of the most purely enjoyable records of 2010. Recommended if you like: Cowbell, singing along with choruses, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet. " It's impossible not to hear the similiarities. Does that get in the way of being thrilled for the band's ridiculously hummable, air guitar-worthy return? Not at all. Avoid if you hate: Fun, summer, driving with the windows down and the music loud.
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May 11, 2012 | Ernest Wilkins | RedEye Sound Board
I blame Common for this. As far as tennis players entering the rap game, better her than Rafael Nadal right? No? Ok, i'll be over here. What do you think about the song? (from TMZ )   
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January 14, 2014 | By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol and RedEye
An unaired "Glee" recording of "Seasons of Love" that features Cory Monteith found its way onto the Internet Monday night, six months after the actor's death. Montieth, who played New Directions singer Finn Hudson, died July 12 in Vancouver from an accidental drug overdose. He was 31. The song, from the Broadway play "Rent," popped up on a YouTube channel that a Fox spokesperson said Tuesday is not affiliated with the network or the show. She could not explain how the song was leaked.
NEWS
November 13, 2013 | By Courtney Jacquin @courtneyjacquin and RedEye
Billboard reports: Lorde signed a $2.5 million deal with Songs Music Publishing on Nov. 7, her 17th birthday. The deal will include her EP "The Love Club," LP "Pure Heroine" and all upcoming recordings. Get the full story: billboard.com Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page . 
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July 15, 2013 | By Dana Moran and RedEye
Now that we're firmly ensconced in the fiery hell that is July in Chicago, you're going to have to make a couple of tough decisions: Drink of Summer and Song of Summer. Because you're probably still wringing out your liver from last weekend, we'll address that second one first. Right now, Billboard's Song of Summer chart is a fierce battle between Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky. " But right now, we'd like to take a trip back to summers past and check on how some other songs of summer have held up. 1995 "Waterfalls," TLC Staying power: 4 I was 10 when this came out, and it'll stay forever young.
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