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Monday, June 27, 2022

The Chicago Soul Jazz Collective refreshes the sounds of the city’s postbop era by Mark Guarino

Since 2018, the Chicago Soul Jazz Collective has made waves in town by resurrecting the stylish grooves of the postbop era, which began in the late 1950s—nationally, the sound was shaped b…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Pravda Records goes the distance by Mark Guarino

Beginning with Napster and continuing through Spotify, the nemeses of independent record labels have been legion over the past few decades. The deaths of brick-and-mortar retail chains, incl…

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Wilco’s folk-driven double album Cruel Country gives long time fans something fresh to love by Mark Guarino

In 1997, Wilco’s double album Being There became a fundamental pivot for the Chicago band in a decade filled with triumphs. Twenty-five years later, those songs live on in the band’s liv…

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Friday, August 5, 2016

War Paint review – make-up mavens face off in superficial style by Mark Guarino

Goodman theatre, ChicagoWhen two cosmetic titans battle, it isn’t pretty – but this musical doesn’t quite get to the heart of the animosity between Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstei…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

“Glengarry Glen Ross” revival shows us how low we’ve sunk - by Mark Guarino

Written during Ronald Reagan’s first presidential bid, Mamet's greedy men almost seem quaint in our impenitent era

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