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Chicago-area Media Host Our Third Joint Fundraiser October 3-17 [Press Release]

CHICAGO —Nearly 40 independent Chicago-area media outlets, members of the Chicago Independent Media Alliance (CIMA), are joining forces for their third annual fundraising campaign kicking off next week. Under the slogan #WeAmplifyChicagoVoices, this diverse and eclectic media group will conduct a two-week campaign between October 3 – 17. More than $70,000 in matching funds have […]

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Interview: Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell Talks Joy, Gratitude & Touring Ahead of 10/6 Chicago Show

During Wolf Alice’s last stop in Chicago, at The Vic Theatre in 2021, the Mercury Prize winners weaved raw punk energy (“Play the Greatest Hits”) between vulnerable silky songs (“Lipstick on the Glass”) and grand opuses (“Last Man on Earth).” Since then, the band members – Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar), Theo Ellis […]

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Interview: War on Women Arrive at Riot Fest Armed with a ‘Message of Resistance & Hope’

The feminist Baltimore punk band War on Women –Shawna Potter (vocals), Brooks Harlan (guitar), Sue Werner (bass), Jenarchy (guitar), and Dave Cavalier (drums) – are Riot Fest veterans. If you were lucky enough to have seen their 2016 set, you already knew that the Rebel Stage was the place to be for their Saturday afternoon […]

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Review: A Look Back at The Victories of ‘The Queen’

There’s no shortage of biopics. Most are mediocre, but the good ones feature great performances by convincing leads. They’re also better when the scripts resist flitting from milestone to milestone (sometimes stretching back to the subject’s childhood) without marinating on what it all means. Fortunately, The Queen (2006) does all the right things. Rather than […]

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Politics Are At Play (in a Playful Way) in Timeline’s ‘Campaigns, Inc.’

Fake news, alternative facts, lies and propaganda. These political practices may be exacerbated by today’s social media, but they’re nothing new according to Campaigns, Inc. from TimeLine Theatre Company. The world premiere play offers a comical view of the country’s first political consulting firm founded by Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker in 1934. Like the […]