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Angelique Kidjo

Two international acts come to Chicago this Friday and Saturday and promise dazzling, cross-cultural experiences: Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe takes to the stage at the Auditorium Theatre, while Angélique Kidjo will perform with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz at the Harris Theater.

MCA Prime Time

If you think Chicago music is just about Kanye and R. Kelly, then you should check out the Museum of Contemporary Art's Prime Time after-hours series, which explores the pulse of the city's creative community. The interactive program features live music, performance art and film screenings for evenings of cultural highlights and discourse.

Blues Festival 2013

With the arrival of summer quickly approaching, make sure to jump right into the festival season with the 31st Annual Chicago Blues Festival! Blues icons Bettye LaVette, Aaron Neville and Dr. John will all headline Chicago Blues Fest next weekend, June 13-15 in Grant Park. Celebrating "Blues by the Lake," the festival is free admission and open daily from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Chicago's Must-See Concerts: May

Monday, May 6, 2013 12:00 AM by Katie Karpowicz

Chicago's May Concerts

Well, here we are at the dawn of festival season, 2013. Get ready for a summer full of outdoor, big stage madness, but don't forget about the great local venues that kept the party going all winter. Here are some of Chicago's must-see shows in May.

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