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Three to See: Chicago's Soul Music Parties

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 AM by Katie Karpowicz

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We're celebrating Black History Month here in Chicago (and everywhere else, for that matter) in February. So we're highlighting one of the most influential musical contributions that the African American culture has gifted to Chicago: soul music.

Don Cornelius' legendary show Soul Train originated here during the 1960s. Sadly, we finally saw its caboose in 2006 when the widely syndicated show came to an end. But that hasn't stopped soul music from staying alive and well in the city. If you want to get down (and boogie-oogie-oogie), these are some parties that you should check out.

The Empty Bottle: Chicago's Rock Music Venue

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:00 AM by Casey Meehan

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Once upon a time, many, many years ago, I moved to Chicago from New Orleans. The very first thing on my "to-do" list was to buy a winter coat and some second-hand sweaters (my first-hand wardrobe was nearly 100% T-shirts). Next on my list was to find out where all the great local rock bands were playing. It didn't take me long to see the glass half full at The Empty Bottle.

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