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  • The Great Chicago Fire Festival lights up the riverfront Oct. 4

    The Great Chicago Fire Festival lights up the riverfront Oct. 4
    It's been 143 years since the roaring flames of the Great Chicago Fire tore through the city, and now the historic event is serving as the symbolic kindling for an unprecedented civic celebration. The Great Chicago Fire Festival will light up the riverfront Saturday with local performers, celebrity guests and a flashy, floating grand finale of burning sculptures and pyrotechnics. So how did theater company Redmoon, the Chicago Park District and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events ignite their initial idea for the fest into a citywide occasion? RedEye talked with Redmoon executive artistic director Jim Lasko and director of community arts Fatimah Asghar, as well as Chicago Park District CEO Michael P. Kelly to find out.
  • Ticket Box: Yusuf/Cat Stevens at Tower Theatre, Dean Ween at Musikfest Cafe, Under 30 Music Festival in Philadelphia among nearly 40 new shows

    Ticket Box: Yusuf/Cat Stevens at Tower Theatre, Dean Ween at Musikfest Cafe, Under 30 Music Festival in Philadelphia among nearly 40 new shows
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Yusuf/Cat Stevens at Tower Theatre in Upper darby, Dean Ween at Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem and the Under 30 Music Festival in Philadelphia are among nearly 40 concerts for which we...

    2 Mustangs and a Honda are giveaways

    2 Mustangs and a Honda are giveaways
    If winning transportation is your goal, you'll have three opportunities to reach it this week. Isle Casino and Racing (1800 SW Third St., Pompano Beach, 954-972-2000, TheIslePompanoPark.com) will give away a Honda Ridgeline Saturday. Casino patrons have...

    Mardi Gras adds seventh nightly free-roll

    Mardi Gras adds seventh nightly free-roll
     Mardi Gras Casino has been offering free poker tournaments six nights a week, with Tuesday nights being the lone holdout.  That changes soon. The Tuesday offering has been an Omaha high-low, with a progressive royal jackpot. But the final tournament is...

    COMEDY

    COMEDY
    Comedy challenge: Vanessa Hollingshead, a New Yorker who has appeared on "Comedy Central Presents," will headline this weekend's Comedy Challenge at Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach). The casino is in the midst of six weeks of...