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  • Jodee Lewis' Americana delivered the goods

    Jodee Lewis' Americana delivered the goods
    Chicago boasts its share of fine Americana artists. Among them is Jodee Lewis, a singer-songwriter whose outsized talent is as big as her voice.
  • Greil Marcus rocked the intersection of tunes and words

    Greil Marcus rocked the intersection of tunes and words
    Given his rep as one of America's leading cultural intellectuals, one might expect Greil Marcus to be an intimidating presence. But the acclaimed rock critic and historian was funny, approachable and down-to-earth during his Thursday night appearance....

    Greil Marcus' words get a little help from some friends

    Greil Marcus' words get a little help from some friends
    Writer's block has never been an issue for the prolific Greil Marcus. "I love to write," says the acclaimed rock critic. "If I am lucky enough to find a subject, I'll dive after it. It's as simple as that." The author of such classic treatises as...

    Chicagoland summer camps that are music to kids' ears

     Chicagoland summer camps that are music to kids' ears
      School of Rock If your child owns six Foo Fighters shirts, look no further than School of Rock. The camp has a range of sessions focused on rock 'n' roll's canonical songbooks, including Nirvana and The Beatles. The camp also offers sessions focused...

    Business is blooming at Forget Me Knodt flower shop

    Business is blooming at Forget Me Knodt flower shop
    The proof is in her genes. Chicago florist Janessa Knodt comes from a bloom-obsessed family—most notably, her grandparents, August and Doris Knodt, who opened a flower shop out of their apartment in 1952 in Hayward, Calif. They called it Forget Me...