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Old Town (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • Old Town School set to open new concert venue, classroom space

    Old Town School set to open new concert venue, classroom space
    It all started in a private home in 1957 with a small group of folk guitarists learning the chords to “Sloop John B.” Now 55 years later Frank Hamilton, Win Stracke and the other founders of the Old Town School of Folk Music would hardly...
  • New Chicago concert venue hires Old Town's longtime talent buyer

    New Chicago concert venue hires Old Town's longtime talent buyer
    A major new venue will arrive on the Chicago concert scene this summer, and it’ll be booked by one of the local music community’s most respected figures. City Winery Chicago, which is scheduled to open a 300-seat concert hall in the West Loop...
  • Q&A: Michael Shannon imagines General Zod's trip to Wiener's Circle

    Q&A: Michael Shannon imagines General Zod's trip to Wiener's Circle
    Perhaps it’s not surprising that Michael Shannon, an Oscar nominee (“Revolutionary Road”) known for playing troubled characters, appears as tortured madman General Zod in “Man of Steel,” opening Friday. Would he be open to...
  • In Fenger, art builds community

    In Fenger, art builds community
    The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, paint on or carve into the walls of a cave. This sort of self-expression reaches a natural, if...
  • St. James Church gathers its faithful

    St. James Church gathers its faithful
    An unforgiving icy wind blew across the three dozen — young and old, black and white, rich and poor — gathered on Palm Sunday in front of the ancient and shuttered St. James Catholic Church in Bronzeville. It was a cold morning for the...
  • Stephen Wade: A telling tale of making beautiful music

    Stephen Wade: A telling tale of making beautiful music
    Stephen Wade's affection for the Chicago in which he grew up and that he left long ago is passionate and palpable in the introduction to his astonishing book, “The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience.”...
  • Man killed in Near North hit-and-run was law school student

     
    A Northwestern University law student was stepping out for a late-night snack from a restaurant around the corner from his Old Town apartment when he …...
  • Should CHA require drug tests for residents?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds From today's Tribune story by Kim Geiger: A Chicago man who objects to having to submit to drug testing as a condition of living in an apartment that he rents from the Chicago Housing Authority filed a......
  • The rhythm of the rails

     
    DNAinfo Chicago reports: The Great American Songbook meets the Golden Age of Rail Travel in a newly-announced partnership between Old Town School of Folk Music and Pullman Rail Journeys. For its Chicago-to-New Orleans service on restored Pullman rail...
  • Where to get your locally grown Christmas tree

     
    It's not hard to find Christmas tree lots in the city, from Home Depot to small, independent lots on street corners. If you want to support Midwestern farmers this season, here are some spots to check out this year to pick out your own locally farmed...
  • Old Town School readies $18 million expansion, new concert hall

     
    Rendering of the planned expansion of the Old Town School of Folk Music across the street from its current Lincoln Avenue location. The economy remains sluggish and the concert industry has had better summers. But business is booming at the......