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Summer 2018 arts preview

Crain’s Chicago Business, May 4, 2018 — Read my recommendations for concerts, movies and outdoor events.

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Spring 2018 concerts preview

Crain’s Chicago Business, March 9, 2018Read my recommendations for the spring’s rock, folk and world music concerts.

Photo by Robert Loerzel

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2017 winter culture preview: The best concerts to see this winter

Crain’s Chicago Business, November 2, 2017 — Read my recommendations for the season’s  best concerts, plus my contributions to a preview of holiday shows.

Photo: Robert Loerzel

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Documentary in the works on Jay Bennett

Pioneer Press/Arlington Heights Post, September 21, 2017 — Two filmmakers are working on a documentary about Jay Bennett, the multitalented musician from Arlington Heights who died in 2009, eight years after leaving the Chicago band Wilco. …

Read my story for Pioneer Press.

Photo: Michael Walker/Chicago Tribune

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2017 fall culture preview

Crain’s Chicago Business, August 26, 2017 — Read my story on “How to navigate the season’s big cultural fests” and my recommendations for the season’s concerts.

Photo: Robert Loerzel

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2017 summer culture preview

Crain’s Chicago Business, May 6, 2017 — Read my previews of Lollapalooza and Pitchfork; outdoor summer concerts; and recommended indoor concerts.

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Music

Wilmette’s Robbie Fulks up for first two Grammy Awards on Sunday

Pioneer Press, February 9, 2017 — When Robbie Fulks began making his 12th studio album, he set a lofty goal for himself. The country-folk singer-songwriter-guitarist, who lives in Wilmette, recalls saying: “It’s boring doing the same thing over and over again. So how can we raise the game?” That’s when he decided he’d try to win a Grammy. Read the article at Pioneer Press.

Photo: Andy Goodwin

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Favorite Concerts of 2016

Underground Bee, January 10, 2017Read my blog post about my favorite concerts of 2016.

Photo of Bill Callahan by Robert Loerzel

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Favorite Albums of 2016

Underground Bee, December 31, 2016Read my blog post about my favorite albums of 2016.

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Art Music

2016 Winter Culture Guide

Crain’s Chicago Business, November 7, 2016Read about “The 52 Must-Do Events in Chicago This Season,” including my previews of the Tatsu Aoki, Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith, the Chicago Podcast Festival and Henry Darger exhibits.