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This summer Free Street Theater is presenting Ricardo Gamboa’s The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy De Las Rosas. While the plot, setting, and characters are pure Chicago, this isn’t the Chicago of sitcoms and rom-coms; it’s the Chicago of immigrants and their children, their communities and their superpowers.   In The Real Life Adventures of […]

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The beauty of Latin alternative music is in its eclectic bounty as experienced at Ruido Fest where more than 50 acts showcased the genre in almost all its entirety. In this case, we’re in ecstasy-mode after nourishing our mind, body and soul with the ethereal, uplifting and ultimately empowering sounds of “Orcas” the electronic-folk soundtrack […]

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Listen up, people: Bomba Estéreo‘s concerts in Seattle, Oakland and New York City were all SOLD OUT. They only have a few concerts left on their “Amanecer” tour, which includes this Sunday’s performance in Chicago at Concord Music Hall so basically this post is just a friendly reminder that there are only a few tickets left so […]

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  Shacck is a Chicago artist who enjoys electronic pop and dance music with a European twist. He’s been working on new tracks and recently released a video for the song, “Me Estoy Enamorando,” which you might recognize if you were ever a fan of Tejano band, La Mafia. Check out this EDM version of […]

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Villapalooza is committed to showcasing the talent that exists within the community and cultivating more peaceful gatherings among the youth in Little Village. Throughout the years they have seen a beautiful movement grow within the neighborhood as more people organize other music gatherings and festivals, such as with the Homegrown Music festival and Dannypalooza. This […]

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Artists from Chicago’s south side neighborhoods, Ricardo Gonzalez, Matthew Silva and Vicente Jasso, have joined forces to present a collection of artwork focusing on personal interpretations of what they define as their ‘hoods.’ Aptly titled “HOODSY,” the unique exhibition features pieces by The CHUP, JASSO and NACO. HOODSY debuts Saturday, July 18 at Cultura in Pilsen located […]

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Michael Heineman originally intended to focus his new documentary on one of the many vigilante and militia groups that have taken it upon themselves to patrol the border between the United States and Mexico in an attempt to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants and drugs. His protagonist would be Tim “Nailer” Foley, founder of […]

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MOLOTOV gets ready to celebrate 20 years of consecutive hits. The unstoppable members of the Mexican Rock band MOLOTOV are preparing for their biggest event of the year. In September they’re celebrating their 20th Anniversary as well as the fact that they remain one of the biggest Mexican rock bands of all time. Molotov performs at Ruido Fest […]

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“Their own storied careers in a diversity of styles – from jazz, R&B/soul, traditional Mexican folk, punk, cumbia, salsa – in addition to a history of critical involvement in arts education and social justice organizing, allow them to draw from this sonic, cultural, and political well of influence. It is guaranteed to make you move.” Dos Santos: […]

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After winning Best International Artist at the 2015 MIN Awards in Madrid, Francisca Valenzuela unveils “Almost Superstars,” an exclusive single for Spain off her album, “Tajo Abierto.” Chilean singer Francisca Valenzuela premieres a new single in English. The song, “Almost Superstars”, is included in Tajo Abierto, her latest album, and has the signature touch of renowned […]

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As you know, we love female-fronted bands, music and art created by fierce chingonas in the world. As this year’s first ever three-day Latin alternative festival – Ruido Fest – comes to our city, we’ll be recommending some of the ladies headlining the musical festivities. Ruido Fest takes place July 10 – 12 in Medill Park. – – […]

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