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After releasing the album “Brasilissima” in 2011 to great acclaim, Brazilian American singer-songwriter Monica Da’Silva, along with musician-producer Chad Alger, are happy to be collaborating together under their new project, Complicated Animals. They are celebrating with the premiere of their EP, “In This Game,” a six song masterpiece that features their brand of indie nova which […]

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La Villita arts collective Las Artelitas, a group of young women focused on creating art and fostering culture and community, are working to help Jesus “Chuy” Garcia get elected as Mayor of Chicago. They are hosting a fundraiser to help raise funds for Young Progressives for Chuy in an effort to bring new leadership to […]

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We’re no strangers to the awesomeness of Soulphonetics. The fact that they’re celebrating their first anniversary at Harbee’s only makes us like them even more. It says a lot about their success as music makers, selectors and overall booty-shakin’ DJs extraordinaire. Join their anniversary celebration this Friday, January 9th at Harbee’s in Pilsen. They’ve invited DJ […]

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Each year on December 23rd, Oaxaca celebrates Noche de Rabanos, or Night of the Radishes, a 117-year-old festival where artists, amateurs, and children carve intricate sculptures out of the red root. This year more than 100 participants used 12 tons of specially-harvested, oversized radishes to craft what they hoped would be the winning sculptures in the annual […]

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Risotto 1

In this version, carrots and fennel take center stage to give an interesting, warm fennel flavor with the slight sweetness of carrots. When cooked properly, risotto is creamy on its own, but I did dip into some Manchego cheese for a bit of extra salty creamy goodness. Not only does it taste good, but it develops a gorgeous golden color.

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Wanton

Photo Credit: Taste Taiwan Taste of Taiwan: A Culinary Journey┃CNBC┃Sunday, December 28th, 2014┃2pm EST/ 1pm CST┃ This week, I was given the horrible task of eating free food and drinking free wine and writing about it. I showed up for duty at an event called Taste Taiwan: a Culinary Journey, hosted by Chef Jared Chase […]

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Chuy Naleo

The phone interview was scheduled for 7:30 am on a Friday, and my phone rings on the dot. “Good morning,” says the voice on the other end, in a distinctly Little Village Chicagoan accent, “this is Chuy García.” Later he comments on how early in the day our conversation is taking place. “Ya estoy bebiendo […]

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10898190_761066707314245_4749830992104803970_n Thursday, January 29 25th Ward TIF Town Meeting – Where Did Our Property Taxes Go? Rudy Lozano Chicago Public Library, Chicago
10685524_10153113770155625_7632929984528538808_n Friday, January 30 “HomeComing –That’s Puerto Rican” Opening Reception The National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture, Chicago
10897908_10153053142231672_7772332344571599559_n Saturday, January 31 4th Annual IL Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) Summit Daley College, Chicago
1484713_10153173372330921_1147007776841821437_n Saturday, January 31 Vocalo’s Winter Block Party for Chicago’s Hip Hop Arts presented with YCA Metro, Chicago
12574_transform Thursday, February 5 Performance by Poet Jennifer Tamayo Poetry Foundation, Chicago
BWAS-2015-ccm-website-banner Friday, February 6 18th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show Opening Party Genesis Art Supply, Chicago
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internationalsalsa Friday, February 6 Chicago International Salsa Congress Global Dance Party Old Town School Of Folk Music, Chicago
1415579977 Thursday, February 12 14th Annual Chicago International Salsa Congress Westin O'Hare, Rosemont
10926176_837459166314005_4454735921679894745_o Friday, February 13 INCIVILIZADO by ROCO Pilsen Outpost, Chicago
10933837_10153006153749660_5735083117715311919_n Saturday, February 14 Love, What Language Do You Speak? Poetry Foundation, Chicago
954823_10153308330440130_1595440158349819043_n Saturday, February 14 CARNAVAL IN CHICAGO 2015 – Chicago Samba’s Official Party Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago
luciano Wednesday, February 18 Luciano Antonio Old Town School Of Folk Music, Chicago
sonesbilly Saturday, February 21 Son Jarocho Meets the Chicago Blues: Sones de Mexico Ensemble & Billy Branch Old Town School Of Folk Music, Chicago
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Sem-Mim-Grupo-Corpo-Foto-José-Luiz-Pederneiras Saturday, February 28 Brazilian Dance Troupe Grupo Corpo Auditorium Theater, Chicago
10896953_841945889161984_5795894098201880955_n Saturday, March 21 2015 Chicago Beer Festival Chicago Union Station - The Great Hall, Chicago
1926274_748672791878600_7486492488695512243_o Friday, April 24 6th Annual Dream Gala Redmoon Theater, Chicago
0502_PoesiaenAbri_edit Saturday, May 2 Poesía en Abril Reading Featuring Olvido García Valdés and Héctor Carreto Poetry Foundation, Chicago