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DJ Chanté Linwood: ‘If you want something, you’ll do it… you’ll find a way to get it done.” (Episode 237)

DJ/actor/comedian Chanté Linwood joined me for amazing food from Haymarket Pub & Brewery (737 W. Randolph). And yes, Haymarket is a Car Con Carne favorite!

Cirque du Soleil Volta
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Backstage at Cirque du Soleil “VOLTA” (Episode 236)

Cirque du Soleil “VOLTA” is, on the surface, a circus; a big top amalgam of a number of circus-type acts and feats. But it seems reductive to leave the description…

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Radio Hall of Famer Garry Meier on radio’s past, present and future (Episode 235)

Radio Hall of Fame member Garry Meier jumps in the Mazda CX-9 on the eve of his weeklong fill-in doing mornings on WLS-AM 890.

Posted in downtown Episodes River North

Hard Rock Cafe: Love All Serve All, Music for Life, Take Time to Be Kind, All is One (Episode 234)

Hard Rock Cafe: Chicago has been in River North for 33 years; its sign is one of the most iconic landmarks in downtown Chicago. Now, decades into the chain’s history, the menu has been completely revamped.

Pop star Tiffany
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Tiffany: International pop star, foodie and evolving artist (Episode 233)

Tiffany is an internationally beloved singer, songwriter, actress and teen icon. In this week’s episode, she and guitarist/producer Mark Alberici jumped in a Mazda CX-9 to have lunch with me after playing two sold-out shows at the Allstate Arena for the “Mixtape Tour” (along with NKOTB, Debbie Gibson, Naughty by Nature and Salt n Pepa).

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From unrequited love to ‘first-time man sluts’: ‘I Saw You’ reads Chicago personal ads (Episode 232)

“I Saw You” is a gut-busting, live performance comedy show of real Chicago personals held the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Town Hall Pub (3340 N. Halsted).

Posted in BBQ restaurants Episodes festivals Huntley

Ribfest Chicago preview at BBQ King with guest Eric Kristensen of 101 WKQX (Episode 231)

We wore our fat pants for the recording. No regrets.

Posted in Episodes Music guests Wrigleyville

Local H: Chicago-made and Chicago-beloved (Episode 230)

Local H rocks! Scott Lucas talks about the band’s history from the beginning through today.

Posted in Episodes Live performances

Stellar West: They’re young, they’re accomplished and they eat pizza (Episode 229)

Stellar West has racked up a solid list of credits and acknowledgments over their relatively short career. AP said they were an “under 21” band to watch. They played Riot…

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‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’ (Episode 228)

Julia Nash and husband Mark Skillicorn join me this week to talk about their superb documentary film,”Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records.”