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With the 4th of July weekend being one of the biggest and busiest party weekends of the year, we figure you may have a little trouble narrowing down your many options to party within Chicago’s city limits. Hit the flip to have a look at five events over the course of the weekend that we think…

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Legendary group EPMD recently blew through Chicago to give fans both old and new a taste of hip-hop’s golden era. Playing to a sold-out audience at The Shrine, Erick and Parrish Making Dollars easily breezed through their sizable catalog of classics, including “So Whatcha Sayin’,” “You Gots to Chill” and “Strictly Business.” Since their debut in 1987, the pair…

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Music lovers in Chicago were in for a real treat earlier this week as RCA recording artist Marsha Ambrosius brought her “Friends & Lovers” tour to town for two sold-out shows at The Shrine. The Grammy-nominated songstress didn’t come alone, though; first she let some friends rock the mic to get the party started. First up…

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On Sunday, Oct. 26, Chicago’s hip-hop community came out to support one of its own — Antwone Muhammad, aka Twone Gabz. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing a mastectomy earlier this year, the well-respected emcee has made it his life’s mission to raise awareness about the disease and help educate people on prevention.…

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On Oct. 10, MBK/J-RCA Records recording artist Elle Varner took the stage at The Shrine in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. Preceded on stage by a couple of great instrumentalists, including the versatile Leon Q. Allen, Varner quickly got the crowd on her side by breezing through her catalog and interacting with the captive audience to…

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Saturday night, K. Michelle’s “Rebellious Soul” tour stopped in Chicago at music hotspot The Shrine. The show, which also featured up and coming singers Tiara Thomas and Sevyn Streeter, was sponsored by BET and Myx Fusions Moscato. It was a great show with Thomas opening and engaging the crowd like a seasoned professional. She even…

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Gelan Lambert adds his years of dancing artistry to the musical cast of Fela!     Fela!, a musical based on the travails of Nigerian composer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is a portrayal of the groundbreaking artist’s life when he was the target of government soldiers assigned to end his public performances at the legendary…

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