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Sweeney Todd at Stage 773 Chicago

The Demon of Fleet Street Visits Chicago

October 31, 2014
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by:
Kit Graham

Looking to celebrate the spookiness of Halloween without dressing up? Pay a visit to the demon barber of Fleet Street and see the Porchlight Music Theater’s production of Sweeney Todd. The theater company has assembled a remarkably talented cast who brings Stephen Sondheim’s musical tale of a murderous London barber to life. While it can be hard to sell men on the idea of seeing a musical, Sweeney Todd is exactly the type of musical men love. It is a dark story, filled with betrayal, violence and murder. Women may be more interested the secondary storyline of Anthony and Johanna–young lovers trying to find a way to be together. The songs are …  Read more

Meet Flyleaf’s Lead Singer Kristen May

Flyleaf Comes to Chicago

October 17, 2014

“We all want hope and passion in our lives, and I’m just trying to create music that relates to people on that level,” said Kristen May, lead singer of Flyleaf, a rock band that continues to capture crowds with their powerful and catchy sound. It’s this desire to connect May describes that sets the band apart from others in its genre, because there’s a soulful element in their music as well. May was calling from Washington, D.C., one of many tour stops for the band (who are playing in a different city almost every night), while debuting their new album, Between the Stars. The six-week tour, which has the band traveling to all …  Read more

XRT Summer Kick-Off Party

By: Dana Hartung

June 9, 2014
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It’s time to kick winter to the curb and welcome the summer season. Summer 2014, we are so ready for you! Last Thursday evening, Cheeky girls and guys celebrated the start of the summer with XRT’s Kick-Off Your Summer event at the Park Grill at Millennium Park. The finest rock radio station’s big shebang reminded us all why we endure the cold Chicago winters. Rocking out to live music under the shinning sun, I had my first sip of the new Amstel Radler — a mix of beer, lemon juice and other natural ingredients. Now, I am not a brew-master expert, but this new refreshing shandy style beer is sure to be …  Read more