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The yearly round of "Is playing Riot Fest?" is about to begin and a new talent buyer is stepping up to become the hero or the villain in the lineup-making story depending on whether or not your favorite band makes the bill. Beginning April 1, Milwaukee music industry vet Marc Solheim will begin a new role as Senior Talent...
When the 2022 Chicago Auto Show opens its doors to the public on Feb. 12, a pair of mighty Broncos will await. The Ford Bronco Raptor and Ford Bronco Everglades made their debut at the media preview event at McCormick Place in Chicago today, wowing attendees with rugged styling and features designed to tackle terrain from the desert to the...
While the spread of the COVID-19 delta variant is throwing more curveballs at those wishing to get out and about again, more options continue to open back up. A product of the pre-pandemic arcade resurgence, Chicago's Emporium Arcade Bar — with three locations in the Windy City plus spots in Oakland, San Francisco, and Las Vegas — is back in...
Sans a special holiday drive-through/walk-through event, the COVID-19 pandemic kept the gates of Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL closed for 2020. Now, the annual Halloween extravaganza known as Fright Fest is roaring back into action for 2021. The ghoulish event will open on Sept. 18 and will run select days and weekends through Halloween. According to Six Flags, this...
Officially, the Hulu Lollapalooza Livestream was not set to have replays, but that's hardly stopped the action from proliferating online. One of this weekend's most buzzed-about performances out of Lollapalooza 2021 in Chicago was the hour-long set that Limp Bizkit performed on Saturday night. For those looking to relive the action or just enjoy it for the first time,...
The 2021 Chicago Auto Show (CAS2021) brought a truncated "Special Edition" of the generally epic event to the Windy City as the trade show industry — and the auto industry — looks forward to what grand-scale gatherings will be following the COVID-19 pandemic. The scaled-down event opened Thursday in a new spot — McCormick Place’s West Building — with outdoor...
After being sidelined for 2020 and almost getting nixed for 2021, The Chicago Automobile Trade Association — producer of the Chicago Auto Show — revealed plans for the return of its popular Media Preview. This year's condensed event marks a return for automobile trade shows in North America and will feature press events presented by Ford, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Nissan,...
It was probably around 11:30 p.m. on the night of January 27, 1994. There I was, a seventeen-year-old headbanging television host, standing in the midst of unexpected destruction — the aftermath of a concert which should've never taken place in this particular venue, The Adler Theatre, in Davenport, Iowa. Whoever decided that it was a good idea to hold a heavy...