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Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

Smashed Plastic brings vinyl production to Chicago after 30 years

September 27, 2019

At Smashed Plastic Record Pressing, on the corner of Diversey and Tripp avenues, one steamless machine is the source of all the vinyl-making magic, which runs completely on a closed hot water system, the...

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the comedy duo of Comedy Central’s acclaimed show “Broad City,” brought their live act to Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. on Nov. 12.

Windy City bows to hilarious ‘Broad City Live’ performance

November 17, 2014

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson may be known for their Comedy Central show, the hilarious and critically acclaimed comedy “Broad City,” but they proved their unlimited array of talent Nov. 12 at Linco...

CPD body cameras protect public

By Editorial Board

October 6, 2014

The Chicago Police Department is following the lead of other major U.S. cities that have begun pilot programs to place pager-sized body cameras on officers’ uniforms.CPD is in the initial planning stage of the program, which is intended to protect the department against misconduct lawsuits. The department is currently discussing implementation with unions, and CPD officials have also met with the Cook County State Attorney...

Snowmine turns cold shoulder on recording contracts

By Copy Chief

September 18, 2014

When Snowmine frontman Grayson Sanders was in first grade, his classmates used to tease him for his thick southern dialect. Transplanted from Memphis, Tennessee, to southern California, it did not take long for him to ditch the accent because his classmates could notunderstand him.The same observation played into the Brooklyn-based band’s recent album, Dialects. Sanders said he traveled around the country for nine month...

Barber trims a customer's hair inside Bobby Dee's.

Athlete perseveres toward ownership

September 8, 2014

Despite growing up poor in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, international basketball star Bobby Dixon used his early struggles as fuel to take over a local business.Dixon currently runs Bobby Dee’s...

The day the music died: How the recording industry is coping with digital piracy


December 12, 2012

It was March, 1990, years before illegal file-sharing began compromising the music industry. According to a former Warner Bros. Records executive, a company representative was waiting to meet the dir...

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