Chocolate Extravaganza: Chicago’s Premier World AIDS Day Event

The AIDS Foundation of Chicago invites the Windy City to indulge in delectable creations from 20 of Chicago’s leading chocolatiers at World of Chocolate on Thursday, December 1, World AIDS Day, all while raising funds for a noble cause.

Don Gallardo to open for The Westies at Space in Evanston

Hello folks! My name is Don Gallardo and thank you for reading my guest post. I am an Americana-Folk singer-songwriter based in Nashville, TN. I’ve been living in Nashville for over 8 years. I tour the UK twice a year and around the US as well.

Grappel/Cohen Recording Endowment winner Cory Goodrich pays tribute to the roots of country music and the Carter Family with her folk album, Wildwood Flower.

Three years ago, I was cast as June Carter Cash in a production of Ring of Fire, and our music director, Malcolm Ruhl, insisted I learn the ‘harp for the role. I started looking for teachers (there are few), looking for harps for sale (nowhere in Chicago) and I came across a publication called Autoharp Quarterly. In this magazine, I found an application for the Cohen/Grappel Recording Endowment, and on a whim, I applied. I never thought for a second they would pick me.