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Keri Johnsrud and Her Quartet Return to Perform at the Jazz Showcase

Hey there, Chicago-land! This is your friendly local jazz vocalist, composer, music instructor, first-time blog writer and storm-chaser wannabe, Keri Johnsrud. Since arriving in Chicago in 1999, from the vast cornfields of Iowa, I’ve been fortunate to perform in some of the most historic venues in the city (and country, for that matter), with the Jazz Showcase being one of the oldest. With that said, I would love to invite you to join me and my band on Wednesday, March 16th, for our performance at this celebrated jazz club.
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Glenwood Academy will host its 23rd Annual Community Celebration

Glenwood Academy will host its 23rd Annual Community Celebration on March 11, 2016. Come experience Glenwood Academy’s campus for food, fun and festivities! This exciting annual event will showcase tastings from some of the fantastic restaurants in the south suburbs and will feature exciting auction packages, including sports tickets, spa days and adventure packages.
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Hemmingbirds Record Release Party at Schuba’s

Hey all, this is Yoo Soo Kim from Hemmingbirds! My Chicago-based band will be celebrating the release of our new EP, Half a Second, this Friday, February 26th at Schuba’s Tavern. We were recently featured on Do312 as one of “16 Bands & Artists to Watch in 2016,” and we have drawn comparisons to The National, Phoenix and The Strokes, amongst others.
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Chicago Family Palooza 2016

Just because it is Winter doesn’t mean that the fun stops. On February 27-28 from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL, Chicago Family Palooza is providing the fun, both for the kids and kids-at heart and is the perfect answer to that daily Winter question “What are we going to do today?!”
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Lurie Children’s Hospital Valentine Program

For many children, Valentine’s Day means celebrating at school with fun festivities and exchanging thoughtfully-selected valentines with friends and family. However, the patients of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago will spend the day in their hospital room.
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Chicago AutoShow 2016

Toes cold, Chicago? Dreaming of the summer, when festivals, events and chances to get outside and be a part of something abound? While winter in the Windy City doesn't offer the kind of outdoor fun and camaraderie of a Pitchfork or Lollapalooza, the Chicago Auto Show is the Windy City's winter hot spot, offering all manner of welcome surprises (even if cars aren't your thing).
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Women with Drive Foundation

It’s an honor to be a part of their journey. Twenty-five years ago, I was a single mom on welfare. I didn’t have a car, but I had drive. ...and the help of friends and a community that helped me build a better life for my children.