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Lin Brehmer’s Top Ten Hugs: A National Hug Day Playlist & Photo Album

National Hug Day has nothing to do with hugging strangers or random co-workers, so get that off your agenda now. It was conceived as an encouragement to hug friends and family more often. As you […]


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Bono, Annie Lennox, Sting & More Pen Open Letter Calling for Better Global Decision Making

Musicians and humanitarians Bono, Annie Lennox, Sting, Shakira and many more have banded together to put out a call to action.



Get Ready To Open Up Your Wallet, The 15 Most Expensive Concerts Of 2015 So Far

While pop music may take the reigns in terms of popularity, the most expensive concerts of 2015 thus far boast a diverse lineup.


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5 Musical Resolutions to Make 2015 Rock

2014 was an amazing year for live music in Chicago. Hopefully you had the chance to see all the concerts you wanted to and can look forward to an even more musical 2015.  As we all decide what to work on in the New Year, consider adding a few musical resolutions to make sure you don’t miss a beat.   Here are our five musical New Year’s Resolutions for 2015:


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Bono: ‘It Is Not Clear That I Will Ever Play Guitar Again’

Bono explained a lot in a message to fans that he posted to U2’s website, including that his guitar playing days may be over. But “the band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this.”


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The Top 14 Music Stories of 2014

While songs like “Shake It Off,” “All About That Bass” and more rose to the top of the charts, these are the stories we were reading to accompany them.


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2014 Winners: U2 and The Miracle of Too Much Music

As it turns out, giving away a record for free wasn’t an extension of U2’s celebrated altruism, it was the most selfish thing they ever did…and for a band responsible for ‘Rattle & Hum,’ that’s saying a lot.


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U2 Release ‘Films of Innocence’ Visual Album

Following the surprise release of their album Songs of Innocence, U2 have revealed they will release a full visual album to accompany it today.


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U2 Add More Dates to 2015 Tour

Montreal, Chicago, Boston and New York each get a new pair of shows.


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U2 Adds Two Additional Chicago Shows

Due to overwhelming demand, U2 has added two Chicago shows.




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