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shadesofwhatever:

jhermann:


(from chicagoist)
Can I get confirmation on this from Chicago tumblrers?


Incredibly correct - the joke being that for all the NY toughness, not one of you sallies could stand on the corner of Augusta and Central Park for longer than 15 seconds. BOOM.
Also, they forgot the Chicago version of New Jersey. We call it “Indiana.”

shadesofwhatever:

jhermann:

(from chicagoist)

Can I get confirmation on this from Chicago tumblrers?

Incredibly correct - the joke being that for all the NY toughness, not one of you sallies could stand on the corner of Augusta and Central Park for longer than 15 seconds. BOOM.

Also, they forgot the Chicago version of New Jersey. We call it “Indiana.”

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Beethoven Festival: A Classical Festival To Call Our Own

"Tuesday, September 11: Music by composer Mohammed Fairouz, a Rachel Barton Pine recital, and an aggressive late night program by dal niente, who recently returned victorious from Darmstadt, are the highlights, but don’t overlook the pair of Beethoven piano sonatas and the program by the Lincoln Trio.

Wednesday, September 12: If only because someone’s finally feting Conlon Nancarrow’s overlooked centenary. Stéphane Tétreault’s performances are also worth checking out.

Thursday, September 13: Debut appearance by pianists HJ Lim and James Rhodes, plus a late night performance of all of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti.

Friday, September 14: We didn’t love Jacob TV’s foray into opera, but his shorter boombox pieces are wildly entertaining. Fulcrum Point throws in some Stockhausen for good measure. We’re also curious by the Rockatelle Project, as well as to hear what Thomas Jefferson’s jams were. And local favorites Spektral Quartet and Anaphora are always good bets.

Saturday, September 15: We honestly don’t know what that dance party is going to be like, but we might sneak in a good afternoon nap so we can stay up past our bedtimes to find out. Ostertag’s Living Cinema and the cross-genre jam session are also good draws.

Sunday, September 16: Finally seeing Creatures of Prometheus will be great, but we’re also interested in the deconstruction of Beethoven’s Eroica.”

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44 Plays For 44 Presidents In 90 Minutes

"The original 2002 production of 43 Plays For 43 Presidents had a mighty successful run, but it was only the beginning for the theatrical presidential survey. New productions of the Neo-Futurists’ play began to pop up elsewhere, including a production in Atlanta that was seen by former President Jimmy Carter about a week after he’d won the Nobel Prize. It’s been performed a few dozen times all over the country. Now, just in time for the 2012 election, the Neos are remounting it … in a big way. "