Category: Chicago

Lollapalooza Announce 2017 Line-up: Chance The Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd and Many More

Lollapalooza returns with another powerhouse lineup led by headliners Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The xx, Lorde, blink-182, DJ Snake, and Justice, delivering a diverse roster of some of the most exciting artists in today’s music landscape. After a historic 25th Anniversary, the world-class festival will return with four full days of music and over 170 bands in Chicago’s crown jewel, Grant Park, August 3-6.  View the full lineup and lineup-by-day here.

 2017 delivers a hero’s homecoming for recent Grammy-winner Chance The Rapper, a coveted performance from rock hit machine and Lolla veterans The Killers, alongside triumphant appearances from Muse, headlining for the first time in six years, and Arcade Fire, returning to command the main stage for their third performance in the festival’s 13-year Chicago history.

 Lollapalooza also welcomes heavy hitters including alt-J, Cage The Elephant, The Head and The Heart, Ryan Adams, Liam Gallagher, Phantogram and Spoon, while continuing to deliver fans artist discovery performances with hot new acts including Rag’n’Bone Man, Maggie Mae, 6lack, Sampha and Jain.

Hip hop’s hottest stars will also take the stage, including Wiz Khalifa, Run the Jewels, Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, 21 Savage, Joey Bada$$, Noname, Russ, Machine Gun Kelly and Amine, while dance fans revel in performances from Kaskade, Porter Robinson, Zeds Dead, Crystal Castles, and many more.

 4-Day General Admission Tickets sold out on March 21.  A limited number of 1-Day General Admission Tickets ($120 + fees), 1-Day VIP Tickets ($650 + fees), and for the first time 1-Day Platinum Tickets ($2,800, fees included) will be available for purchase today, March 22 at 10am CT.  A limited number of 4-Day VIP Tickets ($2,200 + fees), 4-Day Platinum Tickets ($4,200, fees included) and Official Hotel Packages are also available at Lollapalooza.com.

  

Lollapalooza welcomes music fans of all ages, including kids. Children 10-years-old and younger will be admitted free of charge with a ticket-holding adult.

Fans worldwide who can’t make it to Grant Park can watch The Official 2017 Lollapalooza Live Broadcast on Red Bull TV, which is distributed digitally for free on the web at redbull.tv, connected TVs, smartphones and tablets as well as Lollapalooza.com. A full schedule of performances will be announced this summer on Lollapalooza.com

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Lollapalooza 2017 is generously sponsored by Red Bull Sound Select, Bud Light, Pepsi, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, BMI, Toyota, Citi and Cupcake Vineyards.

 

Chance The Rapper To Donate $1 Million to Chicago Public Schools

Chance The Rapper met with  Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner last Friday to discuss recently announced cuts to school funding, but the meeting didn’t go as well as he hoped, and now Chance the Rapper has decided to address the issue himself.

Chance The Rapper Meets With Governor Over Cuts To Chicago Public Schools

Chance the Rapper met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday to discuss drastic cuts to Chicago public schools.

He gave me a lot of vague answers, so we’ll see what happens,” the rapper born Chancellor Bennett said while talking to reporters after the meeting

Chance The Rapper Meets With Governor Over Cuts To Chicago Public Schools

Chance the Rapper met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday to discuss drastic cuts to Chicago public schools.

He gave me a lot of vague answers, so we’ll see what happens,” the rapper born Chancellor Bennett said while talking to reporters after the meeting

Chance The Rapper Meets With Governor Over Cuts To Chicago Public Schools

Chance the Rapper met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday to discuss drastic cuts to Chicago public schools.

He gave me a lot of vague answers, so we’ll see what happens,” the rapper born Chancellor Bennett said while talking to reporters after the meeting

An Eight-Year-Old Girl Writes ‘I Hate This Life’ Before Being Murdered By Her Grandmother

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Helen Ford, a 55-year old woman, is currently on trial for killing her granddaughter, 8-year-old Gizzell “Gizzy” Ford, back in 2013. A tragic end was preceded by child abuse by her grandmother and father, Andre Ford, who died under jail custody from a heart attack in 2014.

Chicago Grandmother Guilty In Beating Death Of 8-Year-Old Girl

A judge ruled Thursday that a Chicago grandmother was guilty of first-degree murder in the 2013 tragic beating death of her 8-year-old granddaughter, reports ABC 7 Chicago.

From ABC 7 Chicago:

A judge declared Helen Ford, 55, guilty in the July 2013 death of her granddaughter, 8-year-old Gizzell Ford. The judge called the murder “exceptionally brutal.”

14-Year-Old Chicago Musician Wins First Place In National Music Competition

14-Year-Old Chicago Musician Wins First Place and $10K In National Music Competition

14-year-old cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing

14-year-old cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing

It was a melodious moment. After thrilling the audience and judges with her performance of Lalo’s Concerto in D Minor, 14-year-old Hyde Park Suzuki Institute (HPSI) cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing, a resident of Chicago’s South Side, snagged the coveted first place prize, including $10,000, in the Junior Division of the 20th Annual Sphinx Competition held recently in Detroit.

Obama returns to Chicago to lay groundwork for presidential center

After some glorious and much needed time off, Barack Obama returned to his adopted hometown of Chicago for the first time as ex-president on Wednesday, mapping plans for his Obama Presidential Center.