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Theatre Fri Aug 22 2008

Who Says Comedians Are Completely Self-Involved?

This weekend, some of Chicago's most beloved local stand-ups will be getting together to throw a farewell and benefit show for Angelica Busque and the Illinois chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. Busque is a local artist and stand-up superfan well known to the many who comics who make their bones in Chicago's backroom stand-up comedy scene. Ms Busque suffers from chronic lupus and is leaving our lovely city and her adopted home to convalesce among family in Michigan. And local luminary stand-ups like Ricky Carmona, the screamingly funny C.J. Sullivan and Sean Flannery (who host the best sports-in-quotes, or "sports" talk show on the internet, Visitor's Locker Room), among others like recent emigre Renee Gauthier are all coming out to honor a super fan and have some fun raising money for a good cause. So what're you gonna do on Saturday?

Doors for "Angel's Farewell Show" open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m. on August 23, 2008, in the back of the Lincoln Restaurant (4008 N. Lincoln Ave.). Suggested donation is $10; all proceeds go to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, Illinois Chapter. Raffle tickets for tons of good swag from Early to Bed, the Comic Vault, the Lincoln Lodge, 42 Degrees N. Latitude, The Amazing Tomas, Adventure Stage Chicago (Vittum Theater), and Michelle L'Amour will be available for purchase. Angel will also be raffling off an original piece of her art. This particular work was featured as the main promotional piece for Artwalk Ravenswood 2007.

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Jim / August 25, 2008 11:31 PM

Why doesn't Angel stay here where the Lupus treatment is tops? Maybe her traditional family wants her home for other reasons.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

By Steve Prokopy

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