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Stand-up Thu Apr 22 2010

Two Jeffs and a Fred

Comedians and musicians seem to have a sort of symbiotic relationship. After recognizing that they may share some of the same audience base, it's becoming more commonplace to catch a band whose opener is a comedian, or vice versa. Folks who like awesome music probably like awesome comedy as well, so props to these comedians and musicians for wising up to this.

If you find yourself in that intersecting section of the Venn diagram of both comedy and music fans, then the upcoming performance that features Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), and Fred Armisen ("Saturday Night Live") will be right up your alley. On May 16th, the trio will be taking the stage in "Comedy, Q's and A's," a performance that will involve stand-up by Garlin and Armisen, and a musical set by Tweedy, followed by an opportunity to ask Armisen about his experiences on "Saturday Night Live."

"Comedy, Q's and A's" is May 16th at 8:00 p.m. at Emanuel Congregation (5959 N. Sheridan Ave.). Proceeds support youth programming at Emanuel Congregation. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling 800-838-3006. General seating tickets are $50 or $75 and include a pre-show pizza buffet with entertainment by Matt Ryd. Patron and benefactor tickets range from $175 to $1000 and include preferred seating, on-site parking and admission to a pre-show cocktail hour. There will be a cash bar open to all ticket-holders.

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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

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