As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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The legendary Checkerboard Lounge has closed permanently after the death of its owner, LC Thurman, in July. The blues club had struggled in recent years after a move due to U of C expansion and declining audiences.

 
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