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Wednesday, January 19

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Kurt Elling @ Park West

The cat is nothing if not resilient, and Kurt Elling's departure from jazz label juggernaut Blue Note seems to have not affected his creative output, as he readies to tour in support of his first Concord Records effort. nightmoves. Doors open at 6; show at 7:30. Tickets available from >Ticketmaster or the Park West box office. General seating tickets will run you $25.

Turntablist workshop @ Old Town School

The Old Town School of Folk Music presents the latest in a series of one-day workshops designed to teach students about a new musical or dance style in a single class. Today's workshop is the return of the turntablist workshop, as taught by battle DJ Danny the Wild Child. The workshop includes a lecture and demonstration by Danny, followed by semi-private lessons to work on basic skills. The class meets today from 1:00 PM to 4:20 PM at the school; the cost is $40, and you need to bring a notebook and tape recorder. To register for the class, please see the Old Town School Website. This class fills up quickly, so register ASAP! Old Town School: 4544 N. Lincoln. (773) 728-6000.

Rick Kogan @ Morton Grove Public Library

Rick Kogan, noted Tribune columnist and author of A Chicago Tavern: A Goat, a Curse, and the American Dream, stops by the Morton Grove Public Library to discuss his work, share Chicago stories and sign copies of his book. Free at 2pm at 6140 Lincoln Ave. in Morton Grove, IL. Call 847-965-4220 for more information.

Loney, Dear @ Schubas

Sweden's Loney, Dear, masterminded by pop savant Nils-Emil Svanangen, is gracing Schubas' stage tonight. With Loney, Noir, the group's first stateside LP out on Sub Pop, Emil combines warm tones, jazzy instrumentation, and a troubadour vocal delivery that at times recalls fellow European crooners Sondre Lerche, Travis' Francis Healey, and occasionally even Sigur Ros' Jon Thor Birgisson, to create a genre-hopping sound in the best sense of the term. Openers Doleful Lions and Erik Harms & The Trophy Wives lend their local folk hands. The show is at 8 PM and tickets are $8 advance, $10 at the door. Schubas, 773-525-2508.

Stories on Stage @ Steppenwolf

Chicago Public Radio presents Stories on Stage, its live series of readings of short stories. Today's reading happens at Steppenwolf (1650 N. Halsted), and is a special kid-friendly presentation titled "An Early Morning Snack". The show starts at 10:00 AM; tickets are $10-15, and can be purchased through the Steppenwolf Website.

 

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