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Riot Fest co-founder Sean P McKeough, RIP

Sean, who was also an owner of Chicago's Cobra Lounge, sadly passed away at age 42.

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Frankie Knuckles, RIP

5 Magazine reports that Frankie Knuckles, "The Godfather of House Music," has passed away at age 59. Though details are scarce, Knuckles' passing has been corroborated by Paul Johnson, DJ Deeon, and DJ David Morales...

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Chicago comedy vet (and Ghostbuster) Harold Ramis, RIP

"There's a pride in what I do that other people share because I'm local, which in L.A. is meaningless; no one's local," Ramis said upon the launch of the first movie he directed after his move, the 1999 mobster-in-therapy comedy "Analyze This," another hit...

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Lou Reed dead at 71 (we miss him already)

Lou Reed @ Prospect Park (more by David Andrako)

Lewis Allan Reed passed away today. Rest in Peace Lou Reed!

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Earl J.J. Pionke, RIP

"Earl J.J. Pionke, whose storied Earl of Old Town club on the North Side helped launch the careers of folk singer-songwriters for decades, died Friday, April 26...

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Terry Callier, RIP

Chicago-based singer-songwriter Terry Callier passed away today (Sunday, October 28) at the age of 67. Callier's debut single, "Look at Me Now," was released in 1962 via Chess Records...

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Police looking at Chief Keef’s tweets & gang connections in Lil JoJo murder case

As we posted on BrooklynVegan last night, 18 year old rapper Lil JoJo was slain in Chicago the other night and rival 17 year old Chicago rapper Chief Keef (who played Pitchfork, and Lolla and is on the cover of FADER) made light of the situation on Twitter...

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belated pics from the final Treasure Town show

The final show at longstanding DIY venue Treasure Town went down on June 29.11-bands played and here's a set of pictures that includes about half of them...

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Ray Bradbury, RIP

Ray Douglas Bradbury was born Aug. 22, 1920, in Waukegan, Ill., to Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and the former Esther Marie Moberg. As a child he soaked up the ambiance of small-town life -- wraparound porches, fireflies and the soft, golden light of late afternoon -- that would later become a hallmark of much of his fiction...

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RIP Richard Harding, owner of the former Quiet Knight

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Richard Harding, owner of the former Quiet Knight club and Poor Richard's before that, died of cancer on Saturday in a suburban hospice:The effervescent owner of the Quiet Knight music room was the first to bring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Talking Heads and Jimmy Buffett to Chicago...

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