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Historical Northside Music Makers: Photos of Bands, Venues and Events

At the Northside Neighborhood History Collection at Sulzer Regional Library, as we look forward to the concerts, performances and festivals the Year of Chicago Music is sure to bring, we wanted to look back at just a few of the ways music has played a role in Northsiders’ lives over the years. Social, cultural, religious…
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John Reed: Radical Socialist

Reading about radical socialists is fun. I'm a fan of the early 20th century ones, the ones who fell for Russia when they thought it was all a grand rebellion and not just another violent coup. American journalist John Reed was enough of a supporter of Bolshevism he was buried at the Kremlin Wall. People who…
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