Top Picks: Your Brain and Music

This season of One Book, One Chicago, we explore the theme Music: The Beat of Our City through I'll Take You There. But have you ever wondered why music affects us the way it does?  Ever since the late neurologist and music lover Oliver Sacks published his popular book Musicophilia in 2007, people have been interested…
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Music in Chicago Exhibit at HWLC

Music in Chicago is on display through July 8 in Harold Washington Library Center's Congress Corridor, Ground Floor.  This year's One Book, One Chicago, I'll Take You There by Greg Kot, tells the story of the Staple Singers. The group developed its distinctive blend of gospel and pop in Chicago's rich musical tradition, which runs…
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Quiz: Chicago Music Trivia

This season of One Book, One Chicago, we're celebrating the theme of Music: The Beat of Our City through Greg Kot's book I'll Take You There. As we explore Chicago's rich musical heritage, we want to know, how well do you know Chicago music trivia? Take our quiz and find out, and if you want to learn…
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Quiz: How Well Do You Know African-American Musicians in Chicago?

Throughout February, we celebrate African American History Month. While you’re probably familiar with The Staple Singers, as we’ve been reading this season’s One Book, One Chicago selection I'll Take You There, we wanted to test your knowledge of other Chicago African American music makers. Take our quiz and find out how much you know…
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The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement: A Fashion Window Display at Columbia College

As part of this season of One Book, One Chicago - exploring the theme "Music: The Beat of Our City", Columbia College Chicago will host a fashion window display. From February 5 - 28, "The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement: A Fashion Window Display" will be on exhibit at the Michigan Avenue Windows…
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