Concerts in Chicago

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Concerts in Chicago

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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,535 contributions
    I'll never forget the first time I listened to a concert in Chicago's Orchestra Hall. It was Andre Segovia, the incomparable Spanish guitarist, and the hall lived up to its billing as an acoustical marvel, the finest complex of its kind this side of Salt Lake City's Mormon Tabernacle. Located at 220 South Michigan Avenue, Orchestra Hall was built in 1904. Designed by renowned Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, the elegant 2,522-seat venue was earmarked as a home for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which had previously performed in the larger Auditorium Theater. Today, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is universally regarded as one of the premier symphony orchestras in the world and Orchestra Hall is part of a music complex that also includes Buntrock Hall, a rehearsal and performance space, Grainger Ballroom and Opus restaurant and cafe. From 1907 to 1996, the ninth-floor penthouse served as the home of the Cliff Dwellers Club. Aside from musical concerts and piano recitals, the hall also has hosted lectures by such notables as Harry Houdini, Amelia Earhart, Bertrand Russell and Orson Welles. Season tickets are as cherished as as hard to obtain as the Cubs, Bulls, Bears and Blackhawks. Orchestra Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994.
    Written October 31, 2020
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  • bstnlvr070100
    New Paltz, NY64 contributions
    The show is truly choreographed and scripted down to the second. They did a great job sticking to that.
    Written January 13, 2020
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  • DaveFromChicago
    Chicago, IL97 contributions
    Was here to see Cory Wong, and wow what a great show! Great venue, cool vibe all the way around. Everyone inside and out from the front door to the coat check, to the bar staff, to the ticket takers knowledgeable and friendly. The venue has great acoustics. No lost vocals, or bottom end. Plenty of places to park and eat nearby. Easy to get to and from the expressway. Thanks for a great night!
    Written February 3, 2020
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  • The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
    On our March trip to Chicago for business, I visited St James Cathedral, 65 E Huron St, just off of N Michigan Ave - and the Magnificent Mile. Though it was cool and damp, I was walking the area, and had just toured the Fourth Presbyterian Church, a few blocks away, so continued my architectural survey of churches and cathedrals in the area. St James was an ideal next stop for me.

    The Cathedral was built in the mid-1830's, but was mostly destroyed by the Great Chicago Fire. Only the bell tower remained, and has been cleverly incorporated into the structure that we see today.

    Though probably not quite as imposing, there are common architectural elements shared by St James Cathedral, and the near-by Fourth Presbyterian Church, and mainly the Gothic Revival style, modeled after some famous cathedrals in Europe, including Notre Dame. However, St James, due to the fire, and rebuilding, has a few Victorian elements, as well.

    On this visit, I picked up a brochure for the self-guided tour, and was glad that I had. The Cathedral is magnificent, both inside and out, and is well-worth one’s time, especially if they are a fan of architecture. My visit was probably an hour and a half, and the time was well-spent.
    Written February 1, 2020
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  • Arinwolfe
    Chicago, IL5 contributions
    Small, older venue that is an established part of Chicago’s heart. Cozy layout. The bathrooms are a bit too snug though I don’t like having to turn sideways to get out of the toilet.
    Written December 11, 2018
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  • LaToya F
    4 contributions
    Best band ever. The Roots! First time visiting and first time seeing The Roots live in concert. Epic night...The Roots!
    Written July 8, 2016
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  • Mz.yada
    Gary, IN53 contributions
    This was my 1st time being here and it was great, I heard a lot of talk about it was ghetto 👎 wrong ,the line was short, employees was nice friendly & helpful, the drink wasn't watered down and was a good price, the stage is connected to the bag so u never have to move 💯✔✔👍, she performed for a long time not like other clubs where the performers come late do one song then leave ,she was amazing pretty and nice I loved her ,and I will b back to the shrine
    Written January 20, 2016
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