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Meet Museyon: Peter Margasak

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On today’s episode of Meet Museyon let’s all give a warm welcome to Peter Margasak, our man in Chicago. He’s the guy behind the Chicago Reader’s music-minded Post No Bills blog, and a “brutally honest” critic with an encyclopedic knowledge of music. In Music+Travel Worldwide, he’s your guide to the ins and outs of the city’s legendary jazz scene. Find out ... Read More »

Hughes Homage: The Director’s Chicago

There are those films which stick with you your entire life, and those that define an era. It happens that a lot of them were directed by John Hughes — ‘Sixteen Candles’ and the ‘Breakfast Club,’ anyone? The director who helped define the ’80s passed away today at 59 years old, according to reports by the Associated Press.  A tour of Hughes’ ... Read More »

Crime Scenes: Chicago’s Public Enemy Tour

Johnny Depp plays the dapper gangster John Dillinger in Public Enemies, a film about the Depression-era bank robbers that plagued cities like Chicago. Before you see it, brush up on your gangster history. For a look at the real-life public enemies and their hangouts, head over to Time Out Chicago for the Ultimate Dillinger Tour, a primer in mob livin’. ... Read More »

Cinema Under the Stars

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When summer rolls around, there’s nothing better than sitting under the stars and watching a movie. Well, almost nothing. You’ll definitely get bonus points for bringing a picnic basket, a bottle of wine and some good friends. We looked around our hometown and more to find where you can see some outdoor screenings this summer. Read More »

Buying Bueller

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Want to own a bit of movie history? Then pony up $2.3 million and become the owner of the Highland Park, Chicago, home from the John Hughes classic, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Best remembered as the place where Ferris Bueller’s sidekick, Cameron Frye (played by Alan Ruck), crashes his dad’s 1958 Ferrari through a glass-walled garage, the modern four-bedroom is currently ... Read More »

Jazz Land: Chicago

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Jazz may have been born in New Orleans, but Chicago is its home. Join Museyon Guide Peter Margasak on a tour of the Windy City and trace the evolution of Chicago jazz from its 1920s heyday to its revival in the mid ’90s. Meet hometown heroes from experimental innovator Sun Ra to contemporary flautist Nicole Mitchell, discover essential albums and find out where ... Read More »

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