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Just The Facts 29th Annual Northalsted Market Days® Saturday & Sunday, August 7 & 8, 2009; 11am - 10pm N. Halsted St. (b/w Belmont Ave. & Addison St.) $7 Suggested gate donation. Presented by Northalsted Area Merchants Association www.northalsted.com www.chicagoevents.com

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A Carnival for Everyone! The theme of this year’s Northalsted Market Days is “Carnival.” And folks: We have The Party for you! Let’s start with the non-stop music lineup on three stages (Belmont, Roscoe and Brompton. From rock legend Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Jennifer Holliday, Broadway’s original “Dreamgirl,” to American Idol faves Blake Lewis and Gina Glocksen, that’s just for starters. There’s also Cuban-American pop heartthrob Jon Secada, Chicago’s own rocker girl, Cathy Richardson (along with The Marcrodots), and Logo channel fave Adam Barta. The bottom line? Something for every musical taste! And in keeping with our carnival theme, stroll over to Aldine, as well as Addison, and have fun at the “mini-carnivals” set up at those two locations for you to enjoy. In addition to the crowd-watching at Northalsted Market Days (which, to many, is always a carnival), there’s plenty more to do. With 400 vendors, there’s every type of food imaginable. The same holds true for the artwork on display and community-centric vibe that adds a special feel to the Northalsted Market Days experience. Whether you live in the city, the metro area, or you’re visiting from out-of-town, we welcome everyone to the 29th annual Northalsted Market Days, the Midwest’s largest and most fun-filled summer street festival!


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JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, she’s had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics “Bad Reputation,” “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies, including 1987’s “Light of Day”, with Michael J. Fox and Gena Rowlands, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, “The Rocky Horror Show”. As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, and the Vacancies, as well as the Germs’ L.A. punk masterpiece, “GI”. Jett is one of only two women named to Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitar players of all time. Since co-founding the Runaways with Cherie Currie, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett’s determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. After the success of its first single, “Cherry Bomb,” the Runaways toured with such acts as the Ramones, Cheap Trick, and Tom Petty. In Japan, the band became huge stars - their arrival for a set of shows in 1977 was a Beatlemanialike frenzy. Currie left the band after the Japan tour to deal with personal problems - but Jett decided to keep fighting the rock & roll fight, with the Runaways and then on her own. Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. Faith Hill sings “I Hate Myself for Loving You” as the theme for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, and “Bad Reputation” is the theme for the hit show “American Chopper”. Jett’s version of “Love is All Around,” the theme from the “Mary Tyler Moore” show, became a popular anthem for women’s sports. Her songs have also been featured in countless films, including “Shrek”, “Charlie’s Angels” and “Monster”. HOUSE OF WINEHOUSE Amy Winehouse is a five-time Grammy winner; hailed as a musical genius. Her latest album, “Back to Black” has made the U.K.’s Top 10 List of best-selling albums of the 21st century—it is no wonder why a band would want to emulate the unique style and unforgettable voice of the incomparable Amy Winehouse. Out of love and respect for such a profound artist, Dana DeLorenzo wanted to do just that. After months of studying Winehouse’s voice, speech, and body language (and adding the cat-eyes, tattoos, and now-famous beehive) the transformation began. The final addition was a powerful sixpiece band — and together, they conjure the spirit and extraordinary sound that has made House of Winehouse stand-out band.

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JENNIFER HOLLIDAY

Jennifer Holliday is a legend of the musical theatre. Her ardent fans have remained faithful to her since her first heart-wrenching rendition of the show stopping “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in the hit Broadway musical “Dreamgirls”. Arguably one of the greatest female voices of the rhythm and blues, she is a vocal powerhouse whose hardy, passionate, throaty and soulful voice touches hearts and leaves her audience flooded with deep emotions and soaring spirits. The two-time Grammy Award winner, has recorded five chart-making CD’s for Arista, Geffen and Intersound Records. She also has several chart-topping singles. Her signature spine-tingling hit song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” charted at 1 on the R&B charts and was top 40 pop charter as well. Holliday won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Female Vocal Performance and she was awarded a second Grammy for Best Inspirational Vocal Performance for her soul-stirring rendition of Duke Ellington’s “Come Sunday,” a tribute to the great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. “The Best of Jennifer Holliday: Millennium Collection” on Universal Records is her most recent release. Holliday, a versatile performer, has made several guest appearances as an actor on prime-time television. She is most widely known for her recurring role on “Ally McBeal,” the popular hit Fox TV show. Jennifer portrayed the character of Lisa Knowles, the outspoken church choir director and lead soloist at Ally McBeal’s favorite church. Her other television appearances include “Touched By An Angel,” “Ellen”, “Hang Time” and “The Love Boat”.

JON SECADA

Jon Secada arrived in the United States from his native Cuba at the age of nine. He later enrolled at the University of Miami where he developed his considerable skills as a songwriter. In the late 1980’s he joined Gloria Estefan as a background singer and co-wrote “Coming Out of the Dark,” Gloria’s number one hit from her 1991 album “Into the Light.” His self-titled solo debut (released 1992) sold more than six million copies worldwide. He followed with the gold single “Just Another Day,” and three more top 30 hits, “Angel,” “I’m Free,” and “Do You Believe in Us?” “Otro Dia Mas Sin Verte” (Spanish-language version of the album), became the Number one Latin album of 1992 earning Jon his first Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album. His third album, “Amor,” (released 1995) brought his second Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Performance. Jon has amassed a career sales total of more than 20 million albums worldwide. His multi-faceted talent extends beyond singer/songwriter. He has lent his producing talent to the likes of Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, and Mandy Moore. Jon has performed with opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, recorded a duet with the late Frank Sinatra on “The Best Is Yet to Come.” Jon starred in 1995’s hit musical revival of “Grease” on Broadway as Danny Zuko, as the Emcee in Sam Mendes’ critically acclaimed 2003 version of “Cabaret”, and as Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s & Tim Rice’s theatrical hit “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in 2004. “Same Dream” (released October 2005) includes the Top 10 hit “Window To My Heart,” which garnered solid airplay on nationally-syndicated radio shows “Delilah” and “The John Tesh Radio Show.” Additionally, over the 2005 holiday, Jon released his rendition of “Feliz Navidad.” Apart from his dedication to music, Jon devotes himself various charitable endeavors. He raises funds for the NARAS national “Keeping Music in Schools” campaign and is a supporter of many initiatives including the Pediatric Aids Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital, the Lifebeat Concert, Amigos Together for Kids, Make-AWish Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs, among a host of other charitable organizations. 18 boi


CATHY RICHARDSON rose to Chicago rock royalty in the 90’s with her powerful, soulful voice leading her wildly popular namesake band, relentlessly pummeling the Midwest college and festival circuit turning in some 150 shows a year. Over the last decade, her career has taken a few colorful turns that steered her out of the local scene and into the international spotlight, smack in the middle of the rock n’ roll history that inspired her to rock. Along the way she’s continued releasing new records, picked up a Grammy Nomination, four DIY Music Awards… and a Doobie Award from High Times Magazine. Richardson’s real life rock n’ roll persona led to her discovery for the role of Janis Joplin in the original Off-Broadway cast of the show “Love, Janis” where she channeled the late music legend to rave reviews in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Arizona. In 2007, she toured the U.S. with Janis’ original band members, Big Brother and the Holding Company, on the “Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Tour”.

amazing Jude Gold on guitar, Jon Herrera on bass, rock veteran Donny Baldwin on drums and Chicago-based fiddle player, Anne Harris. Richardson fans will likely be thrilled her by her next major musical endeavor- The Macrodots, an amped up, hard-rocking collaboration with San Francisco guitarist/songwriter/producer Zack Smith. 7TH HEAVEN is the premier Chicago festival act, according to prominent talent buyers in Illinois, and has set attendance records at major night clubs across the tri-state region. The critically acclaimed website “Barstar” refers to 7th Heaven as one of the three best bands in Chicago. Known for performing 30 songs in 30 minutes, the deadon renditions of Def Lepard, The Beatles, Bon Jovi, Journey and even U2 are delivered at a frenetic pace causing listeners to dance in the streets.

2009 ushered in the 40th Anniversary of the famed Woodstock Music and Art Fair and Richardson, on the “Heroes of Woodstock” tour, headlined in major venues across the United States and Europe, including the site of the original Woodstock in Bethel, NY. A film crew documented the Woodstock reunion tour for a forthcoming 3D concert film experience called the “Road to Woodstock”.

16 CANDLES makes it a personal duty and pleasure to bring all the great 80’s songs you love to life in full force. The band’s attention to detail and commitment to entertainment captivates audiences and inspires new ways of dancing and thinking (not to mention drinking.) The members are five fun-loving guys with a simple love for the music of years gone by and a mission to fuse nostalgia and style to create a sight/sound spectacular unlike any other.

When not on tour filling in for rock legends, Richardson has a smoking band to cover her own epic musical catalog, featuring the

90’S210 is not your typical 90s cover band because it plays all different styles from the ‘90s. 90’s210 does every style (continued p. 22)

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…from the ‘90s including R&B hits from Montel Jordan and Snoop Dogg, alternative rock such as Weezer and Radiohead, and Pop songs by N’Sync, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and Spice Girls. ABBA SALUTE is quite literally the most accurate ABBA tribute band in the country. With painstaking attention to detail, they’ve recreated an ABBA experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Fronted by two dynamic ladies with angelic voices, and backed by a group of world class musicians, the music of the greatest pop band in history comes to life in a Vegas-type show that mesmerizes the viewer, both young and old alike BAMBIRAPTOR is a five piece postcore/dreamo band formed in Chicago 2009. The band’s music is focused on catchy hooks, guitar riffs and vocal melodies. BambiRaptor’s material can be compared to acts such as The Killers, Jet, All American Rejects and Taking Back Sunday. The band’s music has been called “Dance Rock”, “Screamo” and even “Reggae”.

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groundwork and “VIP” has caught the attention of Logo with its defiant electropop grooves and slickly produced videoclip. Remixes by Mixin Marc & Tony Svejda, Mysto & Pizzi, Ranny & the Popstar and Russ Harris pump up “VIP” nicely for club consumption. BIRD TALK is Melissa “Jumpy” Marquez, Emily Engelhard, Anthony “Shimby” McCreery, and Jacco Kuipers. The band formed in the spring of 2007 and combines a wide range of influences, from indie rock, new wave, ‘50s, ‘60s, garage, punk and dance. In the short time the band has been together, it have been featured on Chicago radio stations: WXRT, WLUW and twice been asked to contribute songs to Blalock’s indie rock play list, alongside other amazing bands/artists such as: No Age, Women, Dan Deacon and Los Campesinos! BRITBEAT is a tribute to the Beatles, with mop tops, retro costumes, vintage instruments and harmonizing vocals, BritBeat Beatles Its British style, charisma and Liverpudlian character creates the ultimate Beatles Tribute concert experience. They display the same youthful excitement and boyish charm as the original ‘Fab Four.’

CHICAGO SPIRIT BRIGADE is a dynamic group of adult volunteers ADAM BARTA was rocking who dance, twirl his look before Adam flags, and perform Lambert even started cheerleading stunts on American Idol. Adam at events all around manages to up his game Chicago to raise money for non-profit organizations with each successive release. that provide direct care services to people faced “I Wanna Hold You” and with life-threatening challenges such as breast “Standing in the Rain” laid the cancer, homelessness, hunger and HIV/AIDS.


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DOT DOT DOT is a thrilling union of rock elements cloaked in dance beats with synthy frills. The band’s self-titled album offers short, accessible pop songs that fans have deemed irresistible. The band’s show is a non-stop spectacle of remarkable energy, engaging action, and passionate musicianship. The band performs more than 150 dates nationwide each year at night clubs, festivals, college parties, concert halls, and private events. Loyal fans, captivated by the band’s endearing personalities, proudly exhibit tattoos of the band, post their own covers of Dot Dot Dot songs online, and even furnish their cars with the band’s pictures and accessories. ERIC & THE ADAMS is a rock/pop/soul trio based out of Tulsa, OK already being heard nationwide after just releasing its debut five song album this past December. After a random meeting at an open mic in August of 2007, awardwinning singer/songwriter, Eric Himan, asked brother/sister rhythm section, Angel and Jimmy Adams if they would back him for a solo gig that required he have a band. By the time its debut CD arrived in stores and online in late 2009, the band had performed on the ABC and NBC affiliates in Tulsa and played gigs around the U.S., and this February, they are scheduled to play the wrap party for an episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” EVERELLE a longtime fixture on the local Chicago scene, features intense and hardhitting all-original music that is lean and muscular with a familiar but innovative sound.

Everelle found its current voice in September 2008 when C (vocals) joined forces with Shusto (drums), HVAC (bass), and Professor K (guitars). In early 2009, the band hit the studio to record a follow-up to its first EP “Empty Little Packages.” Described as “post-punk rockers”, Everelle has a sound that is “fully formed and mature, delivered with confidence and swagger.” C’s powerful, crystal-clear voice and introspective lyrics are supported by Shusto and HVAC’s thunderous rhythmic foundation and Professor K’s unique blend of crunchy riffs and guitar atmospherics. GABRIEL SANCHEZ & THE PRINCE EXPERIENCE is a full-on Prince tribute show starring Gabriel Sanchez as Morris Day and Dekorah as Sheila E. GIRL NEXT DOOR is a Chicago-based cover band playing a genuine variety of classic to current pop, rock, dance and country hits. Fronted by a powerful and versatile female lead singer, and backed by accomplished musicians the band promises a full rich sound, tight harmonies and high energy performances. GINA GLOCKSEN is best known as a finalist of the 6th season of “American Idol”. Although Gina was often referred to as the ‘rocker chick’, her musical influences and abilities range far beyond the realm of rock. Gina’s original music infuses the passion and attitude of a rock & roll rebel with the precision and soul of the modern ‘diva’. Since her time on Idol, Gina has toured (Continued p. 26)

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…North America with the ‘American Idols Live Tour’ and continues to perform around the country showcasing her original music. Her original music combines a dynamic mix of pop and rock driven by passionate and unforgettable vocals.

Jodi Messina, Gavin DeGraw, The BoDeans and Lucinda to name a few.

THE INSECURITIES have quickly become one of the most exciting up and coming bands in the Chicago area. The band’s members knew they had stumbled upon something worth pursuing when it headlined and sold out its first HAG is a group of former rival girl bands who show during MOBfest at Chicago’s Elbo Room have united, bringing in the summer of 2008. Later that same year, it a powerful chemistry put out a debut EP “Ban the Kiss Hello: A Social and interaction to Commentary” to much fanfare. With a collection performances. With an all female front, HAG brings its of tracks ranging from rock to rockabilly to Americana to pop, “Ban the Kiss Hello” had a own sound to classic rock little bit of something for everybody. Since the and pop songs. Among the artists and groups release of its new album, “Show Your Teeth”, The covered by HAG are: AC/DC, Alice Cooper GoGo’s, Smith, Blondie, Led Zeppelin, Judas Priest, Insecurities have been hard at work marketing and promoting through social networking sites Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, UFO, The Partridge and other mediums. Family, Lady GaGaThe Doors, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Elton John, Rolling Stones, Pat Benetar, Rascals, The Animals, 4 Non-Blondes, and more! THE JOANS include lead guitarist and music arranger Taylor Joans, Aaron Joans THE HANDCUFFS embody the spirit of rock on drums, Jennifer music’s uninhibited, sexy Joans on vocals, and overbearing appeal. A Steve Joans on bass perfect blend of style and guitar and Ed Joans, energy. They do not sound keyboard player and trusted maid for the band. like anyone else, but at the The Joans have appeared at The Flesh Hungry same time they seem very Dog Show at Jackhammer Chicago, The Spot, familiar. They are influenced by everything good that sells and anything good that doesn’t. Ronny’s, The Note, CAKE Chicago at the Red Rock music is loud (not just in volume, but in its Line Tap, The Empty Bottle, The Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, MI headlining their New Years Eve nature), pompous and fun - and The Handcuffs gala, The Music Box Theatre, the TPAN Aware embrace every reckless minute of it. Affair benefit gala, Mary’s Attic, Folsom Street Fair 2008 in San Francisco, The Chicago Pridefest KIMI HAYES is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/ and Milwaukee Pridefest 2009, opening for midwest rocker. Her band Cyndi Lauper. featuring some of the best musicians in Chicago has BLAKE LEWIS hasn’t missed a beat since his opened for Willie Nelson, successful run on Fox’s hit reality series Sugarland, Sarah Evans, 26 boi


“American Idol”, which culminated in his selection as first runner up—and a finale viewed by over 30 million people. His cover of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name,” was the biggestselling download of the season on iTunes, with 192,000 downloads. His debut album “Audio Day Dream” debuted at #10 on the “Billboard” charts and has sold over 303,000 units to date. Blake has created a unique persona for himself as not only a singer-songwriter, but also as a DJ and beat-boxer, drawing fans of all ages to his shows.

ROCK CANDY plays a mix of dance, hip-hop, pop and 80’s rock. Lead singer Molly Callinan, returning from her off-Broadway debut in “Dirty Dancing! The Musical”, brings both an incredible voice and a fun performance to the stage. Molly is backed by a band members Steve Schmidt, Mark Angres, Will Tiu and Gareth Fewel, talented musicians who take great pride in the quality of their sounds and the variety of the music they perform.

R.O.T.C. (Righteously Outrageous Twirling Corps) is an award-winning, all-male precision rifle performance group representing the GLBT community THE MOVES have made a splash on the throughout the city. local scene by infusing punk elements with The Righteously early-80’s pop to create Outrageous Twirling a sound dubbed as Corps members are charged with learning “stadium indie rock.” The unique rifle performance skills, while being Moves use electronic positive gay role models and fulfilling other elements in addition volunteer opportunities as united brothers to traditional rock instruments to round THE WHITE TIE AFFAIR has musical A.D.D. out their penetrating pop sound. The Moves Every thing the call to mind early U2, INXS, Green Day, and group’s members Jawbreaker. hear, touch and see influences them. The PULSATIONS is a multiethnic all-female band White Tie Affair is an out of Chicago that plays many styles and adventure into pop, rhythms ranging from disco music from the exploring many different styles and sounds. ‘70s, to the R&B/hip-hop/pop hits of today. The Whether it be sung, strummed, or programmed, band has performed together for more than you can bet they have tried to make it work. a decade brandishing its unfettered flavor at Front man Chris Wallace explains that the goal various venues, clubs and pride festivals across of the band is to “communicate our love for the country. different kinds of music to anyone who wants to listen.” boi 27


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7-Eleven Arco de Cuchilleros Baladoche Bo’s Concessions Buck’s Saloon Cell Block Chicago Classics Chicago Diner Circuit Night Club Cocktail Craine’s Kettle Corn DS Cantina, Inc El Campeon Firefly Genoa Italian Concession Greek Delights Greek Delights Halsted’s Bar and Grill Home Bakery & Festivals Hydrate Nightclub Jack’s on Halsted Kafka Wine Kettle Kabin Kit Kat Lounge La Fuente Lee Concessions Lee Concessions Mark’s Chop Suey Minibar Nicholas Quality Meats Panino’s Paris in Chicago Pizano’s Pizza & Pasta Quang Noodle Queens Tavern Robinson’s #1 Ribs Roscoe’s Tavern & Cafe Sidetrack Special Event Foods Spin Strawberry Patch Desserts Sura Thai Bistro Texas Thunder The Gourmet Grape The Hearty Boys Caterers The Lucky Horseshoe Lounge The North End The Strawberry Patch Yoshi’s Cafe

Exhibitors and Sponsors 22 , 24 A Deranged Mind/Rose Colored Glasses Theater Company 333 About Face Theatre 253 AGLO Chicago 276 Aids Foundation of Chicago 320 American Laser Centers 70 American Veterans for Equal Rights

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345 Animal Ark Veterinary Clinic 406 , 408 Annapurna Treasures 75 AnuCafe.com 254 Apurimac 436 ARFhouse Chicago 86 Art Collection House 60 Assault, Inc. 48 Avi Lavi 156 Baan Home 152 , 154 Baraka 328 , 330 Barefoot Wines 46 Bark Bark Club 397 Bathfitter 266-272 Batteries Not Included 226-232 Beatnix 282 Berwyn Dev. Corp 89 Black-Thai Inc. 327 BOI Magazine 64 Brian Mancl Photography 404 Broolan Studios 111 Bucky Gear 400 Candlemania 38 Carlos Jimenez 113 Carol Akiyama 227 Cat Clausen fine art 424 Center on Halsted 55 Chen Liu 250 Chicago Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 148 Chicago Dragons Rugby Football Club 115 , 117 Chicago Dye Works 252 Chicago English Bulldog Rescue 280 Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus 387 Chicago House/ HPI 131 Chicago Spirit Brigade 241 Chicago Tribune 257 Chicagopride.com 68 Chi-Town Squares 125 Circa Ceramics 57 Classified Ventures 329 Congregation Or Chadash 374 Crabby Cakes Studio 405 Cremation Society of Illinois 239 Crescent Moon Henna 347, 349, 351, 353 Cupid’s 121 Dana McCoy 62 Daniel Wagner 382, 384 David Garcia 66 Definition Photographic Art 90 , 92 Designs by Gina 120 , 122 Dimple’s LLC 316 DITC Inc. 4 , 6 , 8 DLG Management Inc. 396 Dr. Dyer 188 DyMax Coco Art Gallery 26 Elizabeth Salinas 426 , 428 Ellis Avenue Studios 144 , 146 Equality Illinois 331 Ethnic Fusion 398 Faith Onyimbo 244 Felines Inc. 98 , 100 Fentress Tables 101 Fisticuffs Leather


44 Fitness Formula Clubs 274 Foot Path Trading 300 Fred Locher 294 Fresh FM 376 Fusion Radio 243 Fuzzy Ink 295 Gallagher Photographics 166 Gay Chicago Magazine 434 Gay Liberation Network 305-311 Gay Mart 386 Grab Magazine 367 , 369 Grand Trunk 355 Gregory’s 314 Head ‘N Home Hats 322 , 324 Hep Team 32 , 34 His Stuff Inc. 303 Hittman Design Studio 65 Honest Tea 422 Howard Brown Health Center 335 , 337 Human Rights Campaign 157 , 159 I.D., Inc. 286 I-GO Car Sharing 11 IL Academy of Design & Technology 158-164 IL Lotto 40 Imagine the Essence 118 Inchwear, LLC 354-358 Infinite Visions 135 Innova Marketing 184 , 186 Instinct Magazine 136 Island Glass Works 301 Jack FM 173 James Henry Imports 297 Jams Jewels 52 , 54 Jiva Jewelry 361 JohnAiro.net 127 , 129 Juliry 255 Karius Design Sudios 58 Kathy Dunning 73 Kitstyle by Kit Enterprises LLC 308 , 310 Knecht Chiropractic 35 Koru Street 407 Lake View Presbyterian Church 365 Lambda Legal 323 Leathersport 20 Leon Collective 175 Lesbian and Gay Bar Association Chicago/ LAGBAC Foundation 357 Lincoln Square Massage 61 , 63 Liquidicircle Designs 71 Lisa A. Soens PSBL 88 Log Cabin Republicans - Illinois 132 Mad Dog Cookie Company 84 Maris Leather 225 Mercy For Animals 28 Metals Jewelry 256 Metromix 341 , 343 Milwaukee Pride Fest 29 , 31 Moda Boutique 258 , 260 Monroe County Tourism 293 Mr. Hyde’s Custom Leather 151 Mrs Lea Psychic 134 Nany Hartl 296 , 298 Nikolai Plavski

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midst the fun, merriment and music at Market Days, there is a seriousness that exists amongst several of the vendors whose booths will sit next to the artists and merchants along Halsted Street. These “vendors” are the not-for-profit organizations that humbly and ably serve the city’s neighborhoods and make significant contributions to our community. As you enjoy Market Days, we encourage you to visit the booths of these following highlighted organizations as well as the other worthwhile groups participating this weekend. AIDS Foundation of

Chicago 200 W. Jackson Blvd.| 312.922.2322 | www.aidschicago.org Founded in 1985 by community activists and physicians, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago collaborates with community organizations to develop and improve HIV/AIDS services; fund and coordinate prevention, care, and advocacy projects; and champion effective, compassionate HIV/AIDS policy. AFC is one of the most influential AIDS service organizations in the country and has long been praised for its national leadership role in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Center on Halsted 3656 N. Halsted St. | 773.472.6469 | www.centeronhalsted.org COH opened its the doors in April 2007 and in two years time has become a major focal point and meeting spot for Chicago’s LGBT community, welcoming more than 1,000 visitors, participants, and clients each day. At COH, you’ll find an entertainment venue, an organic grocery store (Whole Foods), a café, more than a dozen community service partners, a technology center, a gymnasium, a theater and a number of other unique gathering spaces. Featured services at COH include the State of Illinois AIDS/HIV & STD Hotline, mental health services, youth programming, and the SAGE (Services & Advocacy of GLBT Elders) program.

Lakeview Pantry (East) 3831 N. Broadway Ave. | 773-525-1777 | www. lakeviewpantry.org Lakeview Pantry (West) 1414 W. Oakdale | 773.404.6333 | www.lakeviewpantry.org Established in 1970, Lakeview Pantry provides food for the homeless and low-income residents of the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago. Every effort is made to provide clients with a nutritionally balanced supply of food that is appropriate for a person’s dietary restrictions, cooking facilities and tastes. Additionally, the Pantry helps clients address the issues that often lead to food insecurity, such as unemployment and housing instability.

Howard Brown Health Center 4025 N. Sheridan Rd. | 773.338.1600 | www. howardbrown.org Founded in 1974 HBHC has become the Midwest’s premier LGBT health care organization, serving more than 28,000 clients. HBHC provides a range of medical and behavioral health services and seeks to ensure that everyone receives affordable essential healthcare needs with its sliding scale rates. In addition to its Lesbian Community Care Project’s offer of free breast and cervical cancer screenings to uninsured lesbian, bisexual and queer women, other critical services provided by HBHC include HIV/AIDS testing & services, smoking cessation programs, substance abuse programs, and primary medical care.

Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) 5537 N. Broadway | 773.989.9400 | www. tpan.org Begun 20 years ago as a peer-led HIV information provider, TPAN is one of Chicago’s oldest agencies devoted exclusively to HIV & AIDS. TPAN has had a strong commitment to peer-led programming since its inception and currently offers a wide range of services, the majority of which are provided by trained volunteers who are HIV-positive. TPAN also publishes the internationally acclaimed Positively Aware magazine.

BEHIVE 1244 W. Thorndale | 773.293.4740 | www.behiv.org Better Existence with HIV (BEHIV) is an AIDS service organization providing comprehensive programming to the City’s far north side neighborhoods and North Shore suburban communities. Founded in 1989, BEHIV provides case management, housing, prevention, testing, mental health counseling, massage therapy and art therapy services in communities that include some of the highest rates of AIDS in Illinois. This is only a partial list of the numerous not-for-profit organizations helping our community, reaching out to Chicagoans in need. They and many other worthy organizations rely on your support, so please consider giving a contribution or volunteering some of your time to ensure that they continue with their important work.

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On the concert stage The 2010 edition of Lollapalooza, Aug. 6-8 in Grant Park, boasts a line-up featuring an abundance of GLBT acts and those of GLBT interest. The most obvious is Lady Gaga with gay-friendly co-headliners Green Day running a close second. Queer musicians can be found in bands ranging from Grizzly Bear and Semi Precious Weapons to The Soft Pack and My Dear Disco, to mention a few. If dancing is a part of your Lollapalooza experience, the organizers have done a commendable job of lining up acts to keep your body moving, including Devo, Phoenix, Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Chromeo, Matt & Kim, Hockey and Dan Black, as well as DJ sets by Chris Cox, Tiga, Brazilian Girls and many others. For the complete Lollapalooza festival schedule, visit lollapalooza.com. On the theatrical stage “Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida” at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron. The Tony Award-winning musical inspired by Verdi’s opera of the same title about the wartime love triangle between an Egyptian princess, her counterpart from Nubia and the man they share gets an effective and moving deconstruction in a production from the new Bailiwick company. Ably directed by Scott Ferguson, the 20-something cast of 20-something performers sometimes reveal their inexperience, but more than make up for it in talent. There are inherent problems with the musical’s book, which are not overcome in this production, but other than that, Bailiwick’s version is even better than the original Broadway production. 773.409.4125. On the big screen The summer 2010 movie roster is dominated by 3D and special effects flix. “Inception” (Warner Brothers): The mind-blowing “Inception” is in the latter category. Written and directed by Christopher (“Memento,” “The Dark Knight”) Nolan, “Inception” is about the business of dreams; dreams themselves and the money that can be made by influencing the dreams of others. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), a sought after specialist in the realm of dream extraction, is dealing with his own nightmare. There’s the death of his fellow dream-weaving wife Mal (Marion Cotillard), for which he is under suspicion. Cut-throat businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe) makes Cobb a business proposition, which includes the clearing of Cobb’s name. The only problem is that the job doesn’t involve dream extraction. It’s a case of inception, implanting an idea into someone’s dreams. It’s a process that is difficult and dangerous. 52 boi

Once Cobb accepts the challenge, he assembles his dream team. Right hand man Arthur (Joseph GordonLevitt), forger Eames (Tom Hardy) and architect Ariadne (Ellen Page). Then he sets about making contact with his subject (Cillian Murphy.) And so the work begins. There is a lot to digest here and one’s capacity to suspend disbelief is challenged. It is also rewarded with spectacular visual effects that stay with you long after the movie ends. That said, there are fight sequences that go on far too long, which threaten to bog things down, and would be better saved for the “Inception” video game. Nevertheless, “Inception” is a dream come true for fans of action/fantasy films as it takes the genre to a whole new level. On the small screen Biopics continue to be a hit or miss proposition and “The Runaways” (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment/ Apparition) is a good case in point. An all-girl rock band, The Runaways was formed in the mid-1970s, a time when such a thing was still on the risky side. As the story (director Floria Sigismondi’s screenplay, based on Cherie Currie’s book) goes, Joan Jett, nee Larkin (Kristen Stewart) and Cherie Currie (a suddenly grown-up Dakota Fanning), who both share a love of rock music and coloring outside of the lines, are groomed by record producer/songwriter/starmaker Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon) to be lead guitarist and vocalist, respectively, in the next big thing. With other band members recruited, taskmaster Fowley puts the band through their paces and eventually unleashes them on the world. They caused a ripple stateside, but in Japan, they were tsunami strength. Unprepared for even the least of amount of success, the already unstable personalities inside and outside of the band begin to clash. Cherie, especially, feels pulled in a multitude of directions, becomes involved in a romantic relationship with Jett. Things come to a head during a recording session where tempers flare and instruments are thrown. Since the devil is in the details, it’s interesting that in Sigismondi’s vision, she gets certain things so right, such as the fashions, the hairstyles, the make-up, even the cars.while she drops the ball on others. The Runaways were more than just Jett and Currie, and yet their story is the main focus. This holds true right to the end where, post band break-up, the two young women who hadn’t spoken to each other for quite some time find themselves reunited on the radio – one as an interview subject, the other as a listener and caller. Kudos, however, to Sigismondi for not shying away from the same sex love story aspect of The Runaways’ tale.


Quench at Hydrate Hydrate’s got it going down! There’s a black out party on July 31, then they’re giving you a chance to see Lady Gaga at Lollapalooza for free. Stop in the bar August 4 for a chance to win free tickets. Then the bar goes all out for Market Days. In addition to special drinks, the bar will have its own stage with non-stop entertainment featuring DJs, drag queens and drag superstars such as JuJuBee, Alyson Calagna and Cyon Flare. Ay Papi! Fedro is coming, Fedro is coming! Or at least breathing hard at Circuit on August 12 the hot Latino pop star will be performing songs from his album “Besos Excesos.” Advance tix for the event are $10 and are available at circuit or circuit. com, five bucks more at the door for non-members and $8 more for members. If you’re a little flush, you may want to pop for the VIP party which includes a meet and greet and a photo of you with the star, an autographed copy or his CD and an exclusive remix CD of “Solo un Dia.’…Cocktail is hosting a hot CD release party for The Ibizia Experience on Friday of Market Days, and they’ll have hot go-go boys and guest DJs all weekend. Year of the Wolfe Wolfe Video is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and the industry is taking note. Outfest, LA’s LGBT Film Festival, will be recognizing Kathy Wolfe, founder and CEO and Wolfe president Maria Lynn. In addition Kathy Wolfe is the second annual recipient of Philadelphia QFest’s prestigious Barbara Gittings Award. Best Foot Forward I’m certain you noticed the ad for Le Dame Footwear in our magazine. The hunky leather guy in high heel boots. Well it seems others have noticed as well. Le Dame has been nominated again by Storerotica Magazine in the best accessory category in the erotic retail industry Around Town Club Krave in Blue Island goes all cowboy on us with rodeo themed parties the weekend of August 20-22. Strap on your chaps and gallop off down south and see if y’all can round up a stallion or two…The best accessory for a tan is a set of sparkling white teeth, Halsted Street Beach is offering a special for only $65… Universal Gear is shutting down its Broadway store and offering everything 20 to 40% off…

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Bobby Love’s will host a fundraiser for The Children’s Place. The “So You Think You Can Sing” contest will be a two-day event, September 18 and 19…Usually the singing you hear at Sidetrack accompanies show tunes, but on Saturday, July 31 that growling you hear is “Bearaoke” a fundraiser for the Sidetrack Bears softball team. Speaking of Sidetrack, you might want to start polishing those pumps. They’ve just announced that “Night of 100 Drag Queens” will be October 19 and 20 this year…Berlin and theRatcatchers.com present & Teengirl Fantasy from NY and Picture Plane from Denver on July 29 as part of the bar’s regular “Stardust” event . Then, the next night for “Nightcaps - LateNight Cabaret” Greg Haus and Taissa Lada celebrate their birthday with sketch comedy by Dominizuelan, Dizzy Lizzy’s Delicious Circus Burlesque and magic by the Amazing Tomas. Circle your calendar for September 2, when Jack Daniels presents Dominique Young Unique live at the bar. There are precious few seats available for “Dance for Life” on August 21 at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. If you haven’t gotten your tickets jeté over and get them now…Speaking of dancing, the boys at Lucky Horseshoe don tuxedos (only to remove them) on Friday July 30… Sing Out Louise Musical royalty Rufus Wainwright performs in a onenight only show August 13 at the Harris Theater…The Scissor Sisters (have you seen lead singer Jake Sheers’ new body!?!?!) are at The Riv September 2… Mark Farris performs at 3160 every Saturday in August…North End hosts a karaoke party on Saturday, July 31. If singing isn’t your strong suit, they’re also holding Stoli’s “Search for the Sexiest Stripper” contest on July 29.



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