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Will Mackie-Jenkins: From Polar Vortex to Celebrating Chicago

When Will Mackie-Jenkins moved to Chicago we were in the midst of the Polar Vortex.  Despite that he stayed and now, in honor of his third year living in the city, he’s playing Uncommon Ground. 86 more words

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Uncommon Ground

10-12 Royal Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1AE

I have never visited a place that is more true to its name. Uncommon Ground. The cafe is definitely exclusive, it is uncommon, it is unique. 1,125 more words

Phillip-Michael Scales Returns To Chicago 6/17, 18

For a few years there was a great singer/songwriter living and performing around Chicago called Briar Rabbit. That wasn’t his real name, of course; rather a pseudonym that hinted at the kind of music you might expect if you’re old enough to remember Disney’s racially charged… 147 more words


Local band you should know: Kodiak

It’s always a treat when we get a local band to come in to perform live for the WGN audience! Tonight, Justin welcomes the band Kodiak to talk about their career in music, life in Chicago, their process of putting together an album, the search for a particular sound and an upcoming show at Uncommon Ground. 42 more words

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The Download with Justin Kaufmann Full Show 5-12-16

Cruising through the week with yet another incredibly diverse show! On tonight’s program, we talk clean drinking water with Howard Learner, the Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, contemporary artist Carlos Rolón/Dzine tells us about his Chicago roots, writer John Dugan discusses his new book that celebrates the iconic Ukrainian Village club, the Empty Bottle, we hear some live music courtesy of the band Kodiak and we end the show with another edition of Write Club Radio! 29 more words

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Uncommon Ground

There are two civilizations vying for dominance and yet despite their differences they have much in common.

Both not only fight with each other but within themselves too. 272 more words


Matthew Francis Andersen: Springsteen, Fishing and A 1946 Martin Guitar

Nick Digilio welcomes singer/songwriter Matthew Francis Andersen.  In this conversation, they discuss Bruce Springsteen’s life long influence on Matthew, his time as a fishing guide and playing his 1946 Martin. 68 more words

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