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Around Town with Gabe Mendoza & DL Hopkins (Weekend of August 23, 2013)

This week’s best events scream CHICAGO. Chow down on an Italian beef, sing along to R. Kelly’s music and gather at the Illinois Centennial Monument (You know, the recognizable landmark in Logan Square) for three summer festivals during the last full weekend in August. On this week’s Around Town, Vocalo’s senior hip hop correspondent Gabe Mendoza and co-host D.L. Hopkins provide the 411 on those events, plus share information about Back to School, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and much more. For further details press play and click on the provided links. Thank you for listening.

Chicago Dancing Festival http://www.chicagodancingfestival.com/

Brasil Fest http://brasilfestchicago.com/

Bucktown Arts Fest http://bucktownartsfest.com/

The Boulevard http://starevents.com/festivals/the-boulevard/

Summer Sessions on the Square http://summersessionsonthesquare.org/

Festa Italiana http://www.festaitalianachicago.org/

Concerts at the First Midwest Ampitheatre include Depeche Mode (Saturday, August 24) and Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson (Sunday, August 25) http://www.livenation.com/

The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington http://www.dusablemuseum.org/

Sing-a-long Trapped in the Closet http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/

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~ by @WeekendGabe on August 23, 2013.

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