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Chance the Rapper and The National to perform Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago

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To cap off the Obama Foundation Summit, being held in Chicago on October 31 and November 1, a community event will celebrate “civic leaders making a difference around the world” with musical performances by Chance the Rapper, The National, and Gloria Estefan.

According to the event’s website, Chance the Rapper will be performing as well as working with the Foundation on the creative design. Additional performers will be announced.

A portion of the event will be live streamed.

More info: www.obama.org/summit

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5 things to do this weekend | October 13-15

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Hear exclusive tracks from Violent Femmes, Edward Sharpe and Nick Hakim

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Milwaukee’s Immortal Girlfriend drops a spectacular cover of Cardi B’s ‘Bodak Yellow’

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Listen to the first single from the Sharon Jones’ final album, ‘Soul of A Woman’

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Jessica Lea Mayfield injured in car accident, hopes to make Milwaukee tour date

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Jessica Lea Mayfield by Ebru Yildiz

Jessica Lea Mayfield cancelled her October shows to recover from injuries sustained in a car accident. Her new album, “Sorry Is Gone” was just released and she had planned to head out on the road to support it with a string of live gigs. Mayfield’s hoping to keep her November dates, including her Milwaukee show, at the Back Room @Colectivo on November 10th.

For a statement by Mayfield and more information, visit: www.stereogum.com/1966378/jessica-lea-mayfield-cancels-shows-to-recover-from-injuries-sustained-in-car-accident/news/

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Hip Hop meets The Nutcracker coming to Milwaukee this December

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Oh, ‘Lorde,’ Run The Jewels is coming to Milwaukee in 2018!

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Tom Petty suffered full cardiac arrest, reportedly removed from life support

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Tom Petty performing Summerfest earlier this year, via Summerfest

Just last week, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performed three nights at the Hollywood Bowl wrapping up a 40th anniversary tour, ending last Monday.

This afternoon, TMZ reported the icon suffered full cardiac arrest, with no brain activity and a decision was made to pull life support. CBS News confirmed and then redacted Petty’s death at the age of 66.

According to a Rolling Stone article in December Petty lamented, “It’s very likely we’ll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don’t think so. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We’re all on the backside of our sixties. I have a granddaughter now I’d like to see as much as I can. I don’t want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that’s a lot of time.”

Milwaukee has been lucky to have had the Traveling Wilbury make many stops to our city, including some 13 Summerfest appearances.

I grew up with Tom Petty, not literally, but I grew up with his music, he was ubiquitous on MTV and the radio. I was fortunate enough to have seen him 9-10 times over the years, including two Summerfest shows here, including his most recent Summerfest show this past July. I also had the pleasure of meeting Tom at WXRT in Chicago, in 2001, when he and the Heartbreakers did a week-long residency at Chicago’s Vic Theatre. That Vic show remains not just the best Petty show I’ve seen but also one of the best shows I’ve seen, period.

We’ll be honoring the icon’s the extensive catalog of Mr. Petty and his Heartbreakers with a solid hour of Petty’s music, from 5-6PM today. We’ll share a few words with CBS58 at 6.

You’re in our thoughts, Thomas Earl Petty.

Tom Petty and I at WXRT Chicago, 2001

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New Year’s Eve party with GGOOLLDD!

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What: NYE Celebration with GGOOLLDD w/VJ Jordan “Madhatter” Lee
Where: Turner Hall Ballroom
When: December 31, 9PM
Tickets: http://pabsttheater.org/event/ggoolldd2017/ (pre-sales ticket available now, use code 88NINE)

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