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2008 Unity Conference

Stories Tagged ‘music’

Música De Chicago Evoca Buenas Memorias

Por José López Bribiesca
The UNITY News

Chicago no es sólo una gran ciudad, es también el nombre de una de las mayores bandas musicales de nuestros tiempos, cuya música – 40 años después – todavía retumba en el corazón de la urbe y sus esquinas aledañas. Una música que adquirió notoriedad por haberse establecido como una innovación del rock y el jazz. Es tan actual que, de hecho, para los que caminan por esas calles, escuchar el nombre del grupo les trae buenos recuerdos.

Kelly Porcaro, por ejemplo, todavía recuerda el día en que fue a ver el grupo a tocar en vivo. “Fue un concierto genial, era una de las más jóvenes del público. Chicago fue un gran grupo”, dijo.

“Crecí escuchando ese tipo de música, Chicago fue genial por haber llenado el hueco entre el jazz y el pop, demostrando que uno puede tocar armonías complejas y de verdad hacerlas sonar como el pop”, opinó Adam Dittman, un estudiante de música.

Según cifras oficiales, los fanáticos de la banda compraron más de 100 millones de discos, haciendo con que Chicago, creado en 1967, sea el único grupo estadounidense que por cinco décadas se mantuvo en la lista de los Top 40. Todavía es popular. Chicago ahora está tocando en Europa, pero vuelve a principios de agosto.

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What’s Going On?

By Dioni L. Wise

UNITY News Online

By next Wednesday, McCormick Place West will be abuzz with thousands of journalists. It’s hard to believe that anything will be happening outside of those conference walls, but a city as cosmopolitan as Chicago continues to offer several diversions during the week of UNITY. Take a look at what simultaneous events will occur during the convention:

July 23

  • The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs presents the second annual Chicago Sidewalk Sale. The two-day fashion event will bring dozens of Chicago boutiques and designers to one spot – the Daley Plaza, (next to Chicago City Hall).
  • As the 2005 World Series championship team, the Chicago White Sox end a three-game home series against the Texas Rangers in a midday showdown at U.S. Cellular Field.
  • The mellow sounds of U.K.-based band Coldplay will flow from the United Center.

July 24

  • Topping the National League’s Central Division, hometown favorites the Chicago Cubs begin a four-game home series against the Florida Marlins at historic Wrigley Field.
  • You can take a one-hour tour of The Chicago Theatre at noon for $5. The tour highlights the history and architecture of the building, including the grand lobby areas, auditorium and backstage area.

July 25

  • California-based rap group Cypress Hill, most noted for its 1993 hit “Insane in the Brain,” will perform at the House of Blues Chicago.

July 26

  • Hundreds will celebrate the contributions and culture of the disabled in the 5th Disability Pride Parade on Saturday morning. For these participants, p.r.i.d.e. means “Pride Realized Is Destiny Empowered.”
  • A setting sun doesn’t mean the lights go out on Saturday night, as Chicago celebrates its 51st Annual Venetian Night. Thirty-five boats will be aglow with lights and props as they sail along beautiful Lake Michigan. A musically synchronized fireworks display will follow the parade.

July 27

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What’s Going On?
It’s hard to believe that anything will be happening outside of the UNITY Convention, but a city as cosmopolitan as Chicago continues to offer several diversions during the week of UNITY.