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The culture of Chicago, Illinois, is known for various forms of performing arts, such as improvisational comedy, and music, such as Chicago blues and soul. The city is also known for various culinary dishes, notably the deep-dish pizza and the Chicago-style hot dog. For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Improvisational comedy (also called improv) is comedy that is performed with a little to no predetermination of subject matter and structure. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chicago soul is a form of soul music that arose during the 1960s in Chicago. ... Deep dish from Ginos East of Chicago Chicago-style pizza is a deep-dish pizza style developed in Chicago. ... A Chicago-style hot dog meal at the Bunny Hutch in Lincolnwood, IL Superdawg Chicago, IL A Chicago-style hot dog– as served in the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs– is a steamed or boiled all-beef, natural-casing hot dog on a poppy seed...

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Performing arts

Main article: Chicago theatre

Chicago has a major theater scene, and is the birthplace of modern improvisational comedy.[1] The city is home to two renowned comedy troupes: The Second City and I.O. It is also home to one of the longest running plays in the country — the Neo-Futurarium's Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, an ensemble of 30 plays in 60 minutes. Many world-famous actors and comedians are Chicagoans or came to study in the area, particularly at Northwestern University in Evanston.[citation needed] The form itself was invented at the University of Chicago in the 1960s by an undergraduate performance group called the Compass Players, whose members went on to found Second City. This article is about the landmark theater. ... For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... Improvisational comedy (also called improv) is comedy that is performed with a little to no predetermination of subject matter and structure. ... Second City redirects here. ... The I.O., or I.O. Chicago, (formerly known as ImprovOlympic) is a theater at 3541 N. Clark Street in the Wrigleyville neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois dedicated to improvisational comedy. ... Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes is the longest running play in Chicago. ... Northwestern University (NU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago. ... Incorporated City in 1872. ... For other uses, see University of Chicago (disambiguation). ... The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town area of Chicago, Illinois, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto. ...


Since its founding in 1958 as an ensemble effort, Steppenwolf Theatre Company on the city's north side has nurtured a generation of actors, directors, and playwrights. It has grown into an internationally renowned company of thirty-five artists. Many other theatres, from nearly 100 black box performances spaces like the Strawdog Theatre Company in the Lakeview area to landmark downtown houses like the Chicago Theatre on State and Lake Streets, present a wide variety of plays and musicals, including touring shows and original works such as the premiere in December 2004 of Spamalot. The Goodman Theatre and the Victory Gardens Theatre have won regional Tony Awards, along with Steppenwolf. Broadway In Chicago, created in July of 2000, hosts touring productions and Broadway musical previews at: LaSalle Bank Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre. Broadway In Chicago provides over 7,500 jobs and an economic impact of over $635 million dollars. [2] [1] Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a Tony Award-winning Chicago theatre company founded in 1974 by Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry in the basement of a church in Highland Park, Illinois. ... Lake View — or Lakeview, as it is increasingly spelled — is a North side neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ... This article is about the landmark theater. ... The Black Crook (1866), considered by some historians to be the first musical[1] Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. ... Monty Pythons Spamalot is a comedic musical lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975). ... The Goodman Theatre The Goodman Theatre is a theater in Chicagos Loop, and part of Chicago theatre. ... The Regional Theatre Tony Award is a special Tony Award given to a region theatre company in the United States. ... Broadway In Chicago is a joint venture of Live Nation and the Nederlander Organization, two of commercial theater’s most prominent producers and operators, which brings Broadway shows to Chicago’s Theater District. ... Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... The LaSalle Bank Theatre (formerly the Sam Shubert Theatre) is a Chicago theatre now owned by the Nederlander Organization and is operated by Broadway In Chicago. ... The Cadillac Palace Theatre (formerly the The New Palace Theatre) is a Chicago theatre. ... For other places with the same name, see Oriental Theatre. ...


The Lyric Opera of Chicago, founded in 1954, performs in the Civic Opera House. The Civic Opera House was built in 1929 on the east bank of the Chicago River and is the second-largest opera auditorium in North America with 3,563 seats. The Lyric Opera purchased the Civic Opera House from the building's owner in 1993. The company has reported an average of 100% sales for the past 16 years and approximately 34,000 subscribers for its six-month season.[citation needed] Exterior of the Civic Opera House Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. ... The Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. ... The Chicago River is 156 miles (251 km) long[1], and flows through downtown Chicago. ... North American redirects here. ...


The Joffrey Ballet makes its home in Chicago. Other ballet, modern and jazz dance troupes that are located in the city include Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, River North Chicago Dance Company, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Thodos Dance Chicago, Chicago Festival Ballet and The Joel Hall Dancers. Joffrey ballet school in NYC The Joffrey Ballet is both a school, founded in 1952, and a dance company, founded in 1956. ... Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) was founded in 1977 by dancer and choreographer Lou Conte who served as artistic director until his retirement from HSDC in 2000. ... Chicago Festival Ballet is a professional ballet company performing a repertoire of classical, romantic and neoclassical works in venues around the United States. ...


The city's Uptown neighborhood is reported to be the birthplace of Slam Poetry, a style of spoken word poetry that incorporates elements of hip hop culture, drama, jazz and lyricism. Skyline of Uptown, looking northeast Uptown is a diverse neighborhood located north of Chicagos downtown. ... Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York City A poetry slam is a competition at which poets read or recite original work (or, more rarely, that of others). ... Spoken word is a form of music or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung. ...


Music

Chicago Jazz Club
Chicago Jazz Club

Chicago has made many significant pop-cultural contributions. In the field of music, Chicago is known for its Chicago blues, Chicago soul, Jazz, and Gospel. The city is also the birthplace of the House style of music, whose history is related to the development and fostering of the Techno style of music in Detroit, Michigan. The Hip-Hop scene in Chicago is also very influential, with major artists including Kanye West, R Kelly, Twista, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Da Brat & Shawnna. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 482 KB) Summary Source: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 482 KB) Summary Source: http://www. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chicago soul is a form of soul music that arose during the 1960s in Chicago. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Chicago house is a style of house music. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... Detroit redirects here. ... The Hip-Hop scene in Chicago, USA is very influential, featuring a diverse array of artists too numerous name. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... The name Robert Kelly can refer to: Robert Kelly the poet. ... Carl Terrell Mitchell, (born on November 27, 1973 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper that held the title of fastest rapper in the world according to the Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to rap 11. ... Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ... Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois) better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper. ... For other uses, see Brat. ... Shawnna (born Rashawnna Guy on October 1, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois), is the first African American female artist signed to Def Jam, through Ludacris Disturbing tha Peace Records. ...


Chicago artists have also played an influential role in the R&B/soul genre. Popular R&B artists to hail from Chicago include Avant, Dave Hollister and Carl Thomas. For other uses, see Avant (disambiguation). ... // Dave Hollister, cousin of music act K-Ci and JoJo, started developing fame as a musician in the early 1990s. ... Carl Thomas is an African-American R&B singer who was born on June 15, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois where he attended Simeon High School. ...


The rock band Chicago was named after the city, although its original name was the Chicago Transit Authority. The band's name was shortened to Chicago after the CTA threatened to sue them for unauthorized use of the original trademark. Popular 1980's band Survivor is from Chicago. This article is about the American pop-rock-jazz band. ... For other uses, see Chicago Transit Authority (disambiguation). ... Survivor is an American rock band formed in 1977 by core members Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan. ...


Chicago has also been home to a thriving folk music scene, particularly in the 1960's and 1970's. John Prine, the late Steve Goodman, and Bonnie Koloc were the most prominent folk singer-songwriters of that time. Goodman, an obsessive Chicago Cubs fan, is most closely associated with the city. John Prine (born October 10, 1946, in Maywood, Illinois) is an American country/folk singer-songwriter who has achieved widespread critical (and some commercial) success since the early 1970s. ... Steve Goodman (July 25, 1948 – September 20, 1984) was an American folk music singer-songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. ... Bonnie Koloc (born in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American folk singer/songwriter, actress, and artist who was considered one of the three main Illinois-based folk singers in the 1970s, along with Steve Goodman and John Prine. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ...


In the late 1970's, local band The Shoes arguably started indie rock with a power pop album recorded in their living room. 1980s' and 90s' alternative bands Local H, Eleventh Dream Day, Ministry, Veruca Salt, The Barbie Army, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Material Issue, Liz Phair, Urge Overkill and The Smashing Pumpkins hail from Chicago. Contemporary rock bands The Lawrence Arms, SOiL, Kill Hannah and Wilco are also Chicago-based. The 2000s have seen local artists Disturbed, Alkaline Trio, The Academy Is, Spitalfield, Chevelle, the Plain White Tees, and Fall Out Boy also attain success in the U.S. Shoes is an American power pop band, formed in Zion, Illinois in 1975 by the brothers John and Jeff Murphy, along with Gary Klebe and Skip Meyer. ... The term alternative rock or alternative music1 was coined in the early 1980s to describe bands which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Local H is a rock duo (sometimes described as grunge), formed by Scott Lucas (lead vocals, guitar, bass) and Joe Daniels (drums). ... Eleventh Dream Day is a rock band from Chicago, Illinois. ... Ministry is an influential, Grammy-nominated American industrial metal band founded by frontman Al Jourgensen in 1981. ... Veruca Salt is an alternative rock group of the 1990s and 2000s. ... The Barbie Army was an all-girl punk rock garage band from Chicago in the 1980s, when all-girl punk bands were still pretty rare (before Riot Grrrls). ... My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult (TKK) is an American electronic industrial band originally based out of Chicago, Illinois. ... Material Issue was a power pop trio from Chicago. ... Liz Phair (born Elizabeth Clark Phair on April 17, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Urge Overkill is an alternative rock band, formed in Chicago, United States, consisting of Nathan Nash Kato Katruud (vocals/guitar), and Eddie King Roeser (vocals/guitar/bass guitar). ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... The Lawrence Arms are an American punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1999 and currently recording for Fat Wreck Chords. ... Loess field in Germany Surface-water-gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland For the American hard rock band, see SOiL. For the System of a Down song, see Soil (song). ... Kill Hannah is an alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, currently signed to Roadrunner Records. ... This article is about the music group. ... Look up disturbed in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Alkaline Trio (sometimes referred to as Ak3 or Alk3) is a band from Chicago consisting of Matt Skiba on guitar/vocals, Dan Andriano on bass/vocals, and Derek Grant on drums/back-up vocals. ... The Academy Is. ... This article is about the musical group. ... For information about the car of this name, see Chevrolet Chevelle. ... The Plain White Ts are a Power pop / pop-rock band based in Villa Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... Fall Out Boy (commonly abbreviated as FOB) is an American band from Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) that formed in 2001. ...



Chicago has become known for indie rockers following in the paths of the Smashing Pumpkins, Urge Overkill, Wilco, and The Jesus Lizard; bands like The Sea and Cake, Califone, OK Go, Andrew Bird and Umphrey's McGee hail from the city. In recent years Chicago has become a pinnacle in the indie scene, attracting both premier indie bands and industry attention. Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnaces, who now reside in Brooklyn, New York are originally from Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Chicago is also home to many independent labels like Thrill Jockey, Drag City, and others, and to the popular music-news website Pitchfork Media.


A handful of punk rock bands are based in Chicago. Some of the more famous punk rock products of the city are Naked Raygun, The Effigies, Big Black (featuring Steve Albini), and Screeching Weasel. Many of these punk and indie bands got their start at noted alternative music venues Metro (originally Caberet Metro), and from 1987-2000, Lounge Ax. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Naked Raygun was a very influential Chicago-based punk band of the 1980s and early 1990s. ... The Effigies are considered one of the most important[1] early punk rock groups in Chicago in the 1980s. ... Big Black was a noise rock band founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, that was active between 1982 and 1987. ... Steve Albini (born July 22, 1962, Pasadena, California) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, audio engineer and music journalist. ... Screeching Weasel was an American punk band from Chicago, Illinois. ... The Metro Metro is a concert hall in Chicago, Illinois that plays host to a variety of local, regional and national emerging bands and musicians. ... The Lounge Ax was a music venue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is one of the nation's oldest and most respected orchestras. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, based in Chicago, Illinois, is one of the leading orchestras in the world. ... Orchestra at City Hall (Edmonton). ...


Chicago's colorful historys and culture have provided inspiration for a wide variety of musical compositions. In the 19th century, the chain of events surrounding the Great Chicago Fire led Chicago resident Horatio Spafford to write the hymn It Is Well With My Soul. Artists rendering of the fire, by John R Chapin, originally printed in Harpers Weekly The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday October 8 to early Tuesday October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about four square miles in Chicago, Illinois. ... Horatio Gates Spafford (1828-1888) was the author of the hymn It Is Well With My Soul. There are many authors of many hymns, but it is perhaps the story surrounding Horatio Spaffords life when he wrote the hymn which makes the authors story so exceptional and enduring... It Is Well with My Soul is a very influential hymn penned by hymnist Horatio Spafford and composed by Philip Bliss. ...

See also: Wax Trax! and Chicago record labels

Wax Trax! Records was a record label in the United States. ... General information Basic general information about the labels Category: ...

Sports

U.S. Cellular Field on Chicago's South Side. Home of the Chicago White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field on Chicago's South Side. Home of the Chicago White Sox
Main article: Sports in Chicago

Chicago has 15 professional sports teams. Chicago is one of only a few cities to have its major sports teams play within its city limits. It is one of three U.S. cities that has two Major League Baseball teams, and the only city to have always had more than one baseball team since the forming of the American League in 1900. The Chicago White Sox of the American League, who recently won the World Series in 2005, play at U.S. Cellular Field, located in the city's South Side in Bridgeport neighborhood. The Chicago Cubs of the National League play at Wrigley Field, which is located in the North Side neighborhood of Lakeview, commonly referred to as "Wrigleyville." old comiskey park This file has been listed on Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images, because it is missing information on its source or copyright status. ... old comiskey park This file has been listed on Wikipedia:Possibly unfree images, because it is missing information on its source or copyright status. ... Chicago is the home to 15 professional sports teams. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) (Chicago) White Stockings (1901-1903 *From 1900 to 1903, the official name did not contain the city name of Chicago... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... U.S. Cellular Field a. ... Bridgeport is a neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is one of 77 official community areas of Chicago. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Lakeview (also known as Lake View) is a neighborhood on the north side of Chicago, USA. It is located along the shores of Lake Michigan and runs approximately from Diversey Avenue on the south, to Irving Park Road on the north; from the lakeshore on the east to Ashland Ave. ...

Wrigley Field on the North Side. Home of the Chicago Cubs
Wrigley Field on the North Side. Home of the Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association are one of the world's most recognized basketball teams, thanks to their enormous success during the Michael Jordan era, when they won six NBA titles in the 1990s. The Bulls play at the United Center on Chicago's Near West side. They share the "UC" with the Chicago Blackhawks, of the National Hockey League. The Hawks are an Original Six franchise, founded in 1926, and last won the Stanley Cup in 1961. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 7/30/2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Wrigley Field, Chicago, 7/30/2004, by Rick Dikeman File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... NBA redirects here. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Original Six is a well-known term for the six teams which comprised the National Hockey League (NHL) for the 25 seasons between the 1942-43 NHL season and the 1967 NHL Expansion. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...


The Chicago Bears of the National Football League play at Soldier Field. Chicago is the largest city to have an NFL stadium. The Bears have won nine American Football championships (eight NFL Championships and Super Bowl XX) trailing only the Green Bay Packers, who have twelve. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... NFL redirects here. ... Soldier Field (formerly Municipal Grant Park Stadium) is located on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, Illinois, and is currently home to the NFLs Chicago Bears. ... The National Football League has used several different formats to determine their league champions since its founding in 1920. ... This is a list of National Football League champions prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, that is, all the franchises that have won the championship of the National Football League. ... Date January 26, 1986 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Richard Dent, Defensive end Favorite Bears by 10 National anthem Wynton Marsalis Coin toss Bart Starr representing previous Super Bowl MVPs Referee Red Cashion Halftime show Up with People presents Beat of the Future Attendance 73,818 TV... Packers redirects here. ...


The Chicago Fire, members of Major League Soccer, won one league and four US Open Cups since 1997. After eight years at Soldier Field, they recently moved to the new Toyota Park in Bridgeview at 71st and Harlem Avenue during the summer of 2006. Toyota Park is also home to the Chicago Machine of the Major League Lacrosse. Year founded 1997 League Major League Soccer Nickname La Maquina Roja, Men in Red, CF97 Stadium Toyota Park Bridgeview, IL Coach Juan Carlos Osorio[1] Owner Andell Holdings First Game Miami Fusion 0–2 Chicago Fire (Lockhart Stadium; March 21, 1998) Largest Win Kansas City Wizards 0–7 Chicago Fire... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams all the way to the professional teams of Major League Soccer. ... Toyota Park is the home stadium for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, members of Major League Soccer. ... The Chicago Machine is a lacrosse team based in Bridgeview, Illinois. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional outdoor Lacrosse league that is made up of teams within the United States. ...


The Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League and Chicago Rush of the Arena football League both play at the Allstate Arena in nearby Rosemont. Owned by Mike Ditka, the Rush are the defending Arenabowl champions. The Wolves have won league champonships in 1998, 2000, and 2002. Their first season was 1994-95. The Chicago Wolves are a professional hockey team playing in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2001 Home arena Allstate Arena City, State Rosemont, Illinois Head Coach Mike Hohensee ArenaBowl championships 1: 2006 Conference titles 1: 2006 Division titles 3: 2002, 2004, 2007 Wild Card berths 4: 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 The Chicago Rush are a team in the Arena... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Allstate Arena is a sports arena in Rosemont, Illinois, which is home to the Chicago Wolves hockey club, DePaul University mens basketball, and the Chicago Rush Arena football team. ... Did you mean: Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont, Pennsylvania Rosemont (borough of Montreal, Quebec) Rosemont (racehorse) Rosemont Plantation boyhood and family home of Jefferson Davis www. ... The ArenaBowl is the Arena Football Leagues championship game. ...


The Chicago Hounds of the United Hockey League, the Chicago Shamrox of the National Lacrosse League and the Chicago Storm of the Major Indoor Soccer League play at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates. The Chicago Hounds are a team of the United Hockey League which began play in the fall of 2006. ... The United Hockey League (UHL) is a professional ice hockey league with teams in the United States. ... The Chicago Shamrox are a professional lacrosse team that plays in the National Lacrosse League (NLL), and began play in the 2007 season. ... NLL redirects here. ... The Chicago Storm is a team in the current Major Indoor Soccer League that began play in the 2004-2005 season. ... The Major Indoor Soccer League is the top professional indoor soccer league in the USA. The league is a member of both the United States Soccer Federation and FIFA. The MISL replaced the NPSL which folded in 2001. ... The Sears Centre is an 11,000-seat multi-purpose family entertainment, cultural and sports center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. ... Hoffman Estates is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...


Chicago United, USAFL members, are the Australian Rules football club in the city, competing in the MAAFL. The United States Australian Football League (also known informally as the USAFL or US Footy) is an Australian rules football league that was conceived in 1996 and organized in 1997. ... The MAAFL is a division of the United States Australian Football League and is anAustralian Rules Football competition based in the middle of the United States. ...


The city has offered an official bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[3][4] Chicago also hosted the 1959 Pan American Games, and Gay Games VII in 2006. The Chicago 2016 Olympic bid is the attempt by the city of Chicago and the United States — with the support of other cities, townships and villages in the state of Illinois — to be chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics. ... The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, is a major international sports and cultural festival to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee. ... The 3rd Pan American Games opened on 27 August in sunny 90 degree heat before 40,000 people in Chicago, Illinois, USA at Soldier Field. ... Gay Games VII, colloquially called the Chicago Gaymes, is part of a family of international sports and cultural festivals called Gay Games, sanctioned by the Federation of Gay Games and organized by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community of the host city of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. ...

See also: U.S. cities with teams from four major sports

In the United States, the four prominent major professional sports leagues are the following: Major League Baseball (MLB), in existence de facto since 1903 National Football League (NFL), founded in 1920 National Basketball Association (NBA), founded in 1946 National Hockey League (NHL), founded in 1917 There are currently thirteen metropolitan...

Cuisine

Local specialties

The great triumvirate of Chicago-style foods is Chicago-style pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef: For other uses, see Pizza (disambiguation). ... A large hot dog with ketchup A hot dog is classified as a type of sausage or, alternatively, a sandwich on a suitably shaped bun with the sausage and condiments on it. ... For other uses, see Beef (disambiguation). ...

  • Chicago-style pizza, deep-dish pizza with a thin crust covered by a thick layer of cheese, is world-renowned and popular locally. Chicago pizzerias also serve the less well-known stuffed pizza (a close relative of deep-dish) and a unique crispy style of thin crust.
  • An Italian beef is a sandwich featuring thinly sliced roast beef flavored with Italian-style seasonings and served on an Italian roll sopped in the meat juices, sometimes combined with a grilled Italian sausage, and topped with hot giardiniera or sauteed, green Italian sweet peppers.

Not unique to Chicago, but ubiquitous there is gyros, reportedly introduced to the U.S., along with flaming saganaki, by Chicago's Parthenon restaurant.[5] Many locally owned fast-food restaurants serve hot dogs, Italian beef and gyros. Deep dish from Ginos East of Chicago Chicago-style pizza is a deep-dish pizza style developed in Chicago. ... Cheese is a solid food made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep, and other mammals. ... A Chicago-style hot dog meal at the Bunny Hutch in Lincolnwood, IL Superdawg Chicago, IL A Chicago-style hot dog– as served in the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs– is a steamed or boiled all-beef, natural-casing hot dog on a poppy seed... Mustard on bread. ... For other uses, see Onion (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tomato (disambiguation). ... A deli pickle. ... For other uses, see Relish (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chili. ... Binomial name Apium graveolens L. Celery (Apium graveolens dulce) is a herbaceous biennial plant in the family Apiaceae, native to the coasts of western and northern Europe, most commonly in ditches and saltmarshes. ... For other uses, see Ketchup (disambiguation). ... The prices A sign of the establishment The grill Enjoying a fish sandwich A Maxwell Street Polish consists of a grilled or deep-fried Polish sausage topped with grilled onions and mustard on a bun. ... Italian Beef, as served by Portillos in Chicago, Illinois. ... For other uses, see Sandwich (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Beef (disambiguation). ... In the United States, Italian sausage is a style of pork sausage which is noted for its seasoning of fennel and/or anise, containing at least 85% meat. ... Giardiniera is a condiment consisting of Serrano peppers, hot peppers, bell peppers, crushed red peppers, celery, carrots, cauliflower and green olives in vegetable oil. ... This article is about the food dish. ... Saganaki (Greek σαγανάκι) is a salty and aromatic cheese-based Greek appetizer. ...


The newest Chicago specialty is the jibarito, a sandwich served on fried plantains. The oldest delicacies are chicken Vesuvio and shrimp de Jonghe. The jibarito (pronounced hee-bah-ree-to), a specialty of Chicago, is a sandwich made with flattened, fried green plantains instead of bread. ... Plantain is the common name for two very different plants. ... Chicken Vesuvio, a specialty of Chicago, is an Italian-American dish made from chicken on the bone and wedges of potato, sauted with garlic, oregano, white wine and olive oil, then baked till the chickens skin crisps. ... Shrimp de Jonghe, a specialty of Chicago, is a casserole of whole peeled shrimp blanketed in garlicky, sherry-laced bread crumbs. ...


Less well known are the South Side specialties the big baby, a double cheeseburger style;[6] the mother-in-law, a chili-topped tamale on a bun;[7] and atomic cake, featuring banana, yellow and chocolate cake layers alternating with banana, strawberry and fudge fillings. The neighborhoods of Chicago lay within Chicagos seventy-seven community areas. ...


Restaurant scene

The Windy City also features many ethnic restaurant districts, including Greektown on South Halsted Street; Little Italy on Taylor Street, just west of Halsted, and in the Heart of Italy neighborhood in Heart of Chicago; Chinatown on the South Side; Middle Eastern fare along Lawrence Avenue between Pulaski and Kimball; Polish cuisine on the Northwest and Southwest sides; the Mexican districts of Pilsen and Little Village; Korean food along Lawrence Avenue and, increasingly, in northern suburbs such as Niles, Illinois; and the Indo-Pak stretch of Devon Avenue. Greektown is a Chicago neighborhood made up mostly of bars and restaurants located roughly between Van Buren and Madison Streets, along Halsted Street and just west of the Loop. ... The Chinatown Gate in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois. ... Pilsen is a neighborhood on Chicagos West Side. ... South Lawndale is a community area located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois, more commonly known as the Little Village neighborhood. ... Niles is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Devon Avenue (IPA pronunciation: ) is a major east-west thoroughfare in the Chicago metropolitan area. ...


Chicago is also home to many fried-shrimp shacks, and has its own local fried-chicken chain, Harold's Chicken Shack. Superfamilies Alpheoidea Atyoidea Bresilioidea Campylonotoidea Crangonoidea Galatheacaridoidea Nematocarcinoidea Oplophoroidea Palaemonoidea Pandaloidea Pasiphaeoidea Procaridoidea Processoidea Psalidopodoidea Stylodactyloidea True shrimp are swimming, decapod crustaceans classified in the infraorder Caridea, found widely around the world in both fresh and salt water. ... Harolds Chicken Shack (also referred to as The Fried Chicken King, Harolds Chicken, or simply Harolds) is a chain of fried chicken restaurants located primarily on the South Side of Chicago. ...


Along with fast food and ethnic fare, Chicago is home to many steakhouses, as well as a long list of world-renowned, upscale dining establishments serving a wide array of cuisine from some of the best-known chefs in the United States. Some notable destinations include Frontera Grill, a gourmet Mexican restaurant owned by Food Network star Rick Bayless, and Jean Joho's Everest, a new-French restaurant on the top floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange building downtown. Others are Charlie Trotter's, owned by well-respected chef Charlie Trotter, and Tru from chefs Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand. Chophouse redirects here. ... Frontera Grill is the flagship restuarant of Food Network star Rick Bayless. ... Mexican may have several meanings. ... Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Rick Bayless Rick Bayless is a chef who specializes in traditional Mexican food with modern interpretations. ... Jean Joho is a renowned chef and restaurateur. ... For other uses, see Everest (disambiguation). ... The Chicago Stock Exchange, located in Chicago, Illinois, is the third most active stock exchange in the United States by volume. ... Plating a course in Charlie Trotters kitchen Charlie Trotter is a Chicago chef and restaurant owner. ... Rick Tramonto is a Chicago chef and cookbook author. ...


In the June 2006 issue of GQ magazine, Chicago was hailed as the best restaurant city in America, and in the October, 2006, issue, Gourmet magazine chose Alinea as the finest restaurant in the United States. Chicago has recently become a center for molecular gastronomy, thanks to Alinea, Moto and Avenues. Model Heidi Klum on the cover of GQ. Actor Nicholas Cage on the cover of the March, 1997 issue of GQ (U.S. edition) Gentlemens Quarterly, most often known simply as GQ, is a monthly mens magazine that focuses on mens fashion and style. ... Gourmet magazine, a publication of Condé Nast, which also produces its sister publication Bon Appetit, first started publication in 1941. ... Alinea is a restaurant in Chicago which opened in 2005. ... A classic example of molecular gastronomy is the investigation of the effect of specific temperatures on the yolk and white when cooking an egg. ... Moto has a number of different meanings. ... An avenue can mean any of the following: Most commonly, it refers to two parallel lines of trees specially planted as a landscape feature. ...


Visual arts

Although Chicago's museums concentrate on out-of-town artists, there is a lively fine arts community. The highest concentration of contemporary art galleries can be found in the River North neighborhood, though a great amount of arts activity also centers around the Wicker Park neighborhood. An artist is someone who employs creative talent to produce works of art. ... Contemporary art is often shown and sold in galleries. ... West Town located in Chicago, Illinois, northwest of the Loop, is one of 77 officially designated Chicago community areas. ...


Chicago has long had a strong tradition of figurative surrealism, as in the works of Ivan Albright and Ed Paschke. In 1968 and 1969, members of the Chicago Imagists, such as Roger Brown, Leon Golub, Robert Lostutter, Jim Nutt, and Barbara Rossi produced bizarre representational paintings. Today Robert Guinan paints gritty realistic portraits of Chicago people which are popular in Paris, although he is little known in Chicago itself. Max Ernst. ... Ivan Le Lorraine Albright (February 20, 1897-1983) was a magic realist painter and artist, most renowned for his self-portraits, character studies, and still lifes. ... Ed Paschke (1939 - 2004) was an American painter. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Chicago Imagists were a group of representational artists associated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago who exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center in the late 1960s. ... Roger A. Brown (born May 22, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional basketball player. ... Leon Golub (January 23, 1922 - August 8, 2004) was an American painter. ... Robert Lostutter (born 1939) is a Chicago-based artist. ... Jim Nutt (born 1938) is an American artist who was a member of the Chicago art movement known as the Chicago Imagists. ... Barbara Rossi (born 1940) is a Chicago artist, one of the original Chicago Imagists, a group in the 1960s and 1970s who turned to representational art. ... Robert Guinan (b. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


Chicago has a Percent for Art program of public artworks, although it is notoriously more opaque and secretive than that of most other cities; arts activist such as Paul Klein and attorney Scott Hodes have long criticised its lack of public accountability.[8] The term percent for art refers to a program, often a city ordinance, where a fee, usually some percentage of the project cost, is placed on large scale development projects in order to fund and install public art. ...


Visual arts coverage

The Chicago Reader, an alternative weekly newspaper, contains complete art listings of galleries and museums and has a regular art reviewer, Fred Camper. The Chicago Tribune, one of Chicago's two major newspapers, has no gallery or art listings and one dedicated fine arts reporter, Alan G. Artner. The Chicago Sun-Times, the other of Chicago's two major newspapers, has no gallery or art listings and no dedicated arts reporter, although Kevin Nance covers some fine art issues along with movies and popular culture. The Chicago Reader is an alternative newsweekly in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded in 1971[2] by a group of friends who attended Carleton College. ... An alternative weekly, alternately referred to as an alternative newsweekly or alternative newspaper, is a form of alternative media newspaper found in many centres in the United States and Canada. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago. ...


The New Art Examiner (from Chicago) and Dialogue magazine (Detroit) reported on Chicago and midwestern arts communities until they both folded in 2002. Since then no arts journal covers the American midwest art world. New Art Examiner was a Chicago-based art magazine. ... Dialogue was an art magazine published in Ohio. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Chicago Gallery News, a glossy color magazine published three times a year, lists gallery shows but has no articles. Gallery Guide magazine publishes a Chicago/midwest edition which is similar.


Local artists' interests are represented by the Chicago Artists' Coalition, a nonprofit advocacy organization, which has a monthly newsletter, the Chicago Artists' News. Chicago Artists Coalition is a non-profit arts advocacy and career organization based in Chicago and open to artists and non-artists alike. ...


See also

Chicago has many cultural institutions and museums, large and small. ...

References

  1. ^ Sawyer, R Keith (September 30, 2002). Improvised Dialogue. Ablex/Greenwood, 14. ISBN 1-56750-677-1. 
  2. ^ Burghart, Tara (2007-1-16), "Study Outlines Chicago Theater Impact", San Fransisco Chronicle, <http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/01/16/entertainment/e155202S39.DTL> 
  3. ^ Levine, Jay. "Chicago In The Running To Host 2016 Summer Games." CBS. July 26, 2006. Retrieved on December 1, 2006.
  4. ^ "Official Chicago 2016 Website." Retrieved on December 1, 2006.
  5. ^ The Parthenon: History
  6. ^ The burger that ate Chicago
  7. ^ Making a Mother-in-Law Sandwich
  8. ^ Kevin Nance, "Artists Plan Protest on Public Art Policy", Chicago Sun-Times, Sunday, June 10 2007, p. 10A
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