Mark Loehrke

Encore | Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

Screen to stage I immediately connected with the character of Zack the guitar player…
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Coffee Couple

Metra commuters are, by and large, creatures of routine. The drive to the station, the…
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Open-Air Eats

The value of travel goes beyond simply “getting away” for a short time—it can also…
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Gifts That Pop

Even in the age of business casual, the necktie still has a place at the sartorial table.…
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Encore | 10,000 Maniacs

Steve Gustafson checks in with NM before playing Pfeiffer 10K Maniacs and 37 years Performing…
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Rock the Steak

While there are myriad factors in play at any given time, the restaurant scene in the…
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Encore | Kathleen Madigan

A Midwestern upbringing People ask me, ‘What’s so great about Missouri?’ and I’m…
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Social Call

From mom’s meatloaf to the childhood staple of simple mac and cheese, elevating classic…
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Urban Foray

Thanks to GPS and other wonders of our technological age, the notion of getting lost…
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Encore | Buddy Guy

Blues for the next generation Now, the young people don’t know nothing about it. I…
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Crescent City Connection

It is one of the unfortunate coincidences of the calendar that Mardi Gras (or Fat Tuesday,…
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Best Bars

February, in particular, is a time of contrasts. On the one hand, the weather outside—still…
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