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Bar Tender
David Hammond | Photography by Frank Ishman | August 30, 2016

Broad-shouldered, gregarious and brimming with bonhomie, Billy Lawless is the Galwayman behind such well-regarded Chicago restaurants as The Gage, Acanto and The Dawson—plus newcomers Beacon Tavern and ...

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Well Suited
By David Zivan | August 16, 2016

Sonny Balani has expanded the eponymous company his father founded in Chicago in 1961 into a national brand, with operations in six markets. Now ready to grow even further, he shares his thoughts on...

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Tuned In
By Joel Reese. Jessie Sardina and Sarah Very | August 16, 2016

SPIN DOCTORS
“Our mission is to preserve parts of music history that are disappearing,” says Ken Shipley, co-founder of Little Village-based record label...

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Making the Call
By Jim McFarlin | August 16, 2016

“Pat Hughes,” a Chicago Cubs blogger once rhapsodized, “has a voice that is so beautiful, he could talk for three hours about aluminum siding and I’d be captivated the whole time.”

For most of his 21 play-...

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High Points
By Kyle MacMillan | August 16, 2016

For aspiring classical singers, New York has long been the ultimate place to be. But after ending a 1991 to 1993 stint in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s prestigious young-artist development program, mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley made the unusual...

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Mood Indigo
By Thomas Connors | August 16, 2016

Initially christened performance art but long since a show biz juggernaut, Blue Man Group has been going strong for 25 years this November. And its Chicago franchise has been a must-see at Lakeview...

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Unplugged
By Beth Weitzman, with Warren Weitzman | August 16, 2016

Back in 1940, when Rancho La Puerta (“the Ranch”) first welcomed guests in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, it did so on a BYOT (bring your own tent) basis for $17....

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Breath of Fresh Air
Styling by Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle | August 16, 2016

Grooming by Andreas Schönagel with UTOPIA
Model: Cory Bond with Soul Artist Management

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The Return of the Prophet of Profit
By David Zivan | August 16, 2016

You’re filming in California today?
Yes. The Profit is shot wherever the business we profile is, so yesterday I was in Tucson and Phoenix. Later this week I’ll...

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Show Stoppers
By Mike Espindle | May 27, 2016

*Editor’s Note: At press time, not all of these models were available in stores, given their newness. Contact the listed resources for more information.

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Space Cowboy
By Rebecca Taras | May 27, 2016

James Geier and his team at 555 International have turned ordinary office spaces into comfortable workplaces, stores into true shopping excursions and restaurants into respites. You could say he’s a...

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Spin Doctors
By David Zivan | May 27, 2016

Just ask Jordan Spieth: Golf is hard. It not only gets in your head, but it also can be physically demanding. Don’t buy it? Watch any tournament on television and look at the trim pros striding athletically up the fairway.

To address these...

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