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By Andy Argyrakis
An EDM extravaganza, the return of a classic musical, plus Jewel's retrospective
Monday, June 10, 2013


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An EDM extravaganza: If there's any doubt that the electronic dance music revival is in full force, it's certainly proven by the fact that the Spring Awakening Music Festival is once again able to invade the gargantuan Soldier Field. Even to those who aren't familiar with the genre, there are still plenty of marquee names, mainly Moby in a rare DJ set, plus Calvin Harris and Bassnectar, amongst a hundred or so other underground scene shapers. Friday, June 14-Sunday, June 16 at Soldier Field: www.springawakeningfestival.com.

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The return of a classic musical: No matter how many times the Broadway tour of "West Side Story" swings through town, the timeless tale and classic tunes never get old. For those needing a quick refresher, the Tony and Grammy Award winning show tells the cross cultural love story of Tony and Maria (and two rival gangs from each of their communities) set to the music of Leonard Bernstein and lyrics from Stephen Sondheim. Get ready to sing with "America," swoon through "I Feel Pretty" and shed a tear during "Somewhere," all accented by clever chorography and equally complicated fight scenes. Tuesday, June 11-Sunday, June 16 at Oriental Theatre: www.broadwayinchicago.com.

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Plus Jewel's retrospective: Fresh off the release of her first ever "Greatest Hits" compilation, Jewel is hitting the road to showcase a sophisticated songbook that stretches back to pop in the '90s through a more country-oriented mindset today. Regardless of her change in styles, the singer/songwriter is sure to recall gems like "You Were Meant For Me," "Foolish Games," "Hands" and "Standing Still." Sunday, June 16 at Ravinia: www.ravinia.org.

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