2003 PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE
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JANUARY 2003

1/18/03
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (reeds) TATSU AOKI (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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1/24/03
FRED LONBERG-HOLM (cello) / KENT KESSLER (bass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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1/30/03
CD Release concert for KENT KESSLER (solo contrabass) "BULL FIDDLE" w/ MICHAEL ZERANG - percussion
3030 Cortland
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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1/31/03
FRED LONBERG-HOLM (cello) / KENT KESSLER (bass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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FEBRUARY 2003

2/1/03
"FREEDOM NUMBER FIVE" by MICHAEL ZERANG performed by STEVE BUTTERS for MAVERICK ENSEMBLES "MUSIC AND THEATER" NIGHT.
The Ukrainian Museum
2324 W. Chicago Ave.
CHICAGO
8:00 PM
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2/1/03
"HEY BIRDMAN - THE SUMMER OF '91" by MICHAEL ZERANG
The Lunar Cabaret
2726 N. Lincoln Ave,
CHICAGO
10:00 PM
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2/7/03
FRED LONBERG-HOLM (cello) / KENT KESSLER (bass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
3030 Music Festival
3030 Cortland
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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2/21/03
108 ways to nirvana - BLAIR THOMAS (puppetics)/ MICHAEL ZERANG (sonorics)
performance sketches and explorations
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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MARCH 2003

3/1/03
NATHANIEL MACKEY / MICHAEL ZERANG
poetry/prose reading with music
The Woodland Pattern 6th Annual Arts Festival
Woodland Pattern
720 East Locust St.
Milwaukee, WI.
7:00 PM
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3/2/03
La Cucuracha Cabaret - COFFIN PIECE by BLAIR THOMAS. Performed by MICHAEL ZERANG
3030
3030 Cortland
CHICAGO
7:00 PM
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3/15/03
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (reeds) TATSU AOKI (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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3/18/03
VEGA
JEFF PARKER (guitar) / BERNARD SANTACRUZ (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
Les 7 Lezards
Paris, France
10:00 PM
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3/20/03
VEGA
JEFF PARKER (guitar) / BERNARD SANTACRUZ (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
Pannonica
Nantes, France
10:00 PM
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3/21/03
VEGA
JEFF PARKER (guitar) / BERNARD SANTACRUZ (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
Le carr bleu
Poitier, France
10:00 PM
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3/22/03
VEGA
JEFF PARKER (guitar) / BERNARD SANTACRUZ (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
le Petit Faucheux
Tours, France
10:00 PM
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3/25/03
VEGA
JEFF PARKER (guitar) / BERNARD SANTACRUZ (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
Jazz Vauban
Brest, France
10:00 PM
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3/27/03
VEGA
JEFF PARKER (guitar) / BERNARD SANTACRUZ (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
Ajmi
Avignon, France
10:00 PM
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3/28/03
VEGA
JEFF PARKER (guitar) / BERNARD SANTACRUZ (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
Montvido
Marseille, France
10:00 PM
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3/29/03
VEGA
JEFF PARKER (guitar) / BERNARD SANTACRUZ (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
les Vignes
Sainte Ccile, France
10:00 PM
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APRIL 2003

4/4/03
BLAIR THOMAS and MICHAEL ZERANG - 108 ways to nirvana
PAC/Edge Festival
Athenaeum Theater
2936 N. Southport
CHICAGO
10:00 PM
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4/5/03
BLAIR THOMAS and MICHAEL ZERANG - 108 ways to nirvana
PAC/Edge Festival
Athenaeum Theater
2936 N. Southport
CHICAGO
10:00 PM
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4/6/03
BLAIR THOMAS and MICHAEL ZERANG - 108 ways to nirvana
PAC/Edge Festival
Athenaeum Theater
2936 N. Southport
CHICAGO
4:30 PM
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4/6/03
ERIC LEONARDSON and MICHAEL ZERANG - Strike, Skin and Coil
PAC/Edge Festival
Athenaeum Theater
Curtain Call Club
2936 N. Southport
CHICAGO
6:00 PM
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4/12/03
BLAIR THOMAS and MICHAEL ZERANG - 108 ways to nirvana
PAC/Edge Festival
Athenaeum Theater
2936 N. Southport
CHICAGO
10:00 PM
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4/13/03
BLAIR THOMAS and MICHAEL ZERANG - 108 ways to nirvana
PAC/Edge Festival
Athenaeum Theater
2936 N. Southport
CHICAGO
4:30 PM
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4/22/03
MICHAEL ZERANG - earth day percussion solo
Hokin Gallery
623 S. Wabash
CHICAGO
5 - 7 pm PM
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4/25/03
MICHAEL ZERANG (guitar / voice) Sings protest songs and other rants!!!
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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4/26/03
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (reeds) TATSU AOKI (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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MAY 2003

5/17/03
WNUR and Block Cinema present SONIC CELLULOID
Northwestern University
Michael Zerang accompanies The Cartoon Factory (1924) Koko's Haunted House (1928) by Max Fleischer
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, Il.
7:00 PM
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JUNE 2003

6/12/03
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (reeds) TATSU AOKI (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE VELVET LOUNGE - (312-791 9050)
2128 South Indiana
CHICAGO
9:30 PM
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6/13/03
ERIC LEONARDSON (invented instruments) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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6/15/03
JOHN BUTCHER (reeds) / FRED LONBERG-HOLM (cello) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion)
VENUE TBA
TORONTO
9:00 PM
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6/19/03
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (reeds) TATSU AOKI (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE VELVET LOUNGE - (312-791 9050)
2128 South Indiana
CHICAGO
9:30 PM
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6/21/03
Midsummer Special
ERNEST DAWKINS (reeds) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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6/26/03
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (reeds) TATSU AOKI (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE VELVET LOUNGE - (312-791 9050)
2128 South Indiana
CHICAGO
9:30 PM
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JULY 2003

7/9/03
JEFF PARKER (guitar) / FRED LONBERG-HOLM (cello) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
EMPTY BOTTLE
1035 N. Western
CHICAGO
9:30 PM
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7/13/03
PETER BROTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET
JEB BISHOP/ HAMID DRAKE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG
NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL
Nederlands Congres Centrum, Churchillplein 1O, 2517 JW
the Hague, Netherlands
hr21:00
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7/15/03
PETER BROTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET
JEB BISHOP/ HAMID DRAKE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG
Haus der Jugend, Geschwister-SchollL
Platz 4~6, 42269
Wuppertal, Germany
hr21:00
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7/16/03
PETER BROTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET
JEB BISHOP/ HAMID DRAKE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG
Bunker Ulmenwall
Kreutzstrasse O
Bielefeld, Germany
hr21:00
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7/17/03
PETER BROTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET
JEB BISHOP/ HAMID DRAKE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG
Kulturhaus
address TBA
Niederstetten, Germany
hr21:00
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7/18/03 -7/19/03 -7/20/03
PETER BROTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET
JEB BISHOP/ HAMID DRAKE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG
Konfrontationen
Untere Hauptstrasse 13A
Nickelsdorf , Austria
hr21:00
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AUGUST 2003

8/23/03
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (reeds) TATSU AOKI (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE VELVET LOUNGE - (312-791 9050)
2128 South Indiana
CHICAGO
9:30 PM
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SEPTEMBER 2003

9/5/03
HIGH ZERO: 5th Anniversary Festival of Experimental Improvised Music
Michael Zerang (percussion) / Gianni Gebbia (saxophones) / Vattel Cherry (bass)
The Theater Project - 410-752-8558
45 West Preston Street
BALTIMORE, MD
8:30 PM
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9/6/03
HIGH ZERO: 5th Anniversary Festival of Experimental Improvised Music
Michael Zerang (percussion) / John Berndt (electronics) / Michael Johnsen (electronics, saw, reeds) / Ricardo Arias (ballon kit)
The Theater Project - 410-752-8558
45 West Preston Street
BALTIMORE, MD
8:30 PM
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9/7/03
HIGH ZERO: 5th Anniversary Festival of Experimental Improvised Music
Ron Anderson (guitar, electronics) / Chiara Giovando (electronics, turntables) / Michael Gayle (piano) / Michael Zerang (percussion)
The Theater Project - 410-752-8558
45 West Preston Street
BALTIMORE, MD
8:30 PM
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9/13/03
PETER BROTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET
JEB BISHOP/ HAMID DRAKE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG
Bern Biennale
Bern
Switzerland
hr21:00
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9/14/03
PETER BROTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET
JEB BISHOP/ HAMID DRAKE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG
SWR Radio performance
Karlsruhe
Germany
hr20:00
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9/15/03
"THE ACOUSTIC LUZERN-CHICAGO CONNECTION, VOLUME ONE"
Thomas K. J. Mejer (sopranino, contrabass- saxophone) / Fredy Studer (drums, percussion) / Marc Unternhrer (tuba) / Michael Zerang (drums, percussion)
Jazzkantine
Luzern
Switzerland
hr20:00
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9/19/03
FRED LONBERG-HOLM (cello) / KENT KESSLER (bass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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9/25/03
60th Birthday concert for composer DON MOALONE
Ganz Hall
Roosevelt University
CHICAGO
time tba
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9/28/03
Wire Magazine Festival - Chicago
JIM BAKERr (electronics) / KYLE BRUCKMANN ( electronics) /MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion)
EMPTY BOTTLE
1035 N. Western
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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OCTOBER 2003

10/4/03
KISMET BAND
Paul "Ziggy" Zernag (keyboards) / Eddie Zerang (percussion) / Michael Zerang (percussion) / Steven Zerang (percussion) / Mark Zerang (mix/beats)
location TBA
secret concert
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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October 11 through October 26, 2003
Black Sheep Puppet Festival
BLAIR THOMAS / MICHAEL ZERANG - 108 ways to nirvana - The Installation
Brew House
2100 Mary Street
Pittsburgh, PA
8:00 PM
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10/24/03
from Wuppertal, Germany...
GUNDA GOTTSHALK (violin, viola) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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10/25/03
Black Sheep Puppet Festival
Blair Thomas / Michael Zerang - 108 ways to nirvana - The Performance
Brew House
2100 Mary Street
Pittsburgh, PA
8:00 PM
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NOVEMBER 2003

11/2/03
PETER BROTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET
JEB BISHOP/ HAMID DRAKE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG
Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere
Finland
hr20:00
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11/3/03
PETER BROTZMANN CHICAGO TENTET
JEB BISHOP/ HAMID DRAKE/ MATS GUSTAFSSON/ KENT KESSLER/ FRED LONBERG~HOLM/ JOE McPHEE/ KEN VANDERMARK/ MARS WILLIAMS/ MICHAEL ZERANG
SWEDISH SOUNDS
Vasteras
Sweden
hr20:00
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11/4/03
FRED LONBERG~HOLM (cello) / DAVID STACKENAS (guitar) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
Venue TBA
Stockholm
Sweden
hr20:00
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11/5/03
FRED LONBERG~HOLM (cello) / DAVID STACKENAS (guitar) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion
Venue TBA
Stockholm
Sweden
hr20:00
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11/14/03
Experimental Sound Studio presents The Fourth Annual Outer Ear Festival of Sound
ALEKS KOLKOWSKI (violin, victrola) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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11/25/03
Drum Circle led by MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion)
Hokin Annex
Columbia College
CHICAGO
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
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11/28/03
MARS WILLIAMS (reeds) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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11/29/03
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (reeds) TATSU AOKI (contrabass) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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DECEMBER 2003

12/3/03
The Innovative Composer Project.
Discussion moderated by Aaron Cohen followed by a concert by Chicago composers:
EDWARD WILKERSON, JR. (reeds) JIM BAKER (piano) / MICHAEL ZERANG (drums)
HOTHOUSE
31 E. BALBO
CHICAGO
8:00 PM
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12/9/03
Drum Circle led by MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion)
Hokin Annex
Columbia College
CHICAGO
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
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12/12/03
from New York City and beyond...
ALAN KUSHAN (santour) with Chicago guests MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion) / GUILLERMO GREGORIO (reeds) / NICOLE MITCHELL (flute) / FRED LONBERG-HOLM (cello) / KENT KESSLER (contrabass)
THE CANDLESTICK MAKER
4432 N. Kedzie.
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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12/13/03
The Innovative Composer Project. World Premiere of Michael Zerang's composition ECSTATIC DISSENT commissioned by HotHouse / NEA
featuring...
ALAN KUSHAN (santour) / MICHAEL ZERANG (percussion) / GUILLERMO GREGORIO (reeds) / NICOLE MITCHELL (flute) / FRED LONBERG-HOLM (cello) / KENT KESSLER (contrabass)
HOTHOUSE
31 E. BALBO
CHICAGO
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12/18/03
FRED LONBERG-HOLM (cello) / MICHAEL COLLIGAN (dry ice / reeds) / MICHAEL ZERANG - percussion
3030
3030 Cortland
CHICAGO
9:00 PM
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12/20/03
13th ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE PERCUSSION CONCERTS featuring HAMID DRAKE & MICHAEL ZERANG
Links Hall Studio
3435 N. Sheffield Ave 2nd FL. Enter on Newport
Advance tickets available at BOOKWORKS - 3444 N. Sheffield ave. (773) 871-5318
6:00 AM
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12/21/03
13th ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE PERCUSSION CONCERTS featuring HAMID DRAKE & MICHAEL ZERANG
Links Hall Studio
3435 N. Sheffield Ave 2nd FL. Enter on Newport
Advance tickets available at BOOKWORKS - 3444 N. Sheffield ave. (773) 871-5318
6:00 AM
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12/22/03
13th ANNUAL WINTER SOLSTICE PERCUSSION CONCERTS featuring HAMID DRAKE & MICHAEL ZERANG
Links Hall Studio
3435 N. Sheffield Ave 2nd FL. Enter on Newport
Advance tickets available at BOOKWORKS - 3444 N. Sheffield ave. (773) 871-5318
6:00 AM
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