2014 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
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PAST PERFORMANCES

JANUARY 2014
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January 7, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG & THE BLUE LIGHTS Residency #1
Mars Williams - reeds
Dave Rempis - reeds
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, composition

Bar Deville
701 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago
10:00PM

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January 14, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG & THE BLUE LIGHTS Residency #2
Mars Williams - reeds
Dave Rempis - reeds
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, composition

Bar Deville
701 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago
10:00PM

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January 21, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG & THE BLUE LIGHTS Residency #3
Mars Williams - reeds
Dave Rempis - reeds
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, composition

Bar Deville
701 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago
10:00PM

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January 28, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG & THE BLUE LIGHTS Residency #4
Mars Williams - reeds
Dave Rempis - reeds
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, composition

Bar Deville
701 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago
10:00PM

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FEBRUARY 2014
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February 12, 2014
AN EVENING OF EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC
with
Tadeusz Sudnik - electronics
Iwona Jedruch - violin, voice, conch shell, percussion
Michael Zerang - percussion

with special guest for the 2nd set,
Kasia Rosochowicz - dance Butoh
Dominik Strycharski - recorder

PARDON TU TO
Pl. Grzybowski 12/16
Warsaw, Poland
20:30hr

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February 20 -24, 2014
NO IDEA FESTIVAL
2/20/14
First set

James Fei

Second set

Christina Carter

Ryan Edwards

Third set

Chris Cogburn

Juan García

Gudinni Cortina

Fourth set

Damon Smith

Michael Zerang

Kurt Newman

2/21/14
First set

Lecture / Presentation

Carlos Prieto

Second set

Juan García

Aimée Theriot

Gudinni Cortina

Third set

Misha Marks

Arturo Báez

Michael Zerang

2/22/14
TBA

2/23/14
San Antonio, TX
TBA

Austin, TX
http://noideafestival.com/

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MARCH 2014
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March 5, 2014
Emmett Kelly - guitar
Michael Zerang - percussion

Cafe Mustache
2313 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago
8:00PM

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March 23, 2014
Chris Brown - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - percussion
w/ Jason Stein - bass clarinet

Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont Ave
Chicago
10:00PM

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March 29, 2014
Jim Baker - electronics
Jim Becker - strings
Jim Dorling - harmonium
Jim Zerang - percussion

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
756 N Milwaukee Avenue
http://www.art.org/about/
8:00PM

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APRIL 2014
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April 6, 2014
BODY LOVE
Kathleen Baird
Michael Zerang

Elastic Arts
2830 N Milwaukee Ave
9:00pm
Chicago

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April 7, 2014
Michael Zerang Solo

Myopic Books
1564 N Milwaukee Ave
7:00PM
Chicago

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April 19, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Sugar Maple
441 E Lincoln Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
8:00PM

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April 20, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont Ave
Chicago
10:00PM

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April 21, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Back Sparrow
223 Main St.
Lafayette, IN
8:00PM

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April 22, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Mecca
948 Manchester St.
Lexington, Ky
8:00PM

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April 23, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Conundrum
626 Meeting St
West Columbia, SC
8:00PM

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April 24, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Union Arts
411 New York Ave. NE 8:00PM

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April 25, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Douglas Street Collective
295 Douglass St
Brooklyn, NY
8:00pm

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April 26, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Venue TBA
Buffalo, NY
8:00PM

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April 27, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Mahall's 20
13200 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH
8:00PM
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April 28, 2014
USA TOUR
Christoph Erb - reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Robinwood Concert House
2564 Robinwood Ave.
Toledo, OH
8:00PM

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April 30, 2014
Christoph Kurzmann - electronics
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - percussion

Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave.
Chicago, IL
10:00PM

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MAY 2014
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May 1, 2014
BRIDGE PROJECT
Chicago / France Collaborations

Matheui Sourisseau - bass guitar
Julien Desprez - electric guitar
Harrison Bankhead - contrabass
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Michael Zerang - drums

Comfort Station
2975 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago
7:30PM

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May 8, 2014
Jim Baker - electronics, piano
Michael Zerang - percussion

Comfort Station
2975 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago
7:30PM

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May 21, 2014
FRED LONBERG-HOLM - LIGHTBOX ORCHESTRA
Drummers Edition!

Mikel P Avery - drums
Tim Daisy - drums
Glenn Kotche - drums
Stĺle Liavik - drums
John Niekrasz - drums
Marc Riordan - drums
Frank Rosaly - drums
Charles Rumback - drums
Michael Zerang - drums
Fred Lonberg-Holm - conductor

Hideout
1354 N. Wabansia
Chicago
10:00PM

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JUNE 2014
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June 20, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Vooruit
Dansstudio - Kunstencentrum Vooruit vzw Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 23 9000
Ghent, Belguim
20:30hr

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June 21, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Club W71
Weikersheim, Germany
21:30

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June 22, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Fragmente
Wiesbaden, Germany
20:30hr

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June 25, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Fluc - Wanne
Praterstern 5 1020 Wien
Vienna, Austria
20:30

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June 26, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Verein 08
Piaristengasse 60 1080 Wien
Vienna, Austria

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June 27, 2014
Christof Kurzmann - electronics
Michael Zerang - percussion

NADALOKAL
Reindorfgasse 8
1150 Wien
Austria
http://www.nadalokal.at

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June 28, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin St | Dalston | London | E8 3DL
London, England
20:30hr

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June 28, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Peak Signal 2 Noise
Montgomery Hall
Surrey Street S1 2LG
Sheffield, England
20:00hr

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JULY 2014
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July 1, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Cantina Cenci
Vicolo dei Pini, 1 31010
Tarzo, Italy
20:30hr

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July 3, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Freak Out
via Emilio Zago, 7C 40128
Bologna, IT
20:30hr

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July 5, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

KlubDragon
Poznan, Poland
20:30hr

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July 6, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Ogród Botaniczny UKW
Niedziela, 6 Lipca 2014
Bydgoszcz, Poland
21:00hr

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July 8, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG / DANIEL HIGGS
EUROPEAN TOUR 2014

Daniel Higgs - banjo, voice
Michael Zerang - darabuka, tambourine

Pardon To Tu
Pl. Brzybowski 12/16, 00-104
Warsaw, Poland
20:30hr

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July 12, 2014
COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL
Josephine Foster Band

Josephine Foster - voice, strings
Victor Herrero - guitars
Michael Zerang - percussion

Jazzhouse
Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, 1153
Copenhagen, Denmark

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July 18, 2014
KONFRONTATIONEN #36

LOS AMARGADOS + HANS FALB
Petr Vrba - trumpet, vibrating speakers
George Cremaschi - double bass
Didi Kern - drums
Hans Falb - turntables
Michael Zerang - percussion

Jazzgalerie
Nickelsdorf, Austria
14:30hr

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July 22, 2014
Johannes Bauer - trombone
Uli Gumpert - piano
Tobius Delius - saxophone
Tony Buck - drums
Michael Zerang - drums
BFLAT
10119 Berlin-Mitte
Rosenthaler Str. 13
20:30hr

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July 23, 2014
Michael Zerang w/ Magda Mayas & Michael Thieke (TBA)

Sowieso Neukölln
Weisestr. 24
Berlin, Germany
20:00hr

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July 27, 2014
Michael Zerang w/ Frank Gratkowski & Friends (TBA)

Wendel
schlesische straße 42 10997
Berlin, Germany
20:30hr

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AUGUST 2014
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August 9, 2014
Neighborhood Nights / Chicago Jazz Festival
MICHAEL ZERANG & THE BLUE LIGHTS

Mars Williams - reeds
Dave Rempis - reeds
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, composition

Logan Square Roundabout
Chicago
5:00 - 7:00PM

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August 10, 2014
MICHAEL ZERANG & THE BLUE LIGHTS

Mars Williams - reeds
Dave Rempis - reeds
Josh Berman - cornet
Kent Kessler - contrabass
Michael Zerang - drums, composition

Hungry Brain
2319 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago
10:00PM

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SEPTEMBER 2014
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September 7, 2014

Mars Williams - reeds
Jim Baker - electronics
Brian Sandstrom - contrabass, guitar, trumpet
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Berger Park Beach
6205 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago
2:00PM

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September 17, 2014
SURVIVAL UNIT III

Joe McPhee - brass, reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago
10:00PM

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September 18, 2014
SURVIVAL UNIT III

Joe McPhee - brass, reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Noel Gallery - Krannert Art Museum
Champaign, IL
7:30PM

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September 19, 2014
SURVIVAL UNIT III

Joe McPhee - brass, reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Joe’s Pub
St. Louis, MO

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September 20, 2014
SURVIVAL UNIT III

Joe McPhee - brass, reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Mecca
Lexington, KY

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September 21, 2014
SURVIVAL UNIT III

Joe McPhee - brass, reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

The Mothlight
701 W Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806
Ashville, NC

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September 22, 2014
SURVIVAL UNIT III

Joe McPhee - brass, reeds
Fred Lonberg-Holm - cello
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Thomas More College
333 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, Ky 41017

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OCTOBER 2014
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10 /1 - 10/31. 2014
Experimental Sound Studio’s FLORASONIC presents…
THE FIFTH PYTHIA OF DEIR EL QAMAR (2006)

a sound installation at The Lincoln Park Conservatory - Chicago
by Michael Zerang and Mazen Kerbaj
What you'll hear in the Fern Room is The Fifth Pythia of Deir el Qamar, a composiition by percussionist Michael Zerang and trumpeter Mazen Kerbaj. Inspired by the small, ancient Lebanese village of Deir el Qamar (monastery of the Moon), a myth evolved in the composers' imaginations: that in the 19th century, the fifth Pythia (oracle) at the monastery claimed that multiple gods spoke through her, which caused great consternation among the village leaders, who believed in only one god and thus chose to suppress her utterances. The music created by Zerang and Kerbaj, based on exploring and incorporating the widest possible range of sounds that their instruments produce, can be heard as a metaphor for exploring the wides possible range of sensation and spirit, even if such discoveries are sometimes strange to us at the outset.

Daily, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fern Room, Lincoln Park Conservatory
2391 Stockton Drive
Chicago

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October 6, 2014
EXTRAORDINARY POPULAR DELUSIONS
w/Special Guest, Michael Zerang
Jim Baker - ketboards, electronics
Mars Williams - reeds, toys
Brian Sandstrom - bass, guitar, trumpet
Steve Hunt - drums, percussion
Michael Zerang - xylophone, percussion

Beat Kitchen
2100 W Belmont Ave.
Chicago
9:00PM

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October 18, 2014
Proyecto Libre
James Sanders - violin
Harrison Bankhead - contrabass
Nass - conga
Jean Lery - conga
Michael Zerang - drums
Elastic Arts
2830 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago
9:00PM

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October 20, 2014
COLLISION THEORY - 5 year anniversary performance
SUPERCOLLIDER3
Music:
JAMES FALZONE - clarinet
CAROL GENETTI - voice
LOU MALLOZZI - electronics
DAVE REMPIS - reeds
MICHAEL ZERANG - percussion

Dance:
JOSH ANDERSON
ADRIANA DURANT
LISA GONZALES
JULIEANN GRAHAM
MIKEY RIOUX

Curated by Rachel Damon & Dan Mohr

Originated by Rachel Damon (Synapse Arts) and Dan Mohr (Comfort Music, Experimental Sound Studio) at Links Hall in 2009, collision_theory is a series of improvised performances by curated 'blind-dates' between musicians and dancers. At each 'collision', seasoned improvisers from both disciplines meet for the first time to navigate an unpredictable landscape of spontaneous collaboration. The series has presented performances at various venues and events throughout Chicago, including Links Hall, Experimental Sound Studio, The Dance Center of Columbia College, the Out of Site performance festival, and most recently at Chicago Loop Alliance's ACTIVATE series. Through its performances and lively post-show discussions, collision_theory has provided a platform for the serious presentation and analysis of cross-disciplinary improvised performance for five years.

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave
Chicago
7:30PM

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October 27, 2014
THE BRIDGE - a transatlantic network for creative music
Ernest Dawkins - reeds
Denis Fournier - drums
Joachim Florent - bass
Nick Mazzarella - reeds
Michael Zerang - drums

Whistler
2124 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago
9:30PM

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NOVEMBER 2014
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November 5, 2015
Splice Series
Peter Mannu - e guitar
Albert Wildeman - contrabass
+ special guests
Jessie Marasa - movement
Michael Zerang - percussion

Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago
8:00PM

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November 7, 2014
Per Ake Holmlander - tuba
Silke Eberhard - reeds
Joshua Berman - cornet
Michael Zerang - drums, percussion

Constellation
3111 N. Western Ave.
Chicago
9:00PM

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DECEMBER 2014
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December 13, 2014
Magda Mayas - clavinet
Michael Thieke - clarinet
Michael Zerang - percussion

AUSLAND
Lychenerstr. 60
10437
Berlin, Germany
hr22:00

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December 20, 2014
Tsukasa Taiko - Taiko Legacy #11
with special guests
Hamid Drake - percussion
Michael Zerang - percussion

Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago
3:00PM
http://www.taikolegacy.com

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December 21, 2014
24th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago
6:00AM
for tickets:
http://linkshall.ticketfly.com/page/2/

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December 22, 2014
24th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago
6:00AM
for tickets:
http://linkshall.ticketfly.com/page/2/

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December 23, 2014
24th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts
Hamid Drake & Michael Zerang

Links Hall
3111 N. Western Ave. Chicago
6:00AM
for tickets:
http://linkshall.ticketfly.com/page/2/

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