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ReneeDion illuminates new sound, new life on Moonlight

There comes a time in every artist's life where she must decide: continue down a well-worn path of familiarity or toe the grasses of something new. And sometimes life's own plot twists make those decisions for you. Renee was here. Two years ago ReneeDion's soulful sound could be heard on on music blogs across the… Continue reading ReneeDion illuminates new sound, new life on Moonlight

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Proposed Medicare fee schedule adds new primary care billing codes for telehealth, preventive care

Publish date: JULY 12, 2013 By: Donna Marbury, Medical Economics New Medicare codes to pay for non face-to-face visits for patients could go into effect in 2015. A proposal released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this week details two G-codes for primary care physicians for wellness and preventative care services and… Continue reading Proposed Medicare fee schedule adds new primary care billing codes for telehealth, preventive care

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Sinfonietta brings music of the Arab Spring to downtown Chicago

By Donna Marbury To Simon Shaheen, music is a sonic melting pot mixed with Arabic, classical and jazz seasonings. He is known across the world for his delicate playing of the oud, an instrument found in traditional Arabic music, but can switch just as masterfully to the violin. Simon Shaheen will make his Chicago debut with… Continue reading Sinfonietta brings music of the Arab Spring to downtown Chicago

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From the City of Lights to Windy City, B Minor Mass now a Chicago tradition

By Donna Marbury Chicago and Paris have more in common than most people realize. After the 1909 Chicago fire, the city was redesigned to be ‘Paris on the Prairie.’ In 1996, both cities officially became sisters. Conductor John Nelson’s Chicago Bach Project, a transplant from the City of Lights to the Windy City, is more… Continue reading From the City of Lights to Windy City, B Minor Mass now a Chicago tradition

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Fulcrum celebrates rhythm and dance with Fela Kuti’s music

By Donna Marbury Trying to keep still during one of Fela Kuti’s percolating Afro Beat fiestas is a feat. If the clinking percussion doesn’t get your shoulders shimmying, the groove of the rhythm guitar will surely induce a head nod. By the time Fela’s voice arises from the festival of sounds, you may find yourself… Continue reading Fulcrum celebrates rhythm and dance with Fela Kuti’s music

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Chicago Q Ensemble: What does that Q mean?

The Chicago Q Ensemble by Donna Marbury Don’t ask them what the “Q” stands for because they won’t tell. By the time you hear their music, it won’t matter. A performance by the Chicago Q Ensemble won’t be as hushed and cross-legged as your typical chamber music event. “Audience members can order a beer or… Continue reading Chicago Q Ensemble: What does that Q mean?