Chicago's World Fair, 1892-1895

This video concerning the topic of the 1893 Chicago's World Fair, 1892-1895, comes from the "Illinois in the Gilded Age, 1866-1896" website, which is a creation of Northern Illinois University Libraries' Digital Initiatives Unit: The "Illinois in the Gilded Age" ( site brings together primary source materials from a number of libraries, museums and archives, including the Newberry Library, the Chicago Historical Society and the Illinois State Library. While the site uses Illinois as its focal point, it also examines larger themes in the history of the United States during the Gilded Age, and can support the study of the period with rich materials details events of national significance.

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Duke Ellington (1943)

Duke Ellington and his orchestra playing this awesome tune in 1943.

"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington with lyrics by Irving Mills, now accepted as a jazz standard. The music was written and arranged by Ellington in August 1931 during intermissions at Chicago's Lincoln Tavern and was first recorded by Ellington and his orchestra for Brunswick Records (Br 6265) on February 2, 1932. Ivie Anderson sang the vocal and trombonist Joe Nanton and alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges played the instrumental solos. The title was based on the oft stated credo of Ellington's former trumpeter Bubber Miley, who was dying of tuberculosis. The song became famous, Ellington wrote, "as the expression of a sentiment which prevailed among jazz musicians at the time." Probably the first song to use the phrase "swing" in the title, it introduced the term into everyday language and presaged the Swing Era by three years. The Ellington band played the song continuously over the years and recorded it numerous times, most often with trumpeter Ray Nance as vocalist.

Watch_Dogs: Open World Gameplay Premiere

Discover in this open world gameplay video one among many ways to hack the city of Chicago as Aiden Pearce in Watch_Dogs. In a world led by technology, hacking is our weapon!

Pathetic: Black 4-Year-Old Misquoted to Sound Violent

A CBS news station is under fire after it misquoted a 4-year-old boy making him purposely sound violent on the air.

In the video, the child tells a reporter from WBBM that the shootings don't scare him and that, when he grows up, "I'm going to have me a gun."

The comment made it seem like the streets of Chicago had a future criminal on their hands. But the comment was taken out of context as the station only aired the comment and not what came after.

"I want to be a police officer," said the kid. WBBM TV's reporter responded, "Well then you will have a gun for sure."

Jamie N Commons: "The Preacher": Sxsw 2012 Showcasing Artist

Born in Bristol UK, Jamie N Commons moved to Chicago with his family
when he was six and it was there that he developed a deep love for the
American music. The first gig his father took him to was the Allman
Brothers: \"I have strong memories of strange-smelling smoke and the
guy next to us howling like a wolf.\" recalls Jamie. Now the 24 year old
singer counts Elvis Costello among his fans.

His first UK release was nominated for the BBC Sound Poll of 2012,
and after a summer of playing festivals all over Europe, \"Jamie recently
signed a worldwide deal with Grammy-winning producer Alex Da Kid
(Eminem, Rihanna, Dr Dre, Imagine Dragons) and his KidinaKorner
record label\"

Jamie N Commons\' \'The Desperation EP\' will be released in March of 2013
on KidinaKorner/Ficton /Interscope Records.

Letterman, Hoffman, Zeppelin Honored by Obama

President Barack Obama paid tribute at the White House to recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday. This year's honorees include David Letterman, Led Zepplin, Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Makarova. (Dec. 2)

Route 66: Timelapse From Chicago to LA

In just three minutes.

USA Route 66 Cross Country Road Trip Map, Data, Summary, Photos, Equipment Used:

*** Turn on annotations to see what state is being displayed in the video ***

This Timelapse / Drivelapse video shows my road trip down the entire length of Route 66 (The Mother Road) from Chicago to Los Angeles in August 2012. When given an option for which time era of the road to travel we picked the oldest parts of Route 66 (pre-1937, pre-1928 etc).

If you are interested in seeing the extended version (Duration: 5:14) or the uncut, full-length version (Duration: 51:40) click here for download links:

Music Credits:

"Route 66" by the band "Route 66"

DeFrees Productions Website:

Road Trip Drivelapse + Timelapse Videos, Photos, Data, Equipment, and Maps. Travel Tips, Road Trip Tools, Points of Interest and Suggested Routes across the USA and beyond.

Chicago Summer Time-Lapse

This is my first try at a little Chicago time-lapse compilation of some of my favorite clips. Most of the clips are approximately 30 minute time-lapses with the exception of a few. All shot in the summer of 2012 and definitely going to make this a year-long project. Enjoy!

Shot using:
Canon 7D, 500D, 18-55mm, 24-77mm

Edited using:
LRTimelapse, PhotoShop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro

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Twitter: @KamilGPhoto and @ChiCityKG


Mr. BLHUNT: Being Blhunt Wit Cha

Mr. Blhunt is representing Chicago to the fullest. "Being Blhunt Wit Cha" is the latest single from his untitled album. Directed by Pearlyblack.

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Laugh Factory: Jen D'Angelo: Jerry Springer (Stand up Comedy)

When in Chicago, Jen D'Angelo recommends you see Jerry Springer over Oprah.

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