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New articles on art, music and food in Oak Park

Now up on my Examiner page:

East Gate Café: the spot for food, music and art

Val’s Halla Music celebrates 37 years in Oak Park

Working with molten glass: Prodigy Glass Works

All of these fine Oak Park establishments have upcoming events... musicians, art on the wall, anniversary parties, and classes.

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Jessica Kronika,
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