Why restore the Uptown Theatre … ?


Why restore the Uptown Theatre at all? It's savvy, and plus there's a better reason

On July 1, Neil Young played a sold-out concert at Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre, part of the music legend's summer solo tour. Young saw great historical resonance in the gig, reminding fans that a nascent Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young played the Auditorium just before Woodstock in 1969, and that, in 1973, he'd taken to that very stage and played "Tonight's the Night."

Had a restored Uptown Theatre already been open for business, I'll bet, Young would have been booked at the Uptown. I'll wager further that the comedian Russell Peters, who is set to play the Chicago Theatre in September, would have been playing the Uptown, too.


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Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Chicago Tribune

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