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Monday, December 12, 2016

Why Creative People Should Stay in Chicago and Not Flee to the Coasts

Chicago magazine | Arts & Culture December 2016: On the heels of a groundbreaking year for Chicago artists, culminating with indie crusader Chance the Rapper’s seven Grammy nominations, aspiring creatives from all over the city flocked to Michigan Avenue for a panel on “How to Make It in Chicago’s Creative Industries.” Jaime Black, founder of Dynasty Podcasts, the city’s longest-running music podcast, has been hosting similar informational panels for years. But Wednesday night’s event at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel packed the house—thanks to panelists Austin Vesely, Andrew Barber and Hebru Brantley.

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