Out & About – November 1, 2017

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1. Aretha Franklin | Aretha Franklin may have just announced she’s scaling back her concert schedule in favor of a semi-retirement, but the “Queen Of Soul” was still at the top of her game during this Ravinia Festival show outside Chicago, which included a stirring performance of “Old Landmark” off “Amazing Grace” (the best-selling live gospel album of all-time). (Photos: Andy Argyrakis)

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About The Author

Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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