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They may be known for their half-political, half-hypersexual lyrics, but this hip-hop duo can be goofy, too.Stroll the aisles for smaller items, like blown-glass sculptures and jewelry, or go all out with handcrafted furniture and large-scale paintings by artists on the rise.Heedless of the wind and weather, the CSO’s subscription concerts continue chugging along through December without tinseled programming.Here, they’ll greet a hometown crowd upon their return from the national stage.
, Offerman, a native of Minooka, Illinois, made a strong case for an old-school, hirsute brand of masculinity long presumed dead.The precision, chronological scope, impressive arrangements, and virtuosity on display exceed the expectations of those waiting for yet another version of “Silent Night.” Straight out of London comes this a cappella show, which applies pitch-perfect precision to beatboxing and vocal harmonies.