(NBC New York)

Swing Ride Goes On The Fritz, Injures 18 People At Connecticut Festival

A swing ride at Connecticut festival lost power yesterday, sending riders falling to the ground and injuring 18 people, mostly children. Officials say 12 kids and one adult were sent to hospitals, with fiver others deciding at the scene not to seek medical treatment. [More]

Chicago Music Fest Bum Rushes Paying Audience So It Can
Prepare For Fundraiser Dinner

Chicago Music Fest Bum Rushes Paying Audience So It Can Prepare For Fundraiser Dinner

Ravinia, a century-old Chicago summer music festival, is getting hardcore about raising money. This year it sold tickets to a concert performance of songs by composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, sung by Broadway veterans and played by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Sondheim is always a big deal for musical theater types, and the event seemed like a home run for both the fans and Ravinia–until the concert ended after 65 minutes with no encores, and the general admission audience was told to leave so that Ravinia could reward their core supporters with a gala dinner. [More]

From Baby Food To Sardines To Possum: 10 Very Specific Food Festivals To Visit This Summer

From Baby Food To Sardines To Possum: 10 Very Specific Food Festivals To Visit This Summer

There’s a food for everyone and apparently, judging by this list of interesting food festivals put together by the Chicago Tribune, there’s a festival for everyone’s particular favorite food. [More]