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Trumpeter Jaimie Branch finally spreads her wings

More than 12 years after her blazing debut on the Chicago jazz scene, she releases Fly or Die, her first album as a bandleader.

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Despite decriminalization, Chicago’s grass gap persists. It took statewide decriminalization to get Chicago cops to stop arresting mostly black Chicagoans for possession of small amounts of weed. Pot shots of Chicago. City icons seen through a haze of smoke. Music: Record stores for Record Store Day heretics. It's a good time to skip the lines and get acquainted with the great neighborhood shops that don’t partake in the annual retail circus.

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