Panel discussion on the Chicago promoters ordinance

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If city officials were hoping that the nearly year-long delay in reintroducing the revised (but still not public) event promoters ordinance would have quashed the level of interest among community activists, well, they were wrong.

The “Free Speech First Friday” discussion series at the Old Town School of Folk Music had scheduled a session on the controversial legislation even before it appeared as if it’s about to enter the spotlight again. A panel featuring representatives of the Chicago Music Commission, anarcho-activists JaGoFF/theRecordIndustry.com, this columnist/blogger and others will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the venerated school at 4544 N Lincoln.

The folks at 4 The Music.org also are conducting a petition drive against the ordinance.

The issue, it’s obvious, is anything but dead.

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