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- $63 for one G-Pass to see The Real Show Rewind: The Return Of The Hip Hop Legends (up to $104.60 value)
- When: Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Chicago Theatre
- Section: front or middle balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
The Real Show Rewind: The Return Of The Hip Hop Legends
- The cause for celebration: the 10th anniversary of V103's "The Real Show"
- How they're celebrating: with an all-star hip-hop hooray featuring old-school-rap legends Big Daddy Kane, Rob Base, Slick Rick, Biz Markie, and Doug E. Fresh
- How you know Big Daddy Kane: he's the Grammy-winning rapper whose mix of rapid-fire rhymes and swagger inspired generations of MCs
- #25 on Rolling Stone's list of The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time: his hit "Ain't No Half-Steppin'"
- How you know Rob Base: from his smash hit "It Takes Two," which he made with his partner DJ E-Z Rock
- What Allmusic dubbed Grammy-nominated rapper Slick Rick: "hip-hop's greatest storyteller"
- How you know Biz Markie: you were within earshot of a radio in 1989 and heard his hit "Just a Friend"
- How else you know him: you learned how to beatbox from him on Yo Gabba Gabba
- Doug E. Fresh's claim to fame: being the rapper who pioneered the art of beatboxing
- Other bullets on his resume: driving the hit "La Di Da Di" with his beatboxing, originating the club chant "Heyyyyyyy, YO!...I-iiiiight" in the hit "I-ight," proficiency in Excel
The Chicago Theatre
The beaming vertical letters of "C-H-I-C-A-G-O" ascend six stories high on a sign that seems to be the establishing shot for any movie set in the Windy City. Tourists and natives often stand outside snapping pictures of the marvelous marquee, where the biggest names in music, theatre, and comedy are writ large under a miniature replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe. The Parisian aesthetic continues inside The Chicago Theatre’s grand lobby, which recalls the Royal Chapel at Versailles with its gallery promenades. The staircase ascending to the Grand Balcony resembles that of the Paris Opera House, rounding out a French Baroque architecture that would cause Louis XIV to do a spit-take. Inside the seven-story-high, 3,600 seat auditorium, terra-cotta tiles, crystal chandeliers, and luxurious drapes give audiences visual overtures before every show.
As vital to Chicago as hot dogs and mustard fire hoses, The Chicago Theatre was America's first munificent movie palace upon its 1921 unveiling, where it was declared "The Wonder Theatre of the World." Beyond its silver screenings, the theatre became a beacon for live entertainment, as artists such as John Phillip Sousa, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman filled its first 40 years with oompah and swing. After a multi-million dollar restoration in 1986, the landmark venue remains the heart of art in the city, attracting the world's most popular entertainers to its stage almost every evening of the year.