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312's Got Talent

Grape Street Piano Bar holds weekly talent contest



    312's Got Talent
    Sketch comedy groups are just one type of talent you'll see at this weekly event at Grape Street Piano Bar.

    Just a short stroll off the Magnificent Mile you'll find Grape Street Piano Bar, a spot that is quickly becoming the new destination for Tuesday nights in Chicago.

    That's because the Streeterville hot spot (226 E Ontario St.) is hosting 312 Talent Tuesdays -- a competition that's drawing in contenders from all over the country.

    Petey Galindo, formerly of the Kiss FM Drex morning show, hosts the weekly competition which kicks off at 8 p.m. every Tuesday.

    "It's an incredible chance for local artists, all kinds of performers -- comedians, standup, sketch artists -- to get a chance to be seen," Galindo said.

    312's Got Talent

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    The NBC Chicago Street Team checks out a hot new talent competition in Streeterville.
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    Contestants can walk in off the street and sign up each night. A weekly winner is selected based on house judges and audience approval.

    On May 5, the weekly winners will compete for a grand prize -- an entire evening headlining at Grape Street, and an arranged meeting with a Hollywood producer and TV executive.

    On May 12, the competition starts all over again for another eight weeks, so start practicing!

    Call the bar at (312) 642-7440 for more information about the event.

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