Some Press Coverage of the Chicago Choir

The Complaint Choir of Chicago received widespread press coverage. When Associated Press covered the event the story was picked up by papers and media outlets around the globe, such as New York Times, CNN International, Boston Globe, The West Australian, The South African Star and many others. Particularly I liked the news coverage on the Washington Post on their page C13. They run two news items. TODAYS NEWS: (1) Surgery in Space and (2) Griping in Harmony. It might have been just a coincidence, but if the complaints choir movement spreads at the current pace it won’t take long before we have the First International Space Station Complaints Choir. Reading now and then about the ISS I am sure they guys out there have lots to complain, just think of the astronaut diapers. If someone reads this blog entry who knows somebody in charge at the ISS, please let them know about this idea. Thanks.

Here some of the more earthly coverage:

Associated Press Story “Complaints in four-part harmony”
By Michael Tarm – Nov 4, 2007
This story went out on the wire and was used by many other papers.

Chicago Public Radio “Complaints Choir Gripes About Chicago”
Produced by Althea Legaspi on Friday, November 02, 2007
A re-run aired on NPR.

Chicago Tribune “Complaint choirs list their gripes, then sing that dismay away”
By Colleen Mastony, Tribune staff reporter, November 2, 2007
This article was one of the best researched articles on the Complaint Choir. Colleen came to 3 rehearsals, spoke with everybody, checked all web-resources. We were impressed by her commitment to get things right. This attitude has become very rare today. Yes, that is a complaint.

Daily Herald “Peeved? Provoked? Check out the Complaints Choir”

Daily Northwestern “Bones to pick – Complaints Choir makes U.S. debut”
by Senka Hadzimuratovic October 10, 2007

Sun-Times Story “Complaining choir singing the blues”
International phenomenon puts Chicagoans’ gripes to song on Saturday
By Andrew Herrmann, Staff Reporter, November 1, 2007

Time Out Chicago “The gripe stuff”
The Complaints Choir has local citizens bitching and moaning with gusto.
By Martina Sheehan, Issue 140 : November 1, 2007 – November 7, 2007

For a more comprehensive search check Google News.

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