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Orlove's stint as director of music programs for the Chicago Office of Tourism and Culture, where he essentially carried on the same work he'd done at Cultural Affairs, concluded at the end of last year. Three and a half months later, no one has been hired to replace him. I've been following the local scene for two decades, and I can't think of another person who's done more for Chicago music, in all of its range, than Orlove—not only programming but also advising, consulting, and just generally helping musicians and presenters in any way he could. He created popular programs like Summerdance and the World Music Festival, and arguably made his department the smartest, most creative, and most daring live-music presenter in the city. Chicago's loss is immeasurable, but the nation will surely benefit from his involvement in the arts at the federal level.