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Best of Chicago 2010: Arts and Entertainment (Illustration by Ray Noland: Rod Blagojevich in a museum, Daley Suit by CRO on the wall)

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Readers' Poll Winners
Best Drink Specials
Best Bartender
Best New Bar
Best Dive Bar
Best 4AM Bar
Best Night of the Week to Go Out
Best Dance Club
Best Lounge
Best Strip Club
Best Smoking Area
Best Hotel for an In-town Getaway
Best Recording Engineer
Best Rock Poster Artist
Best Local Music Blog
Best Local Band
Best Local Hip-Hop Artist
Best Local Metal Band
Best Local DJ
Best Local Tribute Band
Best Music Venue to Play
Best Music Venue to Watch
Best Music Festival
Best Movie Theater
Best Art Gallery
Best Museum Exhibit
Best Public Artwork
Best Touring Play
Best Off-Loop Theater Company
Best Late-Night Theater Experience
Best Stand-up Comic
Best Sketch/Improv Troupe
Best Dance Troupe
Best Burlesque Troupe
The Reader's Picks
Best Dive Bar Full of Dummies
Best Place to Get Drunk With Your Dog
Best Dance Party
Best Sporadic Queer Dance Party
Best Nongay Bar in Boys Town
Best Fashion Watching
Best New Musical Group
Best Old Musical Group
Best New "Chicago Sound"
Best Metal Supergroup
Best Michael Jackson Cover
Best Led Zeppelin Cover Band
Best Cover Band That Plays One Gig a Year
Best Totally Underground Rap Discovery via MySpace
Best Band T-Shirt
Best Amateur Music Blog
Best Musical Use of Dry Ice
Best Blues Bagpiper
Best Mustache in a Local Band
Best Rocker Sighting in a Nonrock Setting
Best Experimental Music Presenter
Best Place to Sit at the Empty Bottle if You've Spent More Than Ten Years Hanging Out at the Empty Bottle
Best Opera Singer
Best Lawn Seat at Ravinia
Best Microscene
Best New Gallery
Best Alternative Comics Artist Behind the Counter at an Alternative Comics Mecca
Best Free Movie Series
Best Underground Filmmaker
Best Web Site for Film Buffs
Best Rainmaker for Chicago in Hollywood
Best Independent Film Distributor
Best Alternative Film Venue
Best Theater Success Story
Best Play I Saw by Mistake
Best Moonlighting Witch
Best Theatrical Hat Trick
Best New Play
Best New Theatrical Form
Best Theater History Collection
Best Effort to Keep Opera a Living Art
Best Puppeteer
Best Place to See a Seven-Man Pyramid Cross the High Wire
Best Variety Show
Best Improv Group
Best Improviser
Best Stand-up Comedian
Best Sketch Show
Best Commentary on Modern Technology by a Choreographer
Best New Novelist
Best Under-appreciated Chicago Novel