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Oprah Shuts Down Chicago For 24th Season Premiere

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If you weren’t aware that Oprah Winfrey owns Chicago, then you obviously weren’t on Michigan Ave. on Tuesday. The talk show queen hosted a block party to kick off her 24th season and thousands of fans showed up to be a part of it. It was a spectacle, complete with synchronized dancing and live music from The Black Eyed Peas.

While the idea of shutting down a major Chicago street for the purpose of a TV show did draw some controversy, the lavish event moved forward as planned. That was good news if you’re a fan of crappy, ubiquitous ballads such as “I Gotta Feeling”, but bad news if you were trying to leave work from downtown using public transportation.

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