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How to become an art collector

How strong is your museum’s website as part of the whole offer? Does it reflect your identity as an organisation? Does it appeal to your visitors? What does it really need? Are there trends to pay attention to? Others to ignore? What makes the site…

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Vinyl Views: Week of 5-18-20

VINYL VIEWS Vinyl Views is our new weekly blog where we feature album recommendations from our store team (Shayne and Jaxon), and reveal picks from guest contributors. This week's contributor is Jennifer Malone.  Scroll down to read this week's album picks from Jennifer, Shayne and…

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Vinyl Views: Week of 5-25-20

VINYL VIEWS Vinyl Views is our new weekly blog where we feature album recommendations from our store team (Shayne and Jaxon), and reveal picks from guest contributors. This week's contributor is Chris Connelly.  Scroll down to read this week's album picks from Chris, Shayne and…

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Vinyl Views

VINYL VIEWS Vinyl Views is our new weekly blog where we feature album recommendations from our store team (Shayne and Jaxon), and reveal picks from guest contributors. This week's contributor is Jennifer Malone.  Scroll down to read this week's album picks from Jennifer, Shayne and…

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PING Fundraiser

PING! Fundraiser: How Does it Work? Val's halla Records is partnering with PING! OPRF to create a WIN-WIN-WIN proposition. From now until June 30, Val's halla will donate 10% of all purchases to PING! when you use the promo code PING-ROCKS.  So what's the WIN-WIN-WIN?  The first…

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RMS PTO Fundraiser

Roosevelt Middle School PTO Fundraiser: How Does it Work? Val's halla Records is partnering with the Roosevelt Middle School PTO to create a WIN-WIN-WIN proposition. From now until May 15, Val's halla will donate 10% of all purchases to the PTO when you use the promo…

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Online Store

Donate / Sell / Trade   We are always looking to acquire unwanted vinyl LPs, CDs, DVDs, cassettes and more. Rare and used music are the lifeblood of Val’s halla and we are eager to hear from music collectors who are looking to unload and…

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Donate/Sell/Trade

Donate / Sell / Trade We are always looking to acquire unwanted vinyl LPs, CDs, DVDs, cassettes and more. Rare and used music are the lifeblood of Val’s halla and we are eager to hear from music collectors who are looking to unload and…

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Explore the Store

  Explore the Store What are you searching for? Every musical genre is represented in every format. New & Used Vinyl, an extensive selection of CD & Cassette from complete operas to rap and from world music to local Chicago artists. If…

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Live on Our Stage

Live on Our Stage Who Performs at Val's? The stage inside Val's halla regularly hosts music acts of every musical genre.  Whether it is local, home-grown talent or touring artists who are passing through Chicagoland, Val's is an amazing place to catch a…

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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team Shayne - Store Manager / Music Guru  Shayne is our music guru with all the answers. He worked alongside Val for the last 2 decades and her spirit guides him to this day.  Shayne is in the store pretty much…

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Powered by Partners

Powered by Partners Since 1972, Val's has relied on the power of community relationships to weather the storms of the music industry and continue to carve out its niche in the vibrant community of Oak Park.  Since the store's re-location in 2006, the Oak Park…

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Annual Events

Annual Events As part of our mission to serve as a community hub for music lovers, we strive to keep the store lively with special events and live performances throughout the year. Below are just a few annual highlights that we always look forward to.…

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