There's one place in Oak Park the music hasn't died, all thanks to one woman. Local music aficionado Val Camilletti, longtime owner of Val's Halla Records has offered a haven for enthusiasts of nearly every genre who want to share in her one true love. That will be the center of this year's hallaPalooza, a tradition dating back decades.
The legendary Oak Park record store, Val's halla celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The shop hit its share of struggles during that notable year, but thanks to the dedication of owner Val Camilletti and her loyal fan base, the store kept its doors open.