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  • Joe Wilder dies at 92; jazz trumpeter helped break racial barriers

    When Joe Wilder was traveling with a band in 1949 and playing trumpet at a club in Chicago, his solos were disrupted by college kids shouting racial slurs. In his low-key style, the dapper Wilder put them in their place: "I know you probably don't...
  • Winter Park Playhouse gearing up for summer sizzler

    Winter Park Playhouse gearing up for summer sizzler
    With the arrival of each new season, Lisa Melillo noted, there’s a different mood, a different approach. And with summer coming up, she added, there’s no question what that mood will be like at the Winter Park Playhouse. “June and...
  • Gas Prices Are Up, but So Is Average MPG

     
    There are plenty of Americans who purchase a high-mileage vehicle for environmental reasons, and sales of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles surged 84 percent in 2013. But when you start comparing the steady rise in sales of higher-fuel-economy...
  • Proposed rules on vaping spark debate

     Proposed rules on vaping spark debate
    A new federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes has Patrick Sanchez pondering the future of the fledgling industry. Sanchez is the owner of Vapegoat, a Highland Park e-cigarette shop that doubles as an art gallery. On a normal night,...
  • Miguel Zenon, Ernest Dawkins, Tammy McCann added to Jazz Fest

    Miguel Zenon, Ernest Dawkins, Tammy McCann added to Jazz Fest
    Saxophonist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Miguel Zenon, veteran drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, pianist Myra Melford and Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid will play the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 28-31 in Millennium Park and the Chicago...
  • Hyde Park Jazz fest 2014 goes back to the future

    Hyde Park Jazz fest 2014 goes back to the future
    A world premiere by Chicago drummer-bandleader Dana Hall, a solo concert by the innovative pianist Craig Taborn and a high-profile engagement by genre-defying Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid will play the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept....
  • How ragtime whiz Reginald Robinson got his groove back

    How ragtime whiz Reginald Robinson got his groove back
    Chicago ragtime piano master Reginald Robinson is on a tear. In recent months he has completed three new works, two of which he'll play Saturday night in a nearly ideal venue for his intimate art: Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, in Oak Park. One of...
  • Winfield shelter to open with fewer beds, more rules

    Winfield shelter to open with fewer beds, more rules
    After weeks of emotional debate, Winfield trustees recently voted 5 to 1 to allow a temporary homeless shelter to open Tuesday nights during the summer at Sebahar Hall at St. John the Baptist Church, S233 Church St. Trustee Philip Mustes, who has been a...
  • Jazz Unites might be in the hands of an Ellington concert

    Jazz Unites might be in the hands of an Ellington concert
    The concert that will unfold Sunday afternoon at the Harris Theater will be more than a tribute to Duke Ellington and more than a Mother's Day jazz soiree. It's no exaggeration to say that the performance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra with vocalist...
  • Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size

    Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size
    Last year, audiences crowded into shows at the first Israeli Jazz Festival to play Chicago, so it was no great surprise to learn that the event would be coming back. But few would have expected that this fledgling attraction would nearly double in...
  • Gaelic Park Irish Festival begins Friday in Oak Forest

     Gaelic Park Irish Festival begins Friday in Oak Forest
    All things Irish will be celebrated Friday through Monday at Chicago Gaelic Park's 28th Irish Festival in Oak Forest. More than 40 artists from the states and Ireland will provide continuous music on four stages. Two more stages cater to kids and...