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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
  • Mystery sign sows cheer on Lake Shore Drive

    Mystery sign sows cheer on Lake Shore Drive
    One of Chicago's newest lakefront attractions is a simple plywood billboard — 11 feet by 15 feet — offering an unadorned message in lower-case lettering: "you are beautiful." It sits at ground level on Chicago Park District land on the...
  • Big events abound during weekends of Kennedy project

    There’s no good weekend, let alone multiple weekends, to slow traffic to a crawl on a major Chicago thoroughfare. But Illinois Department of Transportation officials said they made sure to steer clear of some big events — including...
  • City to take public's ideas on possible sites for Lucas museum

    City to take public's ideas on possible sites for Lucas museum
    The city of Chicago has created a webpage where residents can submit ideas and recommend sites for filmmaker George Lucas' cultural arts museum, which will house a trove of the Star Wars creator's artwork and movie memorabilia. The comment submission...
  • Chicago-area Stormtroopers ready to help city land George Lucas museum

    Chicago-area Stormtroopers ready to help city land George Lucas museum
    Local Stormtroopers are falling into line behind Chicago’s bid to become the site of a museum devoted to the work of “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas. Chicago-area members of the 501st Legion — a 6,600-member international...
  • Chicago was on fire, but the star was really hot

    Chicago was on fire, but the star was really hot
    Is it really possible that just one major motion picture has ever been made about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871? Hollywood loves disaster pics. But aside from 1937's "In Old Chicago" (from 20th Century Fox), it doesn't appear that any other studio...
  • Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene

    Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene
    Sitting in a packed house of excited, engaged young people at a concert by Third Coast Percussion last week in the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, I was reminded how much the city's lively – and getting livelier all the time...
  • Chicago producer Robert Teitel reveals the project that got away

    Chicago producer Robert Teitel reveals the project that got away
    “Barbershop” and “Soul Food” producer Robert Teitel revealed to the audience at the 11th annual Creative Chicago Expo at the Chicago Cultural Center on Saturday the list of Chicago-based projects he is trying to get off the ground,...
  • Dal Niente, eighth blackbird make banner weekend for new music buffs

    Dal Niente, eighth blackbird make banner weekend for new music buffs
    The annual appearances of the Chicago-based new-music sextet known as eighth blackbird on the MCA Stage series at the Museum of Contemporary Art are among the most anticipated events of the concert season. The ensemble's program over the weekend reflected...