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  • Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago

    Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago
    Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a...
  • In 'Roadkill' and 'h.g.,' powerful shows for small audiences

    In 'Roadkill' and 'h.g.,' powerful shows for small audiences
    There's nothing new in Chicago about theater in small spaces — that's a crucial part of the city's aesthetic. If you glance at my recommended shows, you'll see several pieces staged in theaters with fewer than 100 seats, including "Rabbit,"...
  • Red Line project kicks off with new signs

    Red Line project kicks off with new signs
    A good sign: The CTA learned its lesson from past projects and updated much of the signage for the southern Red Line reconstruction project, making it easier for riders to commute on Monday, the first weekday of the five-month initiative. The CTA...
  • Jazz, Israeli style, sweeps into Chicago

    Jazz, Israeli style, sweeps into Chicago
    What does Israeli jazz sound like? It's experimental and traditional, edgy and relaxed, forward-looking and retrospective. The music of this cosmopolitan culture, in other words, proves as stylistically wide-ranging as you might hope of a Middle...
  • Chicago Jazz Festival moving to Millennium Park

    Chicago Jazz Festival moving to Millennium Park
    After more than three decades at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival will be leaving the venue for Millennium Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Though in recent...
  • Why the Chicago Jazz Festival left Grant Park

    Why the Chicago Jazz Festival left Grant Park
    For decades, the defenders of the status quo have insisted that the Chicago Jazz Festival must remain anchored in Grant Park. They said the dreadful acoustics there were just fine. They said the dilapidated Petrillo Music Shell served the fest well....
  • Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year

    Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year
    The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights: Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...
  • Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup

    Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup
    A buoyant winter season ahead includes: "Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis": The innovative thinkers at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform major works by masters from two centuries and genres. The repertoire...
  • Museum of Broadcast Communication gets mortgage extension

    Museum of Broadcast Communication gets mortgage extension
    The cash-strapped Museum of Broadcast Communications will have more time to pay off its newhome after receiving a three-year extension on its mortgage, according to an email this week from founder Bruce DuMont. “We are moving forward,”...
  • Martinis and Mistletoe

    Martinis and Mistletoe
    The Junior League of Chicago hosted its annual Martinis and Mistletoe kickoff party Nov. 16 for its 41st Gazebo Holiday Market. This festive evening at the Chicago Cultural Center offered a first look at a variety of holiday gifts, jewelry, home decor and...
  • Israeli Jazz Festival brings Middle Eastern sounds to Chicago

    Israeli Jazz Festival brings Middle Eastern sounds to Chicago
    Though its population hovers at just 8 million, Israel has become a powerhouse in nurturing high-caliber jazz talent. Chicago concertgoers are well acquainted with Anat Cohen, the uncommonly versatile Israeli clarinetist who's based in New York and...