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  • Trumpeter Burgess Gardner celebrates Jazz Institute's 45th

    Trumpeter Burgess Gardner celebrates Jazz Institute's 45th
    When veteran Chicago trumpeter Burgess Gardner takes the stage of the Loyola Park field house on Friday evening, he'll be celebrating not one but two milestones: the 45th anniversary of the Jazz Institute of Chicago, which was founded in 1969, and his own...
  • Cell tower proposed off Tide Mill Lane

    The City Council will soon act on AT&T's request to build a 145-foot-tall cellular tower in a Riverdale Christmas tree farm on Tide Mill Lane. The proposal is facing opposition from some area residents who see the tower and the technology attached to it...
  • Culture, art, history and more on tap at Festival of Books at USC

    Krista Bremer's cross-cultural journey began on a North Carolina jogging path, where the one-time California surfer girl met a scientist from Libya who romanced her and swept her away. Bremer, one of the authors at this weekend's Los Angeles Times...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon

    Review: The L.A. Phil's Minimalism marathon
    Minimalism, the musical version, has always been a numbers game. It began with extended tones, with beats added and subtracted to phrases at will and with simple rhythms played in and out of phase to create complex patterns. So let's have some numbers...
  • Magic breaks the spell of 'The Tempest' in Vegas

     Magic breaks the spell of 'The Tempest' in Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — Telling friends that you're heading to Las Vegas for some Shakespeare is a bit like claiming you read Playboy for the interviews. Well, I did indeed head to Vegas last weekend to see "The Tempest," and I can guarantee that I was the...
  • In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'

    In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'
    Standing on two wooden pallets covered by a floral rug, author and Chicano activist Luis Rodriguez reads a poem to more than 100 people crammed into a chilly, concrete-floored performance space. "Here you have a way. Here you can sing victory. Here you'...
  • Guitarists Chris Eldridge, Julian Lage Explore Sonic Sweet Spots

    Guitarists Chris Eldridge, Julian Lage Explore Sonic Sweet Spots
    Chris Eldridge is bluegrass-guitar royalty, a founding member of both the Infamous Stringdusters and the Punch Brothers and a first-call sideman for the likes of T-Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello. At 26, Julian Lage is already one of the hottest jazz...
  • Theater: 'Vagina Monologues' productions to benefit women's groups

    To raise awareness of violence against women, V‐Day Lehigh Valley, a volunteer theater troupe, will present two productions of "The Vagina Monologues" starting this weekend to benefit two charities that support women and families. The 16-person...
  • Pa. Sinfonia celebrates spring

    Spring is finally in the air and will be in the music as well when the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra presents "All Nature Sings" Saturday at First Presbyterian Church in Allentown. While the program's title comes from a pair of tone poems by Frederick...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Area Youth Perform At Lincoln Center Under The Direction Of Whitacre And Schwartz

    Chorus Angelicus members Jillian Cowles, Molly Cowles, Eden Cowles, Anna Ryan, Claire Ryan, and Grayson Shuck along with eleven other senior choristers auditioned for and were accepted into Distinguished Concerts International Workshop "Defying Gravity:...