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  • Communing with the dead through song [Commentary]

    Communing with the dead through song [Commentary]
    That blue-sky September day 13 years ago was so sorrowful, so beyond the reach of words, we name it only with a number: 9/11. Some may recall that out of the grief-stunned silence of those first following days, someone suggested broadcasting Mozart's...
  • 'Station Eleven' suggests life-denying plague is already here

    "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel; Knopf (342 pages, $24.95) The Ebola epidemic certainly adds resonance to Emily St. John Mandel's introduction of a game-changing plague in "Station Eleven," her haunting and riveting new novel: "Of all of...
  • Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96

    Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Mr. Wilson, who had been in declining health,...
  • Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music

     Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music
    What exactly is meant by the term "Latino music"? The rubric is so all-encompassing as to be virtually meaningless, for there are at least as many styles and genres and varieties of Latino music as there are Latino and Hispanic cultures on the planet....
  • Stir of 'Echos' at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

    Stir of 'Echos' at Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
    Beatriz Monteavaro's all-black diorama "Castle Churchill's: Fortress of Mystery and Power" is a monument to Miami's famed den of musical sorcery, Churchill's Pub, a venue for the drummer's fast-and-furious punk-metal duo Holly Hunt. Her sculpture, which...
  • 2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...
  • Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...
  • Made in America fest adds $144,000 to Grand Park events coffers

    Made in America fest adds $144,000 to Grand Park events coffers
    The recent Made in America Festival, the first big pop concert in Grand Park, generated $144,000 in rental income that will be funneled into increasing regular programming in the downtown park. It’s up to the Music Center, which has a contract...
  • Sources: New CSO president selected

    Sources: New CSO president selected
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association has selected Vancouver Symphony Society president/CEO Jeff Alexander to be its next president, pending a board meeting Wednesday, the Tribune has learned. Sources close to the situation said Alexander, who...
  • The Thrifty Traveler: Whitewater, wineries add to Boise vacation value

    The Thrifty Traveler: Whitewater, wineries add to Boise vacation value
    With easy access to multiple national forests and recreation areas, an extensive Basque community with food and cultural offerings and an impressive urban green space, the city of Boise, Idaho, has a surprising number of experiences to offer the high-...
  • Classical recording label Cedille marks 25 years

    Classical recording label Cedille marks 25 years
    For a quarter of a century, the feisty little indie label Cedille Records has stood out as a plucky survivor in a domestic classical recording business that has been buffeted by a slumping economy, vanishing retail stores, the inexorable advance of pop...