| Oct 12, 2012
The Chicago Humanities Festival will explore the theme of "America" this year, so it was wholly appropriate that its Gala Benefit Evening featured two musicians well equipped to take on distinctly American music.
The 23d annual festival hasn't officially...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:01 PM
It was a quiet night for a revolution.
People at the bar in Joe Squared Station North sat huddled over drinks and conversations. Folks occasionally strolled in to pick up pizza orders or headed to dining tables in the back. Few even glanced at the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
w/ Napalm Death, Exhumed, Vektor and David Carradine. $16. 7 p.m., Oct. 28. The El 'n' Gee, 86 Golden St., New London, manicproductions.org
For a band whose name was pilfered from the side of a garbage truck, Municipal Waste sure do...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The centennial of the inimitable jazz composer Billy Strayhorn doesn't come around until 2015, but, in a way, the festivities will begin this weekend in the Chicago area.
A three-day Billy Strayhorn Jazz Festival organized by the Music Institute of...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:47 AM
Something about this time of year always makes my tastes turn to the heavy. On my stereo, Black Sabbath albums shift into heavy rotation. Last night, I watched "Until the Light Takes Us," a film about Norwegian black metal bands.
I'm sure I'm not alone....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 8:44 AM
John Arch's memory of first meeting Jim Matheos is relatively hazy, but it's easy to forgive him for that. After all, the vocalist and the guitarist at the core of the recently created progressive metal outfit Arch / Matheos were introduced to one another...
| May 2, 2012
| 7:31 AM
The Northern Michigan Chorale is offering its annual vocal music scholarship to anyone of high school age or older.
Applicants need to be residents of Northern Michigan.
Letters of application are due by Monday, May 14, and must include name, address...
| May 4, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Olivia Newton-John’s appeal seems to be timeless. With a career spanning more than four decades she is still a vibrant, creative individual that is adored by fans across the world. Born in Cambridge, England in 1948, the youngest child of...
| May 5, 2012
| 8:04 PM
Tulip Time 2012 kicked off in Holland today.
The scenic side of the festival is expected to take a hit this year. That’s because many tulips began budding early back in mid-April.
However, the fest isn't skipping a beat with its week-long...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
Grammy-winning country superstar Martina McBride will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A Kansas native, McBride is known for having one of the most...
| May 10, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Saturday night, the Twin Cities band God Johnson will do a live re-creation of Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense, a film known for its energy.
So people who show up had better be prepared to sweat.
Just bring your dancing shoes. You're in for a really...