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  • 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 it was just Lollapalooza, Blues Fest and Ravinia. But recently, everyone has raised their game, from Grant Park's classical music fest to Riot Fest, and all points in between. We asked our critics, Greg Kot, Howard Reich and John von Rhein, to lay out their summer of festival goodness.
  • 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...

    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...

    Review: Mitchell and Madhubuti unveil 'Liberation Narratives'

    Review: Mitchell and Madhubuti unveil 'Liberation Narratives'
    Virtuoso flutist Nicole Mitchell has penned several extended suites, but none quite like the one she unveiled Friday night at La Follette Park, on North Laramie Avenue. For "Liberation Narratives" paid homage to a leading Chicago literary figure who...

    Nicole Mitchell, Haki Madhubuti merge poetry, jazz

    Nicole Mitchell, Haki Madhubuti merge poetry, jazz
    Nearly 25 years ago, a young musician walked into the South Side offices of Third World Press looking for a job. She had no experience in publishing, no college degree and no connections in Chicago. She would go on to become one of the most admired...