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  • Who says the Big Band era ended? 2 local ensembles argue otherwise

    Who says the Big Band era ended? 2 local ensembles argue otherwise
    Anyone who doubted the vitality of big-band jazz in the 21st century should have cruised the Chicago area on Saturday, when two of the city's finest ensembles offered distinctive ways of re-evaluating tradition. Though each concert had its minor flaws,...
  • Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues

    Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues
    He is the poet laureate of Chicago jazz and blues, a man who conveys in words as much melody and rhythm as the musicians he immortalizes in print. For more than four decades, Sterling Plumpp has transformed the sounds of Chicago jazz giants – such...
  • 'Hold Fast' by Blue Balliett

    'Hold Fast' by Blue Balliett
    Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Those words from "Dreams," a Langston Hughes poem, infuse Blue Balliett's newest novel. At the start of the book, Balliett notes that by the end of the 2012...
  • Updated Rockettes show has legs

    Updated Rockettes show has legs
    At one point in the touring version of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, a show that prides itself on a legacy that dates back to the 1930s, the Rosemont audience is shown archival footage of the Rockettes through the ages. You see the timelessly...
  • New vocal institute will start up at CNU in 2013

    New vocal institute will start up at CNU in 2013
    An annual summer vocal institute for high school and college students will begin at Christopher Newport University in July 2013. The university announced the creation of the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at its holiday music concert on Saturday night....
  • Holiday Guide 2012: Chris Jones' Top 10 shows for the season

    Holiday Guide 2012: Chris Jones' Top 10 shows for the season
    Chicago has a plethora of holiday shows each and every year — and I’ll be reviewing enough of them over the next couple of weeks to put Rudolph in rehab. But based on many years of seasonal theater-going, here are 10 of our potential favorites...
  • “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” a moving family film

     
    This week marked the 50th anniversary remembrance of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. — a notorious, racially motivated crime that killed four little girls and helped gain support for the passage of the Civil...
  • Festival of Books: Novels and the 'dream deferred'

     
    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books panel “The Dream Deferred” with authors Mona Simpson, Jesmyn Ward, Hector Tobar and Ayad Akhtar....
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Adrienne Rich in the L.A. Times

     
    Excerpts from Adrienne Rich's writing that have appeared in the Los Angeles Times....
  • University of Missouri Press to close, after 54 years

     
    The University of Missouri will pull the plug on its 54 year old press, just the latest in a string of academic publishing casualties...