| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:25 AM
Tupac Shakur never scored a Grammy, but more than 18 years after his death, the revered rapper’s legacy and short life is being celebrated with an exhibit at the Grammy Museum.
“All Eyez on Me: The Writings of Tupac Shakur,” which...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:14 PM
The tables were all full, and I sat on the floor, my back against the rear wall of Ali's Coffee House at 63rd Street and Kostner Avenue in Chicago.
It was amateur night on a Friday, and I was waiting my turn to go onstage. At age 20, I had made the...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 2:46 PM
Compass Rose Theater displays its innovative play selection by presenting T.S. Eliot's probing drama, "Murder in the Cathedral" as its third offering of the season.
The play, written in 1935, follows Compass Rose's acclaimed November-December production...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:21 PM
The band Punch Brothers was half-jokingly called The Legion of Acoustic Superheroes by newgrass legend John Cowan soon after they formed in 2006.
It made sense at the time — a bluegrass-in-instrumentation-only quintet of top young string virtuosi,...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 6:10 AM
Mieczyslaw Weinberg has only recently emerged from the dark shadows to which his vast musical output was consigned during and after World War II.
No single work has done more to bring about that rehabilitation than the Polish composer's Holocaust-themed...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:00 AM
In a large workshop at CBS Television City on the edge of Hollywood, the palace of Versailles was slowly taking shape.
A platoon of set builders was hard at work on a December morning creating the imposing columns, ornate tapestries and swooping...
| Jan 15, 2015
It's a tall order to create a double album loaded with consistently solid songs, but Lucinda Williams met that challenge on her new "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone."
Not only that, but the alt-country singer-songwriter — who performs Friday,...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:29 AM
Chicago's classical music producers typically reserve some of the most important events of their seasons for the period from January to early May. Here are 10 such performances, listed chronologically:
Winter Chamber Music Festival: The 19th annual...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:15 PM
When it comes to teenagers, sexting and cyberbullying often are what generate headlines.
Several local high school students, including Courtney Pugh, of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, hope to change the focus, as does Walgreens.
As part of an...
| Jan 13, 2015
Cartoonist Kate Beaton, the author of 2011's acclaimed “Hark! A Vagrant” and the wildly popular webcomic on which it is […]...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 1:52 PM
At some point during her Parker Playhouse show on Saturday night, Lucinda Williams will appear onstage without her band and summon the opening chords of "Compassion," the first track on her excellent double-album "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone."...