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  • Review: Sean Jones trumpets high-energy jazz

    Review: Sean Jones trumpets high-energy jazz
    The powerhouse quartet that trumpeter Sean Jones led Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase hit hard from the outset and never let up. Sure, Jones played ballads and blues, but even at his most introspective, he conveyed considerable melodic ardor and...
  • Chicago is still blowing its own horns

    Chicago is still blowing its own horns
    James Pankow recently turned 67 years old. He has been playing trombone in the rock band Chicago for almost a half-century now. "But when I get on stage," he says, "I'm suddenly 14 years old. I can go on stage with strep throat and a 103-degree fever,...
  • Freebie Friday: coffee and other free stuff this week

    Freebie Friday: coffee and other free stuff this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Get free coffee on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29 Dunkin’ Donuts Guests can walk into any participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in the Orlando area and receive a free medium cup...
  • A word, please: A notion writers should be disabused of

    If I had a nickel for every time I've written about ending sentences with prepositions, I'd be about 5 cents shy of that Frappucino I've had my eye on. (I'd probably also be one of the top earners in what remains of the newspaper industry, but that's a...
  • Deals on Tap this week

    Deals on Tap this week
    EPIC Restaurant 112 W Hubbard St. (312) 222-4940 MONDAY 1/2 off ALL bottles of wine ALL day!!! 1/2 off ALL lounge menu items from 5-7pm SKY or LOUNGE TUESDAY Fall has arrived! Make sure you spend your last few warm days at EPIC SKY. 1/2...
  • Patricia Lockwood and Michael Robbins on poetry

    Patricia Lockwood and Michael Robbins on poetry
    In early 2013, I wrote to my editor at Penguin, the legendary Paul Slovak, and asked if he'd take a look at my friend Patricia Lockwood's new poetry manuscript. Her debut, "Balloon Pop Outlaw Black" (Octopus, 2012), had been a small-press best-seller. But...
  • Are Lyric audiences ready for a Jazz Age 'Don Giovanni'?

    Are Lyric audiences ready for a Jazz Age 'Don Giovanni'?
    "Don Giovanni" has been a shining talisman for Lyric Opera of Chicago ever since it presented Mozart's masterpiece in two calling-card performances in February 1954. So successful was the maiden effort that Chicago opera lovers rallied behind the...
  • Do you have a favorite poem that speaks to you when far you roam?

    Do you have a favorite poem that speaks to you when far you roam?
    When it comes to writing about the sensations and challenges of travel, articles and guidebooks don’t always do the trick.  It’s hard, for example, to think of a better, tighter description of jet flight than this snippet from John Betjeman&...
  • Lonnie Lynn Sr. performed on son Common's albums

     Lonnie Lynn Sr. performed on son Common's albums
    Lonnie Lynn Sr., a star player on DuSable High School's basketball team in the 1960s who played briefly in the American Basketball Association, was for many years a counselor of at-risk youths in Denver. "The man was just so serious about the youth of...
  • Classical: Princeton Singers celebrate 30 years during Zoellner concert

    Classical: Princeton Singers celebrate 30 years during Zoellner concert
    When the Princeton Singers was founded in 1983 by John Bertalot, then choir-master organist at Trinity Church in Princeton, N.J., the small group of devoted singers could only dream that 30 years later they would earn a reputation as one of the nation's...
  • AT&T Launches Broadband Bundle with HBO, Amazon Prime for $39 per Month

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Want HBO without all those other pricey cable channels? AT&T has a new offer for you. The telco, looking to win over customers disinclined to pay for a full lineup of cable channels, is pitching a stripped-down package that...