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  • Johnny Winter, longtime ambassador of Texas blues, dies at 70

    Johnny Winter, longtime ambassador of Texas blues, dies at 70
    With his imposing height and flowing white hair, Texas blues guitarist Johnny Winter cut an intimidating figure as he roamed the stage. The guitarist died at age 70 on Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, during a European tour, a passing that confirms a...
  • Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park

    Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park
    Chicago does not lack for jazz festivals, but surely one of the most appealing unfolds each summer at the Humboldt Park Boathouse. Set on the veranda of a historic building alongside a picturesque lagoon, the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival feels like...
  • Dan + Shay on the verge of something big

    Dan + Shay on the verge of something big
    It's been a meteoric career rise during the past year and a half for Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney. The two first met in December of 2012. Today the singer-songwriters have a hit album on their hands as the duo Dan + Shay. "A great song always wins,"...
  • Shemar Moore, Anthony Anderson Pitch Sports Movies at 2014 ESPYS

    Hollywood and the sports world played together nicely for ESPN's 2014 ESPYS award ceremony. The mixture of stars, stand-up comedy and speeches at the annual telecast at L.A.'s Nokia Theatre created a light yet sometimes highly emotional atmosphere...
  • R.E.M. responds to an SOS

    R.E.M. responds to an SOS
    Bob Hawkins was strumming his guitar in front of a live audience at the Cliffs in Laguna Beach, celebrating Cinco de Mayo, when his heart attack hit. "I was playing the first note of the set and I felt kind of odd," he remembered. "I was becoming...
  • Hans Zimmer Tribute at the Annenberg Raises $1.2 Million for Israel Philharmonic

    Two giants in their respective fields, Hans Zimmer and Zubin Mehta, held court Wednesday night at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, where Zimmer was bestowed a lifetime achievement award by the American Friends of the Israel...
  • Johnny Winter dies at 70; dazzling blues guitarist

    Johnny Winter, a rail-thin blues guitarist known for his scorching riffs, flowing white hair and gravelly, hard-times voice, died Wednesday in Switzerland at the end of a European tour. He was 70. His death in a Zurich hotel room was confirmed by John...
  • Top 3 Places: Scott Marshall, Dina Hall, Roland Kushner, HippieFest, Pop culture at Barnes & Noble

    MAKIN' MUSIC Catch several favorite local musicians in special performances this weekend. On Friday, roots artist Scott Marshall holds a release party for "These Wheels," his CD with Marshall's Highway, 7-11 p.m. at Rascal's Food and Fun, 6616...
  • Review: Steve Turre's moving tribute to Trayvon Martin

    Review: Steve Turre's moving tribute to Trayvon Martin
    The most gripping moments in trombonist Steve Turre's opening set Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase came near the end, when he unveiled a new work with a sharp social message. Titled simply "Trayvon's Blues," the piece amounted to a lament for Trayvon...
  • Motion picture academy names its new board of governors

    Motion picture academy names its new board of governors
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named its new board of governors Friday, a list that includes current academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, key Academy Museum fundraiser Annette Bening and five first-time governors. The board of...
  • Shakira, Thanks to World Cup, Tops 100 Mil Facebook Followers

    International pop star Shakira has topped 100 million likes on Facebook, making her the most popular public figure on the social site, after a surge with her song "La La La (Brazil 2014)" for this summer's 2014 FIFA World Cup. The milestone highlights...