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  • Ravinia originally intended to be amusement park

    Ravinia originally intended to be amusement park
    Today, Ravinia is internationally known for bringing all kinds of musical entertainment to the masses. It's hard to imagine that when Ravinia Park opened in 1904 on land purchased by A.C. Frost, it was conceived as a year round amusement park with swings,...
  • Shakespeare gets performance art treatment at Norfolk festival

    Norfolk Festevents and Virginia Stage Company are again teaming up for a free outdoor performance art event July 25-27 in Norfolk's Town Point Park. "Moon Take Thy Flight" will explore the story of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" using actors,...
  • Lorin Maazel dies at 84; legendary conductor began as child prodigy

    Lorin Maazel dies at 84; legendary conductor began as child prodigy
    Lorin Maazel, who began his career as a child prodigy and went on to conduct many of the world's great orchestras, has died at the age of 84. Maazel died Sunday in Virginia of complications from pneumonia, according to a news release from Castleton...
  • Conductor Maazel, who worked with CSO, dead at 84

    Conductor Maazel, who worked with CSO, dead at 84
    Lorin Maazel, the most prolific conductor of his generation, a child prodigy who performed with the New York Philharmonic at age 12 and later spent seven years as its music director, has died. He was 84. He died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at...
  • Top 3 Pop: 'Sex Tape, Jason Mraz album, 'Married' sitcom

    'SEX TAPE' OPENS FRIDAY The comedic pairing of Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel is nothing new — and neither is their association with director Jake Kasdan, who directed the two in the 2011 film "Bad Teacher." Diaz and Segel reunite with Kasdan for...
  • Nancy Watrous, film archivist

     Nancy Watrous, film archivist
    Being executive director of Chicago Film Archives has its perks. Why, you could sit all day and watch the movies of Margaret Conneely (an amateur Chicago filmmaker who worked in the latter half of the 20th century). Not that Nancy Watrous has the time....
  • Reviews: Victor Goines and Amanda McBroom in compelling shows

    Reviews: Victor Goines and Amanda McBroom in compelling shows
    It wasn't billed as such, but saxophonist Victor Goines' hard-charging opening set Saturday night at the Green Mill Jazz Club amounted to a tip of the hat to his adopted city: Chicago. Born and raised in New Orleans and previously based in New York,...
  • Classical musicians and the terror of the audition

    Classical musicians and the terror of the audition
    Audition. The word can unleash terror in performers of all kinds, but perhaps none more than musicians seeking to fill scarce symphony orchestra openings. A fudged note, a slack attack, a harsh tone, a hint of hesitancy, a sagging pitch — any of...
  • Foo Fighters record across the country for HBO series

    From the dawn of grunge’s commercial success in the early '90s to playing in a rock super-group alongside Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl has performed with some of rock's most influential figures. It was perhaps only a matter of time,...
  • Celebrating Charlie Haden via his version of 'Wayfaring Stranger'

    In the later years of Charlie Haden's lauded professional life, long after he'd helped reconfigure jazz as part of Ornette Coleman's group, the bassist, composer, longtime Angeleno and patriarch of one of the city's most accomplished musical families,...
  • Louise Goffin previews 'Songs From the Mine' album in Hollywood

    Louise Goffin previews 'Songs From the Mine' album in Hollywood
    Singer-songwriter Louise Goffin transformed her record release party at a Hollywood recording studio this week from a solo acoustic affair into a full-band presentation less than 24 hours before the event. “I realized that all these great...