| Aug 22, 2014
In 37 years of covering music for the Tribune, I've heard virtually all of the masters and have been lucky enough to meet most of them. Whether chatting backstage with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra or conversing with Lena Horne in a Manhattan...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Naperville Jaycees are hoping everything Last Fling visitors want includes two 1990s all stars.
Smash Mouth and Vertical Horizon are playing the end of summer festival in downtown Naperville on Aug. 31.
Smash Mouth is best known for hits like "All...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:12 PM
For the first — and possibly the last — time in four decades, Chicago once again will echo with the blare of the hard-hitting trumpets that propelled the band Chase into the musical spotlight in the early 1970s.
Back then, bandleader and...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 11:43 AM
A "plum gig" for musicians and an intimate haven for folk music lovers is closing in August.
The Stained Glass Coffeehouse, located within the Congregational Church in Deerfield, will stage a final and free concert on Aug. 16. Senior pastor Blair Hull,...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 1:14 PM
The Ravinia Coffee Station has introduced a new Sunday morning perk to the neighborhood: live music.
Weather permitting, it's a scene out of the classic Creedence Clearwater song. Down on the corner and out on the sidewalk, owner Josh Weisbart and a...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Thousands of old-style cardboard sleeves for Jack White's album "Lazaretto" sit in tightly packed checkerboard rows at Stoughton Printing plant in the City of Industry, 12.3-inch squares waiting to be stuffed with 12-inch circles.
Jack Stoughton Jr.,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Radio personality Kathy Hart and her husband, Billy Baruth, are buying the former Bertucci's Italian Steak House in Highwood, vacant since last fall, to create separate dining and live-music venues under one roof.
Kathy is co-host of "The Eric and Kathy...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The Shed is unique to Highland Park and the North Shore. It's a music social club that provides rehearsal space for musicians who want to practice individually, jam in group settings, network, and/or attend clinics and intimate concerts, according to...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Symphony of the Americas is presenting its 23rd annual Summerfest, a concert series fusing global artistic and cultural traditions with South Florida's music scene.
This year, the highlight is the Mission Chamber Orchestra of Rome, which has performed...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Musician Stevie Wonder and actress Cloris Leachman were among those who received honorary degrees from Northwestern University this morning.
Joining them was Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, who also gave the keynote address this...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Frank Morgan was a legendary jazz saxophonist, recording 20 albums and crafting a unique sound that attracted the likes of Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington. But perhaps what's most remarkable is that Morgan accomplished all this while spending 30 years...