| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It's hard to miss that songwriter and indie rocker Jenny Lewis just came out with her first album in six years, "The Voyager" — to rave reviews. She’s also got something else new, namely The Voyager wine, which will debut today exclusively...
| 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 23, 2014
| 1:20 PM
There's nothing odd about it -- "Weird Al" Yankovic's new album dominated Spotify's most-shared track charts in its first week in release.
Globally and in the U.S., songs from the pop music parodist's "Mandatory Fun" currently hold four of the five...
| 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...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:14 PM
After years of skirmishing over a rock star's proposal to build a secluded compound on a rugged Malibu ridge, the California Coastal Commission staff recommended Friday that the project move forward — with modifications.
U2 guitarist the Edge, a....
| Aug 30, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Bruce Hornsby spent much of the past three years challenging himself on stage. Now he has used those shows to put together a new two-disc set that he acknowledges will challenge his listeners.
"Solo Concerts," released last week on the Vanguard label,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:55 AM
"The Hunger Games" is getting the royal treatment.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Lorde will write the first single for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" and hand-pick the artists for the soundtrack, Lionsgate announced Thursday.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:36 AM
More than three years have passed since the last time R. Bruce performed for a live audience.
So, he said he is a bit nervous about the three shows he is doing this weekend at Cozzy's Comedy Club in Newport News. But the 60-year-old musical comedian...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 2:01 AM
Cosimo Matassa, 88, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, died Thursday in New Orleans, said his granddaughter Mia Matassa. He had been ailing since he had a stroke in 2009....