| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:32 PM
During this week 16 years ago, Google Inc. was founded in Menlo Park, Calif., legendary film director Akira Kurosawa died and these were the most popular songs in America, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "Lookin' at Me,' Mase featuring Puff...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
On one level, it was no surprise that veteran record company executive Gil Friesen was drawn to the theme of "20 Feet From Stardom," the film about backup singers that won the Oscar for documentary feature Sunday night.
Friesen, longtime president of A&...
| May 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Malik Bendjelloul, who won an Oscar for directing the documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," has died in Stockholm at age 36.
The cause of death was not immediately known. Swedish police did not suspect foul play, the Associated Press reported....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:03 AM
The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony may well go into the books for its "Who'd have thought?" surrealistic moments.
Yusuf, the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens, nailed one at the beginning of his acceptance speech when he quipped: "I never...
| 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.,...
| May 22, 2014
| 11:14 AM
What happens when you combine the King of Pop’s music with the magic of Cirque du Soleil? You get a legendary show with a message that lives forever. Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour By Cirque du Soleil hits BB&T Center in Sunrise May...
| 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,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 11:13 AM
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday.
Best known for producing stage-to-screen musicals such as "Hairspray," "The Music Man" and...
| 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...