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  • Chicago area classical music picks

    Chicago area classical music picks
    Contempo: The University of Chicago's contemporary music collective celebrates its 50th anniversary with world premieres by the late Lee Hyla, Huck Hodge and John Eaton, along with music of two artistic directors, Shulamit Ran and founder Ralph Shapey....
  • Quinn Tsan hits hard with 'Good Winter'

    Quinn Tsan hits hard with 'Good Winter'
    Great art can happen overnight. Just ask Quinn Tsan. Her debut EP, "Good Winter," was released in November, but it quickly revealed an artist with the sort of drive and purpose that many spend years trying to achieve. After more than five years...
  • New Frontier exhibition at Sundance focuses on the future

     New Frontier exhibition at Sundance focuses on the future
    Sitting at her desk in a darkened office, Shari Frilot picks up a boxy piece of cardboard fitted with two bulbous glass lenses. She lifts a crude cardboard flap and inserts her smartphone in front of the lenses, securing it in place with Velcro. This...
  • 'Red Army' explores Russia's soul through Olympic hockey, Slava Fetisov

    'Red Army' explores Russia's soul through Olympic hockey, Slava Fetisov
    Few moments in Cold War mythology were as thrilling as the U.S. hockey team's 1980 Olympic defeat of a superior club of Soviet players who personified the skill and collective beauty the communist world held up as a buttress to the freedoms and capitalist...
  • Sundance preview: Diverse lineup unspools in Park City

    Sundance preview: Diverse lineup unspools in Park City
    Imagine an enormous magnet nestled in the heart of Utah's Wasatch Mountains. Every year its power increases, as does its ability to irresistibly attract everything in its path, from films to footwear companies. Congratulations, you've just imagined the...
  • They recognized the story was a keeper: 'Finders Keepers' at Sundance

    They recognized the story was a keeper: 'Finders Keepers' at Sundance
    Documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival often involve serious stuff like climate change, education reform, racism and even terrorism. "Finders Keepers" is nothing like that, nothing at all. Sure to be one of Sundance's most talked-about docs after...
  • The synth is back: KORG and Moog revive golden-era analog synthesizers

    The synth is back: KORG and Moog revive golden-era analog synthesizers
    The word "vintage" has carried drastically different meanings within the world of musical instruments. In the realm of electric and acoustic guitars and amplifiers, "vintage" in recent years has translated into an important, and lucrative, facet of the...
  • Celebrating the joyous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

    Celebrating the joyous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
    It would be difficult to overestimate the melodic grace, harmonic allure and lasting eloquence of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Universally loved songs such as "Girl from Ipanema," "Desafinado" and "One Note Samba" only hint at the mountain of...
  • J.Lo unwisely dallies with 'The Boy Next Door'

    No good sex goes unpunished in "The Boy Next Door," breathless, uninspired January junk that feels like the iffiest bits of a Lifetime movie and late-night cable schlock slapped together. (And not erotically.) In what qualifies as a stretch, the...
  • In 'Pelo Malo,' boy's hair issues spark tensions with mother

    In 'Pelo Malo,' boy's hair issues spark tensions with mother
    "Pelo Malo" means "bad hair" in Spanish, and it's what consumes much of the psychic energy of the boy at the center of this film, on the cusp of adolescence, living in a small apartment with his mother and baby brother in Venezuela. Junior (Samuel...
  • 'Killers' skillfully plots twisting moral dilemmas

    'Killers' skillfully plots twisting moral dilemmas
    "Killers" presents viewers with a series of moral dilemmas that are often just as uncomfortable to confront as the graphic violence onscreen. After disgraced Indonesian journalist Bayu (Oka Antara) kills two muggers in self-defense and uploads the...