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  • Chicago-born opera 'Morning Star' shines powerfully

    Chicago-born opera 'Morning Star' shines powerfully
    An opera project conceived some 15 years ago as a collaboration by Lyric Opera and the Goodman Theatre, only to be shelved when something went awry between the Chicago theaters, has finally found a home. The world premiere of composer Ricky Ian Gordon...
  • 'Rubble Kings' traces origin of hip-hop in the Bronx

    'Rubble Kings' traces origin of hip-hop in the Bronx
    It's easy, when watching "Rubble Kings," the new documentary from director Shan Nicholson and narrated by John Leguizamo, to ask yourself, "What does this have to do with hip-hop?" The answer is "everything." Nicholson tells the story of the social...
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    The Knights: The always remarkable soprano Dawn Upshaw joins the popular New York-based string ensemble for a program of vocal and instrumental works by Schubert, Dvorak, Luciano Berio, Gyorgy Ligeti and others. 7 p.m. Sunday, Martin Theatre, Ravinia,...
  • Chicago jazz musicians prepare for fireworks of their own

    Chicago jazz musicians prepare for fireworks of their own
    The holiday weekend's fireworks won't be confined to the nighttime sky, with several of the city's best musicians attempting to ignite them on stage. Among the highlights: Eric Schneider: On most Friday nights, ace Chicago saxophonist-clarinetist...
  • 'Inside Out' is a highly unusual defense of melancholy

    'Inside Out' is a highly unusual defense of melancholy
    The critically acclaimed Pixar movie "Inside Out" grossed a head-spinning $91 million in its opening weekend. Not bad for a movie that is not based on any source, is not part of any kind of pre-existing franchise, and is, in essence, a most spirited...
  • Ex Hex's No. 1 rule: No slow, sad songs allowed

    Ex Hex's No. 1 rule: No slow, sad songs allowed
    Mary Timony is a ferociously gifted guitarist, and her two-decade career in bands ranging from Helium to Wild Flag offers ample evidence of her kaleidoscopic command of the instrument. On tour with Wild Flag, she and her longtime friend Carrie...
  • Train is what it is, and that's just fine

    Train is what it is, and that's just fine
    Train frontman Pat Monahan is partly responsible for some of the twistiest, most obtuse hit singles of the past 15 years. Train fans love to tell Monahan what they think songs like "Drops of Jupiter" or "Hey, Soul Sister" are really about. Some of their...
  • Taste of Chicago music preview: Feed your ears, not your gut

    Taste of Chicago music preview: Feed your ears, not your gut
    So here's something that's startling: In the midst of the gargantuan gustatory gathering that is Taste of Chicago, there will be people there who are uninterested in turkey legs — barbecued or otherwise — people who even might have (shudder!)...
  • The Melvins still seeing how long it all can work

    The Melvins still seeing how long it all can work
    After delivering his final pizza and abruptly quitting his deliveryman job in 1988, Buzz Osborne did not celebrate. "I was pretty broke," he says. At the time, the Melvins, his over-the-top metal band, were defiantly nonmelodic and enjoyed kicking off...
  • So Apple Music is really a return to radio, right?

    So Apple Music is really a return to radio, right?
    It's an old-fashioned concept remade for the mobile era: human DJs beaming out songs to people all over the world listening on their smartphones. Real-time radio, of all things, is what truly distinguishes the newest and splashiest streaming service,...
  • Exploring turmoil of gay men during Holocaust, 'Bent' feels fresh

     Exploring turmoil of gay men during Holocaust, 'Bent' feels fresh
    Timing is everything, and The Other Theatre Company's current revival of Martin Sherman's 1979 drama "Bent," about gay men in Germany during the Holocaust, undoubtedly resonates more strongly in the aftermath of last week's historic Supreme Court...