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  • Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO

    Esa-Pekka Salonen on multi-tasking, Northwestern and the CSO
    Perhaps Esa-Pekka Salonen's Nordic cool and Chicago's propensity for long, bone-chilling winters similar to those of his native Finland have destined this musician and this city to be soulmates. For certain the busy composer and conductor's long-running...
  • A big moment for Tammy McCann and Laurence Hobgood

    A big moment for Tammy McCann and Laurence Hobgood
    It's quite possible that Thursday evening will mark a dramatic new beginning for two extraordinary musicians. Chicago singer Tammy McCann owns one of the most luxuriant voices in jazz, but she never has teamed with a pianist-arranger of comparable...
  • Review: Chick Corea and Bela Fleck at the Auditorium

    Review: Chick Corea and Bela Fleck at the Auditorium
    What happens when an eminent jazz pianist and a virtuoso bluegrass banjoist share a stage? In the case of Chick Corea and Bela Fleck – musicians whose work really transcends any single genre – the music-making proves as unpredictable as it...
  • Kingsley Guy: 'SoulCry!' brings trafficking to personal level

    The scope of sex slavery throughout the world is staggering. Some estimate the number of sex slaves at more than 20 million, mainly female children and young women. Sex slavery is most prevalent in developing countries, but it exists in wealthy nations as...
  • Kerry's effort thwarted by the Middle East

    Well, God bless John Kerry for trying. It appears as if the latest attempt by the United States to make the Palestinians and Israelis embrace reason is failing. It is true American negotiators have misstepped and miscalculated at different moments in the...
  • 'Frankie and Alice' review: The awards contender that wasn't

    'Frankie and Alice' review: The awards contender that wasn't
    *1/2 (out of four) Usually awards bait actually gets a proper release. Yet after a brief run in late 2010 landed Halle Berry a Golden Globe nomination, “Frankie and Alice” disappeared. Until now. And until a few minutes into the movie, I&...
  • 'Beyonce' album review: More than the delivery is a surprise

    'Beyonce' album review: More than the delivery is a surprise
    3 stars (out of 4) Beyonce surprised even her most ardent followers a few days ago by releasing her fifth studio album, “Beyonce” (Columbia), in one giant package on iTunes. The 14 songs and 17 videos comprise a “visual album,”...
  • Frankie Knuckles: His Chicago sound was heard around the world

    Frankie Knuckles: His Chicago sound was heard around the world
    Frankie Knuckles, who died Monday at age 59 in Chicago, was not just the "godfather" of Chicago house music. He was a pioneer in the way he cultivated a culture, a sound and a community around dance music that decades later encompasses the world. Now...
  • Matthew Fowler's new 'Beginning' at Florida Music Festival

    Matthew Fowler's new 'Beginning' at Florida Music Festival
    Although "Beginning" is the title of his debut album, Orlando singer-songwriter Matthew Fowler could call his showcase at this year's Florida Music Festival a "new beginning." Fowler, a 19-year-old neo-folkie fresh out of Lyman High School, will...
  • Frankie Knuckles, house music 'godfather,' dead at 59

    Frankie Knuckles, house music 'godfather,' dead at 59
    In Chicago, Frankie Knuckles was called the “godfather,” not because of any underworld connections, but because he helped build house – a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s...
  • Byron Janis on his long battle with arthritis

    Byron Janis on his long battle with arthritis
    Byron Janis is one of the most inspiring survivors in classical music. Despite decades of struggling to overcome the debilitating effects of, first, a childhood injury to his left hand, and, later, severe arthritis in his fingers and wrists, the great...