| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:00 PM
When the Metropolitan Opera gave the world premiere in 1991 of John Corigliano’s “The Ghosts of Versailles” — which Los Angeles Opera brings to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night, the first of six performances...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 6:33 AM
Through either a glorious fluke of programming or rather ingenious planning, or both, three unusually charismatic male jazz singers will be serenading the Chicago area this Valentine's Day weekend.
That's a remarkable confluence of talent considering...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 6:10 AM
Mieczyslaw Weinberg has only recently emerged from the dark shadows to which his vast musical output was consigned during and after World War II.
No single work has done more to bring about that rehabilitation than the Polish composer's Holocaust-themed...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Don Draper is headed for the Smithsonian.
The gray suit and fedora worn by Jon Hamm as the enigmatic lead in the landmark series "Mad Men" will join the permanent collection at the Washington, D.C., museum in a ceremony on March 27, AMC announced...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 11:22 AM
Looking for something to do this week? Here are five things you can do in the western suburbs Feb. 13-19.
Sons of the Never Wrong are joined by the ensemble Chamber Blues, with Blues harmonica legend and chamber music composer Corky Siegel. Corky...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:24 AM
Most of the year's major tributes have yet to be announced, but this is the lineup to date:
Bob Dylan: "Shadows in the Night": Dylan's Sinatra tribute album will be released next month.
"Sinatra: An American Icon": Billed as the official exhibition of...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 6:09 AM
Central Florida's Norm Lewis has a major role tonight in "New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Gershwin Celebration" at 8 p.m. on PBS.
Lewis and jazz superstar Dianne Reeves help celebrate the music of George and Ira Gershwin in the two-hour special....
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:41 AM
A very hot winter in jazz:
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band; Carlos Henriquez Quintet: Symphony Center's jazz season continues with a high-powered double-bill featuring the Palmieri's septet and a quintet led by bassist Henriquez, best known for his...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:10 AM
St. Olaf Choir: The famed collegiate chorus under director Anton Armstrong presents the first of two concerts it will give in the area this winter. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St. (repeated Feb. 14, Pick-Staiger Concert...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.
Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:23 AM
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...