| Jun 25, 2015
| 1:19 PM
Somewhere between "euphoria and melancholia": That's the music favored by the fictional young Parisian deejay in co-writer/director Mia Hansen-Love's "Eden," a fragrantly atmospheric portrait of a time, a place and a restless state of romantic yearning....
| Jun 19, 2015
| 2:00 PM
Among the pulsating lights, hypnotic rhythms and seductive movements of a nightclub in full swing, there is often a figure, alone and apart, who keeps it going. The party ends, the dancers go home, but the DJ remains to pack up.
Covering some 20 years...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:56 AM
The year leading up to Rhiannon Giddens' first solo album, "Tomorrow is my Turn" (Nonesuch), was full of zigs and zags, a whirlwind of shows and recording sessions that had her performing in a variety of contexts, some a good musical distance from her...
| Apr 10, 2015
Two-time Grammy nominee Jane Monheit returns to Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis tonight for an evening of jumpin' jazz and smoky cabaret ballads along with plenty of spicy Brazilian and Latin rhythms to stretch and soothe away the stress of a long work...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 12:28 PM
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The new special "Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact,...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 10:00 AM
If you need testimony that Rhiannon Giddens is a talent to watch in 2015, listen to Bonnie Raitt.
Roughly a year ago, Raitt was sitting upstairs at the Troubadour in West Hollywood before performing at the Americana Music Assn.'s annual pre-Grammy...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:35 AM
The debut solo album from Carolina Chocolate Drops singer Rhiannon Giddens, spotlighted in our year-end report on artists to watch in 2015, arrives Tuesday, and it is Giddens’ personalized salute to women artists who influenced her eclectic...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:01 AM
Writer-director J.C. Chandor has made three good movies in a row, and they're his first three. He's a heartening exception to the usual percentages.
His first, "Margin Call," compressed an epoch's worth of financial meltdowns and ruinous corruption into...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:46 AM
A trio of actors with deep Chicago ties have been added to the cast of the HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero," the latest project from David Simon.
Longtime TV actor Jim Belushi, Steppenwolf co-founder Terry Kinney and Lakeview native and Columbia College...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
What a difference a year makes.
Toward the end of 2013, singer-fiddler Rhiannon Giddens and her band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, were at a crossroads. One of the group's original members, Dom Flemons, had decided to pursue a solo career, leaving...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:21 PM
"A Most Violent Year" is the most welcome kind of throwback. It brings to mind the fierce New York-based productions of Sidney Lumet in particular but also the whole notion of character-driven, the-clock-is-ticking melodramas in general.
A vibrant crime...