| Dec 22, 2014
| 12:20 PM
British vocalist Joe Cocker, whose blues-drenched, unfettered performances made him one of the most distinctive rock singers of the late '60s and early '70s, died Dec. 22 in Colorado. He was 70 and had been battling lung cancer.
| Nov 25, 2014
| 9:40 AM
He plays piano better than most singers. He sings better than most pianists. And he writes songs better than most singer-pianists.
The one-man band known as Johnny Rodgers has toured the world with Liza Minnelli and also as a headliner in his own right,...
| Nov 23, 2014
'HORRIBLE BOSSES 2' HITS THEATERS
1 The "Horrible Bosses" crew is back, but this time, they're their own bosses. Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) have launched their own company, but when their product design is...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Georgia on My Mind: This tribute to Ray Charles features an all-star lineup which includes Take 6, Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, Shelly Berg, Frost School of Music's Henry Mancini Institute Big Band and the Miami Mass Choir. 8 p.m....
| Oct 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis.
"Miles Ahead," in which the versatile actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Nas screened his documentary, “Nas: Time is Illmatic” and performed songs from the “Illmatic” album Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond Ind. For those who didn’t get their Nas fill that night, there was a...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Nothing sells hope to fans of all 32 teams like the NFL draft, and next year the league will bring that hope — and all the accompanying hoopla — to Chicago.
The draft, which for the last nine years has been conducted in New York's Radio City...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96.
Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:29 AM
There have been earlier and better movies about "The Memphis Sound," with the documentary "Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story" among the best.
And there have been recent and better music documentaries built around the idea of giving music...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Jamie Foxx may be preparing to step into the ring to play Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic, and he has none other than the ex-champ himself in his corner.
Tyson, 48, recently told the Mirror that he has been discussing making a movie about his...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:31 AM
It's been nearly seven years since a cappella group Straight No Chaser became a YouTube sensation singing a mash-up of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and Toto's "Africa." The resurgence of a cappella music is ebbing and a lot of music has come and gone....