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  • This crowd gets emotional: It's emo night Taking Back Tuesday

    On a Tuesday night in February, the line to get into the Echoplex stretched all the way down Glendale Boulevard. Hundreds of mid-20s to early-30-somethings waited with huge grins on their faces, ready to hear the music that changed their young lives. Once...
  • John Kander and the jazzy, ever-relevant 'Chicago'

    John Kander and the jazzy, ever-relevant 'Chicago'
    First, some numbers. Forty years ago, a musical called "Chicago" opened on Broadway. It had a decent run of 936 performances, but it couldn't keep up with another show that debuted in 1975 and hogged the spotlight — "A Chorus Line." Flash...
  • Chilina Kennedy on finding the 'joy' of Carole King on B'way

    The last time Broadway theatergoers got to see Chilina Kennedy, she was portraying Mary Magdalene. Now she's returned to play someone much more contemporary — songwriter Carole King. Kennedy replaces Jessie Mueller in "Beautiful: The Carole King...
  • Delray String Quartet plans for NYC debut with commissioned work

    Delray String Quartet plans for NYC debut with commissioned work
    The Delray String Quartet puts on its last local show March 15 at the Colony Hotel, but the troupe won't be slowing down. In April, the group makes its New York debut at the Bargemusic Festival. At the eminent event, the quartet will play Kenneth Fuchs'...
  • Justin Townes Earle Talks About His Dad's Music And Many Marriages

    Justin Townes Earle Talks About His Dad's Music And Many Marriages
    Justin Townes Earle was wise enough from an early age to know what to take from his father, esteemed singer-songwriter Steve Earle. When it came to music, the younger Earle, 33, absorbed his father's music like a sponge, particularly seminal early...
  • Cassandra Wilson reflects on Billie Holiday at 100

    Cassandra Wilson reflects on Billie Holiday at 100
    Even now, as we approach next month's centennial of Billie Holiday's birth, the singer's story remains swathed in sensationalism. Junkie, prostitute, rape victim, prison inmate, bloodied lover – these are the terms that dominate her biography...
  • Yo-Yo Ma: Let the global block parties continue

     Yo-Yo Ma: Let the global block parties continue
    Yo-Yo Ma has long been one of the most recognizable classical musicians on the planet and, like Riccardo Muti, one of today's most committed spokesmen for the essential role of culture in society. Now that the superstar cellist and Chicago Symphony...
  • Noyes artists open their doors

    Noyes artists open their doors
    The resident artists of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center welcomed the community Feb. 28 to a free, three-hour afternoon Open Studios event, a regular offering at 927 Noyes St. Guests visited artisan studios and experienced student art. A City of Evanston-...
  • Artists to curate new performance series at Kennedy Center

    A new performance series curated by leading artists will help define a new programming slate at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts under its new president, along with festivals celebrating Ireland and something unexpected: skateboarding culture....
  • Marianne Murphy Orland to perform tribute to Karen Carpenter at NCC

     Marianne Murphy Orland to perform tribute to Karen Carpenter at NCC
    When Marianne Murphy Orland first started singing, she was told she sounded like Karen Carpenter. That was high praise for the young singer, and words that she never forgot. As an adult, Orland was a big band singer for 20 years before moving into the...
  • The American Songbook a cappella

    John Trotter's first music directing assignment for Chicago a Cappella, in 2013, was "The A Cappella American Songbook." "It's proven so popular, we've done it a number of times," he said. The choral group will next present its a cappella adaptations...