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  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Pick of the Week No Christmas celebration in Chicago would be complete without the "Do It Yourself Messiah," a beloved holiday tradition here since 1976. Once again, Stanley Sperber will conduct vocal soloists, a volunteer orchestra and the audience-as-...
  • Kinky Love grabs hold of the sound of Chicago

    Kinky Love grabs hold of the sound of Chicago
    Chicago is a sprawling, complex, historically rich city that is difficult to define. What is the sound of the city? For the members of Kinky Love, it sounds slinky, synth-y and downright sexy. At least, that is the sound the group gravitates toward on its...
  • Towkio doesn't want to be last to break big

    Towkio doesn't want to be last to break big
    Preston Oshita, the Chicago rapper better known as Towkio, has been working on some of the songs on his presumed breakthrough release, ".Wav Theory," for more than 18 months. ".Wav Theory" will come out when it's meant to come out, Towkio figures,...
  • Aron Kallay experiments, triumphs in Piano Spheres' 'Nothing Is Real'

    Aron Kallay experiments, triumphs in Piano Spheres' 'Nothing Is Real'
    Aron Kallay titled his premiere Piano Spheres recital at REDCAT on Tuesday night "Nothing Is Real." May a reviewer beg to differ? That is the title of the American experimental composer Alvin Lucier's ethereal arrangement for piano, electronics and...
  • Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA

    Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA
    Some of the most fiercely individualistic work in Chicago jazz has come from the cross-cultural sensibility of bassist-bandleader Tatsu Aoki. Bridging ancient folkloric traditions of his native Japan with ever-changing currents of the Chicago avant-...
  • Concert review: The Black Keys at Amway Center

    Concert review: The Black Keys at Amway Center
    Most arena rock shows unfold with all the spontaneity of a touring Broadway musical. No matter how much the singer shouts that “anything might happen,” it’s unlikely that anyone on stage will do anything that might screw up a...
  • Noted violinist Lindsay Deutsch to solo at Allentown holiday concert

    Noted violinist Lindsay Deutsch to solo at Allentown holiday concert
    When the Lehigh Valley Junior String Philharmonic and the Young People's Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley present their 39th annual holiday concert Dec. 21 at Miller Symphony Hall, they'll have a special guest as soloist. One could hardly find a better...
  • Lehigh Valley concert tickets on sale: Hall and Oates, Craig Ferguson, Iggy Azalea

    Lehigh Valley concert tickets on sale: Hall and Oates, Craig Ferguson, Iggy Azalea
    ON SALE THIS WEEK Hall and Oates, 8 p.m. Feb. 26, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, http://www.sandseventcenter.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. Tickets: $59.50-$125, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Ledisi, with Leela James and Raheem DeVaughn...
  • 'Annie' is stuck in the middle

    'Annie' is stuck in the middle
    2 stars (out of four) In the 1982 big-screen version of the 1977 Broadway musical “Annie,” the titular orphaned redhead was an annoying little sprite. I get that she’s meant to be a beacon of Depression-era optimism, but at what point...
  • Joe Bonamassa: Guitar man

    Joe Bonamassa: Guitar man
    Touring is a means to feed an addiction for Joe Bonamassa. At every stop, and there will be more than 100 this year alone, the 37-year-old blues musician and self-described "nutty guitar collector" seeks out mom-and-pop music shops to possibly add to...
  • Actor Jeff Daniels postpones musical performance at Mauch Chunk Opera House

    Actor Jeff Daniels postpones musical performance at Mauch Chunk Opera House
    Jeff Daniels, who on Sunday concluded his role as news anchor Will McAvoy on HBO’s drama “The Newsroom,” apparently is still more an actor than a musical performer. Daniels has postponed a Jan. 22 musical performance at Mauch chunk...