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  • Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus

    Checking in With ... Bob Gunn of MenAlive chorus
    MenAlive, the Orange County gay men's chorus, has a new man in charge of making it come alive. The chorus announced this month that Bob Gunn, a founding member and assistant artistic director since 2002, has taken the helm as artistic director. He...
  • Jazz picks: Tom Harrell, World Stage tribute to Billy Higgins and more

    Jazz picks: Tom Harrell, World Stage tribute to Billy Higgins and more
     A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows happening in the days ahead Tom Harrell @ The Jazz Bakery's Moveable Feast A richly melodic trumpeter who has performed with a roster of jazz royalty since the '70s that includes Horace Silver, Lee Konitz...
  • Licia Albanese dies at 105; opera soprano was favored Puccini heroine

    Licia Albanese dies at 105; opera soprano was favored Puccini heroine
    Licia Albanese, a revered Metropolitan Opera soprano who achieved superstar status in the postwar era for her emotionally intense and technically accomplished portrayals, particularly of the doomed geisha in "Madama Butterfly" and other Puccini heroines,...
  • The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival

    The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival
    For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31. From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
  • On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind

    On Theater: 'Once' is one of a kind
    “Once” is a Broadway musical that dares to be different. Not only dares but demands. Stridently. At the top of its voice. This multi-award-winning show from 2013, now on stage at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, goes out of its way to...
  • Center Stage to premiere musical about Bob Marley by Kwame Kwei-Armah

    Center Stage to premiere musical about Bob Marley by Kwame Kwei-Armah
    When Center Stage announced its 2014-2015 season months ago, there was one TBA on the schedule. The company announced Tuesday that the missing piece is the world premiere of "Marley," a musical about the Jamaican reggae sensation Bob Marley, written and...
  • Classical music recommendations

    Classical music recommendations
    Ashu: The single-named California-born saxophonist makes his Ravinia debut in a recital of Debussy, Rachmaninov, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla and others. 6 p.m. Thursday, Bennett Gordon Hall, Ravinia, Green Bay and Lake-Cook roads, Highland Park; $10, no lawn;...
  • Shaking off stage fright, Gel Set turns into real art

    Shaking off stage fright, Gel Set turns into real art
    Gel Set may have started as Laura Callier's one-woman joke band with nothing but songs about murder, but it has grown into a genuine expression of her art. Callier's sound is ambient and dark, with minimal, airy vocals over hazy synths, some samples and...
  • NFL Sought Potential Payment From Super Bowl Halftime Show Musicians - Report

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The National Football League has in some cases inquired about the possibility of having the musicians who might play the halftime show for Super Bowl XLIX pay for the privilege of doing so, according to a report in The Wall...
  • 'Look Again to the Wind' revisits Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears'

    On the heels of two of the biggest hits of his career in "Ring of Fire" and "Understand Your Man," Johnny Cash was a hot commodity in 1964 when he gave his record company an ambitious new concept album, "Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian."...
  • Newberry goes for Baroque in 2014-15

    Newberry goes for Baroque in 2014-15
    The Newberry Consort, Chicago’s flagship early music ensemble, will present three programs for its 2014-15 season. Co-directors David Douglass, violin, and Ellen Hargis, soprano, will be joined by guest instrumentalists and singers for the first...