| Feb 26, 2015
| 4:56 PM
He was known as "The Voice." And Kurt Elling remembers how, when he was a child, those vocal cords stood out.
Elling, the son of a high school band instructor, often listened to the music his parents played on the family stereo. His father favored...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 2:03 PM
The Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric is on the hunt for a new administrator. Longtime president and executive director Sandy Richmond stepped down earlier ths year to become general manager of another historic venue, the 5,200-...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:36 PM
Corky Siegel exemplifies being in the right place at the right time.
The 71-year-old met Jim Schwall in 1964 while they were Roosevelt University Jazz Band members.
"I had no thoughts of performing necessarily as a profession," Siegel said.
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:33 AM
Ask Neil Diamond why, at age 74 and after a career of more than 50 years, he's going out on a grueling world tour, and he's a bit fatalistic.
"I always have that thing that hurries me up and it says, 'Don't wait around and don't waste time because it'...
| 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 7, 2015
| 5:00 AM
The choruses and melodies honored during Sunday's 57th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center are destined to be played at high-school class reunions until at least 2065, even if by then global warming will have rendered such gatherings oceanic parties....
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:02 PM
A disembodied voice echoed through the cavernous expanse of Staples Center on Thursday, booming the phrase "Cello mike — one, two, three, four…." And then the sound of a piano floated through the arena, telegraphing the opening for Annie...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:48 AM
Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public schools educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards, where he served as an usher for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure.
He was 65.
"Ralph was among the kindest and most...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:40 PM
Bob Dylan and Jakob Dylan. Bob Marley and Ziggy Marley. Julio Iglesias and Enrique Iglesias. Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr.
For the sons of many talented musicians, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
Such is the case for David Gottschall...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 8:32 AM
The Hot Club of Cowtown is coming to town for two appearances.
The Austin, Texas-based band brings its eclectic blend of Gypsy jazz and western swing to Club Mac in the Playhouse Theatre of the McAninch Arts Center on the campus of the College of DuPage...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 7:23 PM
Bucks County author, singer and songwriter Richard McLaughlin will teach kids about bullying Saturday when he reads from his first book "The Skunk with a Stinky Attitude." The free program is 10 a.m. tp noon at the Cops 'n' Kids Reading Room in Bethlehem....