| Mar 9, 2013
Kenny Rogers says country music has been changed by the Taylor Swifts of the world. But Rogers, 74, says he continues doing the music he always has in a solo career that’s now spanned more than 35 years. Those songs......
| May 5, 2012
As much as I love music, looking at this photo of fans crowded against the barriers at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival makes me realize all the aggravation involved in the festival experience.
Fortunately, there are folks thinking about ways...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Though we are a nation of summer travelers, that season isn't necessarily the best time to explore.
"I would argue Europe is better in the shoulder seasons," said Amy Farley, news editor at Travel + Leisure and author of the magazine's "Trip Doctor"...
| May 17, 2011
| 12:43 PM
WEDNESDAY 18: POKER FACE
The latest artistic outing by Art Nouveau Events will feature more than two dozen artists displaying art related to the Poker Face theme — in other words, the art of deception. Among the artists displaying mixed-media works:...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
The year 2011 won't go down in the record books as one of the region's best for live music. With the economy sputtering, promoters seemed to hedge their bets over the last 12 months. Even so, there were memorable moments on area stages. Plenty of big...
| May 13, 2011
| 7:15 AM
A new, 27-track live album by Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers was released through Amazon.com last week. For May 2 only "Bride of The Noisemakers" was available as a $3.99 download -- a juicy discount from the normal price of $7.99.
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:43 PM
Chicago, prepare for a new version of Boi's Town.
Big Boi-- one half of OutKast and one of the best rappers to come out of the South (or anywhere, for that matter)-- dropped through the Windy City for a Crown Royal Black event undisclosed to the...
| Jul 31, 2011
As Chicago prepares for the 20th edition of Lollapalooza next weekend, here are 10 notes about music festivals:
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name band lined up for Woodstock, the mother of all rock music festivals. The group's signing...
| Aug 3, 2011
Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from?
Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:57 PM
Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2011 is in the books, as the first of 130 bands played on eight stages Friday in Grant Park. Attendance was maxed out – with 90,000 people expected each of three days at the festival. Here’s how Friday went down, with...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 4:31 AM
Day 2 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park has crossed the finish line. Here’s an hour-by-hour account with reporting from yours truly (GK) and the ever-vigilant Bob Gendron (BG):
11:44 a.m.: Want to go to Lollapalooza without having to buy tickets?...