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  • A sleepless tradition of music, comedy serves needy

    A sleepless tradition of music, comedy serves needy
    For the last 12 Years, Heather Whinna, Steve Albini and a few friends — including Jeff Tweedy, Fred Armisen and Second City alumni — have devoted part of their Christmas Day playing Santa Claus in some of Chicago's most destitute neighborhoods. They've delivered more than $1 million in cash and gifts to the needy.
  • Author Investigates Why Composer John Cage Hated Recordings

    Author Investigates Why Composer John Cage Hated Recordings
    If people know of John Cage at all, they tend to know of him as a "composer" of a famous, some might say gag-ish, piece of silent music, and as the writer of aesthetic theories about silence. Cage also hated records, and he was outspoken in his...

    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Open to interpretation

    Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Open to interpretation
    Thirteen years ago, a reporter asked singer-songwriter Will Oldham whether he was more depressed than most people. "Not today," he said. Oldham, 44, who performs mainly under the stage name Bonnie "Prince" Billy, has made a career of making stripped-...

    New Yusuf album, first North American tour in 35 years on tap

    Yusuf, the singer and songwriter formerly known as Cat Stevens, will undertake his first North American tour in 35 years in conjunction with the release of a new album, “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone,” on Oct. 27. The North American tour,...

    Angel Olsen finds there's power in numbers

    Angel Olsen finds there's power in numbers
    Angel Olsen started out playing the coffeehouse circuit in St. Louis and established herself as a solo performer in Chicago after her first EP and album. But now the newly minted Ashville, N.C., resident is also a band leader, and it's opened up her sound...