| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Into a live music scene already stuffed with clubs, City Winery promises something different: Music and food in a wine-country atmosphere.
But will it be enough to draw traffic from already well-trafficked clubs and restaurants within miles, if not a...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 5:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - Iconic rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose has died at the age of 64 at his home in Milbrae in northern California.
Montrose formed the band that bore his name, and performed with many of rock music's biggest stars.
Montrose had reportedly...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:21 PM
The Ravinia Festival remains one of the nation’s heavyweight classical music impresarios even if it increasingly finds itself in the position of playing Goliath to the David of the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. Ho-hum symphonic...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 8:49 AM
The 2012 concert lineup has been released Tuesday for the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River Sate Park, formally known as the Lawn at White River State Park.
“The Lawn at White River State Park has grown into an incredible visitor...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Summer is when the area's performing arts centers announce their fall schedules. The Peninsula's two main centers -- The Ferguson Center for the Arts and The American Theatre in Hampton -- have plenty of interesting shows heading our way.
As my colleague...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 10:31 PM
I’ve been on this kick where I write movie reviews in the form of a song. Here’s one to the tune of 9 to 5 in honor of the Dolly Parton that used to do interesting blue grass tunes and a few decent movies.
Openin’ my red vines/walkin&...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:55 AM
I don't own a lot of "original motion picture" soundtracks. To be honest most movie soundtracks just aren't worth owning in my book. But there are a handful I own because either a) they break the trend and actually have more good music than bad or b)...
| Sep 16, 2009
Jim Carroll, who died Friday of a heart attack at 60 in Manhattan, was a legend by the time he was 13. That's when the poet Ted Berrigan took him to visit Jack Kerouac, who took a look at some of Jim's writing and said, "Jim Carroll writes better prose...
| Jul 16, 2009
Raspy-voiced bass flutist and baritone saxophonist Hart McNee, a longtime musical fixture in New Orleans, San Francisco and his native Chicago, has died at age 66.
Family members said McNee, who played more than 40 times at the New Orleans Jazz &...
| Aug 18, 2008
| 4:24 PM
Welcome to Doubletake, your daily spin on the headlines from Tribune correspondents Jim Oliphant and Jim Tankersley. Ask your doctor if Doubletake is right for you. Side effects include blurred vision, disproportionate anger, and moral outrage. Jim...
| Apr 6, 2010
| 4:35 PM
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Jack Johnson, Oct. 12 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Backstreet Boys, June 26; Magneto, May 2 (Fri.); Tony Bennett, Sept. 24 (Mon.) Hollywood...