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  • Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music

    Taj Mahal Continues His Mission Of Global Music
    It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never comes up among nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (surely an institution that nominates, as it has this year, Chic, Linda Ronstadt and LL Cool J can find some love for a musical treasure like Taj!).
  • Ed Paschke Art Center a reflection of the artist

    Ed Paschke Art Center a reflection of the artist
    The painter Ed Paschke often said he wanted his vibrantly chromatic paintings to penetrate the nervous systems of the people who look at them. Viewers "either love it or hate it," he said of reactions to his surreal verging-on-psychedelic imagery, "but...

    Legendary Checkerboard Lounge blues club ailing and wailing

    Legendary Checkerboard Lounge blues club ailing and wailing
    The Checkerboard Lounge, the South Side club that hosted the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters, is singing the business blues, hurt by its move to a swankier site and the decline of the influence of urban blues music. In the city that calls...

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd honors blues roots on 'Goin' Home'

    As a boy growing up in Shreveport, La., in the 1980s, Kenny Wayne Shepherd immersed himself in playing blues guitar the same way other kids immerse themselves in sports, comic books or video games. While the pop music charts were dominated by Michael...

    Chicago Blues Fest 2014 for beginners

    Chicago Blues Fest 2014 for beginners
    At the risk of sounding like a “cool” uncle who wears Kangols and closed-toe sandals, you should really listen to more blues music. Especially with this weekend’s Chicago Blues Fest on tap Friday through Sunday in Grant Park. By the way,...