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  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
  • PASSINGS: Vesta Williams, Orlando Brown, Frank Driggs

    PASSINGS: Vesta Williams, Orlando Brown, Frank Driggs
    Vesta Williams Singer of R&B hits in 1980s Vesta Williams, 53, an R&B singer who had hits in the 1980s with "Once Bitten Twice Shy" and "Congratulations," was found dead Thursday evening of a possible drug overdose in an El Segundo hotel room. An...
  • Taste of Chicago acts cost at least $655,000

    Taste of Chicago acts cost at least $655,000
    The rock-and-roll partying by the musical acts at this year’s Taste of Chicago featured lots of soy milk and purified drinking water, if the artists’ contracts are any indication. The city paid out at least $655,000 to the bands that...
  • The 2012 performing arts season is here

    The 2012 performing arts season is here
    Look ahead to the lineup of fall performances in Hampton Roads, and you'll discover an amazing breadth of talent from both visiting artists and regionally based arts organizations. Pop culture junkies as well as those who gravitate toward more serious...
  • Concert review: Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo at the United Center

    Concert review: Mary J. Blige and D'Angelo at the United Center
    Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo -- two performers who at various points in their careers threatened to disappear -- made a night of it Thursday at the United Center. A couple decades ago, Blige was so volatile there was some question whether she might...
  • Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'

    Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'
    Bobby Womack picks up the phone, and speaks what’s on his mind in a voice made of gravel. “I know a lot of people who are not here anymore,” the R&B great says, “and I wonder why I’m still here. … Not a day goes by...
  • Summer celebrity spotting about to heat up

    Summer celebrity spotting about to heat up
    Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting. Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
  • Taste of Chicago concert ticket sales slow

    Taste of Chicago concert ticket sales slow
    The revenue-strapped City of Chicago is for the first time charging admission for the best seats at Taste of Chicago main-stage concerts, but sales have been slow so far. With Taste scheduled to start next week, nearly two-thirds of the $25 pavilion...
  • The Valley Line: Hollywood Bowl season opener is a smashing success

    The Valley Line: Hollywood Bowl season opener is a smashing success
    I think summer has finally made it to our fair valley. It has been quite hot enough for me. How about you? On Tuesday my neighborhood lost its power for about an hour. Of course I was working on my computer at the time. Suddenly, everything shut down....
  • Top weekend shows: Pitchfork, Chaka Khan, Z-Trip

    Pitchfork Music Festival: The seventh annual gathering of the indie tribes will be headlined by Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Vampire Weekend, with much-anticipated sets by Wild Flag, Danny Brown, Willis Earl Beal, Big K.R.I.T and the Olivia...
  • Hampton Jazz Festival to announce 2012 lineup March 19

    Hampton Jazz Festival to announce 2012 lineup March 19
    On Monday, March 19 at noon, we'll know the list of artists playing the 2012 Hampton Jazz Festival. The 45th edition of the event will take place June 22-24 at the usual location, Hampton Coliseum. If the pattern holds, we'll see R&B greats mixed with...