| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
There's a very good reason Baltimore's incoming schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, worked so hard to restore music and art programs in the Milwaukee schools during his three-year tenure as superintendent there: Kids who learn to draw, dance, play an...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 12:17 PM
**1/2 (out of 4)
While Chuck Inglish has gained fame as half of Chicago hip-hop duo The Cool Kids, the Detroit-native rapper (born Evan Ingersoll) hasn’t been properly recognized for his ability to create quality tracks. I worry that he may not...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Spring technically arrived on Thursday, but in New York winter is coming.
To promote the Season 4 launch of "Game of Thrones" on April 6, HBO has staged a takeover of New York City the likes of which have not been seen since the Siege of Storm's End....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:28 PM
La Cañada High School was recently recognized by the National Assn. of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as one of 96 schools in the nation that set the bar for offering students access to a comprehensive music education program.
It was announced late...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Lonnie Lynn led his son to believe that his middle name, Rashid, means childhood love.
Turns out, that's not true.
But that didn't stop Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr., better known by his stage name, Common, from running with it.
"I believe that love is the...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:23 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, proposals to impose even stronger ethical requirements on politicians are languishing in the Florida Legislature.
An eclectic group of organizations,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Rather than simply write a report, students in Dave Dixon's eighth-grade Spanish class are going high-energy marketing and high-tech.
The Thurston Middle Schoolers are creating a one- to two-minute travel advertisement for a Mexican city of their choice...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Patriotism and the arts are often connected — what American soul isn't lifted by hearing "The Stars and Stripes Forever," after all? — but music trumped politics Sunday afternoon in the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park's last concert of...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Saint Millie is screwed.
OK, maybe that’s pushing it. But it only sort of matters that the 22-year-old Oak Park native (born Milton McKinney) is talented and professional and honest in interviews; that he’s personable in ways that rappers...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
UPDATE: POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK WEDNESDAY TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE ROCK 'N' VOTE TOP 4 AND WILL PLAY MAY 22 AT LINCOLN HALL.
In the NBA and NHL, more than 50 percent of the teams make the playoffs.
An all-time high of more than 200 artists...