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  • REVIEW: Willie Watson brings renewed enthusiasm to old-school delivery of folk music in Nazareth

    REVIEW: Willie Watson brings renewed enthusiasm to old-school delivery of folk music in Nazareth
    The return of folk music to popular attention has been a welcome thing, but even the best of the new bunch of artists tends to the Americana format of merging folk with rock. Willie Watson, former singer-songwriter, guitarist and banjo player for chart-...
  • 'Empire' sends a powerful LGBT message

    Fox's dark new television series "Empire" has what's expected of a soap opera set in the world of hip-hop. Power, sex, drugs and violence are among the key plot points, and there's even original music (supervised by platinum hit maker Timbaland) for extra...
  • Why the Oscars should be all over Chris Rock

    Why the Oscars should be all over Chris Rock
    Chris Rock’s Oscar-hosting stint in 2005 didn’t exactly pass universal muster. So it’s not likely -- in the jittery, offend-lightly world of modern awards-show hosting -- that  he’ll be given the gig again any time soon. But...
  • Americana soars at Nashville South

    Americana soars at Nashville South
    Happily, radio-friendly country music isn't the only thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Nashville nowadays. Americana and alt-country acts are making impressive strides toward the mainstream, without sacrificing the blend of folk,...
  • Pianist Shai Wosner explores links between Schubert and music of today

    Pianist Shai Wosner explores links between Schubert and music of today
    It's as easy to compartmentalize in music as in anything else — all the baroque stuff in one bin, late-romanticism in another, and so on. Some people listen in compartmental fashion, too, considering each piece solely as a product of a specific...
  • iHeartRadio Music Awards to air March 29

    iHeartRadio Music Awards to air March 29
    The iHeart Radio Music Awards has set a date for its return. The fledgling telecast will air March 29 on NBC and across iHeartMedia’s stations and its digital music platform, the radio conglomerate announced on Wednesday. It will again be taped at...
  • Elvis Birthday Bash 2015 set for Thursday in Hollywood

    For nearly three decades, L.A. rock ’n’ roll enthusiasts have celebrated Elvis Presley's birthday, and this year’s show figures to have extra hunks of burning love for the King on a couple of fronts. This year’s edition, set...
  • Recommended classical music concerts

    Recommended classical music concerts
    Winter Chamber Music Festival: The 19th annual edition of the popular series begins with the New Orford String Quartet playing Beethoven's Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Brahms' Quartet No. 1 and Gary Kulesha's String Quartet; 7:30 p.m. Friday. Germany's...
  • Elvis at 80: It could have been a wonderful life

    What if Elvis Presley had lived? In August 1977, the singer was found unconscious in his Graceland home and later pronounced dead at age 42. But what if the King of Rock 'n' Roll had in fact been saved by paramedics and had continued his musical career?...
  • Tomorrow Never Knows a sonic smorgasbord

    Tomorrow Never Knows a sonic smorgasbord
    Historically, the Tomorrow Never Knows festival, which takes place Wednesday through Sunday in venues throughout the city, has not been Chicago's most eclectic: Most of its acts skew toward garage rock, indie rock, other kinds of indie rock and indie pop....
  • Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots

    Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots
    Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...