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  • A great jazz soiree takes root in Elmhurst

    A great jazz soiree takes root in Elmhurst
    As everyone knows, America's jazz hotspots are Chicago, New York, New Orleans and … Elmhurst?
  • Throwing a rope over Western swing's return

    Throwing a rope over Western swing's return
    Bruce Forman, widely recognized as one of the top jazz guitarists in the world, has gotten off the straight-ahead path in recent years to follow what seems at first a highly unlikely alternate route: Western swing. Essentially a musical curiosity or...

    Kerouac opus 'On the Road' hits just enough beats ★★★

    Kerouac opus 'On the Road' hits just enough beats ★★★
    An eternal fountain of adolescence, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" went through many permutations between its point of origin, 1948, and its point of notorious, divisive publication, 1957. The best description of it came from Kerouac himself, in a journal...

    Dynamic Duos play it fast and loose at Jazz Showcase

    Dynamic Duos play it fast and loose at Jazz Showcase
    The very loose, somewhat rough, thoroughly enjoyable show that unfolded at the Jazz Showcase on Thursday night did not follow the club's usual format. Instead of featuring a main attraction, the whimsically titled "Dynamic Duos" show featured two...

    Obama's next four years: Tune in to jazz

    Obama's next four years: Tune in to jazz
    Any president's second term offers another shot at fulfilling dreams that got away the first time around. So while President Barack Obama is strategizing on immigration, unemployment, the deficit and, oh yes, the fiscal cliff, I'd like to add one more...