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  • Our Laguna: Taking a look at the last half of the year

    Same song, second verse. Here are some highlights of 2012, culled from the pages of Coastline Pilot in the second half of the year. Refresh your memories.
  • Fat Babies rekindle the Jazz Age in Chicago

    Fat Babies rekindle the Jazz Age in Chicago
    Out on the dance floor, young couples are throwing off dance steps right out of the Roaring Twenties: the Charleston, the fox trot, the shimmy. Just inches away, up on the bandstand, youthful musicians you'd sooner expect to find covering Radiohead or...

    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett dies at 76; composer had 3 Oscar nods

    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a prolific British composer, arranger and pianist whose film scores were nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City. He was 76. Bennett died Dec. 24 after a brief illness, his publisher Novello & Co...

    Corky Siegel still building bridges with his Chamber Blues

    Corky Siegel still building bridges with his Chamber Blues
    Twenty-five years ago, Chicago bluesman Corky Siegel unveiled a project that continues to obsess him. He called it Chamber Blues, and since its Midwest premiere in 1988 at the Paramount Arts Centre in Aurora, the project has blossomed into an ongoing...

    SITI's Cafe Variations Comes to Fairfield Friday, March 1

    SITI's Cafe Variations Comes to Fairfield Friday, March 1
    Earlier this month the Mabou Mines company descended upon Wesleyan University with its brash rearrangement of Tennessee Williams texts, tempered with Grand Guignol horror-theater posturings. On March 1 at 8 p.m., another vaunted New York-based...