| Mar 20, 2013
It’s been awhile since we here at Lehigh Valley Music scooped Musikfest on one of its headliner announcements. But it’s announcing another headliner for the August festival on Thursday, and while we don’t want to just go ahead and scoop....
| Apr 25, 2013
A hard-rocking Christian music band that also topped the secular charts will headline a four-band rock festival at Musikfest’s main stage, it was just announced. Skillet, whose 2009 album “Awake” debuted at No.2 on Billboard’s...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 2:20 PM
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Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL
Current Home: East Ukrainian Village
What's great about Chicago? The accents and the pizza
I'm the one on the staff most likely to... cry...
| Apr 6, 2012
When visiting my neighborhood record store in recent years, I've breezed past the front of the shop — and most of the compact disc-browsing shoppers — to get where I wanted to be: the rows of vinyl in the back.
Whether it was the warm...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:44 PM
If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer.
Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...
| Jan 27, 2012
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For months, buzz for Lana Del Rey suggested that she’s the greatest thing since (fill in the blank). Now that the nostalgic singer-songwriter’s debut “Born to Die” has arrived, we can finally...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Lollapalooza, according to “Rushmore” star and former Phantom Planet drummer Jason Schwartzman, is a little like the 1986 animated film “Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation.
He can explain. Sort of.
“The bands stay in one hotel...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:05 AM
At night, Em Waymire, 22, undergoes a spooky transformation. She becomes Ann, a creepy and comical ghost. After growing up in Deale, and graduating from Frostburg State University in 2010 with a degree in theater, Waymire decided to move to the heart of...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 10:10 AM
The holiday season is upon us. For each person, that means something different. For some, it means sharing the joy of the Christmas spirit with friends and family. For some, it means lighting the Menorah and celebrating eight magical nights of Hannukah....
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:01 AM
“The competition starts now,” Simon said at the beginning of the episode. I guess the last four weeks have been pretend. Sixty will become 24! No more joking around, this is serious.
We've got four groups; teens, young adults, over 25 and...
| Oct 15, 2012
Regina Spektor has performed in Chicago numerous times, including a Lollapalooza stint in 2007, but while she’s in town you won’t find her at the clubs favored by the Rihanna-Katy Perry-Ke$ha set. Instead, before her performance Wednesday at...