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  • REVIEW: 'Reefer Madness' at the Mayne Stage ★★

    REVIEW: 'Reefer Madness' at the Mayne Stage ★★
    The time is ripe, you'd think, for a revival of "Reefer Madness," the silly musical spoof of the 1936 exploitation-morality movie that spun the yarn that Mary Jane was lying in wait for all the clean-cut young people of America, ready to turn each and every one of 'em into degenerates, miscreants, murderers, rapists and communists, all after a single puff of the rough stuff.
  • A great blues gathering could ignite passions anew

    A great blues gathering could ignite passions anew
    Two years ago, the biennial "Blues and the Spirit" symposium at Dominican University in River Forest raised sparks from the outset. "Here we are in 2012, and I'm watching black blues artists being treated like stepchildren of the blues and feeling...

    Haymarket Opera makes another foray into French baroque rarities

     Haymarket Opera makes another foray into French baroque rarities
    With Chicago Opera Theater now focusing on contemporary music theater works, the responsibility for introducing Chicago audiences to seldom-performed stage works from the 17th and 18th centuries rests on the Haymarket Opera Company. Since its debut in...

    Tonight's top show: James Cotton at Mayne Stage

    James Cotton: As a boy growing up in Mississippi, Cotton learned to play harp from Sonny Boy Williamson, and later was a key member of Muddy Waters’ tough-as-nails Chicago blues band. Now he’s a band leader in his own right, with a series of...

    A rich holiday weekend for jazz in Chicago

    A rich holiday weekend for jazz in Chicago
    Though Memorial Day obviously stands as a solemn occasion, the holiday weekend surely offer listeners a chance to catch up on concert-going. Among the highlights: Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The nearly ubiquitous Chicago trumpeter leads his...