| Jan 21, 2011
Janell is helping out with Idol this year, and you should know. She hearts Steven Tyler. A little: I have to start this recap with a disclaimer: I love Steven Tyler. I know the show made a big deal out......
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:50 AM
A singer whose 1990s band had one of the best-selling albums of all time will return to Sands Bethlehem Event Center for a solo show, it was just announced.
Rob Thomas, lead singer of Matchbox Twenty, will perform at the center Aug. 4 as part of a...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 4:49 AM
Classic Albums Live, a performing troupe that takes classic music albums and recreates them live on stage, note for note, cut for cut, will perform The Rolling Stones’ album “Sticky Fingers” at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, it was...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Back in 2010, Chicago's Signal Ensemble Theatre staged "Aftermath," a fabulous little show about the Rolling Stones penned by Ronan Marra. "Aftermath" was all about the demise of the influence of Brian Jones — the Syd Barrett of the Stones —...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:00 AM
When, in 1975, the movie director Ken Russell turned "Tommy," an album by The Who, into a film, catapulting the Pinball Wizard to further glory, he made one particularly notable change: He switched the period of the rock opera from the years following...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words "the pursuit of happiness" in the text.
Happiness is a vapor that cannot be grasped; a temporary feeling based on...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Star time, ladies and gentlemen, arrives Monday on HBO with the premiere of "Mr. Dynamite." A documentary film on the life and times of James Brown as the times made the music and the music shaped the times, it is a long, soulful scream over an...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:31 PM
"Brakeless" (PBS, Monday). Kiyoko Miyake's oddly beautiful, philosophical documentary about the 2005 crash of a commuter train: Traveling too fast into a curve as the driver tried to stay on a schedule reckoned in seconds, the train derailed and ran...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The first thing to know about "Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters," the new exhibition opening at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in River North on Saturday, is that the artists mean it.
They do, they really do.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Whether intentional or not, the Black Keys did an odd thing Thursday at the Forum. The rock duo, doubled to a quartet on the road for extra heft, opened a little sloppy and loose on the beat, like rock 'n' roll should be when the goal is as much...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 4:44 PM
It's not easy being a maximalist rock band like Foxygen in 2015. All the gear, interpersonal dynamics, expenses, expectations and temptations that come with busting out with a hot record, as the Los Angeles band did in 2013, can be a slog. This is...