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  • Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers

    Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers
    Not long ago, you always knew where to find a Walgreens — at the corner of happy and homely. Walgreens' banal, cookie-cutter buildings made one part of America indistinguishable from another. Inside were narrow, harshly-lit aisles piled high...
  • A grand night to hear CSO, Tchaikovsky under the stars

     A grand night to hear CSO, Tchaikovsky under the stars
    Since Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have room in their packed schedule to present only one free concert a year for the general public, let every concert be as enjoyably done as their latest gift to the city and its citizens, given...
  • World Music Festival Chicago to feature 62 acts

    World Music Festival Chicago to feature 62 acts
    Vieux Farka Toure (from Mali), Bombino (Niger) and Pablo Menendez & Mezcla (Cuba) will headline the 16th annual World Music Festival Chicago, running Sept. 11 through 21 in venues across the city. The festival, presented by the city’s Department...
  • A new day for Romanian cimbalom master in Chicago

    A new day for Romanian cimbalom master in Chicago
    For the Romanian cimbalom virtuoso Nicolae Feraru, who has lived in Chicago since 1993, life changed last September. That's when he traveled to Washington, D.C., to receive his adopted country's highest honor for folk arts, the National Endowment for...
  • War on Drugs takes it personally

    War on Drugs takes it personally
    While making the War on Drugs' third studio album, "Lost in the Dream" (Jajaguwar), Adam Granduciel was having one of those what-does-it-all-mean? moments. "When I started making this record, I was in a place where I'm in my 30s, traveling around the...
  • Stage on the streets for Chicago performers

    Stage on the streets for Chicago performers
    A strong voice and the sound of a guitar welcome you to the subway tunnel on your way home from work. Muscles relax and the stress of a long day melt away. The lyrics from Bob Marley's "Jamming" echo off the walls. You smile and decide to let the next...
  • Saxophonist Zenon gives 36th Jazz Festival its pinnacle

    Saxophonist Zenon gives 36th Jazz Festival its pinnacle
    The final night of the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival reached its apex early, when Puerto Rican saxophonist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Miguel Zenon played the Chicago premiere of music most of the world has not yet heard. Though two major...
  • Ernest Dawkins' tribute to Mandela kicks off Jazz Fest

    Ernest Dawkins' tribute to Mandela kicks off Jazz Fest
    For the past decade, Chicago bandleader-composer Ernest Dawkins has been composing vast suites dealing head-on with some of the most turbulent chapters of American history. Works such as "UnTill Emmett Till" (about the murder of its title character),...
  • Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival

     Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival
    After three and a half decades, can the tradition-bound Chicago Jazz Festival evolve into something better, newer, fresher? Can the event break with formulas of the past and prove worthy of the great jazz city whose name it bears? At this late date,...
  • A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'

    A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'
    The heroic life of Nelson Mandela has inspired uncounted tributes and probably will do so for years to come. But one of the most promising will unfold Thursday night, when the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival presents the world premiere of "Homage to...
  • The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival

    The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival
    For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31. From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...