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  • Concert review: Grant Park Orchestra thrills with 'Glagolitic Mass'

     Concert review: Grant Park Orchestra thrills with 'Glagolitic Mass'
    In recent years the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus under Carlos Kalmar have presented thrilling accounts of a number of large-scale works from outside the standard repertory, but their performance Friday night of Leos Janacek's "Glagolitic Mass"...
  • Picnic pick-ups near 6 parks

    Picnic pick-ups near 6 parks
    Some people call it a picnic; I call it the perfect excuse to drink wine and pig out on cheese and olives outside in the middle of the day. Either way, there's always the question of where to pick up pre-picnic provisions. So you don't end up stuck with...
  • Sones De Mexico's polite sonic insurrection

    Sones De Mexico's polite sonic insurrection
    About 20 years ago, bass guitarist Juan Dies was asked to perform at a party in Pilsen that celebrated the legacy of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata. He invited some friends to join him and soon they formed the group Sones De Mexico. Since...
  • Matt Ulery scores again with 'In the Ivory'

    Matt Ulery scores again with 'In the Ivory'
    Two years ago, Chicago bassist-bandleader Matt Ulery achieved an artistic breakthrough with "By a Little Light," a double album featuring his uncommonly alluring compositions. Penned for a sprawling chamber ensemble staffed by jazz and classical...
  • Steve Coleman, a made-in-Chicago jazz master, wins a MacArthur

    Steve Coleman, a made-in-Chicago jazz master, wins a MacArthur
    Steve Coleman took up the alto saxophone when he was a freshman at South Shore High School and within a few years inevitably was drawn into the orbit of one of Chicago's greatest jazzmen: Von Freeman. It was Freeman, a tenor saxophone giant who died two...
  • 2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...
  • Fifth Star Awards lineup announced

    Fifth Star Awards lineup announced
    Singer Kurt Elling, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and The Second City will perform during the Fifth Star Awards ceremony honoring icons of Chicago culture: Lou Conte, Richard Hunt, Ramsey Lewis, Lois Weisberg and the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt...
  • 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...