| Apr 1, 2013
| 10:45 PM
Drummer Jack DeJohnette, singer Dee Alexander and drummer Dana Hall will headline the annual “Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz” series this summer at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, near Randolph Drive and Michigan Avenue....
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s free Monday night music series, returns this summer with a lineup that includes Sharon Van Etten, Glen Hansard, Dessa and Psalm One.
In addition, the Loops and Variations series that debuted last year on...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Otis Clay, James Cotton and Billy Branch will be among the headliners at the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 6 through 9.
The festival, expanded to four days this year, will open for the first time at the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 2:22 PM
When singer-pianist Diane Schuur headlined at the Jazz Showcase last week, she wasn't the most commanding player on stage.
At leat not whenever Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger stepped up to solo. Each time he brought the mouthpiece to his lips,...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:54 AM
Drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper and saxophonists Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Jimmy Heath and Rudresh Mahanthappa will headline the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 29...
| May 17, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Each and every year in Chicago, there is a moment when the problems of the city seem to fall away and everything seems doable and winnable again. It is a moment inextricably tied to the weather. Spring always comes later than even the worst-case scenario....
| May 22, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Take the challenge
The big finish As running events go, few set themselves apart like the Soldier Field 10 Mile. The 10th-anniversary course makes its way along the lakefront and then finishes, spectacularly, on the 50-yard line of Soldier Field, with...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 2:11 PM
You probably won’t understand most of what is being said in the trailer for the Bollywood film, “Dhoom 3,” released today, but you will recognize several of the locations featured in the nearly three minute video.
The third movie in...
| May 30, 2013
| 1:14 PM
This is one summer when local classical music lovers — and this means you — may want to skip the usual out-of-town cultural expeditions, avoid the hassles of air and car travel, and simply take advantage of the listening bounty that awaits...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Two decades and nine studio albums into a career, most bands could be expected to run out of surprises. But the Handsome Family just keep on throwing curves and change-ups.
The duo’s latest release, “Wilderness” (Carrot Top),...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:44 AM
From the chirpy "High School Musical" movies to the seedy "Spring Breakers" to the gritty new pregnant-teen drama "Gimme Shelter," Vanessa Hudgens was never prompted to utter such a line as Chicago inspired on its coldest day in decades: