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  • Chicago Jazz Festival 2013 lineup announced

    Chicago Jazz Festival 2013 lineup announced
    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...
  • Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger gets ready for his close-up

    Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger gets ready for his close-up
    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,...
  • Millennium Park jazz season announced

    Millennium Park jazz season announced
    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....
  • Chicago Blues Festival: Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton to headline

    Chicago Blues Festival: Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton to headline
    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...
  • Two young blues musicians from the Peninsula, Logan Layman and William Ledbetter, to be part of Chicago Blues Festival

    Two young blues musicians from the Peninsula, Logan Layman and William Ledbetter, to be part of Chicago Blues Festival
    Two young blues musicians from the Peninsula, singing bassist Logan Layman and guitar player William "MoBetta" Ledbetter, have been picked to be part of an all-star youth band that will open the Chicago Blues Festival on June 6. Logan, a 12-year-old...
  • CHRP's Jubalee gala

    CHRP's Jubalee gala
    The sounds of tap dancing filled the air for Jubalee, a gala benefit that opened the 23rd season of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on Monday. Local and international tap and percussive dance stars filled...
  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
  • Architecture review: David Bury's new Libbey Bowl

     
    If you were familiar with the experimental, risk-taking reputation of the Ojai Music Festival but didn't know much about the town where it is held every June, you might assume that the festival's rebuilt performance space, known as Libbey Bowl,......
  • Tonight's top show: Steve Reich Tribute at Millennium Park

    Steve Reich tribute: Two Chicago ensembles, eighth blackbird and Third Coast Percussion, will honor avant-garde composer Steve Reich on his 75th birthday by performing some of his finest pieces, including "Double Sextet," "Mallet Quartet" and the...
  • Chicago Dancing Festival is coming into its own in 5th year

    Chicago Dancing Festival is coming into its own in 5th year
    In the beginning, the Chicago Dancing Festival seemed almost a lark, a single program of modest best hits, more picnic dessert than entree. How things change. This year, the 5-year-old enterprise is a full, weeklong festival boasting not just major...
  • Full week of Chicago Dancing Festival comes to a dream-team close

    Full week of Chicago Dancing Festival comes to a dream-team close
    This year's Chicago Dancing Festival, which finishes up Saturday with a free extravaganza at the Pritzker Pavilion, has been fun, uplifting, broad and deep. Certainly we've seen a lot of new faces, just as the increase in offerings has also attracted...