| Aug 25, 2011
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...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2011
"Soul Train." the televised house that Don Cornelius built on a bedrock of soul, funk and ahead-of-their time dance moves, will celebrate its 40th anniversary Monday in concert at Pritzer Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Chicago soul greats Jerry Butler, the...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 5:45 AM
"Soul Train," the televised house that Don Cornelius built on a bedrock of soul, funk and ahead-of-their time dance moves, will celebrate its 40th anniversary today with a free concert at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Chicago soul greats Jerry...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:58 PM
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...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 9:25 PM
From the early ‘80s to the late ‘90s, Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry built their own niche in the independent music world as Dead Can Dance, releasing a series of albums on the 4AD label that turned them into one of the most celebrated cult...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 7:27 PM
My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James likes to keep himself busy.
In addition to his work with the Louisville, Ky., rockers, who released their sixth album, "Circuital," last year, James has evolved into an in-demand collaborator, recording with...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 1:03 PM
The organizers of the Chicago Jazz Festival have made available some preferred seating for a few of the annual Festival's bigger acts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The festival kicks off Thursday, Aug. 30 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 2. Here's a...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:53 AM
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...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Tribune music critics John von Rhein (classical) and Howard Reich (jazz/blues) each pick 10 shows you shouldn't miss this summer:
“The Circus Princess” and “The Cousin from Nowhere”: Emmerich Kalman's three-ring...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Chico Trujillo: This ensemble is part of a new movement of Chilean bands merging traditional elements of cumbia and other ethnic music with ska, hip-hop and rock, topped by lyrics that address contemporary life, 6:30 p.m. Monday with Occidental Brothers...