| 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...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 8:19 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013:
Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...