| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:24 AM
After more than three decades at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival will be leaving the venue for Millennium Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).
Though in recent...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:30 AM
For decades, the defenders of the status quo have insisted that the Chicago Jazz Festival must remain anchored in Grant Park.
They said the dreadful acoustics there were just fine.
They said the dilapidated Petrillo Music Shell served the fest well....
| 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...
| 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...