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  • Chicago Theater Review: Broadway-Bound 'Airline Highway'

    Early on in Lisa D'Amour's New Orleans-set play, "Airline Highway," a character is asked whether he has ever been to Jazz Fest, a big-time tourist attraction for the city. After pondering for a moment, he admits that he hasn't, but he thinks he delivered port-a-potties there once. Taking place in the closed-off parking lot of the long-decaying Hummingbird Motel, brilliantly realized by designer Scott Pask in a nearly unimprovable Steppenwolf Theatre Company production directed by Joe Mantello, D'Amour's deep and decidedly soulful work takes us convincingly into the world of the "real" New Orleans. These are the strippers, hookers and party-animal bartenders who have made an everyday pursuit of the search for what Miss Ruby, their dying substitute mother, calls "ecstatic experience."
  • Lauderdale Live returning to New River in June

    Lauderdale Live returning to New River in June
    Lauderdale Live, the ambitious three-day music festival that debuted in downtown Fort Lauderdale in 2013, is returning. In its inaugural sailing into South Florida last December, the live-music startup was not lacking in, let us say, testicular...

    Bethlehem's Blast Furnace Blues fest headliners include two Grammy nominees

    Bethlehem's Blast Furnace Blues fest headliners include two Grammy nominees
    Two artists whose albums competed for the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in 2013 will again go head-to-head: Both will play closing night of ArtsQuest's 2015 Blast Furnace Blues Festival. An artist who in May won the Blues Music Award in the Best New...

    2 artists who competed for 2013 blues Grammy Award will headline ArtsQuest's Blast Furnace Blues festival

    2 artists who competed for 2013 blues Grammy Award will headline ArtsQuest's Blast Furnace Blues festival
    Two artists whose albums competed against each other for the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in 2013 will again go head-to-head – both playing closing night of ArtsQuest’s 2015 Blast Furnace Blues Festival. And another artist who in May...

    There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...