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  • Why unamplified music makes for a better live show

    Why unamplified music makes for a better live show
    The concert began suddenly, with a violinist standing amid the audience. Then came two male voices, clear and pure, also amid the crowd, singing notes rather than words.
  • Kevin Cole celebrates Gershwin on the 88s

    Kevin Cole celebrates Gershwin on the 88s
    When Kevin Cole sits down to play Friday night at PianoForte Studios, he'll be doing double duty for the cause to which he has devoted his life: the music of George Gershwin. As the country's leading piano interpreter of Gershwin's work, Cole will...

    Embrace the blob and give Lucas museum a second look

    Embrace the blob and give Lucas museum a second look
    At the risk of offending my more aesthetically evolved friends, I have to say that the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is growing on me. The widely reviled design? Yeah, it's audacious, weird, outsized and unconventional to the point of...

    NOV 1 | Printers Row: Jesmyn Ward, 2014 Chicago Tribune Heartland Award for Nonfiction winner

    NOV 1 | Printers Row: Jesmyn Ward, 2014 Chicago Tribune Heartland Award for Nonfiction winner
    In five years, Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life – to drugs, accidents, suicide and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, led Ward to write her...

    Review: Patti Smith's great music, grand theater

    Review: Patti Smith's great music, grand theater
    It was fitting that Patti Smith performed on All Souls' Day. The high priestess of punk has always exuded a mystical aura. Her two shows on Sunday at the Old Town School of Folk Music celebrated a number of folks who have passed on. Accompanied by...