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  • 'Tom Tom' beats the drum for the South Side Big Band

    'Tom Tom' beats the drum  for the South Side Big Band
    The South Side Big Band started rehearsing the opening lines of Miles Davis' 1950s composition "Milestones" at one of its regular Monday practice sessions, when conductor Thomas "Tom Tom" Washington felt the ensemble needed an extra push. So he told the musicians what the piece meant to him when he was growing up in Chicago.
  • South suburban events, Sept. 11-17

    South suburban events, Sept. 11-17
    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the south suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events Thursday, Sept. 11 Burr Ridge Farmers...

    2013 Fall Guide: The ideal man to play Mayfield? How about his successor?

    2013 Fall Guide: The ideal man to play Mayfield? How about his successor?
    The temperature outside the doors of the Black Ensemble Theatre was 96 degrees. In the lobby inside, Reginald Torian was the epitome of old-school cool: pressed linen pants, two-tone shoes, gold sunglasses. Visible perspiration would have been...

    Black Ensemble honors music of Curtis Mayfield

    Black Ensemble honors music of Curtis Mayfield
    At Sunday afternoon's opening of "It's All-Right to Have a Good Time: The Story of Curtis Mayfield" at Black Ensemble Theater, two of the 10 sons of the great Chicago-born singer and songwriter were in the audience, along with Altheida Mayfield, his...

    Interviewing Aaron Neville: Before Zoellner Arts Center stop, R&B singer talks about doing doo-wop on 'My True Story,' Linda Ronstadt, future of Neville Brothers

     
    R&B/soul singer Aaron Neville says that when he was a teen, listening to doo-wop music was everything to him. Aaron Neville Even after the New Orleans native became a success with his sibling soul/funk/R&B group The Neville Brothers, then a...