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  • Vibrant 'Doo Wop Rhapsody' musical revs up Gary nostalgia

    Vibrant 'Doo Wop Rhapsody' musical revs up Gary nostalgia
    A nostalgic musical that revolves around Gary is continuing to radiate good vibes at various venues. "The Signal: A Doo Wop Rhapsody" has 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances on Saturday, April 4, at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster....
  • SXSW 2015: Snoop Dogg, Sam Hunt aim to stand out in a crowded music field

    SXSW 2015: Snoop Dogg, Sam Hunt aim to stand out in a crowded music field
    Though its film and interactive portions have been cranking out news — and hype — for the better part of a week, the annual South by Southwest conference officially launches its music programming Tuesday, bringing more than 2,000 acts to...
  • Grammys 2015: At MusiCares gala, Bob Dylan overshadows his admirers

    Grammys 2015: At MusiCares gala, Bob Dylan overshadows his admirers
    Not surprisingly given the honoree, a sense of mystery ran through the first 90 or so minutes of the annual Grammy-week MusiCares Person of the Year fundraising gala. As acts including Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Norah Jones,...
  • Civil-rights soundtrack still on freedom highway

    Civil-rights soundtrack still on freedom highway
    In the midst of the stirring "Glory," the musical centerpiece of the Oscar-nominated movie "Selma," South Side rapper Common delivers a terse summation of how words, melody and a protest merged during the civil-rights movement. "We sing, our music is...
  • Center Stage extends 'One Night in Miami' again; Everyman names new managing director

    Center Stage extends 'One Night in Miami' again; Everyman names new managing director
    Call it "One Winter in Baltimore." For the second time, Center Stage has announced an extension of its brilliant production of "One Night in Miami…," the inventive play by Kemp Powers about the 1964 evening that Cassius Clay (just before he...
  • Four Seasons Founder Bob Gaudio Tells Stories Behind 'Jersey Boys'

    Four Seasons Founder Bob Gaudio Tells Stories Behind  'Jersey Boys'
    After languishing for decades on old jukeboxes, wedding-DJ playlists and your mom's favorite radio stations, the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — think "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),"...
  • The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album

    The secret Sinatra past of Bob Dylan's new album
    Bob Dylan has a new album coming out Feb. 3, "Shadows in the Night," a collection of pop songs about romance, heartbreak and other existential themes written by other songwriters. But whatever you call this labor-of-love project, there's one thing Bob...
  • An engrossing, revelatory 'Night in Miami'

    An engrossing, revelatory 'Night in Miami'
    Before a word is spoken, the Center Stage production of "One Night in Miami," Kemp Powers' play about the aftermath of Cassius Clay's world heavyweight boxing victory on Feb. 25, 1964, delivers a potent jab to the chin. It comes from the sight of the...
  • Music rivals acting for the unstoppable Sally 'Hot Lips' Kellerman

    It's hard to argue that the role of actress Sally Kellerman's life wasn't that of Maj. Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in Robert Altman's 1970 smash "M*A*S*H." The part of the hyper-sexualized nurse at a mobile Army surgical hospital during the Korean...
  • Four icons and their 'One Night in Miami'

    Four icons and their 'One Night in Miami'
    On Feb. 25, 1964 in Miami Beach, Cassius Clay won the heavyweight boxing title in the seventh round — a technical knockout — defying the conventional wisdom that Sonny Liston would easily prevail in the ring. Clay did not go out on the town...
  • Yusuf/Cat Stevens' 'Peace Train' tour arrives in L.A.

    Yusuf/Cat Stevens' 'Peace Train' tour arrives in L.A.
    The grousing from some fans claiming that Cat Stevens shouldn’t have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year because his music was too subdued to qualify as “rock” ignored a more relevant point. In his decade-plus...