| May 16, 2014
During his Video Games Live! concerts this weekend in South Florida, Tommy Tallarico says he'll invoke a classic that should unite two generations of video gamers: the arcade gem Space Invaders. On a vast projection screen suspended above a full orchestra...
| May 15, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Lollapalooza announced its hour-by-hour schedule Thursday, and now it’s up to festivalgoers to sort out their priorities for the festival Aug. 1-3 in Grant Park.
The headliner faceoffs (Arctic Monkeys vs. Eminem on Aug. 1, Calvin Harris and...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Jeff Tweedy, Janelle Monae, Aloe Blacc, Nickel Creek and Emmylou Harris will be among the headliners at Taste of Chicago July 9-13.
Tickets for reserved seats at the Petrillo Music Shell are to go on sale May 22 at tasteofchicago.us. Mayor Rahm...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:42 AM
As the Divvy bike-share program experiences record ridership numbers, the city is testing a valet service at crowded hot spots.
This service was deployed Memorial Day weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three popular Divvy locations: Theater on the Lake...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
“Why, Lolla, why?!”
That’s the annual cry of frustrated concertgoers upon seeing the Lollapalooza schedule and all the good-bands-at-the-same-time conflicts that come along with it. Lolla 2014 is no different, so with Thursday’s...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Faith-based films have become commonplace this year. But faith-based comedies? Comedies that work? That's still a very short historical list — the George Burns blockbuster "Oh God" and Andy Griffith's "Angel in my Pocket" are the only two that...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Michelle Boone double-teamed the city of Austin on Tuesday in what was essentially a daylong info-mercial for Chicago as a musical and cultural force.
There was an agenda, of course: Cater to the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off April 11. The Times' pop music staffers weigh in on the artists they're most looking forward to seeing.
Chance the Rapper: This Chicago-born artist is one of the great hopes of a new hip-hop...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival launched 15 years ago, creature comforts included any small slice of shade cast by the odd light pole, the occasional working toilet and maybe somewhere to sit other than the dusty desert floor.
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:39 PM
There's been some last-minute additions to the lineup for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, and if your tastes lean more artisinal beef jerky than OutKast, you're in luck.
The Goldenvoice-promoted event, to be held over the weekends of April...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 8:55 AM
The first time Temples visited Chicago in November 2013, the city's red-meat-and-potatoes reputation made the British psych-rock crew a bit anxious.
“We thought it would be really hard to find food without meat in it,” said singer/guitarist/...