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  • Legendary Checkerboard Lounge blues club ailing and wailing

    Legendary Checkerboard Lounge blues club ailing and wailing
    The Checkerboard Lounge, the South Side club that hosted the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters, is singing the business blues, hurt by its move to a swankier site and the decline of the influence of urban blues music.
  • Still rolling on the river

    Still rolling on the river
    These days, Dar Lopez approaches the Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival with a degree of humility. It's rooted, perhaps, in the organizer's abiding respect for the event's late founder, Don Cohen, who inaugurated the all-day party in the parking lot of...

    Playing the blues in black AND white

    Playing the blues in black AND white
    On a recent Wednesday night at Blue Chicago, a long-running club downtown, you had to elbow your way forward just to get past the doorman. Men and women in business suits — collars loosened, beers in hand — packed the place, barely leaving...

    The creative stew that was Bronzeville

    The creative stew that was Bronzeville
    On Nov. 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones paid tribute to black history at the Checkerboard Lounge on East 43rd Street. In town for concerts at the then-Rosemont Horizon, the famed rock group made a pilgrimage to the South Side, where their musical style and...