| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Lady Gaga announced Tuesday that she’s postponing shows Wednesday and Thursday at the United Center, as well as subsequent concerts in Detroit and Hamilton, Ontario, because of an injury.
“I am completely devastated and heartsick,” the...
| Jul 31, 2011
| 10:52 PM
Paul McCartney could not just let it be Sunday in the first of two concerts at Wrigley Field. He played for nearly three hours and broke into a James Brown-worthy sweat, wringing new rivers of passion from songs he’s played hundreds of times.
| May 29, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In the midst of another-night-at-the-office greatest hits show for the Rolling Stones, the eternal drummer Charlie Watts kept things swinging. He smashed a cymbal so hard it looked as if it had been cracked by a two-by-four. And he even allowed himself...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Kanye West wasn’t the only artist with Chicago connections to receive plenty of attention Wednesday at the 54th annual Grammy Award nominations.
West, who grew up in Chicago and is in the midst of a two-night stand at the United Center with Jay-Z,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Here are my favorite concerts from 2012:
1. Neutral Milk Hotel at Athenaeum Theatre, Feb. 6: After releasing two acclaimed albums in the ‘90s, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum drifted away for more than a decade. His return stacked up as...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:07 AM
Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo -- two performers who at various points in their careers threatened to disappear -- made a night of it Thursday at the United Center.
A couple decades ago, Blige was so volatile there was some question whether she might...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Roger Waters is expected to bring his massive tour of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” to Wrigley Field next summer.
Live Nation has scheduled an announcement for Tuesday at the venerable North Side park, which has hosted a series of concerts in...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:51 PM
They are an elusive breed.
Seemingly closer to myth than reality, a whisper heard in passing, a thought quickly discarded. When I told Anne Walters Robertson, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, about them, she replied,...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:04 PM
CHANHASSEN, Minn.— Prince is rolling his eyes.
"The hardest thing with musicians," he explains to a visitor to his Paisley Park recording studio, "is getting them not to play."
The quintuple-threat singer-songwriter-producer-performer-multi-...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:21 PM
The Art Institute of Chicago stayed open later than usual Tuesday for an extra special guest and nine of her friends.
Pop star Katy Perry and her entourage took an after-hours tour of the Art Institute for about an hour and a half, according to an Art...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Drake’s dinner at Chicago Cut Steakhouse in the early hours of Monday was apparently BYODJ.
The rapper/singer brought a laptop and speakers to the restaurant and DJed during his dinner with around 20 friends, according to Chicago Cut managing...