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What does Israeli jazz sound like? It's experimental and traditional, edgy and relaxed, forward-looking and retrospective. The music of this cosmopolitan culture, in other words, proves as stylistically wide-ranging as you might hope of a Middle...
Tags: Festive Events, Music Industry, Judaism, Music Theater, Theater
RedEyeA good sign: The CTA learned its lesson from past projects and updated much of the signage for the southern Red Line reconstruction project, making it easier for riders to commute on Monday, the first weekday of the five-month initiative. The CTA...
Sitting across from his son Peter in a warmly lit booth at the Chicago Cultural Center earlier this month, Chester Konopacki gave slow, careful answers about his childhood on his family's farm in Eastern Poland. He recalled he was tending horses one night...
Camerata Chicago is the best local chamber orchestra you've probably never heard of. But pay heed: The group is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, is about to release a new recording and is preparing for its first European tour next month....
Though its population hovers at just 8 million, Israel has become a powerhouse in nurturing high-caliber jazz talent. Chicago concertgoers are well acquainted with Anat Cohen, the uncommonly versatile Israeli clarinetist who's based in New York and...
Lyrical dance pieces incorporating performers in wheelchairs, a one-man show promising "funny stories about cancer" and the Lookingglass Theatre's world premiere adaptation of "Still Alice," a New York Times best-selling novel about a college professor...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago Humanities Festival is one of those things that many locals have on their calendar, but let's be clear about this — it's people in a room, standing on a stage, talking about stuff. What self-respecting kid will sit still for that?...
Apollo Chorus of Chicago: Composer Stephen Paulus will be in residence for a program of his choral works under Stephen Alltop's direction. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St.; and 3 p.m. Sunday at Alice Millar Chapel,...
Drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper and saxophonists Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Jimmy Heath and Rudresh Mahanthappa will headline the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 29...
When singer-pianist Diane Schuur headlined at the Jazz Showcase last week, she wasn't the most commanding player on stage. At leat not whenever Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger stepped up to solo. Each time he brought the mouthpiece to his lips,...
Tags: Music Industry, Concerts, Music Theater, Theater, Mayne Stage
Imagine what might happen if some of Chicago's most inventive jazz musicians embarked on a multi-year collaboration with their counterparts in France. Just think of the music that might result, the insights that could be shared, the audiences that would...
Tags: Music Industry, Culture, Concerts, Howard Reich, Entertainment
With acts of terror again splashed across front pages, the sheer immediacy of Chicago Opera Theater's production of "Maria de Buenos Aires" hits you like a blow to the solar plexus. The show, which opened Saturday at the Harris Theater for Music and...
Tags: Music, Dance, Buenos Aires (Argentina), Music Theater, Concerts
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