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The Swamp(A perspective piece in the Chicago Tribune) By Charles M. Madigan We now have a new thing in presidential campaigning, the anticipatory smear defuser. It's a simple thought: Before your enemies get any traction, embrace the slander, spread it around........
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...
Jorge Federico Osorio knows firsthand the power of classical music to move young minds and hearts. "Many years ago I was playing a concert in a church in the Mexican city of Leon," the Mexican-born, Highland Park-based pianist recalls. "When I began...
It's heartening to see area college and university music programs taking up the slack with respect to significant recent American operas Chicago's professional opera companies have ignored. A little more than a week ago, student singers and orchestra...
The Chicago Sinfonietta, an orchestra long committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness on both sides of the footlights, is taking its venturesome programming up a notch beginning next season. The move, as explained by executive director Jim...
Andreas Mitisek is only half-kidding when he says he's lost count as to exactly how many hats he will be sporting for the production of "Maria de Buenos Aires" his Chicago Opera Theater will open Saturday night at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance....
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With their Equity cards tucked inside their girdles, thank God, and all of Tim Chappel and Lizzie Gardiner's Tony Award-winning costumes — cheerleaders, ostrich heads, Marie Antoinettes — loaded on to the truck, the travelin' Aussie drag...
Neil Shubin has the wide, happy eyes of a Muppet and the casual, ingratiating prattle of a car salesman. His thick, graying hair lends gravitas. He has written a new book, and on a bitter afternoon in Hyde Park he is explaining to me how he writes....
The list of reality shows Aylin Bayramoglu has auditioned for unsuccessfully is a long one: “American Idol,” “The X Factor,” “American Juniors,” “America's Got Talent,” “The Sing-Off” and “...
In contrast with the greatest hits programming Lyric Opera has announced for next season, the alternative opera schedule with which Chicago Opera Theater is inaugurating the Andreas Mitisek era, beginning this weekend, promises to be anything but safe and...
Following their show at the United Center Thursday, Coldplay band members Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion hit 10pin Bowling Lounge for food, drinks and, of course, bowling. I'm told the band members requested anonymity...
One of the world’s legendary brass players is leaving the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Dale Clevenger announced through the orchestra on Tuesday that he will be stepping down on June 30 from his position as principal French horn, a post he will...
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