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Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 1:03 p.m. Goose Island brewing company would get to sell beer and wine during concerts at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park under a plan that will head to the City Council for approval. The council's......
Tribune criticEach and every year in Chicago, there is a moment when the problems of the city seem to fall away and everything seems doable and winnable again. It is a moment inextricably tied to the weather. Spring always comes later than even the worst-case scenario....
Tribune staffChicago business executive Penny Pritzker was nominated by President Barack Obama to become the new Secretary of Commerce on Thursday, in an expected move that could prove controversial for the longtime political supporter and fundraising heavyweight....
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,...
Don't look now, but Chicago music is about to experience an Austrian invasion. In June, six months after Chicago Opera Theater announced the appointment of the Viennese-born Andreas Mitisek as its new general director, the Illinois Philharmonic...
So far I have had trouble connecting with the minimal-mystical music of the Alaskan composer John Luther Adams, although colleagues I respect, such as New Yorker music critic Alex Ross, have heaped rapturous praise on it. Many of Adams' works seek to...
Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Otis Clay, James Cotton and Billy Branch will be among the headliners at the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 6 through 9. The festival, expanded to four days this year, will open for the first time at the...
The practical challenges of a small modern dance company are ever formidable: a struggle to finance productions and attract an often elusive audience. Whining gets you nowhere, while action talks. In that vein, four venerable Chicago companies have come...
Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s free Monday night music series, returns this summer with a lineup that includes Sharon Van Etten, Glen Hansard, Dessa and Psalm One. In addition, the Loops and Variations series that debuted last year on...
Drummer Jack DeJohnette, singer Dee Alexander and drummer Dana Hall will headline the annual “Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz” series this summer at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, near Randolph Drive and Michigan Avenue....
Two young blues musicians from the Peninsula, Logan Layman and William Ledbetter, to be part of Chicago Blues FestivalTwo young blues musicians from the Peninsula, singing bassist Logan Layman and guitar player William "MoBetta" Ledbetter, have been picked to be part of an all-star youth band that will open the Chicago Blues Festival on June 6. Logan, a 12-year-old...
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