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The Swampby Mark Silva First Lady Michelle Obama sat next to "the Boss'' last night. Seated on her other side at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington was the president of the United States, there to......
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Robert DeNiro, Honolulu, Matthew Broderick, Hawaii
As his old friend Frank Sinatra might have put it, it was a very good year for Chicago singer Frank D'Rone. In April, D'Rone turned 80, and in June he overcame a series of health challenges to play a triumphant comeback engagement at the Jazz Showcase....
Tom Harrell always has been a singular voice on trumpet, a fervently lyrical player with an uncommonly sensitive ear as composer-arranger, as well. The music he brought to the Jazz Showcase on Thursday night, where he's leading his quintet through...
Tags: Music Industry, Tom Harrell, Music, Entertainment
Several of Chicago's most admired jazz musicians won't be spending Thanksgiving at home – they'll be converging in Poland, instead. For the seventh year straight, the city of Poznan – a vibrant cultural hub – will present its Made in...
The Fugs finally return to Chicago on Saturday at the City Winery after a 44-year absence. The reception for the band is bound to be a bit warmer than it was when the counter-culture pioneers last performed here, on Dec. 28, 1968, at the Aragon Ballroom....
First the disappointing news: Jimmy Ellis, the veteran alto saxophonist who had been listed as guest soloist with drummer Isaiah Spencer's band at Andy's Jazz Club, wasn't there on Friday night. Though Spencer and Andy's management offered different...
Jazz artists love to take chances, and Chicago singer Grazyna Auguscik has taken a big one with her plunge into the music of Nick Drake. The eclectic British singer-songwriter died in 1974, at age 26, his slim discography never embraced by the wide...
Before I tell you about one of the finest music clubs in the city, and before I tip you off to the best red-bricked little bar this side of SoHo — down a slender alley, a swanky place that ought to have a CIA operative as a bouncer and a guy with...
Jazz took root in Poland long ago – even before World War II – and the country has prized it ever since. If the music lived underground in the 1950s, when the Soviet Union considered it "decadent," Polish listeners – and their...
When the Chicago Bears and the Houston Texans step off the grass at Soldier Field for halftime on Sunday evening, 60,000-plus fans — and possibly a national TV audience — will see and hear something they've never encountered before. For...
How fitting that a festival exploring a theme as vast as "America" should be playing stages across Chicago next month. For no art form reflects the fundamentals of the American experiment more urgently than jazz, and no city has contributed more to the...
The centennial of the inimitable jazz composer Billy Strayhorn doesn't come around until 2015, but, in a way, the festivities will begin this weekend in the Chicago area. A three-day Billy Strayhorn Jazz Festival organized by the Music Institute of...
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