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The pleasant, populist program that opened the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival on Thursday night certainly had a great deal going for it. Three top Chicago vocalists. The splendid Chicago Jazz Orchestra. And the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park,...
Two months ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival made a bold move, presenting performances for the first time on the South Side of Chicago, in Ellis Park. Throngs turned out. Next month, the World Music Festival will take a bold step, for the first time...
Tribune reporterA nearly 20-acre park at the north end of Grant Park that is being redesigned and rebuilt will be named after Maggie Daley, Chicago's late first lady, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today. The redesign was approved earlier this month after several...
Now that the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival is fully underway – having kicked off Thursday night at Millennium Park – Chicagoans can focus on figuring out what to catch this weekend. Following is an annotated guide to some of the most...
The most intriguing work at this year's Chicago Jazz Festival, running Thursday through Sunday, may come from the horn of MacArthur "genius grant" winner Ken Vandermark. As this year's artist-in-residence, the hyperinventive Chicago reedist-bandleader-...
Though the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival surely has its flaws, it generates tremendous energy and interest for America's greatest gift to the arts: jazz. The festival proper features major shows at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 31 at Pritzker...
Fifty years ago, a group of 30 musicians from a dozen different orchestras in the U.S. and Canada met at Roosevelt University here to discuss how they could save their beleaguered profession. It was a terrible time for symphony players. In 1962, most...
The first eliminations: 20 dancers enter, 16 leave -- or four dancers leave, however you'd like to put it. The six dancers with the least support from the voting audience, will be at risk tonight. The judges will save one boy and one girl from the long...
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When Tribune science reporting intern Jessica Morrison filed a story about ant researchers inviting the public to collect and mail them ants, it was a predictable talker of a story. You can read the story here. Meanwhile, as Trib Nation manager and a...
There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend. Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...
It's Lolla time, y'all! I've been invited to hang out and play in the 2012 Lollapalooza Celebrity Kickball game. This year’s game will be held in front of the South Stage at Lollapalooza in Grant Park. This year we will be fighting over a trophy...
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