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  • Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond

    Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond
    As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk. Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
  • Franzen Records Hat Trick, Wings Win 2nd Straight

    Franzen Records Hat Trick, Wings Win 2nd Straight
    Johan Franzen recorded a hat trick, and the rebounding Detroit Red Wings beat the slumping Colorado Avalanche, 5-2, at Joe Louis Arena. Nicklas Lidstrom and Danny Cleary also tallied for the Red Wings, who got 24 saves from Jimmy Howard. Detroit has...
  • Red Wings Score Four Times in 1st Period; Top Kings 8-2

    Red Wings Score Four Times in 1st Period; Top Kings 8-2
    Cory Emmerton scored twice and added an assist while Drew Miller also lit the lamp twice as the Detroit Red Wings routed the Los Angeles Kings, 8-2, at Joe Louis Arena. Niklas Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Brad Stuart also scored for...
  • Album review: Joe Louis Walker, 'Hellfire'

    Album review: Joe Louis Walker, 'Hellfire'
    3 stars (out of 4) Veteran blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker has been recording steadily since the mid’-80s, but “Hellfire” is his first album for Chicago-based Alligator Records. It is also his most rock-oriented release, with...
  • New Chicago concerts on sale: Madonna, Death Cab for Cutie, Gotye, more

    New Chicago concerts on sale: Madonna, Death Cab for Cutie, Gotye, more
    ***= recommended shows On sale 10 a.m. Wednesday Tributosaurus, Wednesday, April 4 ($20, 21+) at Martyrs’. On sale noon Friday Peter Bradley Adams, Sunday, May 6 ($10-$12, 21+) at Schubas. I Break Horses, Tuesday, May 29 ($14, 18+) at Lincoln...
  • Red Wings Win 18th Straight Home Game

    Red Wings Win 18th Straight Home Game
    Detroit just cannot be beaten at home this season. Goals in the third period by Drew Miller and Henrik Zetterberg helped the Red Wings extend their home winning streak to 18 games in a 4-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. It's been over...
  • Red Wings Tie NHL Record with 20th Straight Win at Home

    Red Wings Tie NHL Record with 20th Straight Win at Home
    The last time the Detroit Red Wings lost a home game, the Lions were 6-2 and the Pistons were stuck in a lockout with the rest of the NBA. What a record-tying streak it's been. Johan Franzen scored 52 seconds into the third period to break a tie and the...
  • Alligator's Bruce Iglauer among Chicagoans of the Year

    Alligator's Bruce Iglauer among Chicagoans of the Year
    Each year the Tribune recognizes a handful of Chicagoans as its artists of the year. This year, Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer is among them. Here's why: The Chicago Blues Festival reserved its final night last June for a birthday party:...
  • Red Wings End 2011 with 12th Straight Home Win; Blank Blues 3-0

    Red Wings End 2011 with 12th Straight Home Win; Blank Blues 3-0
    Jimmy Howard made 31 saves to record his career-high fourth shutout of the season, and the Detroit Red Wings extended their home dominance with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Johan Franzen, Justin Abdelkader and Jiri Hudler each contributed a...
  • Lester Rodney dies at 98; Daily Worker sports editor fought segregation in major league baseball

    Lester Rodney dies at 98; Daily Worker sports editor fought segregation in major league baseball
    Lester Rodney, the sports editor and columnist for the American Communist Party newspaper the Daily Worker who crusaded to end segregation in major league baseball in the 1930s and '40s, has died. He was 98. Rodney died of age-related causes Sunday at...
  • Richard 'Duke' Llewellyn dies at 93; L.A. Athletic Club executive began John R. Wooden Award

    Richard 'Duke' Llewellyn dies at 93; L.A. Athletic Club executive began John R. Wooden Award
    Richard "Duke" Llewellyn, the longtime executive of the Los Angeles Athletic Club who conceived of the John R. Wooden Award given annually to the country's outstanding men's and women's college basketball players, died early Friday of congestive heart...
  • Fight Night Returns to Yankee Stadium

    Fight Night Returns to Yankee Stadium
    Daniel Flores handed a digital camera to a friend and grabbed a place next to Babe Ruth's monument in the famous park beyond the center-field wall at Yankee Stadium. This was a no-brainer for the 29-year-old Army officer and Miguel Cotto backer. "I'm...