| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
In some ways, UConn has nothing to lose, except, of course, another game.
At 0-7, ineligible for a bowl for the third straight season, and a 28-point underdog at home, certainly the outside world is not expecting much when the Huskies host No. 20...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Several of the city's best jazz musicians converged on one of its toughest neighborhoods over the weekend for the 14th annual Englewood Jazz Festival, a small but indefatigable institution conceived by Chicago saxophonist-bandleader Ernest Dawkins....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 7:22 AM
Back in 2000, Chicago saxophonist-bandleader Ernest Dawkins had a dream: to launch a jazz festival in one of the city's tougher neighborhoods, Englewood.
Starting Thursday, the Englewood Jazz Festival will swing into its 14th year and, better yet,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Keyboardist George Duke, one of the pioneers of the jazz-fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his record label announced. He...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:12 PM
When Chicago singer Jimmy Damon died on April 27, his 75th birthday, this city lost a performer like none other.
For though Chicago has nurtured such eminent male vocalists as Joe Williams, Johnny Hartman, Nat "King" Cole and Frank D'Rone – and...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Fight Master: Bellator MMA on Spike (premiering Wednesday, June 19, at 10pm ET/PT) is a new mixed martial arts reality series bringing together 32 of the best welterweight fighters in the world to compete for a spot in the Bellator MMA Tournament and a...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Next Tuesday will be a tough night for Chicago singer-impresario Geraldine de Haas and her husband, bassist Eddie de Haas. But it should be quite gratifying, too.
A large segment of Chicago's jazz community – top singers, pianists, saxophonists,...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Once upon a time — actually this week — in a land not too far away, two kings stood defiant as adversity swirled around them.
Both held court in front of hordes of media members, who came armed with only questions and were seeking nothing...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Let's raise a glass to Bob Koester, the single-minded Chicagoan who this weekend celebrates a remarkable anniversary: 60 years of producing jazz and blues recordings.
Koester's Delmark Records may not be the biggest indie in the country – or...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Whether or not you consider Barbra Streisand the last reigning diva of a more lyrical period in American pop music, she certainly stands as a symbol of the era that gave us Judy Garland, Ethel Merman, Lena Horne, Dinah Washington, Doris Day, Sarah Vaughan...