| Sep 6, 2011
| 7:20 AM
The Black Keys, Deadmau5 and Ghostland Observatory will close out Virgin Mobile FreeFest's three stages on Saturday, organizers announced today.
The festival will open at noon with Brits Eclectic Method on the dance forest; the New York rock band Alberta...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:36 AM
When Sade's first concert in a decade was announced last fall, she was billed as the sole headliner. Interest was expected to be high because the British R&B singer hadn't toured in years.
But a couple of weeks after tickets had gone on sale for her show...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:12 PM
Phew! Two hours of “The Voice” is a lot to process. The NBC show was heavy on the tug-at-your-heartstrings contestant backstories tonight, which can make for some intense emotional weight-lifting. But we all survived, and slowly but surely,...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 7:23 PM
Another week of blind auditions on NBC’s “The Voice,” and another two hours to boil down into a single blog post. A nice change of pace this week for the audience: Instead of clipped montages of contestants who didn’t make the...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Man, those judges on “The Voice” did some major work tonight, scooping up more talented hopefuls as we endured (enjoyed?) another week of blind auditions. I seem to have forgotten that this show is a marathon, not a sprint – but we&...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:48 PM
We'd rather not think about the Super Bowl.
But after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented to Sunday's winner comes a championship contest we can really get behind: the premiere of the second season of "The Voice" on NBC.
A different kind of talent...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Finally, the last week of blind auditions on NBC’s “The Voice.”
At the start of this episode, teams helmed by Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton had precious few spots left for the taking. Cee Lo had the...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 5:35 AM
The Battle Rounds began on “The Voice” this week, complete over-singing and bogus drama from the judges. “Oh, I just can’t choose!” Yes, you can, so quit pretending to complain.
Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Want to know which celebrities are coming to Chicago? Here's a list of upcoming appearances -- from concerts and book signings to charity events and red carpets -- in and around the city.
And if you know about an appearance that isn't listed below,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In their new book, "My Pet Chicken Handbook: Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens" (Rodale, 246 pages, $17.99), chicken experts Lissa Lucas and Traci Torres of the online resource My Pet Chicken have assembled an informative...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Maybe we shouldn't pity Blake Shelton after all. The resident country coach, who'd begun the season a bit slowly, tightened up the race and picked up some top-notch talent on the fourth night of the blind auditions.
Each coach will emerge from the blind...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Not two hours after he performed his passion project in an 88-seat theater on a recent Sunday night, Ross Golan made the rounds at a Grammy after-party hosted by Daft Punk, smiling as Jay Z and Beyoncé glided by and making nice with Madonna and Skrillex...