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  • City's culture guru leaving amid rift with Daley

    City's culture guru leaving amid rift with Daley
    Boundlessly creative, a champion of new ideas and a tireless advocate for the arts, Lois Weisberg will end her long tenure as one of the most influential women to ever serve in local government when she leaves her position as the city's commissioner of...
  • Must-see summer classical and jazz/blues concerts in Chicago

    Must-see summer classical and jazz/blues concerts in Chicago
    Tribune music critics John von Rhein (classical) and Howard Reich (jazz/blues) each pick 10 shows you shouldn't miss this summer: Classical: “The Circus Princess” and “The Cousin from Nowhere”: Emmerich Kalman's three-ring...
  • July 27: Midday Fix - CJP/UIC Jazz Academy

    July 27: Midday Fix - CJP/UIC Jazz Academy
    CJP/UIC Jazz Academy Event: CJP/UIC Jazz Academy All-Stars Chicago Jazz Fest Sunday, September 4 3:00 p.m. Young Lions Stage CJP/UIC Jazz Academy: in session from July 18 - 29. This two-week intensive summer music camp brings band students, ages 10-17...
  • When a critic should advocate for a subject

    When a critic should advocate for a subject
    The stage lights went out during Orbert Davis’ symphonic performance at the Chicago Jazz Festival last weekend. The sound went haywire when Cassandra Wilson appeared with her band at the acoustically challenged Petrillo Music Shell, drowning out...
  • June 15: Midday Fix - Elmhurst College Jazz Band

    June 15: Midday Fix - Elmhurst College Jazz Band
    Elmhurst College's 16th Annual Summer Extravaganza Saturday, June 18 6:30 p.m. The Elmhurst College Mall 190 Prospect Avenue Elmhurst www.elmhurst.edu Under the direction of Emmy Award winner Doug Beach, the Elmhurst College Jazz Band has earned...
  • Three-and-a-half decades covering Chicago Jazz

    Three-and-a-half decades covering Chicago Jazz
    Some gigs seem almost too good to be true: I’ve been covering music for the Tribune for 35 years, since I started freelancing in 1977 and joined the staff in ’83. I sometimes get emails from great musicians traveling the world who tell me...
  • Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88

    Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88
    Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
  • Chicago Jazz Festival preferred seating for Trib Nation

    Chicago Jazz Festival preferred seating for Trib Nation
    The organizers of the Chicago Jazz Festival have made available some preferred seating for a few of the annual Festival's bigger acts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The festival kicks off Thursday, Aug. 30 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 2. Here's a...
  • September 1 - The DePaul Jazz Ensemble

    September 1 - The DePaul Jazz Ensemble
    The DePaul Jazz Ensemble Chicago Jazz Festival September 4 - 6 Grant Park www.chicagojazzfestival.us
  • August 26: Music Lounge - Live Performance by Ramsey Lewis

    August 26: Music Lounge - Live Performance by Ramsey Lewis
    Ramsey Lewis Ramsey Lewis will bring his trio for the first time to Millennium Park as part of the Chicago Jazz Festival, presented by CareFusion, Friday, September 3 at 8:30 p.m. at the Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph Street. For more information...
  • Separate-but-unequal music programming

    There it sits, off in a corner at Jackson Boulevard and Columbus Drive a dilapidated hulk suddenly dwarfed and humbled by the mighty Pritzker Pavilion to the north. More than a quarter century ago, in 1978, the Petrillo Music Shell was the gleaming...
  • Major festivals, events around the world

    Here is a selected list of events for 2006. (For an expanded list, go to latimes.com/worldevents.) For more information on an event, plug its name into your favorite search engine. All dates and events are subject to change, so check before going....