| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 4:28 PM
La Cañada High School was recently recognized by the National Assn. of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as one of 96 schools in the nation that set the bar for offering students access to a comprehensive music education program.
It was announced late...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:27 PM
It's barely worth discussing how to upgrade a stodgy audio system with a wireless connection because once Apple's Airport Express enters the room the conversation usually ends.
The Airport Express costs $99, though, which might seem overpriced if its...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Downers Grove's high school district wants to get new textbooks to replace tomes that are several years old.
Community High School District 99 administrators recently proposed new books for six classes, including four Advanced Placement courses.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Employers have been talking for years about their challenges finding young employees who are ready for the workplace. They complain of high school and college graduates who lack problem-solving skills, can't work independently or don't function well on...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:21 PM
This weekend, Rick Conkey plans to showcase several causes that he holds dear — not the least of which is celebrating reggae music.
The host of KX 93.5's "Music Matters" radio show is set to launch the American Reggae Hall of Fame by honoring...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Jarvis Cocker, lead singer of British indie band Pulp, is set to appear at music and film fest SXSW, which runs March 7-16 in Austin, Texas.
Cocker will play a personal selection of music to festival-goers with Pulp bass player and songwriter...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:23 PM
These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in December) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Academy got it right with its first-ever Oscar concert featuring live performances of this year's nominated musical scores and songs.
Thursday's show at UCLA's Royce Hall was a textbook model of how film music should be presented in concert: single-...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Rather than simply write a report, students in Dave Dixon's eighth-grade Spanish class are going high-energy marketing and high-tech.
The Thurston Middle Schoolers are creating a one- to two-minute travel advertisement for a Mexican city of their choice...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The hip-hop artist known as Common brought a call to action to Naperville this week when he delivered the keynote address to highlight North Central College's Martin Luther King Jr. Week activities.
"You have to find your purpose, believe in your...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:10 PM
The Berns Environmental Study Loop at Crystal Cove State Park opens to the public Saturday with festivities that also kick off a yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of California State Parks.
The free event, from 1 to 6 p.m. in Moro Canyon,...