| Apr 6, 2009
The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art.
The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...
| Feb 24, 2009
R&B singer and guitarist Snooks Eaglin, a New Orleans legend who counted platinum-selling rockers among his fans, has died. He was 72.
The blind musician died Wednesday of a heart attack at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans after falling ill and...
| Jul 29, 2009
George Russell, a composer, educator and theorist who had a powerful effect on the jazz forms and methods that have evolved from the 1950s to the present, has died. He was 86.
A MacArthur Foundation Award winner, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz...
| Jun 13, 2009
Edward V. Hanrahan
Edward V. Hanrahan, 88, a former Cook County state's attorney in Illinois whose political career was ruined when Chicago police assigned to his office killed two members of the Black Panther Party in 1969,...
| Oct 23, 2009
Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83.
Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said...
| Nov 29, 2009
In 1947, jazz great Louis Armstrong got himself a new gadget -- a tape recorder, fresh out on the consumer market. It was a big, boxy machine that he set up in concert halls and jazz joints to record his six-piece All Stars so he could listen to each show...
| Aug 24, 2008
Chicago's relationship with meat is both well-done and rare. Once the "Hog Butcher for the World," the city refi ned its carnivorous reputation in 2006 by banning foie gras. But that law was lifted in May after Mayor Richard Daley and others declared it...
| Aug 16, 1998
(Editor's note: In this article, which first appeared in the Times in 1998, Oscar Peterson discussed some of his favorite recordings.)
Like many musicians, Oscar Peterson doesn't usually sit around listening to his albums. If he did take the time to pick...