| May 6, 2010
| 4:34 PM
It was just over a year ago that Jamie Foxx took his first turn as an "American Idol" mentor. He was tasked with shepherding Season 8's Final 5 -- Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Matt Giraud -- through Rat Pack week last year,...
| Feb 9, 2010
| 9:33 PM
And there it is, "Idol" fans. Hollywood week is upon us with a new judge in the wings. Was Ellen DeGeneres' arrival slightly anti-climactic or did she provide enough comic relief to fill the void of unintentionally funny Paula Abdul? My full Ellen...
| Apr 5, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Buster Keaton, who received an honorary award, poses as a waiter for a wary Walter Brennan, who probably expects Keaton to pull some prank. April 5, 1960: Despite the sweltering heat, a crowd gathers in bleachers outside the Pantages Theatre for the...
| Apr 21, 2010
| 4:32 PM
--Star power: Jennifer Aniston, Christina Aguilera, Tobey Maguire, Beyonce and Jay-Z are among a growing number of celebrities who've become avid art collectors. (ARTINFO) --Glory days: James Brown's cape, Ella Fitzgerald's yellow dress and Miles Davis'...
| Feb 15, 2011
George Shearing, the elegant pianist who expanded the boundaries of jazz by adding an orchestral sensibility and a mellow aesthetic to the music, has died. He was 91.
Shearing died Monday of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York,...
| May 20, 2010
Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things.
Its known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
| May 18, 2010
Hank Jones, whose extraordinary combination of versatility, craftsmanship and creativity during his nearly eight-decade career earned him the reputation as a jazz pianist's pianist, has died. He was 91.
Jones died Sunday at Calvary Hospital in New York...
| May 20, 2010
WHAT: Still craving some crooning after last week's Orlando Cabaret Festival? Wendy Hayes (pictured) returns to the Winter Park Playhouse stage with "Ladies and Gentlemen," a cabaret salute to the pop kings and queens of the 1960s. Those who enjoyed her...
| Jan 15, 2010
Jazz drummer Ed Thigpen, who often was described as "Mr. Taste" for his sensitive accompaniment of instrumentalists and singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Billy Taylor, died Wednesday at Hvidovre Hospital in Copenhagen. He was...
| Jan 20, 2010
Robert B. Parker, who died Monday in his Cambridge, Mass., home at age 77, spent his final moments doing exactly what he'd done for almost four decades: sitting at his desk, working on his next novel. He didn't concern himself with looking back. Instead,...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 7:33 AM
River North Chicago Dance Company
Valentine's Weekend Engagement
February 12 and 13
Harris Theater in Millennium Park
River North Chicago Dance Company celebrated a tremendous opening to their 20th...
| Feb 3, 2010
| 1:08 PM
March 11 --The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP), in partnership with the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, continues its 2009-2010 concert season at 7:30pm with "From Ella to Mandela: The Legacy of the African and American...