| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:53 AM
What was it, like 17 degrees when you went out this morning? Perfect time for a little news from SunFest. The annual five-day boogie-down on the lakefront in West Palm Beach is May 1-5 this year, and the lineup announced Thursday morning will warm you...
| Feb 20, 2013
Michael Angelakos would rather not discuss topics he's been asked in other interviews. Specifically, the lead singer of the electro-pop band Passion Pit doesn't like repeatedly being asked about his band's admirable decision to give up alcohol.
| Feb 24, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Anne Hathaway — insufferable, grating, insistently chipper, with those big stupid puppy-dog eyes and that dumb pixie hair, shocked, shocked, at the fortune and appreciation bestowed on her talented head, so rehearsed in her faux-humility, so...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Sometimes it really does pay to have friends in high places.
For more than seven years, musician/artist Lady Starlight, born Colleen Martin, has been a close confidant of pop icon Lady Gaga. In the early days, she served as an artistic collaborator and...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:59 AM
At Spring Awakening, which ran Friday through Sunday at Soldier Field, it was easy to divine the hierarchy of the EDM world. If you're on the fourth stage, you might have an audience of 20 friends. Two and three, people know who you are and when you say...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
Chicagoans got a little preview of this year’s Taste of Chicago (running July 10-14 in Grant Park) when the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events opened eight Taste booths and a cooking demonstration tent during the lunch...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 8:54 AM
The Replacements, who broke up on stage in 1991 at Grant Park, will reunite and return to Chicago as headliners of Riot Fest in Humboldt Park on Sept. 13-15.
Little information was provided in the late Wednesday announcement on the Riot Fest and...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Nine Inch Nails released a new single, "Came Back Haunted," late Wednesday evening, ending a hiatus that began after the influential industrial-rock group's Wave Goodbye Tour in 2009.
The song, which you can hear below, is the first sampling from a...
| Feb 17, 2013
The associate board of Working in the Schools hosted its annual Blackboard Affair on Feb. 8. More than 425 partygoers enjoyed a Mardi Gras-themed event at the Chicago Cultural Center that began with a VIP reception hosted by Bears placekicker Robbie...
| Jan 30, 2013
Before he became the lead singer of "MoneyGrabber" band Fitz and the Tantrums and was performing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Fitz" was Michael Fitzpatrick — son of former Museum of Contemporary Art director and...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 9:00 AM
**1/2 (out of four)
Ask a handful of your friends what they think of The Joy Formidable, and there’s a good chance at least one of them will respond with a glisten in their eyes, recounting the time they just happened to come across the Welsh...