| Apr 28, 2012
| 4:23 PM
If there was any concern that a cappella group Straight No Chaser, which became a hit when its mash-up of “The 12 Days of Christmas” and Toto’s “Africa” went viral on YouTube, would fade after the novelty wore off --......
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Levon Helm: Musician, songwriter and producer Joe Henry writes an appreciation for Levon Helm, drummer and singer with the Band who died on Thursday....
| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:38 PM
A recap of 'American Idol' on which the top 7 perform songs from now and then....
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Bob Dylan, who asked multi-instrumentalist Levon Helm and his band, the Hawks, to join him when he decided to “go electric” in the mid-'60s, has posted a short note on his website about Helm, who died after a long struggle with throat cancer...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:27 AM
A new biographical stage production about the late rapper Tupac Shakur is expected to premiere in January at the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago. The show, written by Lyle Miller, is titled "Amaru (The History of Tupac Amaru Shakur)."
A spokeswoman for...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
This week marks the first anniversary of a memorable act of street theater in the city — the peaceful, ritual arrest of 173 Occupy Chicago protesters who refused to leave Grant Park after the 11 p.m. curfew. As news accounts......
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:35 PM
Drive-in theaters are soooo 50 years ago.
Enter the Bike-In Movie Theater at the Hideout, which will be showing music documentaries for free outside the venue the second Sunday of every month.
The first rockumentary, "The T.A.M.I Show," a 1964 concert...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:57 AM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
On his second album, “Kaleidoscope Dream” (RCA), Miguel Pimental drops enough references to his heroes and inspirations that he could be considered a bit of a name-dropper, a clever mimic rather than an innovator. But his...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 12:56 AM
Ciao, bella! Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's Italian wedding is off and running, as famous friends have landed in the southern town of Puglia.
Widely published paparazzi shots have folks such as "SNL" alum Andy Samberg, "7th Heaven" actress Beverley...
| Oct 29, 2012
The increasingly bland, widely accessible pop-rock of the Brits in Coldplay have made them international stars. Relatively close by in Wales, Future of the Left has delivered three fantastic records—including this year’s “The Plot...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:41 AM
“This ain’t no … sing-along/So girl what you singing for?” crooned Abel Tesfaye, better known as the Weeknd.
Tesfaye was smiling Thursday because the capacity crowd at Lincoln Hall ignored the admonition in the midst of his...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:55 PM
It’s a small rural town in Texas and an assistant funeral director – Bernie Tiede – is perhaps the most beloved funeral director in the history of the profession. He’s not just trying to up-sell you a more expensive casket…...