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  • Concert review: The Weeknd at Lincoln Hall

    Concert review: The Weeknd at Lincoln Hall
    “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...
  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
  • Occupy Chicago arrests are seen as a trial run for international summits to come next year

    Occupy Chicago arrests are seen as a trial run for international summits to come next year
    With two international summits coming to Chicago in just seven months, the city got a chance to conduct a trial run early Sunday in arresting a large group of protesters without it escalating into violence. Throughout Saturday evening, police remained in...
  • On the eve the grand opening on Clark Street, 10 moments in Black Ensemble's 35-year history

    Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism." Most...
  • A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards

    A very full load of nominees for this year's Equity Jeff Awards
    Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...
  • The Directors: Cameron Crowe wrangles emotions and ostriches

    The Directors: Cameron Crowe wrangles emotions and ostriches
    Cameron Crowe thought he would be directing a Marvin Gaye biography, not wrangling a herd of ostriches on the Thousand Oaks set of "We Bought a Zoo." The legendary soul singer and wild animals would seem to have little in common, but Crowe the boyish 54-...
  • Obama, Romney are finding their (singing) voice [Video]

    Obama, Romney are finding their (singing) voice [Video]
    The race for votes has suddenly become a politically themed version of "The Voice." First, President Obama demonstrated some surprising singing talent when he covered a bit of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at a New York fundraiser. It instantly went...
  • Tupac Shakur stage production to open in Chicago in January

    Tupac Shakur stage production to open in Chicago in January
    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...
  • 'Soul Train's' Don Cornelius remembered by friends, colleagues, fans

     
    'Soul Train' creator and host Don Cornelius is being remembered by many who knew or admired him. Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Earvin "Magic" Johnson are among those who have issued statements remembering Don Cornelius....
  • 'Soul Train': 6 performances from Don Cornelius' heyday [Video]

     
    Don Cornelius' years as host of "Soul Train" saw many performances from some of the greatest musicians of their time. From appearances by the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder to Public Enemy in Don Cornelius' later years, "Soul Train" was a mecca for what...
  • Michelle Obama calls Mitt Romney’s singing ‘beautiful’

     
    On "The Tonight Show," Mrs. Obama revealed that her husband, President Barack Obama, sings to her all the time. She added that he likes to perform the classics of Al Green, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder....
  • Late Night: Michelle Obama says Barack sings to her all the time

     
    Michelle Obama: On "The Tonight Show," Michelle Obama talks to Jay Leno about Barack's singing habit....