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  • Alvin brothers reunite with a little help from Big Bill

    Alvin brothers reunite with a little help from Big Bill
    The music of blues giant Big Bill Broonzy bonded Phil and Dave Alvin as kids growing up in California during the '60s. So it was only fitting that when the brothers came to Chicago recently, they got a chance to play the 1946 Martin guitar that Broonzy used when he christened the Old Town School of Folk Music's opening in 1957.
  • CJO digs in for hot run at Andy's

    CJO digs in for hot run at Andy's
    The Chicago Jazz Orchestra has played many long runs at Andy's Jazz Club, but the engagement that launched this month will break records: Jeff Lindberg's plush ensemble will be in residence every Monday night through December. Never has the CJO held...

    Phil and Dave Alvin rekindle brotherly love

    Rock 'n' roll siblings are inevitably going to fight. Much like the Kinks' Dave and Ray Davies, Oasis' Noel and Liam Gallagher or Duane and Gregg Allman, Phil and Dave Alvin are no exception. Now, the stories of the duo's infamous blowouts during their...

    Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide

    Printers Row Lit Fest: The family guide
    This weekend marks the 30-year anniversary of the Printers Row Lit Fest, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly literary fun, with more than 30 events for kids, teens and parents. And those are just the scheduled events. At Just Kidding Park,...

    Thalia Hall elbows its way onto a hopping Chicago scene

    Thalia Hall elbows its way onto a hopping Chicago scene
    Walk with Bruce Finkelman through Thalia Hall, the turn-of-the-last-century, second-story Bohemian performance space in the Pilsen neighborhood that's about to be reborn, and you understand why Finkelman and his partner wanted to make the place into the...