| May 28, 2012
| 7:49 AM
For more information about the show:
Sunday, April 22
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International: The multi-racial Chicago band specializes in West African highlife music, which should be a perfect way to experience Old Town’s new, dance-oriented performance space in the Myron R. Szold Music and...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Into a live music scene already stuffed with clubs, City Winery promises something different: Music and food in a wine-country atmosphere.
But will it be enough to draw traffic from already well-trafficked clubs and restaurants within miles, if not a...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Coming up on the second annual Afro-Caribbean Improvised Music Festival, organizer Omar Torres-Kortright isn't nervous. For him the success is that so many people have come together to help the micro-festival come into being — again.
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:26 PM
You usually don't hear jazz singers taking on James Brown's "Sex Machine" or Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze."
But one brave Chicago vocalist will be plunging headlong into this music Friday night, when the apparently fearless Dee Alexander takes the...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Nov 22, 2012
Chicago jazz listeners have a great deal to be thankful for this Thanksgiving weekend:
Muriel Anderson: Three years ago, the mighty Chicago jazz guitarist John Moulder enriched one of his many engagements at the Green Mill Jazz Club by sharing the stage...
| Nov 25, 2012
I occasionally make a list of things I've liked recently. Here's one for the holidays.
1. Gift idea: a pizza stone
My colleague Kevin Pang, culinary savant, told me I had to put this on the list. His testimonial: "This $45 slab of rock has changed...
| Nov 11, 2012
The Christmas Schooner
Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
| Nov 11, 2012
Goodbye to Seamus, the Irish setter that 29 years ago rode 650 miles in a crate strapped to the roof of Mitt Romney's family station wagon, and to Rafalca, Romneys' Olympic-caliber dancing horse.
Goodbye to President Barack Obama's "you didn't build...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Flatlanders: Texas cranks out great songwriters with stunning regularity, but Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore are unbeatable as a collective. The Flatlanders put the alternative into alternative country in the early â70s â the humor,...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Robbie Fulks: The songwriter-raconteur will pay tribute to Michael Jackson, drawing on the array of adventurous Jackson covers – from “Mama’s Pearl” to “Billie Jean” -- collected on Fulks’ fine 2010 album, “...