| May 1, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Erykah Badu is far from the first pop singer to perform for a despotic ruler. But she's certainly found some novel arguments for justifying it.
The R&B singer has been on a Twitter counteroffensive after being faced with a wave of criticism for her...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:24 AM
The death Saturday of Chicago juke and footwork producer DJ Rashad has left a hole in the fabric of one of America's most intense and idiosyncratic electronic music scenes.
Just days after the 34-year-old musician was found dead, several artists...
| May 2, 2014
| 10:50 AM
In just a few months, the new Ace Hotel has quickly ingratiated itself into the music and nightlife routines of downtown locals and the Coachella jet-set-adjacent.
Now they've got a new Friday night music series to make those lines for the elevator even...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:34 PM
All the best horror movies have a particular sound.
The sound of blood spattering and axes thwacking and teenage girls screaming, yes. But also echoing analog synth arpeggios and lulling drones punctuated by atonal shrieks of feedback. It's how you...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's not easy to find a place that equally inspires kids and grown-ups, whatever their ages.
Welcome to one of the most wonderful museums I've visited lately — The Musical Instrument Museum (http://www.themim.org) in Phoenix, Ariz. —...
| Feb 24, 2013
When Illinois Secretary of State Paul Powell's body was found Oct. 11, 1970, in a Rochester, Minn., hotel room, political heavyweights tripped all over one another offering bipartisan tributes to the powerful Downstate official.
The Tribune reported how...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:18 AM
In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games.
Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:18 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Dick Durbin introduced Barack Obama to the country at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 when the future president was a neophyte candidate for the U.S. Senate. He did it again four years later when Obama won the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:27 PM
LAS VEGAS -- Colombian rock superstar Juanes won the Album of the Year trophy for “Juanes MTV Unplugged” at the XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday evening in Las Vegas, and the Mexico City sibling pop duo Jesse y Joy (that’s...
| Sep 26, 2012
The hometown buzz among young voters surrounding President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign isn't as strong this time out, if Chicago voter registration is any indication.
There are 138,000 fewer people signed up to vote in the 18-to-34-year-old group than...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:26 PM
When northeastern Pennsylvania band MiZ opened for The Badlees at Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe 14 months ago, it stole the show with a collection of Americana, country, jazzy jam and flat-out rockers. On Friday, MiZ returned to......
| Jan 7, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Raising money to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy can be a sobering pursuit, I guess, even when you’re doing it with a concert by regional beach party band The Mango Men. The Mango Men at Sellersville Theater on Sunday That......