| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:57 PM
Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2011 is in the books, as the first of 130 bands played on eight stages Friday in Grant Park. Attendance was maxed out – with 90,000 people expected each of three days at the festival. Here’s how Friday went down, with...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 9:58 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
Patrick Stump, the songwriter-singer who played trusty sidekick to pin-up Pete Wentz in multimillion-selling rock band Fall Out Boy, steps out for his first solo album, the misleadingly titled “Soul Punk” (Island).
| Nov 8, 2011
| 9:47 PM
It doesn’t take a musical genius to read between the notes of Patrick Stump’s first solo album, “Soul Punk” (Island), to realize that the Fall Out Boy singer and songwriter left a few things unsaid in his old band.
| Nov 20, 2011
| 4:49 PM
Anthony Santos used to work out at his gym in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood relatively unrecognized. Other than the gym’s Latino staff members, few ever noticed the Bronx native. That changed three years ago when ads featuring Santos —...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 1:36 AM
“Twenty-three skidoo, hepcat. You’re the cat’s pajamas.”
That’s what I would say to my dad when I was a teenager and he would tell me stories, in all the swingin’ lingo of his salad days, about the late 1940s, back...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 8:47 AM
The Chicago Jazz Festival really ought to be marketed as a roller-coaster ride, its thrilling musical highs counterbalanced by its sudden, plummeting lows.
The 34th annual event, which ends Sunday night in Grant Park, careened freely between the two...
| Oct 17, 2012
In her native England where her new album “Fall to Grace” debuted at number two, Paloma Faith performs to an average of 5,000 people. She recently played for a crowd of 40,000 as part of a BBC radio event, also featuring Emeli Sande and Jessie...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:26 PM
The "Material Girl" has arrived in Indianapolis for her big performance at Super Bowl XLVI.
Madonna posted “It's official, we are here,” on her Facebook page Wednesday, along with a photograph of Lucas Oil Stadium.
The singer was chosen to...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:02 AM
Prince’s concert Monday at the United Center didn’t really finish, it fizzled.
The singer spent two hours working his band and the nearly full house, including an encore, and then walked off stage with a smile and a wave. The lights stayed...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:35 AM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
In the days leading up to the release of his major-label debut album, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam), R&B singer Frank Ocean announced that five years ago, when he was 19, he fell deeply in love with a man.
| Mar 2, 2013
All my internal clocks, and biological workings, and circadian rhythms and stuff get way out of whack this time of the year.
It has nothing to do with St. Patrick's Day.
What throws me off is the changing of the clocks, which takes place next...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:00 AM
You have to give Denise Dennis some credit. She did not come cheap. The price tag she put on her virtue is about the same as the amount Gov. Tom Corbett took to sell his soul — or Pennsylvania's soul, that is — to the gas drilling robber...