| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:47 AM
Josh Groban, the multimillion-selling pop-classical artist, will make his Ravinia debut Aug. 10 with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra.
Also making their first appearances at the venue will be David Byrne and St. Vincent, playing songs from their 2012...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:48 AM
A tribute to Benny Goodman, a double-bill featuring pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, and a return by singer Tony Bennett will highlight the Ravinia Festival's summer jazz offerings.
The jazz season will begin with musicians from...
| Oct 1, 2012
He was born in England, spent a significant part of his career in Asia and cut his American corporate teeth in Dallas. But Stephen Chipman, now into his third year as chief executive of Grant Thornton LLP, is thinking a lot about Chicago.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:30 PM
James Conlon is a born and bred New Yorker but sunny Los Angeles apparently agrees with him.
The 62-year-old conductor has renewed his contract with the Los Angeles Opera for five more years, and will remain music director at least through the end of the...
| Feb 15, 2013
You know an interesting evening is brewing when it starts in Billy Corgan's Highland Park tea shop, with the rock singer/businessman holding forth with a hopeful conversation about bringing new cultural offerings to the north suburbs.
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:32 AM
Twenty-five years ago, Chicago bluesman Corky Siegel unveiled a project that continues to obsess him.
He called it Chamber Blues, and since its Midwest premiere in 1988 at the Paramount Arts Centre in Aurora, the project has blossomed into an ongoing...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Chicago music has long gone gaga over the Brits, and not simply because the city's two leading opera companies are, or were, run by thoroughly capable Englishmen – Anthony Freud at Lyric Opera and Brian Dickie, who retired last year after 13 seasons...
| Jan 10, 2013
Chicago Live! is taking to the road again, traveling north to Ravinia for a special Valentine’s Day show. UPDATE: This event has reached capacity. Sold out.
Yes, that Ravinia, which for more than a century has been offering some of the area’...
| Jan 28, 2013
Adela Cepeda stepped adroitly along her path to become one of the city's most prominent Latina businesswomen. But she walked it on her own, rather than as part of the power couple she and her husband were once well on their way to becoming.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Dave Brubeck changed the sound of jazz in profound ways, unexpectedly becoming something of a pop star in the process.
Starting in the mid-1950s, in fact, he emerged as a symbol of jazz in America, and well beyond, gracing the cover of Time magazine...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Sometime in the next few weeks, if you're walking down Fullerton Avenue around DePaul University and have 15 minutes to spare, duck into the tidy brick building alongside the CTA station. Here you will find the DePaul Art Museum, an institution so...
| May 16, 2013
| 10:02 PM
With one opera (Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco”) wrapping up its 2013 season in September, Chicago Opera Theater has announced its schedule for 2014.
Once again, general director Andreas Mitisek is venturing off the beaten track to...