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  • Ravinia pop performers: Josh Groban, David Byrne and '90s galore

    Ravinia pop performers: Josh Groban, David Byrne and '90s galore
    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...
  • Ravinia jazz highlights include Tony Bennett, Ramsey Lewis

    Ravinia jazz highlights include Tony Bennett, Ramsey Lewis
    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...
  • Grant Thornton CEO spreading word about firm's Chicago roots

    Grant Thornton CEO spreading word about firm's Chicago roots
    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.   ...
  • James Conlon plans to stay at the Los Angeles Opera through 2018

    James Conlon plans to stay at the Los Angeles Opera through 2018
    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...
  • Ravinia's warmth in winter

    Ravinia's warmth in winter
    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. The conversation...
  • Corky Siegel still building bridges with his Chamber Blues

    Corky Siegel still building bridges with his Chamber Blues
    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...
  • Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque

    Jane Glover takes stock of her fruitful decade with Music of the Baroque
    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...
  • SOLD OUT Chicago Live! on the road again

    SOLD OUT Chicago Live! on the road again
    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’...
  • Adela Cepeda carved her own path to success

    Adela Cepeda carved her own path to success
    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. Cepeda, an...
  • Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience

    Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience
    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...
  • Being numb to it all no longer big shock

    Being numb to it all no longer big shock
    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...
  • Duke Ellington rarity to launch Chicago Opera Theater season

    Duke Ellington rarity to launch Chicago Opera Theater season
    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...