| Oct 21, 2010
| 9:25 AM
Dance Chicago 2010: Dance Slam: See five-minute performances by local and national dancers, choreographers and ensembles and vote for your favorite. The event, billed as the world's largest dance competition, features 550 local dancers with 35...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 1:07 PM
Big Head Todd and The Monsters are celebrating the release their brand new studio album, Rocksteady (July 20, 2010/Big Records).
As the Denver Post reported in a recent feature story, Rocksteady finds the platinum selling artists "centered and...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 10:17 AM
In 33 years of covering music for the Tribune — first as a freelancer and then as a staffer — I've chronicled great performances across the city and around the world.
Many are covered in my newest book, “Let Freedom Swing: Collected...
| Jul 16, 2011
For the 5 Browns, a quintet of sibling piano virtuosos who will play Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Mussorgsky in Irvine, classical music skill is all in the family.
Many parents dream of their children mastering a serious instrument — middle-class...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:31 AM
The first screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" came just weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11. The movie had been in the works for years, the first in a trilogy based on novels that had been written decades earlier, of course,...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The Ravinia Festival announced Thursday that Idina Menzel, the original star of “Wicked” (she won a Tony as Elphaba on Broadway in 2004) and also now known for her work on “Glee,” will make her first appearance at the Highland Park...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:56 PM
When you hear the name Idina Menzel, you might think of Shelby Corcoran in "Glee," or Elphaba the witch in "Wicked," or Maureen in "Rent."
Menzel has memorably played all three of those women. But in her upcoming PBS concert special and at the Ravinia...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Cirque du Soleil - Phunny Business - Fathers' Day Gifts - Ahmed Ahmed - Jo Koy - Rent the Runway - Sha Na Na - Bobcat Goldthwait - Jeffrey Ross - Melissa Villasenor - AVERY*Sunshine - Dot and Ziggy - Deon Cole
Monday, June 13
Cirque du Soleil's OVO...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 12:40 PM
In a rehearsal space at Pasadena Presbyterian Church on a recent February evening, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus warmed up with physical stretches and vocal exercises, then began singing, voices soaring and ethereal in the high-ceilinged hall....
| Mar 7, 2012
| 10:21 PM
The Ravinia Festival remains one of the nation’s heavyweight classical music impresarios even if it increasingly finds itself in the position of playing Goliath to the David of the Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park. Ho-hum symphonic...
| Mar 8, 2012
Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL announced this season's lineup Thursday, including more than 100 events between June 7th- Sept. 9th, 2012.
Get ready to pack your picnic basket because this summer the Ravinia Festival offers something for everyone...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 12:46 PM
If youâ€™ve ever wondered how the Policeâ€™s â€śRoxanneâ€ť might sound with Sting singing over a symphony orchestra, your prayers have been answered. Live Nation will announce this week that Sting and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra will tour...