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  • Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera

    Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera
    Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...
  • Diana Krall in Miami: 3 new songs we'd like to hear

    Diana Krall in Miami: 3 new songs we'd like to hear
    Diana Krall’s arrival at Miami’s Arsht Center Tuesday night offers a departure. The singer-pianist’s performance is part of a tour in support of the album “Glad Rag Doll,” an October release on the Verve Records jazz label...
  • Holiday Guide 2012: Dozens more concerts and 'Carols' for your Chicago December

    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
  • Eastside record label still spinning out the music

    Eastside record label still spinning out the music
    Hector Gonzalez straps a five-string bass guitar over his belly inside a music studio on a dreary stretch of Monterey Park. He plays as a smooth, prerecorded tenor joins a funky accordion through his headphones. Trying to bite a bullet, or sometimes...
  • UPDATE: Here's the first look at Musikfest's reduced-sized main stage for 2013

     
    The new configuration for Musikfest’s Steel Stage arena that cuts 1,000 seats and gives the festival its smallest main stage venue in 13 years will remove the most distant “floor” seats and some of the bleachers, but the VIP seats......
  • Musikfest looking to reduce capacity of headline venue for first time in its history

     
    Musikfest, which over its 30 years has grown its main stage from free shows to one that for the past two years has accommodated up to 7,200 paid seats, appears to be ready to reduce capacity at its headline venue......
  • Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup

    Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup
    A buoyant winter season ahead includes: "Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis": The innovative thinkers at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform major works by masters from two centuries and genres. The repertoire...
  • 2012 Grammy Nominations

    1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Kelly Clarkson...
  • Gayle on the Go for Saturday, Nov. 17

    (KTLA) Gayle shows us some fun things to do for Saturday. Free! Saturday @ 11a.m. East L.A. Safe Connections Festival East Los Angeles Civic Center 213 922 2885 Saturday is East LA Safe Connections Festival Day. Check out the bike safety course for...
  • Beavers defiant after convicted of tax evasion

    Beavers defiant after convicted of tax evasion
    Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was convicted today on tax-evasion charges at the federal courthouse in downtown Chicago. A jury convicted Beavers on one count of corruptly impeding the Internal Revenue Service and three counts of filing a false...
  • Grammys 2013: Pre-telecast ceremony broadens the spotlight

    Grammys 2013: Pre-telecast ceremony broadens the spotlight
    Awards handed out Sunday before the evening Grammy Awards telecast sometimes set the stage for what happens during the national TV broadcast. This year, the Black Keys got the momentum rolling by having a hand in three awards early on, including rock...
  • Remembering Ken Chaney with a major tribute

    Remembering Ken Chaney with a major tribute
    The death of esteemed Chicago pianist Ken Chaney in December, at age 73, caught his fans by surprise and left a hole in the city's musical life. As bandleader, he presided over such distinctive ensembles as the funk-tinged Ken Chaney Xperience, which...