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  • Video/Q&A: 'The Sapphires' star Jessica Mauboy

    Video/Q&A: 'The Sapphires' star Jessica Mauboy
    Trivia time: Name two “Idol” runners-up who went on to sell boatloads of albums and earn major awards for starring in a film about 1960s female soul singers. One, of course, is Chicago-native Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”). The...
  • Australian film 'The Sapphires' finds its American soul

    Australian film 'The Sapphires' finds its American soul
    "The Sapphires," which opens Friday, is the crowd-pleasing, based-on-actual-people story of four young Aboriginal women who team up with a male Irish manager and perform for American troops in Vietnam, so it's covering its bases internationally. The...
  • 'Reincarnated' review: Wait, Snoop likes weed?!

    'Reincarnated' review: Wait, Snoop likes weed?!
    *1/2 (out of four) In his well-intentioned but self-serving documentary “Reincarnated,” Snoop Dogg—sorry, Snoop Lion, his new reggae persona—says many things he can’t substantiate: >> Hip-hop is a form of reggae and...
  • Miami Music Week: And the beats go on

    Miami Music Week: And the beats go on
    With Ultra Music Festival's addition of a second weekend to celebrate its 15 years, March 15 marks the start of a two-week block saturated with dubstep, house, and drum and bass. The headliners are no surprise: There's Tiesto, David Guetta, Deadmau5 and...
  • 'Big Jon' Platt, a music-publishing power, joins Warner/Chappell

    'Big Jon' Platt, a music-publishing power, joins Warner/Chappell
    He is known to artists such as Kanye West and Beyonce simply as "Big Jon." Jon Platt, a music-publishing veteran of EMI responsible for signing top hip-hop and R&B talent including Usher, Drake, Ludacris and others, announced Monday that he's landed at...
  • Black Ensemble to tell the story of Tupac Shakur

    Black Ensemble to tell the story of Tupac Shakur
    Chicago's Black Ensemble Theatre is to make its first major foray into rap and tell the life story of Tupac Amaru Shakur. The new show, to be shepherded by artistic director Jackie Taylor, is slated to open in January of next year at Black Ensemble's new...
  • $100,000 bail set as Bears place Hurd on waivers

    $100,000 bail set as Bears place Hurd on waivers
    A federal judge today agreed to release Chicago Bears receiver Sam Hurd on $100,000 cash bond, a day after he was charged with accepting a kilogram of cocaine from an undercover federal agent posing as a drug supplier. Under an agreement with federal...
  • Lollapalooza at 20: Highlights, lowlights, revolution and evolution

    Lollapalooza at 20: Highlights, lowlights, revolution and evolution
    Lollapalooza wasn’t built to last two years, let alone intended to be around long enough to celebrate a 20th anniversary Aug. 5-7 in Grant Park. “I haven’t said this before, but after the first year, I went on my merry way, thinking...
  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
  • Nate Dogg dies at 41; West Coast rapper created the blend of singing-rapping known as G-funk

    Nate Dogg dies at 41; West Coast rapper created the blend of singing-rapping known as G-funk
    Hip-hop singer Nate Dogg, who along with Snoop Dogg and Warren G is credited with crafting the blend of singing and rapping now known as G-funk, has died. He was 41. Nate Dogg, who was born Nathaniel D. Hale, died Tuesday at a Laguna Niguel care facility...
  • A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians

    A reanimated Gorillaz is back — this time with real-life musicians
    When the sprawling British ensemble Gorillaz reunited to close out the final night of Coachella in April, anyone familiar with the band might have been shocked at what they saw. Gorillaz, co-founded a decade ago by Blur frontman and U.K. rock macher...
  • DJ Tiesto is a rock star for the digital age

    DJ Tiesto is a rock star for the digital age
    Standing onstage Sunday night at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center, the DJ Tiesto twisted some knobs on his Pioneer CDJ-1000 turntable as 6,500 screaming fans formed a sea of waving hands, flashing cellphone cameras and wide-eyed faces. Jets of...