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  • A familiar game, well-played, in 'Dating'

    A familiar game, well-played, in 'Dating'
    THEATER REVIEW: "Dating: Adults Embracing Failure" at the Royal George ★★★ and "EL Stories: Listen to the Music" by Waltzing Mechanics ★★½ ... A short anecdote: Years ago, I was in the car with a guy I was dating, and we were pulled over for a traffic stop.
  • Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70

    Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70
    Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70. Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...

    Dave Specter and Otis Clay partner up for SPACE show

     Dave Specter and Otis Clay partner up for SPACE show
    What happens when an ace Chicago blues guitarist meets up with a scorching Chicago soul singer? Fire meets fire. You can hear it on the key tracks of Dave Specter's deeply satisfying, jazz-tinged new album, "Message in Blue" (on Chicago's Delmark...

    Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'

    Bobby Womack interview: 'I wonder why I'm still here'
    Bobby Womack picks up the phone, and speaks what’s on his mind in a voice made of gravel. “I know a lot of people who are not here anymore,” the R&B great says, “and I wonder why I’m still here. … Not a day goes by...

    Concert review: Bobby Womack at Brilliant Corners festival

    Concert review: Bobby Womack at Brilliant Corners festival
    Bobby Womack doesn’t like to be rushed. “Can I do it right for you tonight? he asked Sunday on the closing night of the Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements fall showcase at the Riverfront Theatre. “I like to do it right and take my...