| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:50 AM
On Jan. 16, 1938, clarinetist Benny Goodman shook up the music world by bringing jazz unapologetically into a shrine of highbrow culture: Carnegie Hall.
That concert, with its spectacular solos and thrilling ensemble playing, has long since acquired...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Once again the Grant Park Music Festival is taking the lead among local summer festivals when it comes to presenting eclectic combinations of popular symphonic and choral fare and more adventuresome classical music programming. And it's all free.
| May 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Maddy's Food Truck
Griot: a French word for the traveling poets, musicians and storytellers of West African. Griot: a Haitian dish of morsels of tender, spicy, fried pork. I haven't yet figured out how these two meanings are...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Stamford's Alive @ Five summer concert series lineup has been announced, and it's been expanded to eight weeks this year. The shows all take place in Columbus Park and headliners include the likes of country legend Wynonna, Poison frontman Brett Michaels,...
| Oct 24, 2012
Above the Grove Portage Trail at the River Trail Nature Center in Northbrook, the canopy of trees was taxicab yellow. With the sun pouring down from above, the colors glowed.
Beneath them, we walkers gaped at the view, pointed our cameras and counted...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:02 AM
Some early Chicago area farmers markets will open their tables this month with the first produce of the season--although wacky temperatures coaxed ramps and asparagus out in April this year.
Among the first will be Green City Market, which moves outdoors...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Instead of the usual restaurant week, Stamford has taken it to the next level this year by having restaurant weeks. Two of 'em, back-to-back, to be exact. It started on August 20th and runs through Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 3rd), and you can sample from 30...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Garrett Dutton, the "G. Love" of G. Love & Special Sauce, founded his group using folk music and the blues as a foundation. The Philly band's laid-back classic R&B sound has proven to have staying power, and it's currently supporting its ninth studio...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 11:50 AM
Yet another free concert series begins this week, again at Stamford's Columbus Park. Jazz Up July has once again attracted some huge names in jazz, the first of which is guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, who you may remember from those old "Wonder...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 12:40 PM
New Orleans' Preservation Hall Jazz Band is taking a break from sitting in with My Morning Jacket at festivals this summer to play a free outdoor gig in Stamford on Wendesday as part of the Jazz Up July series. The group was founded in 1961, and they've...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 10:00 AM
1) Dopapod & Jimkata: $10-$15. Thurs. 10 p.m. Arch Street Tavern, Hartford.
2) Iron and Wine: $25-$35. Fri. 8 p.m. Calvin Theatre and Performing Arts Center, Northampton.
3) Joe Louis Walker w/ special guest Clarence Bucaro: $20-$30. Fri. 8 p.m....