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  • Jazz 'Messiah' swings back to town

    Jazz 'Messiah' swings back to town
    More than a decade ago, vocalist Rodrick Dixon traveled to Lincoln Center in New York to sing a piece of music he couldn't get out of his head. He then decided he had to persuade someone to stage it in Chicago. This weekend, "Too Hot to Handel: The...
  • Guitarist Bobby Broom turns a page in life and music

    Guitarist Bobby Broom turns a page in life and music
    The past year was a momentous one for the widely admired Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom. His first album made up entirely of original compositions, "Upper West Side Story" (Origin Records), won richly deserved critical accolades and considerable airplay,...
  • Police find 18-month-old girl taken in stolen car

    Police find 18-month-old girl taken in stolen car
    Police say they have found an 18-month-old girl who was left in a running car that was stolen from a parking lot in Bensenville early Thursday morning. The car was found hours later abandoned about a mile away, and Kimberly Delgado was still strapped in...
  • Frank Catalano going strong

    Frank Catalano going strong
    When it comes to playing through pain, Chicago tenor saxophonist Frank Catalano has more experience than most of his colleagues. Eighteen years ago, he severed the middle finger of his right hand while fixing his car, enduring surgery to reattach it and...
  • Man charged in theft of car that had 18-month-old inside

    Man charged in theft of car that had 18-month-old inside
    A car that disappeared early Thursday with an 18-month-old girl inside was stolen by a man who lives near where the car was found hours later in Bensenville, police said today. Adan Ozuna, 34, of the 1000 block of Argyle Street in Bensenville, is...
  • Pizza review: Jet's Pizza

    Pizza review: Jet's Pizza
    Pizza review: Jet's Pizza 2811 N. Ashland Ave. 773-857-2080 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) In 1978, two brothers used their grandmother's recipe for Sicilian-style pizza, and Jet's Pizza was born in Sterling Heights, Mich. Decades later, it's amassed a cult...
  • 2012 Chicago homicides up 15% vs. 2011

    Gage Park, Grand Boulevard and North Lawndale each saw two homicides in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. In Gage Park, a 19-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday in the 5800 block of South Sacramento Avenue, police...
  • Bassist Matt Ulery's 'By a Little Light' breakthrough album is triumph of '12

    Bassist Matt Ulery's 'By a Little Light' breakthrough album is triumph of '12
    What a year this has been for Chicago bassist-composer Matt Ulery. His breakthrough album, "By a Little Light" (Greenleaf Music), has been turning up on best-of-year lists, including NPR's and the Chicago Tribune's. He has taken this hauntingly...
  • Cops: Woman returns home to find sex offender folding her laundry

    Cops: Woman returns home to find sex offender folding her laundry
    A 26-year-old woman came home on Christmas to find a man she’d never seen before folding her laundry in her Irving Park neighborhood apartment, police said. A judge set bail at $125,000 Wednesday for Paul Edge, who police said is of the 3900 block...
  • 'Battle of the Saxes' raises the curtain

    'Battle of the Saxes' raises the curtain
    For years, the "Battle of the Saxes" that played the Green Mill Jazz Club each New Year's Eve was less a contest than a lively exchange of ideas between Chicago tenor saxophone icon Von Freeman and former Chicago tenorist Edward Petersen. The...
  • Patient on way to hospital jumps out of ambulance, dies

    Patient on way to hospital jumps out of ambulance, dies
    A man being taken to a Far Northwest Side hospital died after he jumped out of the ambulance that was carrying him there, authorities said. Ramiro Reynoso, 20, appeared to be incoherent when someone saw him seated in a running vehicle parked near...
  • Kidnapping joke leads to wasted police investigation, arrest

    Kidnapping joke leads to wasted police investigation, arrest
    A west suburban man has been charged after sending friends a text message saying he had been kidnapped, leading up to an hours-long, multi-unit police investigation that ended early Saturday with the man saying it was all a joke. At a Sunday bond...