| May 11, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Chicago is getting excited about the prospect of a Lee DeWyze visit later this week, which will take place if Lee advances to the final three on Wednesday. Lee's one-day hometown return would take place on Friday and is set to include a visit to a Fox...
| Jan 6, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Mathieu Dufour, who has served as principal flutist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic since the beginning of the current season, has abruptly left his post to return to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The news, which was confirmed by both orchestras,......
| Mar 12, 2010
| 4:34 PM
An industry conference with a borderline spring-break-type atmosphere, the annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, opens this weekend with interactive and film events. The music business and the media won't descend upon the Texas capital...
| Mar 17, 2010
| 9:34 PM
About two hours before the first night of official showcases got underway at the South by Southwest music conference and festival in Austin, Texas, Germany by way of Nigeria artist Nneka had a request for the conference-going audience. "I would......
| Apr 18, 2010
Dede Allen, the film editor whose seminal work on Robert Rossen's "The Hustler" in 1961 and especially on Arthur Penn's "Bonnie and Clyde" in 1967 brought a startling new approach to imagery, sound and pace in American movies, died Saturday. She was 86....
| Sep 30, 2010
Arthur Penn, the three-time Oscar-nominated director best known for "Bonnie and Clyde," the landmark 1967 film that stirred critical passions over its graphic violence and became a harbinger of a new era of American filmmaking, died Tuesday. He was 88....
| Jun 1, 2010
Dixon Gayer thought the politics of 1960s Orange County cried out for a voice of moderation. So he invented one.
Gayer was an admittedly liberal columnist writing in conservative Orange County when the ultraconservative John Birch Society was a political...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 12:26 PM
George Steinbrenner, who made his name synonymous with the revival of the New York Yankees as a dominant baseball team and leveraged multiple championships into business ventures that forever changed the economics of the sport, has died. He was 80....
| Jan 28, 2010
Zelda Rubinstein, the diminutive character actress with the childlike voice who was best known as the psychic called in to rid a suburban home of demonic forces in the 1982 horror movie "Poltergeist," died Wednesday. She was 76.
Rubinstein, who also...
| Apr 30, 2011
Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75.
Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...