| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:47 AM
Josh Groban, the multimillion-selling pop-classical artist, will make his Ravinia debut Aug. 10 with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra.
Also making their first appearances at the venue will be David Byrne and St. Vincent, playing songs from their 2012...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:54 AM
Got the wintertime blues? Try curing them Thursday, March 7, with the 2013 Cabin Fever Blues Bash at The Maryland Theatre.
This year’s headliners, Moreland & Arbuckle, perform at 7 p.m.
“Blues Bash is to get people in the mood for (Western...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:24 AM
In was summer 2002, and the sprawling Rambler’s Ranch mountaintop music venue near Jim Thorpe was in foreclosure, closed for two years. That’s about as long as its builder, local country musician Tommy Schafer, had tried to operate it before.....
| Feb 16, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Penn’s Peak, the sprawling mountaintop music venue near Jim Thorpe, this month marks 10 years of operations, and in that time has seen 700 to 800 shows by artists playing country, rock, pop, jam band, blues and just about any......
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:29 AM
These days, Dar Lopez approaches the Riverwalk Blues and Music Festival with a degree of humility. It's rooted, perhaps, in the organizer's abiding respect for the event's late founder, Don Cohen, who inaugurated the all-day party in the parking lot of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Guitar giant Eric Clapton and the Guitar Center have teamed to produce and sell the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection, featuring replicas of some of his most famous guitars. Proceeds will benefit the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Two bands led by a guitarist Rolling Stone magazine included among its 100 greatest of all time and another band led by a member of one of music’s most famous family will highlight three days and two stages of music......
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Rap videos can be tricky to understand as an art form. If you aren't in tune with the culture, you might just dismiss them all as a cavalcade of ginormous butts, bottles, cars and one tough guy in the back row counting a large wad of money. (People in...
| Jan 22, 2013
— Monday was a momentous day for President Barack Obama — and not a bad one as well for the president's friend, longtime ally and fellow Illinois Democrat, Sen. Dick Durbin.
The Senate's No. 2 leader joined Obama at an early morning church...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Little starlight shone on the Sunshine Blues Festival Saturday at Boca Raton’s Mizner Park Amphitheater, inclement weather graying the skies and softening the ground, leaving no foot — clad or otherwise — free of mud. Star power, on...
| Jan 18, 2013
If you're a music fan of a certain age — say, perhaps, 41 — it may strike you as a bit disconcerting to listen to Derek Trucks talk about his kids. For there's a good chance that the first time you heard Trucks' name, he was an 11-year-old...