| Jun 12, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival: June 15-16. Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. clearwaterfestival.org. An annual festival to celebrate the environmental movement. Pete Seeger,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival is about as idyllic as a folk music festival can get. Situated along the banks of the Hudson River in Westchester County, at Croton Point Park, it consistently draws an impressive array of songwriters and...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:23 PM
For those of you who had Buddy Guy, Billy Corgan, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy or some other prominent Chicago musician in the “Who’ll Be the Rolling Stones’ Official Special Guest Tonight?” pool, sorry, but that honor goes to none...
| Apr 30, 2013
You heard it here first: This year’s now-complete Bud Light stage at the Taste of Chicago features—well, a ton of great local talent.
Here are the top 7 acts on that free stage at the 2013 Taste (July 10-14), with the full schedule below!...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:16 AM
In 1994, Orchestra Hall — home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — took a gamble. The grand old institution for the first time launched a jazz subscription series, betting that Chicagoans would commit to a season of such events, albeit a short...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Having already dominated the Grammy Awards, late-night television and the Billboard 200, Justin Timberlake rode his rolling promotional juggernaut to the White House on Tuesday night, taking part in an all-star tribute to Memphis soul along with Mavis...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 11:40 AM
About eight years ago, singer/songwriter Amy Helm (pictured) — the daughter of the Band's legendary singer/drummer Levon Helm (who passed away last year) and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen — was blowing minds, gently, with folk-rock...
| Feb 25, 2013
Singer of Chicago blues
Magic Slim, 75, whose ragged voice and punchy guitar riffs made him a symbol of Chicago blues, died Thursday in Philadelphia after surgery for a bleeding ulcer, according to his family.
A younger contemporary of...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:16 AM
Cleotha Staples, one of the founding members of the renowned Chicago soul and gospel group the Staple Singers, died Thursday at the age of 78.
She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease for 12 years, and had been under 24-hour home care....
| Feb 11, 2013
| 9:00 AM
This year’s Grammys were all about pushing authenticity, and how often that’s just another kind of performance.
But from the audience, two moments underlined the difference between sincerity as a kind of fashion statement, and when it’...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Resilient youth was served at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, with relative newcomers such as Mumford & Sons, fun. and Gotye sweeping the major awards.
The Black Keys also enjoyed a banner night. The Nashville-via-Ohio rock duo won three Grammys,...