| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Last night at rehearsal for an upcoming country-gospel singalong -- Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Grafton Pub & Grill in Lincoln Square -- Maura Lally of the Pickin' Bubs noted that one of her students at the Old Town School......
| Sep 20, 2012
| 12:11 PM
The good news: All events at the 14th annual World Music Festival will be free.
The bad: The event is smaller than last year's, with 49 shows, compared to last year's 63.
"Obviously, in a transition year, you're not working under ideal circumstances,"...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:43 PM
He has spent most of his adult life in the demanding and financially precarious world of music. Despite that, John Devens remains a sane man, and so it came as a mild shock to learn that he has decided to become the artistic director of a new music club...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Two months ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival made a bold move, presenting performances for the first time on the South Side of Chicago, in Ellis Park. Throngs turned out.
Next month, the World Music Festival will take a bold step, for the first time...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Fascinating music constantly bubbles up from the caldron that is Chicago jazz, the latest example coming from the horn and pen of Josh Berman.
The very fact that he plays cornet, an instrument largely relegated to the history books, and collaborates with...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Is it beginning to feel a lot like Christmas? No, it is not. Even those of us in the cast of Songs of Good Cheer, the winter holiday sing-along parties at the Old Town School of Folk Music aren’t yet......
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:41 PM
City Winery Chicago, a 300-capacity concert hall in the West Loop, will open Aug. 1 and announced a full slate of performers Tuesday for the 2012 season, including singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, gospel great Mavis Staples and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling....
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:38 PM
Into a live music scene already stuffed with clubs, City Winery promises something different: Music and food in a wine-country atmosphere.
But will it be enough to draw traffic from already well-trafficked clubs and restaurants within miles, if not a...
| Jul 21, 2012
If half of the recommendations in the draft of the Chicago Cultural Plan — heck, even 5 percent of the recommendations — were implemented, Chicago would become an artistic nirvana without global peer.
There would be new city grants,...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:24 PM
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| May 28, 2012
| 7:57 AM
Tribute to Big Bill Broonzy
Friday, June 17
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N Lincoln Avenue
To purchase a copy of the book:
I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy