| May 3, 2012
| 12:45 PM
When Chicago pianist Miguel de la Cerna was growing up on the South Side, the sound of jazzand blues, gospel and funk, R&B and soul was everywhere. It blasted out of clubs and apartments, car radios and storefronts, inspiring a kid growing up near 41st...
| Mar 30, 2012
Many musicians have dreams. Some materialize. Others are broken. But singer and songwriter Julie Frost feels like Cinderella. After standing alongside Madonna onstage at the Golden Globes and accepting the award for co-writing the best original song in...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Pope John XXIII Preschool is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 2 through 4 on Saturday March 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 …...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble: The Band’s drummer-vocalist holds regular “Midnight Rambles” at his barn in Woodstock, N.Y., and he'll bring that loose, Southern medicine-show vibe to Old Town and its annual fundraiser with guests...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Bucky Halker (r) will sing Woody Guthrie’s peculiar anthem “Old Chy-car-go” -- Old Chy-car-go, Old Chy-car-go, Down by the lake, that's where the girls go Folks walk and talk in the Loop In Old Chy-car-go --at the Tribune's variety show....
| Feb 23, 2012
| 8:41 PM
Occidental Brothers Dance Band International: The multi-racial Chicago band specializes in West African highlife music, which should be a perfect way to experience Old Town’s new, dance-oriented performance space in the Myron R. Szold Music and...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
I fear that I’m falling into a publicity trap set by my devious Tribune Company colleagues upstairs at Chicago Magazine. They just released the ranking of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans, published online and in the March issue. Lists of......
| Feb 13, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A major new venue will arrive on the Chicago concert scene this summer, and it’ll be booked by one of the local music community’s most respected figures.
City Winery Chicago, which is scheduled to open a 300-seat concert hall in the West Loop...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Joe Henry: The singer-songwriter is perhaps best known these days as a producer for his excellent work on albums by Allen Touissant, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann and Solomon Burke, among others. But his own albums are reliably excellent, even as they...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Two more recordings from last weekend's "Songs of Good Cheer" concerts. The first is an sweet, old carol from the British Isles. Dunstan Lullaby .mp3 The second...I know, I know. But if anyone can soften you to the carol often......