| Aug 26, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Cheap Trick at Ravinia
Cheap Trick will stop by Ravinia Festival at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. The band will be performing two classic, live albums, Sgt. Pepper Live and Cheap Trick at Budokan. The set will include a backing orchestra and feature hits such as...
| Aug 24, 2013
Forget Tony Bennett's age. Forget that he turned 87 earlier this month.
All that counted Thursday night at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park was the timeless nature of Bennett's work – and its interpretive depth.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:16 AM
The 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival is less than two weeks away, and the tempo music-making in Chicago – always brisk – quickens.
Consider what the next seven days have in store:
David Boykin. A Chicago saxophonist with an...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Singers whose careers flourish well into their 80s are rare, and those whose instruments still function at a high level rarer still.
Among them, Tony Bennett stands out, for he turned 87 earlier this month and has shown no vocal slippage. Yes, his voice...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 2:15 PM
James Conlon, music director of Los Angeles Opera, will have surgery to have part of his colon removed. The 63-year-old conductor is suffering from an inflamed portion of his colon as a result of diverticulitis, the company said.
The surgery, which will...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:50 PM
On the elegant, manicured lawns of Ravinia, the Women's Board presented its annual black-tie gala July 27 with more than 800 guests in attendance. The evening featured renowned classical pianist Lang Lang, whose career was launched 14 years ago on the...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Memo to: Everyone.
Re: Shutting Up During Concerts.
So, uh, everyone … if you've been wondering lately about what you could do to dramatically improve my enjoyment at concerts this summer (and beyond), well, No. 1: Wow, thanks for the...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Singer Anita Baker has cancelled her Saturday concert at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. No reason was given. Refunds will be made automatically to ticket holders via the original method of payment. Ravinia will be closed on Saturday. For further...
| Jul 9, 2013
The following were taken from police reports.
A 30-year-old Glenview woman was charged with improper lane usage and driving under the influence after police stopped her driving north on Waukegan Road, approaching Kates Road, in the through...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Rather than have his buddies over to his Los Angeles home Thursday for a Fourth of July barbecue, Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik was playing host in a mostly bare dressing room backstage at Ravinia Festival, where his band was set to perform its...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:09 AM
If you admire the sleek playing of Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom – and what jazz listener doesn't? – pay heed: This Friday and Saturday will be the last time to hear him leading a band in town for the next several months.
That's because the...