| Sep 3, 2013
You know a jazz festival has ventured into unusual territory when Lupe Fiasco eases onto the stage.
That happened Sunday night as the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival was approaching the finish line, the Chicago rapper making an unannounced cameo...
| Aug 8, 2013
It used to be that going to a museum for the food was like going to Wrigley Field for the baseball. They offered a version of the thing in question, sure, but you were pretty likely to be disappointed.
But these days, most Chicago cultural...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:51 AM
The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A couple of hours before the Blisters played Lollapalooza on Saturday, a drum circle broke out a stone's throw from the stage. The drum circle was composed of small children and toddlers who banged incessantly on bongos and whatever was placed before...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:07 AM
With few exceptions, Ravinia has not gone out of its way to provide exposure for young conductors who are making their way up the professional ladder and who have yet to become household names. Fortunately the Grant Park Music Festival and its principal...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Brooklyn Rider: For its Ravinia debut, the new-era string quartet sandwiches recent works by second violinist Colin Jacobsen between quartets by Mozart and Bartok. 8 p.m. Tuesday in Martin Theatre, Ravinia, Green Bay and Lake -Cook roads, Highland Park;...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:53 AM
With about 525 volunteers and more than 50 service projects, residents of Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties stepped out to give back to their communities Wednesday for Heart of Kentucky United Way’s 20th annual Day of Action.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:32 AM
What does a great city-sponsored music festival look like?
A superb example comes in the form of the 15th annual World Music Festival Chicago, which since its inception has offered a combination of outdoor events downtown and indoor performances in some...
| Aug 15, 2013
Metra board member Stanley Rakestraw has been asked to resign, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office said late Wednesday, following inquiries by the Tribune about Rakestraw's eligibility and residency.
State law requires that...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:21 PM
This time around, even Rahm Emanuel is feeling the love. The fact that the Chicago mayor has proclaimed Sept. 7-15 "Beethoven Festival Week in Chicago" can only help to lure more curiosity seekers to the festival's third annual edition, which continues...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The fall season brings a new wave of jazz recordings by Chicago artists, each exploring a distinct facet of the music.
Some of the albums prove stronger than others, but together they attest to the depth of talent and range of expression that make...