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Hyde Park Jazz Festival of Chicago Announces Complete Lineup: Dee Alexander, Pianist Craig Taborn, J.D. Allen Quartet and More

The Hyde Park Jazz Festival has announced the complete lineup for its 8th annual festival on September 27 and 28. This year the Jazz Fest expands to 18 hours over 2 days, presenting Chicago’s greatest jazz musicians to an anticipated crowd of more ...

Second Try for 'First Wives Club': Musical Adaptation on Tap for Chicago Pre-Broadway Tryout

With a new book by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason ('Designing Women'), the Holland-Dozier-Holland musical will make a new try for Broadway glory next year.

Chicago Chamber Musicians Cancel 2014-15 Season

The Chicago Chamber Musicians, long considered one of the finest chamber ensembles in the city, announced on Friday that they will discontinue all artistic activities at the close of the current fiscal year, and will not present a 2014-15 season.

Sting's Broadway-Bound New Musical 'The Last Ship' Opens Chicago Run Next Week

The semi-autobiographical show is set to move to Broadway in the fall.

Rapper OTF Nunu Slain In Chicago Days After Chance The Rapper Helps With Campaign To End Violence

Lil Durk's cousin and fellow rapper OTF Nunu was killed in Chicago days after Chance The Rapper took to Twitter to stop the violence.

Access Contemporary Music Presents the 9th Annual Sound of Silent Film Festival in Chicago

Access Contemporary Music is getting ready to present its annual Sound of Silent Film Festival on April 29, at a new venue this year--the Music Box Theater, one of Chicago's top theaters for arthouse cinema.

Get Spektral Quartet’s “Mobile Miniatures” for Your Phone: Release Party to Feature New Music Ringtones by Nico Muhly, David Lang, Shulamit Ran and Others

Last fall, the Spektral Quartet commissioned more than 40 contemporary composers to create mini new-music masterpieces to serve as ringtones and alerts on mobile devices. The Quartet will present them all at its "Mobile Miniatures" release party in ...

Chief Keef to pay for funeral of slain Chicago toddler

Chief Keef recently revealed that he would be covering the funeral expenses for a 2-year-old beat to death by her father.

International Contemporary Ensemble Presents the Music of Alvin Lucier at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

This weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) is presenting three concerts of works by Alvin Lucier, a trail-blazing force in contemporary music for over 50 years. Lucier, himself, will be present ...

UPDATE: Harris Theater Reopens After Fire, Chicago Opera's 'Queenie Pie' and Music of the Baroque's 'Italian Style' Rescheduled

UPDATE: The Harris Theater reopened on Friday after an electrical and mechanical fire caused the busy performing arts venue to shut down for more than two weeks. The theater’s director, Michael Tiknis, said that all necessary repairs and ...

Pink Martini and The Von Trapps to Sing a Little Song from 'Dream a Little Dream' at Symphony Center in Chicago

Pink Martini will return to Symphony Center in Chicago on March 7 at 8:00 p.m., with special guests The von Trapps, the great-grandchildren of the famous 'Sound of Music' family. Together they will sing classic songs and selections from their latest ...

Fire at Chicago's Harris Theater Closes Venue Through March 6; Performances of Duke Ellington’s ‘Queenie Pie’ Opera Rescheduled

Chicago's Harris Theater will remain closed through Thursday, March 6 after an electrical fire on Wednesday afternoon damaged operational and mechanical equipment in the busy performing arts venue. The theater is working to reschedule a number of ...

eighth blackbird's Tim Munro on "Still in Motion" Program (Ligeti, Mackey, T. Johnson, Arcade Fire) at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

eighth blackbird's performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago on March 8 and 9 will hold some of the group's favorite music, including works by György Ligeti and Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trombonist Michael Mulcahy Talks Brass Tributes to Bud Herseth, Edward Kleinhammer

The legendary Chicago brass sound can be heard in its full power and brilliance next Thursday at Orchestra Hall, when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass take the stage for a program of traditional favorites and symphonic masterworks arranged for ...

Death Grips Lollapalooza, Chicago No-Shows Was Actually Publicity Stunt/Performance Art Done Wrong

Death Grips, the alternative hip-hop group that made headlines by mysteriously not showing up for a Lollapalooza pre-show concert and the canceling their performance at the festival, evidently did so with the intention of creating an act of ...

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