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Beyond the Aria Review-Blythe's Charismatic Performance Carries the Day

Beyond the Aria Review-Blythe's Charismatic Performance Carries the Day A fine trio of vocalists headline installment of Lyric Opera/Harris Theater series, but star mezzo steals the show

Măcelaru Conducts Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Brahms, Bruch, and Dvořák

Măcelaru Conducts Chicago Symphony Orchestra – Brahms, Bruch, and Dvořák Personable pre-concert speaker brings Brahms, Bruch and Dvořák newly alive-- followed by a transporting CSO performance

Lyric Opera’s “Il Trovatore” Review – A Grand Production

Lyric Opera’s “Il Trovatore” Review – A Grand Production I had the opportunity of seeing the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s "Il Trovatore", thereby enjoying some of the most beautiful music in all of opera and the dramatic story it tells

Holcombe Waller “Wayfinders” Review – Sci-Fi Flavored Musical Expressionism

Holcombe Waller “Wayfinders” Review – Sci-Fi Flavored Musical Expressionism "Wayfinders" may have created a new genre of sci-fi inspired musical expressionism

Escape with The Great Escape

Escape with The Great Escape West Coast band The Great Escape releases self-titled debut album.

The City Winery presents Duncan Sheik Review – Pop Rock in an Urban Setting

The City Winery presents Duncan Sheik Review – Pop Rock in an Urban Setting Great music and an outstanding venue, Duncan Sheik at the City Winery was a real treat

National Center for the Performing Arts of Beijing Review – An Afternoon to Remember

National Center for the Performing Arts of Beijing Review – An Afternoon to Remember My husband and I had the good fortune of being a part of the audience at Symphony Center when the orchestra at the National Center for the Performing Arts of Beijing began its North American tour here, in Chicago

NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC Review – Hip Hop Is NOT Dead !

NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC Review – Hip Hop Is NOT Dead ! Nas celebrates his 20th Anniversary for his very first Album release of Illmatic through his documentary Nas: Time Is Illmatic and a follow-up performance

Jelani Latee - Reminds us it's OK to Feel Good

Jelani Latee - Reminds us it's OK to Feel Good Planing on making a few needed changes to the current Hip Hop horizon. He's a rare breed of street and cultured, classy but still cool

“Beyond the Aria” Review – Lyric Opera Serenade on Pritzker Stage

“Beyond the Aria” Review – Lyric Opera Serenade on Pritzker Stage Lyric Opera voices in an intimate cabaret-like setting on Pritzker Stage

Bella Voce Faire is the Heaven Review - All-British Choral Program a Winner

Bella Voce Faire is the Heaven Review - All-British Choral Program a Winner Renowned local ensemble serves up another winner in an impressive setting

The People’s Music School Passes On Baton-- Preview–-Renewing the Treasure Rita Simó Gave Chicago

The People’s Music School Passes On Baton-- Preview–-Renewing the Treasure Rita Simó Gave Chicago The People's Music School Appoints a new President and Artistic Director who is a kindred spirit of the school's founder

London Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Center Review-Rising Above the Material

London Philharmonic Orchestra at Symphony Center Review-Rising Above the Material The fine London Philharmonic Orchestra, along with their star conductor, present a program headed by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich

CSO’s “Ben Hur” Review – Historic Silent Film Scored by Rock Drummer

CSO’s “Ben Hur” Review – Historic Silent Film Scored by Rock Drummer Chicago Symphony Orchestra enlists famed rock drummer to bring classic silent film "Ben Hur" alive

Bastille 'Bad Blood: The Last Stand’ Tour - Agganis Arena; Boston, MA

Bastille 'Bad Blood: The Last Stand’ Tour - Agganis Arena; Boston, MA Kicking the night off with ‘Things We Lost In The Fire’, Bastille delivered a brilliant performance. Smith’s vocal range combined with bandmates Simmons, Wood, and Farquarson made this concert an immensely successful and enjoyable experience

Lyric Opera “Capriccio” Review – Rewarded Strongly by Renée Fleming’s Final Aria

Lyric Opera “Capriccio” Review – Rewarded Strongly by Renée Fleming’s Final Aria Renée Fleming diva powers the Lyric Opera's current production of "Capriccio"

Macbeth Met in HD Review-Packing a Heavy Dramatic Punch

Macbeth Met in HD Review-Packing a Heavy Dramatic Punch First Met HD broadcast of the season is Verdi's Shakespearean adaptation with the usual big-name cast

Porchlight’s “Sweeney Todd” Review – Charmed and Cozy with a Ghoulish Tale

Porchlight’s “Sweeney Todd” Review – Charmed and Cozy with a Ghoulish Tale Porchlight Music Theatre Gives the Ghoulish Tale of Sweeney Todd a New Charm and Intimacy

CSO Plays Mahler 5 Review - In a Pinch, Runnicles and CSO Make it Look Easy

CSO Plays Mahler 5 Review - In a Pinch, Runnicles and CSO Make it Look Easy A last-minute substitution doesn't faze CSO in a thrilling performance of Mahler's masterpiece

PoleCat Percussion Systems in Review - Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

PoleCat Percussion Systems in Review - Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum Focusing on four fundamental concerns including weight, set-up and tear-down time, consistency in set-up and managing space

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