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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

St. Charles Singers Perform Mozart Sacred Works Review - Lesser Known Choral Works by Mozart Illuminated by Local Ensembles

St. Charles Singers Perform Mozart Sacred Works Review - Lesser Known Choral Works by Mozart Illuminated by Local Ensembles A showcase of some of Mozart's earlier sacred vocal and orchestral compositions from St. Charles ensemble highlighted by enthusiastic music making

Lost Bayou Ramblers Review – Cajan Vacation Without Leaving Town

Lost Bayou Ramblers Review – Cajan Vacation Without Leaving Town For that fun Bayou sound go to City Winery to hear Lost Bayou Ramblers-- and catch a good meal and wine

Lyric Opera’s “Don Giovanni” Review – Modern Setting Gives Opera New Resonance

Lyric Opera’s “Don Giovanni” Review – Modern Setting Gives Opera New Resonance Lyric Opera gives Mozart's "Don Giovanni" a modern setting and new resonance

MusicNOW Review- Four Provocative Explorations of Where Music Can Take Us

MusicNOW Review- Four Provocative Explorations of Where Music Can Take Us Four composers' works-- each quite distinct-- were performed at the recent MusicNOW concert in Harris Theater

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