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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Schubert and Schumann Concert Review-Masterworks Brought Down To Earth

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Schubert and Schumann Concert Review-Masterworks Brought Down To Earth A pairing of piano concerto and symphony, each among the best in its genre, in interpretations that help us look at the works in a different way

Trey Songz Private Party for Premiere of "NaNa" Video

Trey Songz Private Party for Premiere of "NaNa" Video A private party for the premiere of Trey Songz new video for smash hit "Nana" was held at the upscale restaurant and bar Bugatta on Melrose Avenue

La Clemenza di Tito at Lyric Opera Review - It's Rough Being Caesar

La Clemenza di Tito at Lyric Opera Review - It's Rough Being Caesar If there's any opera neglected among Mozart's output, it's this one, and Lyric Opera of Chicago assembles some big names and others perhaps headed for stardom

Dutoit, Connesson, and Dufour at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Review-At an All-French CSO Program, With New Surprises (Even From Old Standbys)

Dutoit, Connesson, and Dufour at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Review-At an All-French CSO Program, With New Surprises (Even From Old Standbys) A program with a distinctly Gallic flavor featuring a flute concerto especially commissioned for the Chicago Symphony and a fine rendition of Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony

Alisa Muraveva - Born to Perform

Alisa Muraveva - Born to Perform Russian beauty, Alisa Muraveva is a skilled journalist, a talented model and an extraordinary singer striving to make her mark in the music industry by crossing over.

Ravel and Stravinsky at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Review - Instead of Big Portions, Smaller Plates

Ravel and Stravinsky at Chicago Symphony Orchestra Review - Instead of Big Portions, Smaller Plates Pierre Boulez, absent physically, spiritually presides over a de-centralized concert that incorporates several small pieces that explore a wide variety of musical ideas

LA Opera's Billy Budd - A Fascinating Study of Innocence Betrayed

LA Opera's Billy Budd - A Fascinating Study of Innocence Betrayed Although everyone on the ship’s crew really wants to save Billy, there is no way out for him

Emancipator - A Trip Hop Great Delivers An Extraordinary New York Performance

Emancipator - A Trip Hop Great Delivers An Extraordinary New York Performance A producer has combined trip hop and classical music, made sweet unsurpassed melodies, charmed a variety of music fans, and is now on tour dominating every venue he plays. This force is better know as, Emancipator

Rusalka at Lyric Opera Review-Big Names and Big Promises, Delivered

Rusalka at Lyric Opera Review-Big Names and Big Promises, Delivered The Lyric Opera's first-ever production of Antonin Dvorak's opera is studded with stars who make us wonder what took them so long to stage it

Steve Earle at the City Winery Review - A Postcard From Guitar Town

Steve Earle at the City Winery Review - A Postcard From Guitar Town Steve Earle, with a two hour plus solo acoustic set, electrified in his second of three back to back sold out shows at the City Winery

The Unlikely Candidates EP Review - A Band Outstanding And Undeniably Unique

The Unlikely Candidates EP Review - A Band Outstanding And Undeniably Unique The Unlikely Candidates are about to hit the music world by storm. Their EP "The Unlikely Candidates" has the rhythm, spellbinding melodies, and vitality that makes this Texas born band outstanding and undeniably unique

Canon Logic - "Tribute To Great Writing, Be It Literary Or Musical"

Canon Logic -  "Tribute To Great Writing, Be It Literary Or Musical"   Canon Logic are a band undeniably talented, charismatic, passionate, peerless, and includes positively brilliant songwriters. Named from "The Canon Logic", as a "tribute to great writing, be it literary or musical"

We Are the In Crowd- "Weird Kids" Review- More Mature Kids

We Are the In Crowd- "Weird Kids" Review- More Mature Kids That’s the message of the band’s latest effort, appropriately titled, Weird Kids. Through songs of heartbreak, sadness, and coming of age tales, these five kids show that being weird is half the fun of being alive.

Nadene Pita – Violist with a Voice

Nadene Pita – Violist with a Voice Born in New Zealand, but with a memorable Australian childhood, violist Nadene Pita currently explores her musical potentials in Los Angeles providing a remarkably fresh unique mix of sounds accompanied by an incredible voice

Modern Baseball's “You’re Gonna Miss It All” Review- A New Twist on a Stale Genre

Modern Baseball's “You’re Gonna Miss It All” Review- A New Twist on a Stale Genre You may not know Modern Baseball, but I’m hoping that, one day soon, you will. The boys are back with their Run For Cover Records debut, You’re Gonna Miss It All, and it does not disappoint

Joshua Bell Performance Review - The Poet of the Violin

Joshua Bell Performance Review - The Poet of the Violin Violinist Bell and Pianist Haywood co-weave an exquisite musical textile from which an intricately patterned masterpiece emerges

Marshall Dane - One of These Days

Marshall Dane - One of These Days Canadian Country musician Marshall Dane blends country and rock 'n' roll into his own unique sound with the recent release of his new album One of These Days.

Rusalka at MET HD Review - Transported to Another World

Rusalka at MET HD Review - Transported to Another World The chance to see Rusalka with Renee Fleming at a theater nearby was irresistible to me and there is another chance to see this wonderful production on Wednesday, February 12th at 6:30

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Plays Schubert Mass Review-Surprises Abound

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Plays Schubert Mass Review-Surprises Abound Riccardo Muti introduces an unheard Schubert Mass to Chicago, and a piece from a master Italian composer who makes a surprise appearance in person

Porchlight Music Theatre’s “Ain’t Misbehavin” Review – Chicago’s Answer to “After Midnight”

Porchlight Music Theatre’s “Ain’t Misbehavin” Review – Chicago’s Answer to “After Midnight” "Ain't Misbehavin" recreates Harlem Renaissance glory and song

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