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Lyric’s Porgy and Bess Review –Tragic or Triumphant?

Lyric’s Porgy and Bess Review –Tragic or Triumphant? Lyric’s production of Porgy and Bess is a triumph in its mastery of every aspect of its art form: it got gripping from the get-go when that strange, sheer, prophetic “curtain” was lifted

Music Artist Roger Neal Releases First Christmas Song - Behind the Christmas Lights

Music Artist Roger Neal Releases First Christmas Song - Behind the Christmas Lights  18 yr. old music artist Roger Neal is a new artist poised to take the music industry by storm

CSO Plays Brandenburg Concertos Review-Kraemer's Lightness Carries it Off

CSO Plays Brandenburg Concertos Review-Kraemer's Lightness Carries it Off The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's presentation of all six of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos is a success thanks to its conductor's light touch

A Wondrous Sound Review - The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season

A Wondrous Sound Review - The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season The Lyric Opera of Chicago is sixty years old and special events of all kinds are taking place in and around the city, including a performance by the Lyric Opera Chorus at Evanston's Alice Millar Chapel

Feelin’ Kind of Irie-With The Dimestore Prophets

Feelin’ Kind of Irie-With The Dimestore Prophets The Dimestore Prophets bringing their feel-good sound to a venue near you this Fall

Plastic Plates at Mister H review - Atmospheric House Music in the Dark

Plastic Plates at Mister H review - Atmospheric House Music in the Dark Groovy beats add to the atmosphere of a sexy, dark SoHo club

Jazz Legendary John T. Peek - The African American Philharmonic Orchestra Will Perform Christmas Concerts and More

Jazz Legendary John T. Peek - The African American Philharmonic Orchestra Will Perform Christmas Concerts and More Legendary Jazz Musician-Conductor John T. Peek, at age 86 of the African American Philharmonic Orchestra (AAPO) still performing after being the first black orchestra many years ago and still enjoying the Holiday Season in concerts and other festivities

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

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

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