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It is a mighty work that requires a mighty performance, and it got that Thursday evening, the kind that is only possible when a top-level conductor and top-level orchestra are completely in sync.
Blazingly original Netflix film blends music, narrative and trippy visuals to depict an artist’s search for romance.
The rapper was in Chicago last month for a set at Riot Fest.
The World Music Festival, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Music Box of Horrors fest are among the highlights in the week ahead.
Pop star faces an eight-year prison sentence and a hefty fine if convicted.
The concerts were canceled following outcry over his sympathetic stance toward Russia in its war against Ukraine.
The jazz great died in Los Angeles early Saturday, his record label announced.
Thursday night’s concert also signaled the beginning of Riccardo Muti’s 13th and final season as music director.
The rapper formerly known as Kanye West says he’s had to “fight” to have a voice in parenting his children.
The return of ‘Wicked,’ the Hyde Park Jazz Fest, two performances of the Kyiv Ballet and the Reeling film festival are among the things to see and do in the Chicago area.
“Omens” follows the band’s wildly successful 2020 self-titled album that produced the mega-hit “Memento Mori” and ushered in a resurgence for the Richmond, Virginia, act.
“I get the opportunity every night for two plus hours to bring many people together that might be completely polar opposites politically or religiously or socially, in every way possible,” the country superstar says of his live shows.
‘Fiddler on the Roof’: Lyric Opera’s rethinking of classic musical emphasizes its historical reality as well as its wit
The production, first seen at Germany’s Komische Oper Berlin, scrapes away the kitschy patina to reveal its musical treasures and emotional core.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Linda Lindas and Zola Jesus also help close out the fest at Douglass Park.
Riot Fest reviews Day 2: The Original Misfits, Bad Religion, The Joy Formidable, Get Up Kids bring rock, punk to the park
The day began sunny and humid but by 3 p.m., clouds had appeared and the wind kicked up.
Riot Fest reviews Day 1: My Chemical Romance briefly suspends headlining set amid crowd surges; Alkaline Trio, Descendents, rock the park
The Chicago punk rock heroes repeatedly implored the massive crowd to take several steps back to prevent crushing frontline fans.
And maybe his conviction and sentencing might also prompt other sexual abusers to get the psychiatric help they need before it’s too late.