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Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons

Carson Daly made the announcement Friday morning on the "Today" show. Daly said Gwen Stefani will return for season 17 in Levine’s chair.

‘I really need help’: Chance the Rapper takes to Twitter to find kidney for his aunt

"We have exhausted all options and have been wait listed for years," the Chicago musician writes.

In the music spotlight: X

X’s occasional forays into political territory remain potent. 1983’s "The New World" is surprisingly timeless.

The Mix: Bike the Drive, House Music Festival and more things to do May 24-30

From Eddie Izzard to New Kingston, there’s so much to check out in Chicago in the week ahead.

‘Rocketman’: Elton John gets the grand-scale, greatly entertaining biopic he deserves

Through good times and bad, Taran Egerton owns the role of the rocker in this probing, hopping and bopping jukebox musical.

Chicago summer music festival guide 2019

A look at the can’t-miss music events in Chicago and the ‘burbs this summer.

In the music spotlight: The Who

A live album called "The Who’s Tommy Orchestral" is set for a mid-June release.

The Mix: Chicago Open Air, Chocolate Fest and more things to do in Chicago May 17-23

From the Eifman Ballet to a critics’ film festival, there’s so much to check out in Chicago in the week ahead.

On new album, The National enlists women to elevate its art

The chilly, arty "I Am Easy to Find" is not to be embraced; it is to be admired.

DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle song collaboration to be released

All proceeds from "Higher" will be donated to Hussle’s children, 10-year-old Emani and 2-year-old Kross.

Rolling Stones to kick off postponed tour with Chicago dates

The No Filter tour includes all cities from the previously postponed tour, due to the 75-year-old Jagger’s recent heart surgery, plus one new date in New Orleans.

Courtney Barnett, India.Arie, De La Soul, Bomba Estereo among Taste of Chicago headliners

Opening performances will include sets by Meshell Ndegeocello, Sunflower Bean, Taylor Bennett, Joywave and Bilal.

Charles Barksdale, bass singer for The Dells, dies at 84

"All the 1970s bass singers learned a lot from Charles Barksdale" of The Dells, said Marshall Thompson of the Chi-Lites.

Kelly Clarkson to sing national anthem at Indianapolis 500

It will be the second straight year and the third time the Grammy Award-winning superstar will perform on race day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Britney Spears may never return to the stage, manager says

Spears has had a tumultuous 2019, beginning with her January announcement that she was postponing her Las Vegas residency.

Influential Irish music teacher, historian Noel Rice dies at 84

"A party without music is dead. A people without music doesn’t exist," Noel Rice said. "Without music and song, there is no such thing as culture."

Vampire Weekend is back after 6 years with vibrant new ‘Father of the Bride’

"Father of the Bride," its first album in six years, is multi-layered musically and lyrically and fun despite its dark lyrices.

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day has died

Doris Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died, her foundation says.

Kodak Black arrested, Lil Wayne refuses to go on at Florida festival

In his latest brush with the law, Kodak Black is charged with a crime in connection to weapons, the U.S. Marshals Service says.

BTS turns up the heat on frigid spring night at Chicago’s Soldier Field

If you have never seen a K-Pop show live or have never heard of the genre, then let the BTS tour be your fabulous introduction.

Ex-Fugees rapper Pras Michel charged in campaign finance case

He"s been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took place during the 2012 U.S. presidential election, the Justice Department said Friday.

CSO, Riccardo Muti, Mitsuko Uchida combine for dazzling evening of Mozart

There were highlights aplenty from Muti and the orchestra in a spectacular program.

The Mix: BTS, Manifest and more things to do May 10-16

From BTS to "30 Egg Plays in 60 Egg Minutes" there's so much to check out in Chicago in the week ahead.

Bruce Springsteen teases new E Street Band songs, likely tour

Bruce Springsteen has written nearly an album's worth of new songs for the E Street Band, enough to think about touring again with his longtime band.

R. Kelly’s day in court: pays $62K in child support; sex abuse suit will proceed

Kelly still owes about $32K in interest, lawyer's fees and educational costs. Meanwhile, a woman's lawsuit alleging Kelly abused her will proceed.

Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae say message got them to give voice to ‘Uglydolls’

Animated movie includes voices of pop stars Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae, Nick Jonas, Lizzo, Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX.

Peabo Bryson recovering after mild heart attack, cancels concerts

The Grammy-winning singer is expected to make a full recovery his publicist said.

CSO, Riccardo Muti return in triumphant program following strike settlement

Beyond the much-anticipated restart of the 2018-19 season, Thursday’s program was marked with some notable milestones and historical connections.

Still preaching the gospel of love, Al Green embarking on a new musical journey

"Love is the greatest gift in the world; if you have that then all this other stuff on the news wouldn’t be going on," the Reverend says.

Sonia Dada guitarist Dan Pritzker’s film on jazz pioneer finally in theaters

It comes more than two decades after the seed was planted in Chicago musician Dan Pritzker’s mind to make a movie about Charles "Buddy" Bolden.

Live Nation offers $20 tickets for major shows during National Concert Week

The tickets are "all-in," meaning no extra fees are added.

The Mix: ‘West Side Story,’ Buckingham Fountain and more things to do May 3-9

Lyric Opera is presenting "West Side Story," Buckingham Fountain will come to life, and a whole lot more happening in the week ahead.