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  • Sam Malambri spent more than 30 years teaching jazz to teenagers who called him the “Pied Piper of Palatine.”

    Longtime Walter Sundling Junior High band director diesFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sam Malambri, known to his Walter Sundling Junior High students as the "Pied Pieper of Palatine," has died. The Inverness man spent more than 30 years at the school as a band director and played gigs with some of the biggest names in jazz. “He always wanted to make people happy,” his daughter Julie Malambri said.

  •  Confetti blows over the crowd for the grand finale of Insane Clown Posse’s performance on the last night of the Gathering of the Juggalos near in Cave-In-Rock, Ill. Organizers of a yearly outdoor festival headlined by Insane Clown Posse are moving the event to the central Missouri town of Kaiser after six years of troubled get-togethers in southern Illinois.

    Insane Clown Posse festival leaves Illinois Feb 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    An annual festival headlined by the rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse will be staged at a Missouri farm’s campground after seven years in southern Illinois, promoters of the trouble-plagued Gathering of the Juggalos said. Suburban Detroit-based Psychopathic Records Inc. offered few details on the shift from the Hogrock campsite near Cave-In-Rock — the gathering’s home since 2007 — to the CryBaby Campground in Kaiser, a rural community about 170 miles west of St. Louis.

  • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is searching for an outdoor venue where it can perform seasonal concerts in DuPage County. Four sites are being considered, including two owned by the DuPage County Forest Preserve District.

    Chicago Symphony considering DuPage forest preserve sites Feb 5, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is searching for a permanent outdoor venue in DuPage County where it can perform summer concerts. Encouraged by the success of its performances last year at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, county officials say, the CSO has narrowed its list to four potential sites. But two of those sites are on land owned by the DuPage Forest Preserve District and that will pose legal problems for those hoping to build an outdoor concert venue here.

  •  Olivia Newton-John announced a headlining residency Tuesday at the Donny and Marie Showroom at The Flamingo in Las Vegas, starting April 8.

    Olivia Newton-John to begin Vegas show at Flamingo Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Grease” star Olivia Newton-John is headed to Las Vegas. The 65-year-old singer and actress announced a headlining residency Tuesday. She will perform 45 shows at the Donny and Marie Showroom at The Flamingo, starting April 8. Dates are scheduled through the summer.

  • Beatles tribute band American English will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the ECC Arts Center in Elgin.

    Music notes: American English fetes 50 years of Beatles Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Fifty years since their famous appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," the Beatles are as beloved as ever. Suburban fans will have the opportunity to celebrate that landmark TV appearance with Beatles-themed shows in Elgin and St. Charles this weekend.

  • “Tru Colors” is the latest release by Wayne Marshall.

    Wayne Marshall’s ‘Tru Colors’ delivers Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some 10 years after the release of “Marshall Law,” Jamaican reggae artist Wayne Marshall has released “Tru Colors,” a diverse 13-track collection under the supervision of Damian Marley on the Ghetto Youths International label. Written mostly by Marshall, the long-awaited record covers a broad range of topics and showcases collaborations with veteran dancehall artists Assassin, Bounty Killer, Tarrus Riley and Capleton.

  • The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition on an enlarged track was a big hit with the kids at a previous edition of the Chicago Auto Show.

    Best bets: Chicago Auto Show rolls into McCormick Place Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    North America's largest auto show is the Chicago Auto Show, which returns for its 106th edition this year starting this weekend at McCormick Place in Chicago. Or head to MB Financial Park in Rosemont to catch the Winter Frost Face Off Classic hockey matchup featuring select alumni from the Chicago Blackhawks Friday. While you're in Rosemont, don't miss the Progressive International Motorcycle Show this weekend at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

  •  The Red Hot Chili Peppers perform Sunday during the halftime show of the Super Bowl in East Rutherford, N.J.

    Peppers mimed Super Bowl song Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Flea wrote on the band’s website that the opportunity was too big for the lifelong football fans to turn down. After internal debate, dubiously checking with fellow musicians and consulting with headliner Bruno Mars, they decided it was “a surreal-like, once in a life time crazy thing to do and we would just have fun and do it.”

  •  Nadezhda ìNadyaî Tolokonnikova and Maria ìMashaî Alyokhina, of the punk band Pussy Riot, hold a news conference Tuesday at Amnesty International’s New York headquarters.

    Pussy Riot members blast winter games in U.S. press conference Feb 4, 2014 12:00 AM
    Americans who will be at the Winter Olympics should look beyond the facilities created for the games and take a hard look at the host country itself, two members of the Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot said Tuesday.

  •  The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo Muti announced he has signed another five-year contract, to extend his contract with the symphony through 2020.

    Muti to lead Chicago Symphony through 2020 Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Maestro Riccardo Muti has extended his contract with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra through 2020. Muti has been the symphony’s music director since 2010. On Monday, the orchestra and Muti announced he has signed another five-year contract. His first contract started in 2010 and runs until 2015. His new contract runs from 2015 to 2020.

  •  “Ren and Stimpy” creator John Kricfalusi and contemporary artist Ben Jones have crafted videos to play during the 38 shows as Miley Cyrus prioritizes singing over dance routines in her new tour.

    Cyrus wants voice, not twerking, to be spotlighted Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Miley Cyrus wants you to concentrate on her voice — not her twerking — when she launches her tour next month. “Ren and Stimpy” creator John Kricfalusi and contemporary artist Ben Jones have crafted videos to play during the 38 shows as Cyrus prioritizes singing over dance routines. “When it’s such a visual show, I’m not going to get up there and dance because I’ve got to sing live,” Cyrus said.

  • MHS preview concert Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Mundelein High School Show Choirs, SoundFX, Lights and Sound, will perform their competition shows backed up by the Noise Band at a special preview concert Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the MHS Auditorium.

  • Bruno Mars performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

    Bruno Mars delivers red hot set at Super Bowl Feb 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Anybody worried about how Bruno Mars would do on one of the world's largest stages had obviously never seen the young star perform live. Mars, 28, took his high-powered live show to Super Bowl halftime, creating what felt like an intimate show in the arena in East Rutherford, N.J., and supersizing it in what has become a defining moment for those who preceded him on the list of halftime performers in the big game.

  • As 14-year-old girls lucky enough to have $5.50 tickets to see The Beatles at the International Amphitheater in Chicago in 1966, Mary Dickson, left, of Sleepy Hollow and Rita Bullington of Chicago still love The Beatles. Paul was Dickson’s favorite, and Bullington favored George.

    Suburbanites recall Beatlemania’s arrival 50 years ago Feb 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    It might have happened 50 years ago, but the memories of The Beatles coming to America still bring out the teenage girl in many suburbanites. “Even today, when I hear a Beatles song, I can get that same feeling as when I was 13 or 15,” says Mary Dickson, 62, of Sleepy Hollow. “It was exciting. It was different.”

  •  The West End Jazz Band will perform music to accompany a silent movie at Forest View Educational Theater in Arlington Heights.

    West End Jazz Band to perform at Forest View Feb 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association, in partnership with Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Community Education, presents a tribute to Valentine’s Day in its third concert of the 2013-2014 Season 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

  •  NFL Legends Deion Sanders, Terry Bradshaw, Shannon Sharpe, Mike Ditka, along with music and football friends, in a 2.5-minute intermission ad.

    Grammy advertisements tell us more about state of music biz than the show itself Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Every winter, we flip on the Grammys, searching for meaning. Somewhere in that mess of trophies and singalongs, maybe we’ll be able to uncover a kernel of what the music biz is trying to say about itself, about the state of the art and where everything might be headed. This year, those clues didn’t surface from the stage, from the winner’s circle or from beneath Pharrell’s Dudley Do-Right hat.

  •  Bruno Mars says he is so grateful for the chance to perform on “such a prestigious stage,” despite the predicted cold weather.

    Too young for Super Bowl? Mars calls it an honor Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bruno Mars says he feels honored the NFL is letting him perform at the Super Bowl halftime show even though he’s still a budding artist. The “NFL is such a prestigious stage ... and I’m so grateful for that,” Mars said at a press conference Thursday.

  • On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in New York. A number of concerts and other events this week will mark that moment in music history.

    'A turning point:' Events mark Beatles' anniversary Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Louise Harrison is among the lucky few who can say she was there when her “kid brother's band” (better known as the Beatles) made its smashing debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. And next week, when fans mark the 50th anniversary of that iconic moment, she'll be in the suburbs to make sure they can get a glimpse of what it was like. “The excitement was tangible, really,” recalled the sister of late guitarist George Harrison. “You could almost touch it.”

  •  Elementary performs Feb. 7, at Mac’s On Slade, 117 W. Slade St., Palatine, as part of the Palatine Park District’s Acts @ Mac’s teen band night.

    Teen bands to perform at Palatine’s Mac’s On Slade Feb. 7 Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    The second annual Acts @ Mac’s teen band night will be presented by Palatine Park District at 7 p.m. on Feb. 7, at Mac’s On Slade, 117 W. Slade St., Palatine. Three bands have been selected to perform:

  •  Kevin Costner and his band Modern West will headline at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles on Monday, April 21.

    Kevin Costner among recently announced Arcada shows Jan 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kevin Costner, Vince Neil and others will be heading to the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles in the next few months. Tickets are now on sale for a number of new shows.

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