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  • Northwest Symphony winter concert Sunday at Forest View Jan 23, 2015 4:10 PM
    The award-winning Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its winter concert “Reveries” 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, featuring violinist Maria Storm performing the rarely heard “Winter Song” by Belgium composer Eugene Ysaye.

  • Sleater-Kinney, Decemberists look to add to their legacies Jan 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    The new album “What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World” sounds a lot like the old Decemberists, only slightly milder and with a just-visible sense of self-loathing. Two other vintage indie bands also dropped new albums this week that indirectly grapple with the same issues: the trailblazing Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities to Love,” their first album in 10 years; and Scottish pop band Belle and Sebastian’s career rebooting “Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance,” their first since 2010.

  • Musicians get chance to learn industry's business side Jan 22, 2015 10:06 AM
    Musicians get chance to learn industry's business side during free summit Saturday

  • Jazz greats Hancock, Corea announce 1st tour in 37 years Jan 22, 2015 1:06 PM
    Jazz greats Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea to make 1st duo piano concert tour since 1978

  • Ariana Grande to headline NBA All-Star halftime show Jan 22, 2015 1:06 PM
    Ariana Grande to headline NBA All-Star halftime show Feb. 15 in New York City

  • Bob Dylan says he would be a teacher if not a musician Jan 22, 2015 10:44 AM
    Bob Dylan tells AARP magazine: 'If I had to do it all over again, I'd be a schoolteacher.'

  • Zany romp through 'Into The Woods' has bewitching singing Jan 22, 2015 10:06 PM
    Zany romp by Fiasco Theater through 'Into the Woods' has bewitching singing

  • ‘Nashville’ stars to appear at Arcada in St. Charles Jan 22, 2015 3:23 PM
    Two stars from the ABC drama “Nashville” will perform and share stories from the show during a March 28 appearance at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Appearing together are Charles Esten, who plays Deacon Claybourne, and Clare Bowen, who stars as his singer-songwriter niece Scarlett O’Connor.

  • Metropolis' 'Private Lives' a look at deliciously dysfunctional romance Jan 22, 2015 12:20 PM
    The relationship between Amanda and Elyot, the endlessly sparring ex-spouses in Noel Coward's “Private Lives,” stands as a textbook example of marital dysfunction. Or maybe it doesn't. What they have works, at least it does among the urbane Brits who populated Coward's plays, including 1930's character-driven marital farce “Private Lives,” now in a solidly entertaining revival at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights.

  • James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at benefit for jazz great Jan 21, 2015 12:06 PM
    James Taylor, Paul Simon perform at cancer benefit for late jazz saxophonist Michael Brecker

  • Jason Alexander revisits his musical-theater roots Jan 21, 2015 6:01 AM
    We’ll always know him as George Costanza, the slow-boiling sidekick on “Seinfeld.” But before he stepped foot in Jerry’s apartment, Jason Alexander already had a successful career on Broadway — in Stephen Sondheim’s “Merrily We Roll Along,” Kander & Ebb’s “The Rink,” Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound” and “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway." The Washington Post talked to Alexander, 55, about his musical-theater past, life after George and his hopes for returning to television.

  • New Kids on the Block: New boy bands can learn from us Jan 21, 2015 9:06 PM
    New Kids on the Block say newer boy bands can learn from them, announce tour with TLC, Nelly

  • ‘Annie’ coming to Prairie Center in Schaumburg next two weekends Jan 22, 2015 8:08 AM
    The theatrical production os the musical “Annie” is being brought to life the next two weekends at the Prairie Center for the Arts by Schaumburg On Stage, the Northwest suburbs theater company for young actors.

  • Pharrell, Sam Smith, John Legend to perform at Grammys Jan 21, 2015 6:06 PM
    Pharrell, Sam Smith to sing at Grammys; John Legend, Common to perform song from 'Selma'

  • Budget-friendly fun: Woodstock era returns at Wauconda's Docks Jan 20, 2015 7:02 AM
    The Mustangs take listeners back to the famed Woodstock music festival of 1969 in a concert at Docks Bar & Grill in Wauconda Friday. Discover the South Indian dance form Bharata Natyam in the "Timeless Tales" dance concert by the Natya Dance Theatre Indian dance company Sunday.

  • Weekend picks: Husky Heroes show off at Morton Arboretum Jan 22, 2015 4:44 PM
    See Siberian husky sled-pulling and speed demonstrations and find out about dog adoptions when the Husky Heroes return this weekend to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Comedian Jimmy Shubert performs a special fund-raiser for a fellow comedian's sick at Zanies in Rosemont. And The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda.

  • New Kids, Eric Church, Motley Crue to play Allstate Jan 20, 2015 6:26 PM
    Three new shows heading for Rosemont’s Allstate Arena cover a wide musical terrain — from country (Eric Church) to a former boy band (New Kids on the Block) to heavy metal (Motley Crue).

  • Sam Smith tops hot Chicago tickets this weekend Jan 20, 2015 11:36 AM
    Got your Sam Smith tickets? The golden-voiced Brit behind "Stay With Me" could win big at next month's Grammys, so don't miss the chance to see him Friday at the UIC Pavilion. He's not the easiest ticket in Chicago this weekend, but he's clearly the biggest.

  • Music notes: Pop-punk Masked Intruder plays Lombard's Brauerhouse Jan 20, 2015 2:04 PM
    Fans of local punk bands like the Smoking Popes and the Alkaline Trio, take note: pop-punk band Masked Intruder plays at Brauerhouse in Lombard Wednesday, Jan. 28. Also, Extreme revisits its 25-year-old smash album, "Pornograffitti," Wednesday, Jan. 28, at Chicago's House of Blues.

  • 'The Who's Tommy' at Paramount is a rocking visual spectacle Jan 20, 2015 9:34 PM
    “The Who's Tommy” doesn't get staged that often because its technical and talent demands can be so huge. So musical theater fans should be very grateful that the Paramount Theatre in Aurora has tackled “The Who's Tommy” — and done so in a confident production that is both visually stunning and a truly rocking spectacle.

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