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  • Garth Brooks to launch world tour in Rosemont Jul 16, 2014 8:56 AM
    Garth Brooks will open his World Tour on Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25. Tickets are $65.50 and go on sale to the public beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25. There is a six-ticket limit per order.

  • Neverly Brothers band performs as part of Wheaton concert series Jul 15, 2014 1:14 AM
    The Neverly Brothers took fans on what the band calls a “musical tour through the history of rock 'n’ roll” from Elvis to the Beatles during a performance Monday night in Wheaton’s Memorial Park.

  • Mraz’s ‘YES!’ a bright, acoustic romp Jul 15, 2014 5:00 AM
    On his fifth studio album, singer-songwriter Jason Mraz returns to familiar lyrical territory, exploring the highs and lows of love in his bright, folk-pop style. “YES!” tells a love story, from the initial intoxication to the inevitable goodbye.

  • Morrissey gets political on new album Jul 15, 2014 5:00 AM
    Rue the day when Morrissey runs out of gripes. Throughout his 37-year career, he’s transformed torment and disdain into a memorable body of work with both the Smiths and as a solo artist. The 55-year old crooner has always approached romance and anything else that gets in his craw with stark reality. This time, on his 10th album “World Peace is None of Your Business,” he’s decided to exorcise more of his political demons.

  • Music Notes: Black Flag, White Zombie perform in suburbs Jul 15, 2014 6:32 AM
    Suburban fans of loud, powerful music have much to cheer for, as hardcore-punk pioneers Black Flag and industrial metal artist Rob Zombie will perform this weekend in Lombard and Grayslake, respectively.

  • Kane County Fair opens Wednesday in St. Charles Jul 14, 2014 4:01 PM
    Visitors come to the 146th annual Kane County Fair for a variety of reasons. For 17-year-old Emily Studt, of Elgin, the Kane County Fair is a chance to demonstrate all the hard work she has put into her 4-H projects over the past year. “We work hard year-round, but for the kids in 4-H, the fair is the biggest part of our entire year,” she said.

  • Weekend picks: See Carlos Mencia in Schaumburg Jul 17, 2014 1:17 PM
    Celebrated comedian Carlos Mencia returns to town to perform standup material this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. The all-female Serendipity Band performs in a Fridays on the Green Concert in front of Mount Prospect Village Hall. Musician and vocalist Ralph Covert takes to the Ravinia stage with a children's concert Saturday morning.

  • Contestants compete tonight for spot among Top 10 Jul 13, 2014 12:05 PM
    The Top 15 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent perform at 7 p.m. tonight (Sunday, July 13) at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg. Tickets are just $10 for this contest co-sponsored by the Daily Herald, the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Prairie Center for the Arts.

  • Sunday picks: Deborah Voigt teams up with CSO at Ravinia Jul 13, 2014 5:00 AM
    Wheeling native and opera star Deborah Voigt crosses over to the Great White Way for the concert “Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Sunday at the Ravinia Festival. Get family or friends together to drive and compete in The Big Sunday Summerrallye today at the Woodfield Mall Shopping Center, Schaumburg. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

  • Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies at 65 Jul 12, 2014 10:34 AM
    Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday. Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that Ramone died on Friday, July 11. Ramone was 65.

  • Jazz bass innovator Charlie Haden dies at 76 Jul 12, 2014 10:34 AM
    Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman’s groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, died Friday, July 11. He was 76.

  • Weekend picks: Country star Josh Turner to rock Festival Park Jul 12, 2014 5:00 AM
    Fans of country star Josh Turner won't want to miss the Roughstock and Rambler Tour on Saturday outdoors at Festival Park adjacent to Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin. Comedian Kristen Toomey likes to bill herself as your favorite blue-collar aunt, so get some grounded and working-class humor this weekend when she performs at the The Comedy Shrine in Aurora. Head back in time with large-scale re-enactments of famous Civil War battles at Civil War Days at the Lakewood Forest Preserve, Wauconda.

  • Gospelfest is Sunday: Jul 11, 2014 4:16 PM
    Gospelfest, Greenbelt Cultural Center’s annual celebration of gospel music, will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 13.

  • Foundation awards $182,000 in grants to District 200 music programs Jul 11, 2014 4:41 PM
    The DuPage Community Foundation awarded several music grants to Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 schools this week, totaling to nearly $182,000. The money will be used for instrument purchases and repairs, guest artist performances, field trips, recording and sound equipment, professional development and more.

  • Rock Hall planning Everly Brothers tribute show Jul 11, 2014 10:17 AM
    The Rock and Roll of Fame will honor the Everly Brothers with a tribute concert this fall.

  • Brooks’ music coming to digital via his own site Jul 11, 2014 7:05 AM
    Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he’s doing it his own way. Brooks, one of the last holdout big-name musicians still refusing to put his music on iTunes, said Thursday he will make his back catalog of hits and his new music available for download, but only through his own website. He said the digital downloads of previous music would be available in a few weeks to tide fans over until a new album comes out later this year.

  • Top 15 gear up for next round of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent Jul 11, 2014 6:43 AM
    The guest judge for the Top 15 round of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent Sunday at the Prairie Center in Schaumburg has a vested interest in who wins the competition. That's because it's Ron Onesti, whose Onesti Entertainment Corporation runs the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles -- where the winner will ultimately perform. “To truly be an entertainer, you've really got to give from deep inside,” said Onesti, expressing what he's hoping to see in the contestants during this round of competition.

  • Health issues don't keep surf-guitar king Dick Dale down Jul 11, 2014 11:58 AM
    When surf-guitar master Dick Dale, 77, performs onstage these days, he makes it look easy. It isn't. He plays guitar with the kind of passion seen in musicians half his age and younger. His current tour brings him to Durty Nellie's in Palatine on Wednesday, July 16. “I think I'll probably continue doing this till the day I die,” Dale said. "When my time comes, it will be in an explosion of music onstage.”

  • Batavia native, engineer mentors girls in robotics camp Jul 10, 2014 10:11 AM
    In 2002, Denise Karabowicz was the only girl on the Rotolo Middle School’s Lego Building Club. Eleven years later, she’s running the show, along with her dad, Ron. “I know what the robotics program did for me when I was in middle school,” she said.

  • Get them back: Where are Robin Thicke’s fans? Jul 10, 2014 7:15 AM
    Robin Thicke may be pleading to get his wife back, but he needs to work on getting his fans back, too. The crooner’s new album, “Paula,” sold only 24,000 units in its debut week in the United States. That’s a far cry from the “Blurred Lines” album, which sold 177,000 units when it debuted last July.

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