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Twisted glad tidings: Rock icon Dee Snider bringing family fun holiday surprises for new Chicago stage run

Twisted glad tidings: Rock icon Dee Snider bringing family fun holiday surprises for new Chicago stage run

Rock star Dee Snider recalls how excited he was when he saw his first big Christmas stage show in New York.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Stage anniversaries abound: Theater 2014-15 season announcements include exciting runs and world premieres in Chicago

Stage anniversaries abound: Theater 2014-15 season announcements include exciting runs and world premieres in Chicago

A blend of both new and classic stage story favorites are the highlights for the launch of new seasons at Chicago's biggest theaters.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rocker Janet Beveridge Bean lives the beach life

Rocker Janet Beveridge Bean lives the beach life

Bean certainly isn't into bland. And the Miller Beach vibe was just what she and her husband were looking for in choosing a second home.

September 17, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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Emotional Investor: Celebrating the Life and Digital Arts of O’Shea McCarthy

Emotional Investor: Celebrating the Life and Digital Arts of O’Shea McCarthy

Have you ever listened to a song and been taken back to a place, a point in time or simply felt your emotions swayed by the music? O’Shea McCa…

July 26, 2014 10:51 am Photos

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20th annual Essence Fest kicks off in New Orleans

20th annual Essence Fest kicks off in New Orleans

Music lovers danced under the sun — some with umbrellas in hand — to the rhythms of Corey Henry's Treme Funket brass band on the bank of the M…

July 04, 2014 1:00 am

McCartney's 'Out There' show ready for Chicago

McCartney's 'Out There' show ready for Chicago

Former Beatle Paul McCartney kicks off the U.S portion of his "Out There" tour Saturday in Albany, New York.

July 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Legendary Michael Jackson celebrated in Cirque du Soleil show

Legendary Michael Jackson celebrated in Cirque du Soleil show

The magic of majestic circus arts and the music of the legendary King of Pop combine on stage for the Chicagoland return of a unique production.

June 24, 2014 1:45 pm Photos

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Queen reigns in Chicago concert

Queen reigns in Chicago concert

One of the bands that's considered music royalty held court in Chicago last week.

June 23, 2014 2:45 pm

Israel's blues king Lazer Lloyd returns to U.S. homeland

Israel's blues king Lazer Lloyd returns to U.S. homeland

After a chance meeting with a homeless man in New York’s Central Park more than 20 years ago, American-born musician Lazer Lloyd walked away f…

June 19, 2014 1:00 am

Rush Hour concerts a 'free' way to enjoy music

Rush Hour concerts a 'free' way to enjoy music

Music fans who work in downtown Chicago can enjoy a variety of genres during the annual summer season of "Rush Hour Concerts."

June 17, 2014 4:00 pm

Music and Movies: Symphony to play tunes from popular films

Music and Movies: Symphony to play tunes from popular films

The magic of film and music will unfold in the performance spotlight when Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra presents the program "Symphony …

June 13, 2014 1:00 am

Local Scene: Region bikers and bands rally for Special Olympics athletes

Local Scene: Region bikers and bands rally for Special Olympics athletes

The annual “Livin’ It Up Benefit for Porter County Special Olympics” has grown considerably since last year and now includes a bike run, bike …

June 12, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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Local Scene: Songs of Summer

Local Scene: Songs of Summer

As a radio DJ for many years, it is often my job to dictate people’s moods with the music I play and provide a soundtrack to their good times.…

June 05, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Slipping into some old Shoes in Valpo

Slipping into some old Shoes in Valpo

In the late 1970s the Midwest and in particular Chicago was buzzing with major record labels looking for the next corn-fed rock ‘n’ roll band …

May 29, 2014 5:56 pm Photos

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Local Scene: Devilish duo offer "Variety" of vintage entertainment

Local Scene: Devilish duo offer "Variety" of vintage entertainment

Tired of trudging out to local watering holes and seeing bands or singing karaoke on the weekends? Looking for something different? May I sugg…

May 29, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Classic sounds of summer

The sounds of classical music will star on various outdoor stages this summer courtesy of local orchestras.

May 28, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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May 22, 2014 3:43 pm

Local Scene: Musical youth step up and tune up for their church

Local Scene: Musical youth step up and tune up for their church

Northwest Indiana’s four-piece Capernuam — LeAnn Stutler (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, and saxophone), Will Wyatt (drums, vocals), Mark Lugo…

May 22, 2014 5:30 am Photos

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Colorful Career: Classic crooner Bobby Vinton happy for return Blue Chip visit

Colorful Career: Classic crooner Bobby Vinton happy for return Blue Chip visit

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Golden Boy' Frankie Avalon still serenading fans

'Golden Boy' Frankie Avalon still serenading fans

He was one of the first of the teen idols to capture fans' hearts. Today, legendary singer Frankie Avalon is still entertaining admirers and r…

May 15, 2014 1:00 am Photos

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'Killin' Time' for 25 years with country music's Clint Black

'Killin' Time' for 25 years with country music's Clint Black

It’s been a quarter century since Texas hitmaker Clint Black galloped onto the country music charts and into stardom with his debut album “Kil…

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Ticket Tracker: Top shows in the Chicago area

All concerts listed below are all ages unless otherwise noted. Some of the ticket prices below do not include taxes and fees.

May 08, 2014 2:22 pm

Kickback's summer tour kicks off to promote new CD

Kickback's summer tour kicks off to promote new CD

Chicago's The Kickback — comprised of brothers Billy (vocals, guitar) and Danny (drums) Yost, Eamonn Donnelly (bass) and Jonny Ifergan (guitar…

May 08, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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May 01, 2014 2:22 pm

Local all-stars "Shuffle" in on collaborate album

Local all-stars "Shuffle" in on collaborate album

Singer/songwriter Drew Bolsega and Beat Boogie Drum builder/drummer Steve Crabtree, two region music veterans on the scene since the 1970s, te…

May 01, 2014 2:17 pm Photos

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Ticket Tracker: Top shows in the Chicago area

All concerts listed below are all ages unless otherwise noted. Some of the ticket prices below do not include taxes and fees.

April 24, 2014 2:22 pm

Americana artists return to The Attic to "Jam"

Americana artists return to The Attic to "Jam"

Chicago Street Theatre’s “One Night Jam” series continues tomorrow (4/25) with a performance by singer/songwriter Gurf Morlix and special gues…

April 24, 2014 2:17 pm Photos

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Cosy up to acclaimed songsmith at Front Porch Music

Cosy up to acclaimed songsmith at Front Porch Music

“Acclaimed singer-songwriter” is just one of Cosy Sheridan’s many talents and occupations.

April 24, 2014 2:45 am

McCartney plans Chicago tour stop

McCartney plans Chicago tour stop

Beatles hits, Wings chart toppers and more will take the spotlight when legendary musician Paul McCartney brings his "2014 U.S. Out There" tou…

April 22, 2014 3:00 am

Buddy Guy in television spotlight

Buddy Guy in television spotlight

Blues legend Buddy Guy is currently the star of a new PBS television special.

April 22, 2014 3:00 am

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April 03, 2014 2:25 pm

Producer McCollum looks forward to bringing first 'Motown The Musical' tour to Chicago

Producer McCollum looks forward to bringing first 'Motown The Musical' tour to Chicago

Kevin McCollum has long been a fan of the Motown sound, its rich musical culture and, of course, Berry Gordy, the man who started the iconic A…

April 01, 2014 7:54 pm Photos

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March 27, 2014 2:25 pm

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March 13, 2014 2:25 pm

Turning up the heat on 'Dueling Pianos'

Turning up the heat on 'Dueling Pianos'

A blend of dynamic, graceful and engaging compositions will take center stage when Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra presents its latest show.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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IN TUNE: A wonderful concert for families

Our next Symphony concert is going to be a wonderful concert for families! It certainly will be a super concert for anyone who loves the piano…

March 09, 2014 8:30 am

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March 06, 2014 2:25 pm

Classical Innovation: The Modern Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Classical Innovation: The Modern Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

The SMSO, or Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, is definitely not your grandmother's pearls and formal night at the performing hall.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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February 27, 2014 2:25 pm

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February 13, 2014 2:25 pm

IN TUNE: The ultimate romantic date for Valentine's evening

Hello everyone and a Happy Valentine’s Day to each and every one of you!

February 09, 2014 8:30 am

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January 30, 2014 2:25 pm

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January 09, 2014 2:25 pm

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