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Modern Ambience: Heard but seldom seen, anti-social, random music is massive

Modern Ambience: Heard but seldom seen, anti-social, random music is massive

There is no easy way to enter this realm, nor is there a clear path back to the origination of the sound creation known as ambient music.

September 20, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Modern Ambient Music: Heard but not seen, the anti-social, anti-rock-star form

Modern Ambient Music: Heard but not seen, the anti-social, anti-rock-star form

There is no easy way to enter this realm, nor is there a clear path back to the origination of the sound creation known as ambient music. When music scholars try to pinpoint where and when this kind of atmospheric music originated, most say that in the 1970s when the use of the synthesizer a…

July 26, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Sting walks 'Ship's' red carpet

Sting walks 'Ship's' red carpet

Musician Sting's first musical "The Last Ship" debuted in Chicago last week at Bank of America Theatre. The pre-Broadway run of the production continues to July 13. "The Last Ship is scheduled to begin previews in New York on Sept. 29.

July 02, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Paul Simon celebrates Masekela's 75th birthday

Paul Simon celebrates Masekela's 75th birthday

South African trumpeter and vocalist Hugh Masekela celebrated his 75th birthday with a little help from some old friends — Paul Simon and Harry Belafonte — in the city where he began what turned out to be a 30-year exile from his homeland.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Don't blame officials if you choose to be uninformed

PHIL WIELAND: Don't blame officials if you choose to be uninformed

This supposedly is the age of mass communication, but there are 10 billion channels and nothing on in some people's brains.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am
Rock with Kiss 'All Nite' aboard the Kiss Kruise

Rock with Kiss 'All Nite' aboard the Kiss Kruise

Every cruise is a theater of moving parts.

July 27, 2012 1:00 pm
Jessy Dixon and Yolanda Adams

Jessy Dixon and Yolanda Adams

Jessy Dixon, left, and Yolanda Adams perform during a tribute to Paul Simon, who was awarded the first Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, in May 2007 in Washington, D.C.

October 10, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Late Jessy Dixon, wrote songs for Cher and Diana Ross, honored today in Munster

OFFBEAT: Late Jessy Dixon, wrote songs for Cher and Diana Ross, honored today in Munster

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 10, 2011 12:00 am
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