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2015/03/25 16:41
2015/03/25 16:41
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Catch former "Last Comic Standing" host Bill Bellamy live and in person at the Improv Comedy Showcase at Woodfield Mall, 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. $28 plus a two menu-item purchase. (847) 240-2001...
2015/03/25 16:41
2015/03/25 16:41
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2015/03/25 16:00
2015/03/25 16:00
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Thanks to the generosity of the Christy Wittig Memorial Foundation, Williams Energy, Wal-Mart and Gary Casebeer, the McPherson Opera House is bringing JazzReach to McPherson for a four-day program,...
2015/03/24 19:57
2015/03/24 19:57
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By now it seems safe to officially declare that we’re in the thick of spring, and what better way to ring in the greenest of seasons than by feasting on local asparagus? While a simple plate of...
2015/03/24 13:14
2015/03/24 13:14
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Ira Sullivan is a true jazz legend. He goes back so far that he was snapping fingers with the cool cats in Chicago for the birth of Bebop. By the time he turned 18, he was playing trumpet, sax,...
2015/03/23 19:12
2015/03/23 19:12
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For bassist composer Kyle Eastwood, 46, growing up meant hearing a wide range of music — and especially a lot of jazz — from an early age straight through his teenage years. Eastwood's mother was a...
2015/03/21 04:47
2015/03/21 04:47
10d
Low Down, the jazz-soaked film inspired by the life of underappreciated bebop pianist Joe Albany, owes its birth to a bit of serendipity. Jeff Preiss, best known for his gorgeous black-and-white...
2015/03/19 17:18
2015/03/19 17:18
11d
Sceneless Scene Showcase Among those taking the stage at this special event are the New York-based melodic rock band Ionia, a socially and economically conscious quintet who recently released their...
2015/03/18 23:48
2015/03/18 23:48
12d
The brand new version of Kanye might be rocking a mask and mounting his success on white trophies, but K. Dot isn’t — white acknowledgement doesn’t hold much weight in his art. Lamar, who is 27,...
2015/03/17 20:48
2015/03/17 20:48
13d
... love this country with all my heart, man," said the Grammy Award winning jazz trumpeter. "I feel very blessed and happy to be here, and I enjoy every second in this wonderful country." When...
2015/03/16 23:47
2015/03/16 23:47
14d
It was the first evening of a three-night celebration at New York City’s Blue Note, where Haynes was accompanied by his nimble Fountain of Youth band (Jaleel Shaw, alto and soprano sax; Martin...
2015/03/16 19:44
2015/03/16 19:44
14d
Bistro beat: The town of Woodside's first fire station is cooking again. The building that formerly housed two other popular restaurants -- Station One, and before that, John Bentley's -- is now the...
2015/03/16 04:47
2015/03/16 04:47
15d
And that’s all I needed. I didn’t even need to buy all the records: I just had the one record that was my record, that I loved. I would just listen to one tune on the record over and over, picking up...
2015/03/15 15:56
2015/03/15 15:56
15d
Sixty years on, the legacy of Charlie Parker Charlie Parker never achieved stardom, at least not by the standards of the music business. He never had a gold record to hang on the wall or enjoyed a...
2015/03/15 02:16
2015/03/15 02:16
16d
Gareth Lockrane started playing the flute at the age of 10 and after raiding his dad’s record collection discovered jazz at 14. His early jazz influences included Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis,...
2015/03/13 20:15
2015/03/13 20:15
17d
Photo By Ali Paige Goldstein /Paramount Pictures “Top Five”: Chris Rock, a comedy star who wants to be taken seriously, and Rosario Dawson, a New York Times reporter with issues, spend a day walking...
2015/03/13 13:49
2015/03/13 13:49
17d
Capsule reviews of the next week's video releases, on DVD and Blu-ray, including special features: • "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" (PG, 100 minutes, Fox): Relocating the action from New...
2015/03/12 19:09
2015/03/12 19:09
18d
Born in August 1920, Parker would not witness the end of 1955, expiring at 34 – nominally of pneumonia, but with his liver devoured by cirrhosis. Two decades of heroin abuse had also ravaged him. The...
2015/03/12 13:12
2015/03/12 13:12
18d
When most people think of jazz, they think of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker — the bebop era, once people were not dancing to jazz anymore,” says Big Butter Jazz Band guitarist Conrad Cayman. “They think...
2015/03/12 06:09
2015/03/12 06:09
18d
Meanwhile, hundreds of miles away in Beckenham, a teenage saxophonist namedDjango Bates had been bitten by the same bug. “Charlie Parker’s music is like my mother tongue," he says, “my Dad played his...
2015/03/11 14:04
2015/03/11 14:04
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PHOTO: The Palace of Reifs Mills Event Dinner Theatre production of “The Irish Family Reunion” features the character Finnegan (Bill Mamerow) proudly displaying the violin talents of his daughters...
2015/03/25 16:41
2015/03/25 16:41
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