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Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett re-energized the audience at the Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., on Oct. 27 after San Fermin's disappointing performance.

Metro audience thinks Barnett ‘clever cos she plays guitar’

November 3, 2014

With bubblegum-pop princesses dominating the airwaves, it is easy to forget about edgy female musicians such as Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth or Exile In Guyville-era Liz Phair, who only needed a guitar an...

Ahmad Jamal livens up Chicago Symphony Orchestra at 84

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 16, 2014

Ahmad Jamal may have been sitting behind a piano for more than 60 years, but he has been able to keep that half-century fresh and inventive. Jamal, now 84, opened the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Series on Oct. 10, showing the audience in his “second home” that he has still got it.After coming out on stage to an adoring crowd, Jamal took his place behind the Symphony Orchestra’s concert grand piano, joining his q...

Ahmad Jamal to light up Symphony Orchestra

Ahmad Jamal plays Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 10.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

October 6, 2014

Ahmad Jamal, a jazz pianist who rose to fame in the 1950s, is playing Oct. 10 at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave. Jamal’s Chicago visit is one of a few U.S. performances he has pu...

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