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Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

Dean candidates discuss their vision for the School of Fine and Performing Arts

January 21, 2020

After more than a year of an interim dean in the School of Fine and Performing Arts, the college is conducting an internal search for a permanent replacement. The role was formerly occupied by Onye Ozuzu...

Guitarist and vocalist for Divino Nino Camilo Medina.

Review: A tropical vacation in January: Divino Niño holds sold-out show

January 16, 2020

With a flowery tune that ignites the swaying of hips, bass riffs that ring out and the fast-paced thumping of two-headed bongos, a Divino Niño show is like taking a tropical cruise in January. The...

Whitney held performances Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 8 with completely sold-out shows at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St.

Review: Chicago is ‘Forever Turned Around’ after five Whitney sold-out shows

December 10, 2019

Chicago's indie music scene is nearly impossible to reference without the power duo Whitney coming to mind. Since 2015, Julien Ehrlich, drums and vocals, and Max Kakacek, guitar, have designed smooth,...

Have 'A Merry Punking Christmas' this holiday season

Have ‘A Merry Punking Christmas’ this holiday season

December 5, 2019

This year, rather than skipping along to a caroling tune, some local musicians and fans may find the Christmas cheer in a hardcore holiday celebration that melds Christmas lights, punk-rock instrume...

“Ladies and Gentlemen, An Evening with Jason Mraz and Raining Jane” will finish its two-month-long tour at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., for two shows Nov. 23 and 24.

Jason Mraz wraps-up intimate tour in Chicago

November 19, 2019

After playing more than 15 intimate shows across the U.S., Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz and pop-rock band Raining Jane are wrapping up their tour in Chicago. “Ladies and Gentlemen, An ...

Motown music project taps alumna to help find artists to mix things up

Motown music project taps alumna to help find artists to mix things up

November 18, 2019

A rendition of the classic Mary Wells song "My Guy" is revisioned more than 50 years after its original release through a powerful queer narrative, and it was all made possible through the "Falcon...

Through December, the third annual Sequence Ch!cago is featuring local artists and musicians at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave.

Sequence Ch!cago showcases local artists at Navy Pier

November 17, 2019

Market vendors selling various goods are surrounded by several indoor stages showcasing local bands from jazz to soul to rock, as part of Navy Pier’s third annual Sequence Ch!cago event happening now....

Born and raised in Houston, Maxo Kream began his rap career in 2010.

A conversation with Maxo Kream: a new album, his dad and believing in yourself

November 14, 2019

Editor’s Note: The term “N-word” is used in this article, referring to Kream’s relationship with musician Travis Scott. The Chronicle warns of its use and apologizes for any discomfort the prin...

Danny Brown stepped on-stage in his signature street-hipster style, wearing a flannel shirt and color-blocked denim pants.

Danny Brown ‘knows what you’re sayin’ in sold-out Metro performance

November 12, 2019

Danny Brown, a Detroit-based rapper, brought his distinct sound to Chicago for a sold-out show Thursday, Nov. 7  at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. The stop was part of the tour for his fifth album “uk...

With his album “Fuzzybrain” out for over a year—produced under his professional name Dayglow—and with his first tour underway, Sloan Struble has found the change he needed through his music.

Review: Dayglow, an indie-pop daydream

November 6, 2019

With a couple of keyboards from Goodwill, large monitor speakers, a few guitars and a microphone, Sloan Struble made his first album in his childhood bedroom in Aledo, Texas during his last year of high...

Toro y Moi sang and alternated playing the guitar onstage during his performance.

Toro y Moi sold out Riviera Theatre

November 5, 2019

Bucket hats, beanies and a colorful performance by Chaz Bear, otherwise known professionally as Toro y Moi, came to Chicago Friday. The successful, sold-out show was held at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. R...

Released Oct. 25 under the name FreeJay,

Freejay on his musical evolution: from high school to his latest EP

November 4, 2019

Earlier this year, Jayson Doss experienced two impactful events that took a toll on him mentally, emotionally and musically. Doss, junior audio design and production major, unexpectedly stopped hearing...

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