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Review: Third Coast Percussion Commemorates 400 Years of Zildjian Cymbals

Third Coast Percussion commemorated a 400-year anniversary with the help of composer and percussionist Michael J. Burritt, who was their professor 20 years ago at Northwestern University. Burritt, who has […]

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Review: Michael Tilson Thomas, Orion Weiss, and the CSO Deliver Mozart and Brahms/Schoenberg

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra gave a rousing if edgy performance on Thursday night, when it opened a series of concerts at Symphony Center, billed as MTT Conducts Mozart. MTT refers […]

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Review: Staatskapelle Berlin and Conductor Jakub Hrůša Are Masterful

The music of Johannes Brahms is featuring prominently in a series of concerts at Symphony Center this week. On Tuesday night, under the direction of Jakub Hrůša, the Staatskapelle Berlin […]

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Review: alt-J Immersed the Salt Shed With An Awesome Wave

It’s hard to believe that it’s been just over ten years since alt J (Δ) released their debut album An Awesome Wave. The album has surely stood the test of […]

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Review: Depeche Mode Brings a Masterful Set to United Center 

It was a special evening last Monday night at United Center as legendary electronic band Depeche Mode made their way through town. The band put on an incredible two-hour performance […]

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Review: Haskell Small Performs His Celebration of Healing Concert in Epiphany Center’s Golden Hour Series

In 2021 pianist and composer Haskell Small had a stroke that debilitated the left side of his body. From the beginning of his convalescence, Small was determined not to allow […]

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Review: Picosa Offers Beautiful Tango on Monday Night

Picosa gave an enjoyable performance at Allen Hall in DePaul’s Holtschneider Performance Center on Monday night. Made up of Jennie Oh Brown on flute, Andrea R. DiOrio on clarinet, Elizabeth […]

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Review: Slow Pulp Sell It Out in Their Own Backyard at Thalia Hall

On the very last night of the North America portion of their 2023 world tour, Slow Pulp left their old home of Madison, Wisconsin, and returned to the majestic shorelines […]

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Review: A Lot of Smiling, Some Crying With Slaughter Beach, Dog at Thalia Hall

I had been looking forward to this show immensely ever since it was announced way back in June of this year. Around that same time, Slaughter Beach, Dog dropped “Strange […]

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Review: Rachel Barton Pine and Inna Faliks Show Off the Blues at Ravinia

Inna Faliks and Rachel Barton Pine, Photo courtesy of Ravinia Festival.

Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and pianist Inna Faliks gave a lovely recital at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall on Saturday night. The program included bluesy and soulful modern music by African […]

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Review: Slow Pulp Lay It All Out on New Album, Yard

In light of Slow Pulp playing what surely has to be the biggest headlining show in their new hometown of Chicago (they’re originally from Madison, Wisconsin), I thought it’d be […]

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Photos: Lauryn Hill and the Fugees Stun a Packed United Center

This past weekend at the United Center, something truly special went down: Ms. Lauryn Hill made her way to Chicago ready to stun. And stun she did as her set, […]

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