'Year Of Music' Starts In Chicago"Chicago is one of the most vibrant and diverse centers of musical culture in the world. Folk music, jazz and of course its blues legacy have been the main attraction for visitors from around the country and abroad for many decades."
5 Great Music Events In Chicago This Weekend
Happy 83rd Birthday To Buddy Guy“One of the last things Muddy Waters told me was 'just keep the damn blues alive.' So as long as I'm here, I'm going to do whatever I can to keep it alive."
Art Neville, Member Of Neville Brothers, Meters, Dies At 81The cause of death was not immediately available but Neville had battled a number of health issues including complications from back surgery.
Chosen Few Festival To Celebrate 'Love, Unity And Music' Spins On Saturday"It represents love, unity and music. Chicago has been getting a bad rap, as far as the city is concerned. It shows the good side of Chicago. It shows the great side of the people of Chicago. That’s what I think the majority of Chicago is anyway."
The Annual Chicago Blues Festival Kicks Off This Friday"You don't need to be a blues fan to enjoy good music. The Chicago Blues Festival will be featuring some great music for all people who love good music. Fast, slow, upbeat, and ballads, there will be something good for everyone to enjoy and feel."
Musical Lineup Announced For 39th Taste Of ChicagoThe City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events announced the full music lineup for the 39th annual Taste of Chicago, which will take place July 10-14 in Grant Park.
New Prince Album Featuring Unreleased Demos Out In JuneThe 15-track "Originals" will include "Nothing Compares 2 U," the No. 1 hit for Sinéad O'Connor; "The Glamorous Life," Sheila E.'s signature song and Top 10 pop hit; and Kenny Rogers' "You're My Love," which Prince wrote under the name Joey Coco in 1986.
Aretha Franklin Makes History With Posthumous Pulitzer WinFranklin's inclusion into the exclusive club re-confirms the impact her music — and voice — had and continues to have on the world.Franklin became a cultural icon and genius of American song, considered by many to be the greatest popular vocalist of her time. Her voice transcended age, category and her own life.
Motown Museum Unveils Artifacts To Mark 60th AnniversaryThe Motown Museum is located where Gordy launched his music empire. Scores of stars, including the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and the Miracles, recorded hits there before Motown decamped to California in 1972.
Hyde Park Jazz Fest In Full Swing This Weekend It features 37 acts across 13 stages along with food and other entertainment.
The 5 Best Jazz And Blues Spots In Chicago, RankedIn search of a new favorite spot to hear live jazz and blues? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top venues for jazz and blues around Chicago, using both Yelp data and their own secret sauce to produce a ranked list.
61 Years Ago Today 'American Bandstand' Went NationalA staple of local Philadelphia television, ABC picked it up as a network show thanks in large part to prodding by its young host Dick Clark.
Accordion Festival Has The Keys To A Musical Love AffairYou can hear the sound of music from inside a suburban hotel ballroom at the 78th annual Accordion Festival in Lisle.
Musicians On Call: Just What The Doctor OrderedA little music seems like just what the doctor ordered for some patients Nancy Giles has been visiting: