Chicago hip hop icon Chance The Rapper (aka Chancelor Bennett) has been released from the hospital after being admitted with a 104 degree fever and throat inflammation over the weekend. Bennett was admitted Sunday morning after waking up unable to speak and running a high fever, according to a press release from his manager. The
Rapper Pitbull and the Chicago cast of the “Million Dollar Quartet” have been added to the Illinois State Fair Grandstand entertainment lineup. They’ll join country artists Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes and Jake Owen as well as rock legends Boston and Steely Dan and this season’s 10 finalists from “American Idol.” Latin Grammy winner Pitbull,
Scott Emalfarb of “The Scott Emo Show” has produced what’s being billed as the first Cued Speech video for people with hearing loss featuring a mainstream artist.
by Mark Guarino Tom Petty’s music has endured for decades, and now his songbook is the subject of a traveling benefit concert, stopping in Chicago Wednesday at Metro. “Petty Fest” features a long list of roots music luminaries, including Jakob Dylan, Alison Mosshart of the Kills, John Stirratt and Pat Sansone of Wilco, country soul
Love Sharon Jones? She has a protege you’ll want to tune into this week. Mandy Lee, the spunky redhead behind up-and-comers MisterWives, radiates the same James Brown funk, Aretha Franklin pipes and magnetic performance charisma as the veteran Jones, who, a decade ago, was one of the first to lead a revivalist march of soul and funk from a bygone era.
by Mark Guarino Paul McCartney is headlining the United Center July 9. Tickets are on sale 10 a.m. Monday. A presale is this Thursday. He last played Chicago in 2011 at Wrigley Field. The “Out There” tour is visiting 10 other locations in the U.S. this summer, including Fargo, N.D. (July 12), Lincoln, Neb. (July
by Mark Guarino Elton John is establishing a special fund honoring the late Chicago house music artist Frankie Knuckles that will support HIV research in black communities. A memorial service honoring Knuckles is also taking place Monday evening on Chicago’s South Side. The newly-christened Frankie Knuckles Fund will receive donations targeting black communities in both
Taste of Chicago 2014 lineup announced
Sometimes there just no place like home. When The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran hits Chicago Saturday, he’ll get a dose of the homefront from bandmate Jay McGuiness.