BY KYLE MACMILLAN | FOR SUN-TIMES MEDIA Summer is quickly counting down, but there is still time to catch some of the season’s best classical-music offerings. So, if you’ve been putting off getting to a concert or just haven’t managed to carve out the time, don’t fret. The Ravinia Festival and Grant Park Music Festival
Before you spend three days in Grant Park soaking up the rays as you run from stage to stage to hear all your favorite artists at Lollapalooza, hit up these tips of the trade.
TheHollywoodReporter.com has released its list of the Top 25 Film Schools in the country and three Illinois schools have made the grade: Northwestern, DePaul and Columbia College.
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced the full lineup for the 16th Annual World Music Festival Chicago, scheduled for Sept. 11- 21. The 11-day, 20-venue festival features 62 artists and groups representing 33 countries from around the world. All performance are free (some age restrictions apply). For more information, visit www.worldmusicfestivalchicago.org.
Chance has been tweeting for hours that he would be dropping a song at 6 p.m. via lollapalooza.com. He hinted that it was a work with Wyclef. And a work with Jessie Ware. And it would feature Francis and the Lights. Turns out that “Wonderful Everyday” features a classic ‘Clef sound, complete with horns and
It’s not everyday that a Chicago teen gets to open a concert for a rapper like Nas. But that’s what’s happening Saturday night for Taylor Bennett, the 18-year-old lyrical phenom who just so happens to be the little bro of Chance the Rapper, just so happens to have premiered his latest video on MTV.com and
SEEN ON THE SCENE: “That ‘70s Show” alum and DJ Danny Masterson was spotted getting a late-night ramen fix at Ramen-san earlier this week — joined by TV host and sports commentator Sal Masekela. … The powerhouse Gibsons Restaurant Group’s hugely-successful biz continues to grow, much to the delight of Steve Lombardo, John Colletti
BY MARK GUARINO | SUN-TIMES MUSIC WRITER Couples who are both romantically and musically involved tend to produce — besides babies — music that often expresses the discord of being so close. What Kate Taylor and Taylor Hollingsworth of Dead Fingers have in contrast to Richard and Linda Thompson, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks is
Chloe Grace Moretz (“Hugo,” “Kick-Ass,” “Carrie”) and author Gayle Forman will be greeting fans at Sprinkles Cupcakes, 50 E. Walton — from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The actress is in town to promote her upcoming film, “If I Stay,” based on Forman’s bestselling novel. At the meet-and-greet Wednesday, Moretz and Forman will be
Grant Park transforms into Lollapalooza this weekend, sending thousands of wristband-wearing festivalgoers downtown for the fest. But, maybe you are of the group that didn’t take a liking to the lineup or didn’t feel like shelling out the cash to spend a weekend with a bunch of sweaty people dancing to whatever Calvin Harris cooks