Music

The term “Lollapalooza” is defined by dictionary.com as “an extraordinary or unusual person, thing or event.” This year’s Aug. 3-6 festival lived up to its name. While there’s no doubt Lollapalooza shows great variety in …

Film & TV

When Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis learned of the tragic police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson during the summer of 2014, both felt called upon to take …

Music

The final two days of Lollapalooza brought a schedule packed with diverse artists from Glass Animals to Kaskade and Arcade Fire. Unlike the first two nights, the weather held up fine, with the sun mounting …

Music

Thursday This year’s Lollapalooza kicked off Aug. 3, but was cut short due to an evacuation amidst pouring rain, thunder and lightning and the threat of hail. Needless to say, the crowds weren’t happy. Nonetheless, …

Theater

Just two nights before he took the stage for 549 people at the sold-out Broadway Playhouse, singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett was entertaining a crowd 40,000 people larger at Wrigley Field. Reporter Chris Jones of the Chicago …

Theater

In the era of shows like “Hamilton” or “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Something Rotten!” will likely go by the wayside within the next ten years. The show, playing now at the Oriental Theatre, has moments of …

Events

Rain held off as Pitchfork weekend started July 14 in Union Park without a hitch. The first performer of the day, Madame Gandhi, graced the stage with her ensemble, which included an all-female band consisting …

Events

Pitchfork Music Festival is back in Chicago for its eleventh year on July 14-16 with an eclectic lineup of big and small name artists that’s sure to make for an eventful weekend. The Union Park …