Had the movie embraced its creepier glimmers, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile may have been an appropriately horrific October release. Instead, it bears only the suggestion of such a thing and never finds distinction.
Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna (Yunalis Zara’ai) has a striking stage presence: a fashion icon as well as a pop and R&B sensation, she has a personal style she describes as inspired by Audrey Hepburn and 90s Gwen Stefani. Aspects of her music bring both those icons to mind, and she also sounds a bit like Sade […]
Ephraim Bugumba’s long, hard journey from the Congo to DeKalb began when he was three, but as Storyteller he uses music to keep a connection to home alive.
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The theatrical American Idol runner-up is touring with Queen.
It’s important to remember that when it comes to the TIF surplus, Mayor Rahm gives to the schools with one hand and takes with the other.
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Names Divine take a left turn into desert rock; Keith Herzik weirds up the walls at Saki.
Eleven-year-old Mae Ya Carter Ryan has a voice that sounds decades older than she is. People are starting to listen.
The city’s most indie musicians get an advocate—and a gig.
In this week’s issue Fred Camper weighs in on the 21st Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, which kicks off Tuesday, June 16, at the Gene Siskel Film Center and continues through Saturday, June 20, with programs at Chicago Filmmakers and Nightingale. Among the dozens of short films and videos screening are new works […]
New works by Ken Jacobs, Ernie Gehr, Jim Trainor, and others at the 21st Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival. Also this week: the Dave Eggers-scripted “Away We Go,” the eye-opening documentary “Afghan Star,” and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
Doomed to repeat our fake histories.
Scenes from an apocalypse: Mariah Carey night on American Idol
Taylor Hicks somehow sells out the House of Blues.