Holle Thee Maxwell’s long career has taken her through several genres and across the world—but it’s never made her a star.
Lou Della Evans-Reid spent nearly 40 years as minister of music for Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, but even at age 89 this gospel trailblazer isn’t done spreading the good news.
By the time Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi recruited him, Murphy had worked as a sideman for the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Memphis Slim, and James Cotton.
Also, three CPS students wrote an open letter thanking Chance the Rapper.
Meet the man behind the microphone of the WVON entertainment talk show Real Talk, Real People.
The late 1960s was a time of change for the prison thanks to Winston Moore, the country’s first black warden.
Henry Gibson’s bongo and conga wizardry made generations of stars sound better, but he never found fame as the main attraction.
The Smart Studios Story, opening the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, revisits the Madison recording studio that nurtured the indie rock of the 90s.
Revivals are back—even Sister Act.
Our immense Record Store Day guide, new music from North Africa, and more
Nine of my favorite soul tracks that push for a better world
Aaron Cohen celebrates the publication of his new book about Aretha Franklin’s classic gospel album “Amazing Grace” with a free event at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday afternoon.
A night at karaoke.
Inauguration: I always have my best ideas too late.
Killing, Owning, and straight-up song jacking