Cam’s lyrics cut to the core of interpersonal relationships like a breakthrough in a therapy session, perhaps because the California singer-songwriter studied psychology and worked as a researcher before pursuing her country-pop dreams. On her 2017 single “Diane,” she gives a voice to the auburn-haired strumpet of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” responding to the original tune’s […]
Bettye LaVette debuted with a hit soul single in 1962, but she’s long since transcended genre, singing blues, country, pop, funk, rock, and more.
Firebrand Theatre produces an uplifting and of-the-moment musical comedy based on the 1980 film.
Current musical obsessions of Hanna Hazard from Lil Tits, Adam Luksetich from Foul Tip, and Luca Cimarusti from the Reader
A Louis Jordan tribune and a satire of the 21st-century news biz are among this week’s best bets.
The longest-running musical on Broadway returns to Chicago as impressive as ever.
Famous for photographing Michael Jordan and other celebs, the wheelchair-bound artist is working his way back photographing families as part of a Groupon deal.
After Chicago Theatre shows end, the performers’ John Hancocks remain backstage.
A sneak preview of Soul Jazz’s upcoming compilation Country Soul Sisters Vol. 2
An antifolk outsider artist, the hip-hop illuminati, local scene gossip, and more
Liz Weck’s Dolly Parton tattoo.
This week’s Early Warnings include the Antlers, Afrika Bambaataa, Bouncing Souls, the Chicago Blues Festival, Dodos, Les Savy Fav, Lollapalooza, Nashville Pussy, the New Bomb Turks, Jonathan Richman, Thao & Mirah, and Eddie Vedder.
New box sets from Buddy Holly and Dolly Parton capture the depth and range of both legendary singers.
Lily Tomlin on not becoming a doctor.