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Wayfaring return after three years with a new set of spiritually informed folk jazz

James Falzone’s music has always spanned aesthetics. The Chicago native, who plays clarinets, shruti box, and percussion, has led and participated in ensembles that create various combinations of jazz, classical, and Arabic traditional music; he’s also served as an instructor at Columbia College and as music director of Grace Chicago Church. In 2016, he moved […]

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Three restless musicians—Ken Vandermark, Nate Wooley, and Paul Lytton—push one another to new horizons

Update: The Nate Wooley/Ken Vandermark/Paul Lytton trio have canceled their tour. This show will proceed with Kuzu and a duo of Vandermark and Lytton. Local clarinet and saxophone player Ken Vandermark, Brooklyn-based trumpeter Nate Wooley, and English percussionist Paul Lytton played their only handful of gigs as a trio in 2011, but their collective history […]

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This week’s movie action

Chris O’Dowd, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm in Friends With Kids It’s troubled teen week at the European Union Festival Film Festival, whose offerings include Putin’s Kiss, a Danish documentary about the rabid pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi; Innocence, a Czech suspense flick about a 14-year-old who accuses her doctor of rape; Ave, the story […]