Robert Ford and Trent Adkins shaped the bold, subversive, gossipy, funny, deeply engaged voice of Thing, which was felled by the AIDS pandemic in 1993.
For nearly 70 years, Bob Koester owned the Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records—and though his businesses could be “crazy town,” they helped nurture thriving communities.
Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah’s “Lake Shore Drive (L.S.D.)” recently appeared on the soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but the band’s last surviving member died this month.