Follow Live: Grammy 2024 Winners

Follow live on Sunday, February 4, as music’s biggest awards are given out!

90 Years: Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2024 Season

Another packed summer of live music awaits.

Grammy 2024 Nominees Announced

Peruse the hopefuls for classical, jazz, soundtrack, and more!

Halloweek Arts and Music Events in Chicago

A bounty of performances, events, and parties that will have you ready to celebrate spooky season in the Second City!

9 Studs Terkel Conversations for Hispanic Heritage Month

Hear from Hispanic artists, writers, activists, and more from Chicago and beyond.

Tony-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ creator, dies at 99

Harnick was born and raised in Chicago and earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the Northwestern University School of Music after serving in the army during World War II.

Tony Awards telecast makes inclusive history and puts on quite a show despite Hollywood strike

Tony Awards history was made when J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell became the first nonbinary people to win Tonys for acting.

Lin-Manuel Miranda launches R.I.S.E. Network to improve diversity on Broadway

A 2021 report on diversity in Broadway teams showed that 100% of general managers and 94% of the producers were white. White actors were cast in 80% of the lead roles in musicals and 90% of the lead roles in plays.

‘Some Like It Hot’ leads Tony Award nominations with 13 nods

The message of self-acceptance and respect for all was echoed across Broadway, from the new musical take on Some Like It Hot to a Black actor-led Death of a Salesman to the new play Ain’t No Mo.

Harry Belafonte, activist and entertainer, dies at 96

Belafonte stands as the model and the epitome of the celebrity activist. Few kept up with his time and commitment and none his stature as a meeting point among Hollywood, Washington and the civil rights movement.

Superstar Baritone Nathan Gunn on American Opera, Stage Presence, and Versatility

“My job as a singer, if I’m doing my job correctly, is no different than what a curator does with a beautiful work of art.”

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ closes on Broadway after 35 years

It was show No. 13,981 at the Majestic Theatre and it ended with a reprise of “The Music of the Night” performed by the current cast, previous actors in the show.

Nicholas Lloyd Webber, son of famed composer, dies at 43

The Grammy-nominated composer, record producer and eldest son of Andrew Lloyd Webber, died Saturday in England after a protracted battle with gastric cancer and pneumonia.

Lyric Opera 2023-2024 Season: Dutchman, Aida, Cinderella, Audra

Next year’s lineup of six mainstage operas offers choices for traditional and contemporary opera fans alike.

Chaim Topol, Israeli actor known for Fiddler’s Tevye, dies

The role of his life arrived in the long-running musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” in which he played Tevye.

2023 Grammy Winners & Nominees in Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

This year’s Grammys, the 65th annual ceremony, takes place on Sunday, February 5.

Grant Park Music Festival 2023 Season Released

What music will fill your summer? Grant Park shares its 2023 offerings.

Lost Stephen Sondheim musical reveals insight into a giant

A copy of what’s being called Stephen Sondheim’s first original cast recording captures the legendary composer’s budding skills in a student-led musical while at Williams College in 1948.

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ extends its long Broadway goodbye

Broadway’s longest-running show has postponed its final performance by eight weeks.

2023 Grammy Nominees Announced: Classical, Jazz, Soundtrack, and More

The Recording Academy announced its 2023 Grammy nominations on November 15, 2022.

10 Chicago Musical Events for Halloween 2022

Some of the most intriguing, spine-curdling, and spirited musical events all around the Chicago area.

Team picked to make ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ into stage musical

Dates for future productions, as well as additional creative team members and cast, will be announced in 2023.

Early Streisand nightclub recording remastered for release

The performances were intended to become Barbra Streisand’s first album, but instead many of the songs were redone and released as her Grammy-winning self-titled debut album in 1963.

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ to close on Broadway next year

Broadway’s longest-running show is scheduled to close in February 2023, less than a month after its 35th anniversary.

James Rado, who co-created groundbreaking ‘Hair,’ dies at 90

Hair, which has story and lyrics by Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, was the first rock musical on Broadway, the first Broadway show to feature full nudity and the first to feature a same-sex kiss.

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