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Meltdown: The Year Jazz Threw Out the Rules

Matthew Kohut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matthew Kohut

How does a music festival remain edgy and relevant? The British fest Meltdown 09 made news recently by tapping Ornette Coleman as director of this year's event.

Obama and the Arts

Chris Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Campbell

Most industries are adapting and evolving during these uncertain times, but the arts have been in flux for years and years, long preceding Bush and Wall Street's dismantling.

Lover's List

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Warner

After nine years our love has deepened, and much of the credit has to go to our lover's list of songs, which I play often. It's worked for us, so I thought I'd share the top songs on our list.

Post-Bop Heir: Ravi Coltrane Quartet At Jazz Showcase

Chicago Reader | Peter Margasak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For much of his career, Ravi Coltrane steered clear of the music and influence of his iconic father, but lately he's been more willing to deal with it...

Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

When it was announced that 600 Starbucks outlets were closing, the music business shared the hit: less stores, less counter and display space, less product, less revenue.