Musician Orbert Davis and Down Beat magazine contributing editor John McDonough join Richard Steele for a conversation on the future of jazz in Chicago. They are part of the Chicago Jazz Town Hall meeting taking place at the Chicago Cultural Center from 9:30 a.m. -4 p.m. today.
It all started with news in the spring that Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose and three other athletes at Simeon High School had benefited from some creative grading. Teachers started calling their union to admit they too felt pressure to inflate students' grades.
For our story of the month, we remember the death of a Chicago figure who made his mark on one particular stage.music: Red, Red Meat,“Gauze” FINKLEMAN: It got to a point where, bands around the country would come in and the first thing they would say is, i
August 2009 gave us huge drug busts, troublemakers that included everyone from athletes to university trustees, more horserace positioning, and much, much more violence. August is supposed to be the quiet month, but not in 2009.