On Feb. 25, cancer claimed the life of Chicago native Diane Izzo. She was 43. In 1999, musician Diane Izzo won big praise with her debut album, One. It was a trifecta of elegant and emotive music, lyrics and voice. That album was 10 years in the making.
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The final installment of Sound Opinion host's Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot reviewing Pitchfork Music Festival. Look for a cameo from a random dancer from the Major Lazer show in this video. She has something to say!
K'Naan is an artist who grew up in Somalia during that country's civil war in the early 90's. After moving to Canada he taught himself English by listening to hip-hop CDs. Now he's the winner of the Juno Award for Artist of the Year and his song "Wavin' Flag" is the World Cup anthem.