Archive for July 2012

Buddy Guy: Happy Birthday! 76 Years Young

Today happens to be Buddy Guy’s birthday. The blues legend is now 76. And, of course, there’s going to be a celebration. On Wednesday, August 1, there’ll be a birthday bash at his club, Buddy Guy’s Legends. Toronzo Cannon and the Cannonball Express will perform. Legends staffer Anthony Moser says that Guy will attend, and that a lot of... Read more »

Treme's Donald Harrison: Jazz camp special guest for JIC

Treme's Donald Harrison: Jazz camp special guest for JIC
Donald Harrison, a legendary New Orleans saxophonist who is also consultant to the HBO television series “Treme,” was special guest artist at the 2012 Jazz Institute of Chicago’s “Straight Ahead and Other Directions Jazz Camp,” which wrapped up Thursday. This year’s four-day event, hosted by Columbia College Chicago, offered an expanded curriculum most exemplified by... Read more »

Billiken 2012 Will March On Without Obama

Contrary to previous reports, it is now well known that President Obama’s schedule next month prevents him from acting as Grand Marshal of the 2012 Bud Billiken Parade. However, this year’s parade on Chicago’s South Side will offer the usual bands, floats, personalities, etc. Here are a few videos from past Billiken festivities, including a... Read more »