October 12th, 2014
Kurt Elling has repeatedly proved his mettle as a vocalist, accumulating so many Downbeat awards and Grammy nominations that it seems superfluous to once again critique any of his performances. One can only say, "Ditto, he's done it again." But, because he keeps developing his scope, it's always...
October 11th, 2014
[Our resident music reviewer Donald sacrificed a night with his favorite TV show to see jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, and found it well worth the trade. —the artblog editors] Typically, Sunday nights for me are known exclusively as The Good Wife night. No ifs, ands, or buts about it....
October 1st, 2014
Kurt Elling, the bold, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter who explores infinite variations on musical themes, presents his hip, edgy expressiveness as he performs at 8 pm on October 1 at Infinity Music Hall and Bistro at 32 Front Street. Not only is Elling a master of scat and vocalese, a perennial winner of the...
October 14th, 2014
American soprano Renée Fleming's first-ever holiday album celebrates the beloved and iconic Christmas season in New York City. From the holiday windows lining 5th Avenue to the red and green-lit spire of the Empire State Building, the essence of the city at the most wonderful time of...
September 17th, 2014
Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Kurt Elling, acclaimed contemporary dance company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and legendary improvisational comedy enterprise The Second City are among the performers at the Chicago's inaugural Fifth Star Awards on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm. Presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events...