Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Music fest organizers plan for more

On the heels of the extremely successful “Celebrate Hyde Park” music festival the weekend before last, organizers are planning another event for the fall — though on a scaled-back level. “I think it went very, very well. It was beyond … Continue reading

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Pickens to conduct band at Millenium Park

Bethany Pickens will lead an all-star band in a retrospective to honor jazz innovator, composer and pianist Mary Lou Williams, who arranged for Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Earl Hines, and mentored Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Thelonius Monk, among … Continue reading

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