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Beyonce and Jay Z to dominate Soldier Field

Beyonce and Jay Z to dominate Soldier Field

They’ve been Forbes’ highest-earning celebrity couple for the past two years (banking an estimated $95 million in 2013), but Beyonce and Jay Z’s reign in the pop culture world is about so much more than money.

Chicago native Chali 2na returns with Jurassic 5

Chicago native Chali 2na returns with Jurassic 5

On the first full song ("Influence") of Jurassic 5’s major label debut (2000’s “Quality Control”), the group claimed they could “rock shows with no rehearsal.” Recently, the L.A. hip-hop outfit—which fans know actually has six members—has taken that declaration to the extreme, reuniting after a six-year hiatus without missing a step.

Recap: Kendrick Lamar at Pitchfork 2014

Recap: Kendrick Lamar at Pitchfork 2014

Kendrick Lamar's festival-closing Pitchfork set -- lifeless at times and a bad impression of a neo-soul concert at others.

Recap: Perfect Pussy at Pitchfork 2014

Recap: Perfect Pussy at Pitchfork 2014

It's not as if you really can hear what Meredith Graves is saying on Perfect Pussy's debut album "Say Yes to Love." But during Sunday afternoon's Pitchfork set (which was the same length as its 23-minute album), the New York band suffered from such sound issues that sometimes Graves couldn't be heard at all.

Rising R&B singer SZA connects to the goofy and unusual

Rising R&B singer SZA connects to the unusual

R&B singer SZA is keeping good company these days. Her latest EP, “Z,” features appearances from labelmate Kendrick Lamar and Chicago’s own Chance the Rapper, and recently she decamped to a studio with Coldplay singer Chris Martin, recording what she termed “beautiful sounds” for a project that’s still TBD.

Recap: St. Vincent at Pitchfork 2014

Recap: St. Vincent at Pitchfork 2014

Artists should only bow after a performance if they've earned it. Saturday night at Pitchfork, St. Vincent [bleeping] earned it.

Recap: Schoolboy Q at Pitchfork 2014

Perhaps in a reference to Earl Sweatshirt's composed energy during his earlier set, Schoolboy Q made it clear that his show would be a chill-free zone by announcing, "This ain't gonna be one of these cool guy sets. I'm here to turn it up!"

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'Rescue Me' singer Fontella Bass dies

American soul singer Fontella Bass, who topped the R&B chart in 1965 with the so...

American soul singer Fontella Bass, who topped the R&B chart in 1965 with the song "Rescue Me," died in St. Louis. She was 72.