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Beyonce and Jay Z deliver hit parade at Soldier Field

Beyonce and Jay Z deliver hit parade at Soldier Field

Before reviewing last night's Jay Z and Beyonce show at Soldier Field, we should address the elephant in the room: According to Page Six, Mr. and Mrs. Carter are headed toward divorce. The abridged version of the theory says they're only doing the "On the Run" tour as a final cash-grab before splitting up forever. Is it true? I don't know. But the report likely turned Thursday's massive crowd into relationship analysts when the couple's hug abruptly turned into an awkward handshake and Beyonce covered Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor," a song that’s definitely about a breakup.

Photos: Jack White at The Chicago Theatre

Photos: Jack White at The Chicago Theatre

Jack White performs at The Chicago Theatre.

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.

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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.