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  • Obama on B.B. King: 'Killer blues' in heaven tonight

    Obama on B.B. King: 'Killer blues' in heaven tonight

    President Barack Obama, remembering the late blues great B.B. King, on Friday recalled being cajoled into singing "Sweet Home Chicago" with him three years ago at the White House.

  • Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

    Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

    B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

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  • Passion Pit takes its pop music personally

    Passion Pit takes its pop music personally

    When Passion Pit released its 2012 album, "Gossamer," singer Michael Angelakos talked openly in interviews about the bipolar disorder that informed many of the songs. Though his struggles framed the lyrics, the music itself – soul disguised as dance-pop – often got pushed back in the conversation....

  • Will Chicago ever learn to appreciate Kanye West?

    Will Chicago ever learn to appreciate Kanye West?

    Take this as empty provocation if you must, but it's sincere: Kanye West, a guy who knows a thing or two about the artful mingling of provocation and sincerity, is the most important, influential cultural voice to emerge from Chicago in a generation, and you can't bring yourself to acknowledge...

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