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Archive for June 22, 2016

Singer Lila Downs Serves “Bullets and Chocolate” at Chicago’s Symphony Center

Singer Lila Downs in the cover art for her new album, "Balas y Chocolate" ("Bullets and Chocolate")

Chocolate goes with almost anything. But bullets? Singer Lila Downs explores the dark side of chocolate in her new song, “Balas y Chocolate” (“Bullets and Chocolate”), and album of the more…

Music and Conversation with Philip Glass

A detail of Chuck Close's portrait of Philip Glass

In February 2016, influential American composer Philip Glass was honored by his alma mater, the University of Chicago through a series of events including masterclasses, talks, and a public performance more…