Foreman is one of a few Chicago jazz heroes who should be better known outside the city limits.

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BRONCHO's new video, for the song "NC-17," follows a pack of long-haired teenagers as they evade parents, broker drug deals and find more trouble than they bargained for.

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Binary thinkers beware: If you're the type who's uncomfortable with contradiction, or would rather deal in stereotypes than nuance, then rapper Heems and his new album are not for you.

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Sosa's songs are saturated with the beauty and power of West African music dedicated to Yoruba deities. And yet an unmistakable reverence for jazz pervades every note.

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He wanted to be the behind-the-scenes guy, not the star. But backed by strings, choirs, horns and the house band of his own label, White made a second album that isn't different — just better.

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