Update: The small town of Manchester, Illinois is now in the national spotlight after Rick Odell Smith, 43, reportedly broke into a home in the middle of the night and shot and killed five members of a family, including a young boy and an infant. Our original coverage of the shooting is below.
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Whenever Kiernan Maletsky (remember that guy?) first announced to our small freelance music writing staff that Daniel Hill would be taking over the reigns at RFT Music, it was sort of emotional. Kiernan put in some really heartfelt words. It was nice. Daniel's response? He assured us all that the se ... More >>
The Bad Plus
Jazz at the Bistro
7:30 p.m., January 6, 2012
Last time The Bad Plus rolled through Jazz At The Bistro, the trio played with the fire of a group intent on proving itself. This time around, pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer David King appeared comfortable and rela ... More >>
John ChristensonThe Bad Plus is known for its clever re-imaginings of songs associated with rock, pop and classical music. But when it's show time, the critically acclaimed jazz trio favors spontaneity over calculation. "We have a pretty large repertoire at this point, and the band has been togethe ... More >>