Bonus: 15 things you might not know about Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan, circa August 1946 (William P. Gottlieb via Wikimedia Commons)

Her nicknames included "Sassy" and the “Divine One," but whatever you called her, Sarah Vaughan was an exceptional voice. On Friday, the CSO pays tribute to her with performances by the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and three vocalists, including Ann Hampton Callaway.

Pierre Boulez

For over half a century, the French musician pushed the envelope with his compositions and conducting work. His family confirmed he died Tuesday at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. At the time of his death, he was the conductor emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra trumpeter Adolph "Bud" Herseth died Saturday at 91. We revisit our 2004 conversation with Herseth.