A blue note: Ortlieb's has closed

Kevin Mayberry, an owner of Ortlieb's Jazzhaus, confirmed that the Northern Liberties club closed after business Sunday after more than 23 years -- a little more than three years after he took it over from founder Pete Souder.

"It is what it is," Mayberry told me, adding that he managed to hang in a year longer than he thought it could run.