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  • 2014 Summer Outdoor Classical Concerts In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Outdoor Classical Concerts In Connecticut
    Live classical music: the physical motions and intensities of performance, settings that are either outdoors or in pleasantly cooled interiors, an audience in relaxed mood. During the summer months live classical music is a celebration. Consider the...
  • 'Collected Stories' smartly takes on writers' power struggles

    'Collected Stories' smartly takes on writers' power struggles
    When a veteran writing teacher warns her promising protégée that “You can’t censor your creative impulses because of the danger of hurting someone’s feelings,” it’s advice that will come back to bite her — and therein...
  • Decorative ways to store a book collection

    Decorative ways to store a book collection
    "People who love books, they like to have them accessible," says Syril Lebbad, a designer for Baer's, a collection of fine furniture stores with 15 locations throughout Florida. As more and more reading matter becomes electronic, actual books become...
  • Dist. 203 creates 'strategic blueprint'

     Dist. 203 creates 'strategic blueprint'
    Naperville Unit District 203's goals in the coming years will be centered around academics, resources and communication. Superintendent Dan Bridges on Monday presented a draft of what he called a "strategic blueprint" to take the district into 2020...
  • Greek tragedy takes feminist twist

    Greek tragedy takes feminist twist
    If you prefer your Greek tragedies with a modern, feminist twist, you'll be intrigued by "Iphigenia and Other Daughters," a North Central College theater department production, taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. May 8 to 10 in the Madden Theatre, 171 E....
  • U of C study says Obama library would be boon to city economy

    U of C study says Obama library would be boon to city economy
    A study released Monday by the University of Chicago shows that an Obama presidential library located on the South Side of Chicago would pour $220 million into the city’s economy each year. According to the study, commissioned by the university,...
  • New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck

    New Naperville sculpture memorializes 1946 train wreck
    A sculpture dedicated Saturday serves as a memorial to those killed and a way to honor the community members who stepped up to help 68 years ago when trains crashed at the Naperville station. 'Tragedy to Triumph' is the title of a sculpture unveiled...
  • Joe Wilder dies at 92; jazz trumpeter helped break racial barriers

    When Joe Wilder was traveling with a band in 1949 and playing trumpet at a club in Chicago, his solos were disrupted by college kids shouting racial slurs. In his low-key style, the dapper Wilder put them in their place: "I know you probably don't...
  • $100 million for Obama library advances after 'do over' in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — This time there was no doubt that Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan officially won approval on a vote Wednesday for his legislation to put $100 million toward a Barack Obama presidential library. Two weeks ago, Republicans...
  • Bob Hoskins, actor known as 'the Cockney Cagney,' dies at 71

    Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...
  • Tony Awards 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Tony Awards 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" won top honors at the Tony Awards on Sunday, taking home the prize for best musical.  The award for revival of a musical went to "Hedwig and the Angy Inch," with stars Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall also...