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  • Review: St. Matthew Passion at Harris Theater

     Review: St. Matthew Passion at Harris Theater
    When John Nelson conducted J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" for the first time in Chicago three years ago, he did so hoping the response would warrant his presenting all three of the composer's big sacred choral masterpieces in rotation each year...
  • New UCF quarterback faces thankless task of replacing Blake Bortles

    New UCF quarterback faces thankless task of replacing Blake Bortles
    May the most highly rated quarterback win the job. Or will he be the most ill-fated? Whoever it may be, the new starting quarterback at UCF might have the most unenviable job in college football this season. Seriously, how do you replace Blake...
  • Europe's powerful artistic experiences

    Europe's powerful artistic experiences
    My TV crew and I often enjoy the rare privilege of filming inside Europe's great museums and palaces on days when they are closed to the public. For this honor, we sign up months in advance, often pay dearly, and never regret it. While the logistics of...
  • 2014 Poetry Festival registration underway

    2014 Poetry Festival registration underway
    The 2014 Virginia Poetry Festival, scheduled for May 16 and 17 in Williamsburg, is now open for registration. The event will feature workshops by Jim Peterson, Henry Hart, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and Bill Glose, as well as readings by J. Ron Smith,...
  • Living on 'river time'

    Living on 'river time'
    Our adventure began at 7:37 a.m. on a Saturday. "Good morning, everyone!" said Capt. Alex, a fit, blue-eyed father of four who has made his career on the river. "Good morning!" came the surprisingly chipper early morning reply from my fellow...
  • In CNN's 'Chicagoland,' violence continues to dominate

    In CNN's 'Chicagoland,' violence continues to dominate
    It may be comforting to someone somewhere — though I'm hard-pressed to figure out who or where — to know that Riccardo Muti, the esteemed music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, believes that Chicago is "the most elegant...
  • Hop on these Easter dining specials

    Hop on these Easter dining specials
    Easter dinner with family and friends is a much anticipated spring occasion. For those who don't want to cook, local resorts and restaurants are prepared to do everything for you — including the dishes. Here is a sampling of where to enjoy a...
  • 'Chicagoisms,' a small gallery stuffed with big architectural ideas

    'Chicagoisms,' a small gallery stuffed with big architectural ideas
    In the wall text of an engaging but uneven new architecture show at the Art Institute, there's an imagined conversation between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and an unnamed adviser. "Sir," the adviser begins, "Chicago is broke. Decades of poor planning have left...
  • Orlando photographer's 'Golf Digest' cover spoof goes viral

    Orlando photographer's 'Golf Digest' cover spoof goes viral
    Orlando photographer Cy Cyr decided to poke fun at a controversial Golf Digest cover by recreating model Paulina Gretzky's sexy photo with a group of local men. Paulina, daughter of former NHL star Wayne Gretzky and fiancée to PGA Tour star Dustin...
  • They've Been Flawless When It Counted The Most

    NASHVILLE — History demanded perfection. For without perfection Tuesday night in this state where Pat Summitt ruled as basketball royalty, there would be no history for UConn and Geno Auriemma. The game demanded perfection. For without perfection...
  • 7 steps to improve downtown Orlando

    7 steps to improve downtown Orlando
    What makes a downtown cool? Last week, Orlando city leaders announced plans to launch a yearlong initiative to make downtown Orlando a cool place to live, work and play. Certain cities across the country - Austin, Portland and Seattle - seem to have...