| Apr 4, 2014
By any standard, writer Chloe Johnston is an arresting beauty. She has the kind of slender-necked and high-cheeked Holly Golightly appeal that would prompt you to sneak looks at her on the CTA. On a recent Wednesday at Schubas, Johnston was reading a...
| Feb 27, 2014
Being nominated for an Oscar is always a big deal, lifting someone's career or a movie's fortunes at the box office. In Cambodia, an Oscar nomination is proving to be a big deal for an entire nation, crystallizing how important reviving the arts has...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Artists Drew Struzan and the late Bob Peak may not be household names, but their movie posters have graced the walls of museums and galleries as well as countless homes and college dorm rooms.
Struzan's more than 150 posters include ones for "Blade...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:26 AM
City slickers, be forewarned. One visit to this picturesque and utterly charming town on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and even devout urbanites may be tempted to pull up roots, pack their bags and change ZIP codes.
That's no exaggeration. Berlin has in...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:49 PM
More than 90 theatrical shows on stages throughout Loch Haven Park and beyond? Yes, it’s time for the 23rd annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival.
Popularly known as just “the Fringe,” this year’s extravaganza of...
| May 15, 2014
| 7:24 AM
(UPDATED 5/15 WITH PROBABLE CAUSE OF DEATH)
Dmitry Volkov, a promising Russian-born cellist who received an Artist Diploma from Peabody Conservatory last year, died on May 10 while visiting Baltimore. He was 26.
The cause of death appears to have been...
| May 16, 2014
In John Seerey-Lester's painting "Elephant Graveyard," the Venice wildlife artist re-creates an African boneyard strewn with hollowed-out skulls and broken jaws, a misty scene in the savanna where marabou storks come to dwell and old elephants come to...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The Laguna Art Museum is offering free admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The venue — at 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach — will be participating in the Assn. of Art Museum Directors' Art Museum Day, which also corresponds with...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:40 PM
For more than 20 years, St. Charles artist Nick Freeman has taken to paint to depict scenes of daily life in the Tri-Cities: grocery shopping at Blue Goose Market, parades in downtown Batavia, dawn at Geneva's Fabyan Windmill and more.
Later this month,...
| Mar 3, 2014
Marcia Gray Martin was a working architect who was an architecture professor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn for 24 years.
However, friends and colleagues say Mrs. Martin, who also wrote a college textbook on drafting architectural plans by hand,...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 10:46 AM
Many Highland Park residents might recall noticing a woman walking around with a Rolleiflex camera during the 1950s and 1960s.
Some can even cite memories of this person as their nanny, a role she held for various Highland Park families.