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  • The Art Institute video collection is on YouTube

    The Art Institute video collection is on YouTube
    The artist William Wegman is probably best known for his photographs of Weimaraners. For decades now he has been able to coax his pet dogs to pose stoically before his lens, offering a steady, curious, tolerant gaze to the camera despite the oddball...
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    'Anna Bolena': Lyric Opera's vocally vibrant new production of Donizetti's bel canto masterpiece features Sondra Radvanovsky as the doomed Anne Boleyn, Jamie Barton as her rival Jane Seymour and John Relyea as Henry VIII. Patrick Summers conducts, Kevin...
  • Train your eyes on three great photographers

    Train your eyes on three great photographers
    That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
  • Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path

    Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path
    Long before Lollapalooza became a fixture in Grant Park, long before Riot Fest and Pitchfork Music Festival and the myriad other concentrations of cultural events that have come to define the city's warm-weather entertainment scene, there was the...
  • Success from sorrow, and a predecessor for 'Smokefall'

    Success from sorrow,  and a predecessor for 'Smokefall'
    On Monday, Noah Haidle's "Smokefall" opens on the main stage of the Goodman Theatre. If you follow theater in Chicago, you might have read something about this remarkable play about a Grand Rapids, Mich., family seen across several generations. It...
  • 'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?
    Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
  • The Capen House: Not just a house

    The Capen House: Not just a house
    Thad Seymour, president emeritus of Rollins College, raised his glass and gave a toast, "To perseverance!" It was elegant in its simplicity. And dead on in summarizing the grit and resolve it took to get to this moment. It's been one year since...
  • Chicago-area classical music picks

    Chicago-area classical music picks
    Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is the soloist, playing Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" on the season opener under the baton of music director Alan Heatherington. Dvorak's "Carnival Overture" and Brahms' Fourth Symphony complete the...
  • What statement did the 'American Gothic' knockoff make about public art?

    What statement did the 'American Gothic' knockoff  make about public art?
    It's not a shocker, really, that the figures lifted from one of American art's most famous images and made enormous and three-dimensional have proved so popular. There is something both surprising and pleasing about encountering God Bless America, J....
  • Is this the twilight of blues music?

    Is this the twilight of blues music?
    They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
  • 'Art Institute' — in stitches

    'Art Institute' — in stitches
    The "Mona Lisa" is lying on the living room floor of a house in LaPorte, Ind. It was removed from the wall so that Barbara and Earl Miller could find room for another, larger painting, Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks." This "painting" and many others &#...