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  • Chicago Opera Theater hopes 'Orpheus and Euridice' will make a splash

    Chicago Opera Theater hopes 'Orpheus and Euridice' will make a splash
    Chicago Opera Theater audiences are accustomed to being transported to places they've never been before. But even at that, the company's upcoming performances of Ricky Ian Gordon's "Orpheus and Euridice" will ask them to take a very big plunge. In a...
  • Harris: Kickstarter co-founder returns to Chicago

    Harris: Kickstarter co-founder returns to Chicago
    Add Kickstarter co-founder Charles Adler to the list of tech industry stars who made their millions elsewhere and then moved back to Chicago to be near family. OpenTable founder Chuck Templeton relocated after his wife wanted to move back to be closer to...
  • Gift pick No. 9: Ben Medansky's irreverent stoneware

    Only about a year has passed since Ben Medansky started his own studio, but already his cheeky wabi sabi ceramics have landed on the shelves of stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. “Ceramics is something you do every day,&...
  • 'Art and Appetite' underscores a shift in fine dining

    'Art and Appetite' underscores a shift in fine dining
    In 1966, Claes Oldenburg created the perfect 2013 comfort meal. Chances are, this was not his intention. He made a 10-foot-wide fried egg. It occupies the last gallery of “Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine,” the...
  • Classical Corner

    Classical Corner
    American Chamber Opera: Bizet's ever-popular "Carmen" is updated to a modern Chicago setting. Through Sunday, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St.; $30-$50, $20 for seniors; 773-363-7965, americanchamberopera.org Avalon String Quartet: The ensemble...
  • Chicago gift ideas: 14 gifts inspired by the City of Big Shoulders

    Chicago gift ideas: 14 gifts inspired by the City of Big Shoulders
    Be honest. When you get city-branded gifts like an “I Love NYC” t-shirt or a “Chicago Rocks” coffee mug, you just want to roll your eyes and exclaim in exasperation, “Gee, thanks so much for thinking of me.” But, of...
  • Eric and Liz Lefkofsky pledge half their wealth to charity

    Eric and Liz Lefkofsky pledge half their wealth to charity
    Chicago technology entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz are among the latest families to sign the Giving Pledge, promising to give more than half their wealth to charity. Founded four years ago by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates, the...
  • Check out these art events in and near Orlando

    Check out these art events in and near Orlando
    There's enough art Friday to last the week, but there are a couple of other happenings later on that you may also want to attend. When it comes to viewing art, too much is just barely enough. Here's a sampling to help you plan. 2 for 1 The big news...
  • Jean Goldman, art historian

     Jean Goldman, art historian
    When she was a child, Jean Goldman used to create art shows for family members, dangling drawings from clothespins in her bedroom. Decades later, Goldman, an art historian, and her husband, Steven, a former Northwestern University Law School professor...
  • Deliberately designed: A couple's approach to creating their Near North Side townhouse

    Deliberately designed: A couple's approach to creating their Near North Side townhouse
    Some homes come together in a snap. Others require a little more thought. And then, there are those that are weighed, debated ... pondered. Which was the approach a Chicago couple utilized — time and time again — while buying, renovating and...
  • WGN-Ch. 9's Julie Unruh selling house in Winnetka

    WGN-Ch. 9's Julie Unruh selling house in Winnetka
    WGN-Ch. 9 reporter Julie Unruh has a contract pending to sell her three-bedroom vintage house in east Winnetka, which is listed for $819,000. Unruh, 44, a Chicago native, joined the station in 2001 after working for CLTV. Unruh and her husband paid...