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  • Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies

     Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies
    Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades. Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
  • Sighting: Nina Dobrev supports best friend Julianne Hough at Chicago Theatre performance

    Sighting: Nina Dobrev supports best friend Julianne Hough at Chicago Theatre performance
    There was a special guest in attendance for Derek and Julianne Hough’s Move Live On Tour show July 11 at the Chicago Theatre. Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) was on hand to support best friend Julianne. Afterward Dobrev and the...
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up

    Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up
    Leading up to the 2012 election, Chicagoan Fred Eychaner contributed $14 million to Democratic super PACs, including $4.5 million to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action, making him the top individual Democratic campaign donor of that cycle. The openly...
  • Senior-living facilities bring art to the memory-impaired

    Senior-living facilities bring art to the memory-impaired
    Suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Edie mostly stayed in her room at a senior living center for those with memory impairments. She didn't want to attend cooking, gardening or other classes offered there, according to Sue Kruse, senior director of...
  • Getty gives $5 million to plan next PST, on Latino/Latin American art

    Getty gives $5 million to plan next PST, on Latino/Latin American art
    Fueled by $5 million in grants from the J. Paul Getty Trust, 42 museums and other arts institutions from San Diego to Santa Barbara have begun tracing the prominent Latino and Latin American strand in Southern California’s cultural DNA, including...
  • 'Coach K' proud recipient of Lincoln Award

    'Coach K' proud recipient of Lincoln Award
    Mike Krzyzewski woke up early Saturday, elated to do something he rarely can. The Duke and USA Olympic men's basketball coach, winner of two gold medals and four NCAA national championships, went on a tour of his old haunts on the city's Northwest side....
  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings. In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
  • 45th annual Pride Parade has cause for celebration

    45th annual Pride Parade has cause for celebration
    When the annual Pride Parade steps off at noon Sunday on the North Side, marriage will be the overarching theme and cause for celebration at the event, organizers have said. And this year, the colorful procession will start out with dozens of married...
  • Christopher Wool: The nihilist's artist

    Christopher Wool: The nihilist's artist
    A phrase looms large midway through the Art Institute's Christopher Wool retrospective: THE HARDER YOU LOOK THE HARDER YOU LOOK. Spelled out in the artist's signature style, bold black letters stenciled across a glossy white aluminum rectangle, this can...
  • Pride Parade expected to draw 1 million participants

     Pride Parade expected to draw 1 million participants
    When the annual Pride Parade steps off at noon Sunday on the North Side, more than 1 million people are expected to be there, according to organizers. This is the first Pride Parade since Illinois' law allowing same-sex marriage went into effect. Same-...