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  • 'Love' is in the air at richly stocked Beethoven Festival

    This time around, even Rahm Emanuel is feeling the love. The fact that the Chicago mayor has proclaimed Sept. 7-15 "Beethoven Festival Week in Chicago" can only help to lure more curiosity seekers to the festival's third annual edition, which continues...
  • Let's take this outside

    Let's take this outside
    The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing. Chicagoans, perhaps because...
  • Longtime zoo favorite returns in bronze

    Longtime zoo favorite returns in bronze
    The roar of Adelor, an African lion, was the highlight for many visitors to Lincoln Park Zoo for nearly 18 years before old age hushed his voice in 2012. On Saturday his roar won't be back but a life-size sculpture of the beloved big cat will be...
  • A real Steal for young artists

    A real Steal for young artists
    Diane Brigham customarily encounters youth eager to pursue their interests. In her 33 years as an arts educator, she has found them thirsty for big dreams. A staggering number fall short, though, in resources and access to necessary opportunities. "So...
  • Curtain drops on Astrolab's filmmaking role

    Curtain drops on Astrolab's filmmaking role
    Vince Vaughn was a huge fan. So was Wally Pfister, director of photography for the Chicago-made Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight." "Barbershop" producer George Tillman swore by the work, insisting that his films get processed there. They were all...
  • Best dressed? Fashion coordinates with impressionism at Art Institute

    Best dressed? Fashion coordinates with impressionism at Art Institute
    As you step upon grassy turf with bird songs ringing in your ear, you may have this thought: Wait, I'm in the Art Institute of Chicago? The giveaway is the two connected, oversize panels of Claude Monet's "Luncheon on the Grass" dominating one wall,...
  • Greg Cameron is Joffrey's new executive director

    Greg Cameron is Joffrey's new executive director
    Greg Cameron will take over as the new executive director of the Joffrey Ballet July 1 after leaving his post as chief operating officer of Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW-Ch. 11 and WFMT-FM, the dance troupe announced...
  • Feds pursue Manhattan art dealer suspected of smuggling

    Feds pursue Manhattan art dealer suspected of smuggling
    Federal agents have seized an estimated $100 million in art over the last two years from a prominent Manhattan antiquities dealer they describe as one of the most prolific antiquities smugglers in the world. Subhash Kapoor, a 64-year-old American...
  • What to see in Chicago

    What to see in Chicago
    Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...
  • An art to solving Detroit's debt

    An art to solving Detroit's debt
    Late last month, the Detroit Free Press ran a major article on a problem that seems unthinkable: the likelihood of the precious artworks in the Detroit Institute of the Arts being sold to help pay the crippling debts of the City of Detroit. "It is an...
  • The creative process behind Edward Hopper's paintings

    NEW YORK — As 1938 came to a close, painter Edward Hopper was a man on a mission. Again and again, he would pick up his sketchbook and head for a cluster of New York City movie theaters. Sometimes it was the Republic or the Palace, other times the...