| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:57 PM
For February, we asked the Tribune's arts critics for their best suggestions for entertainment for Black History Month. From the worlds of Chicago theater, music, dance and beyond — regardless of whether they are promoted as Black History Month...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:45 AM
It may not have the cachet of an Oscar or a Tony, but "The Fred" may soon become a coveted prize among high school artists in Baltimore.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts has announced the inaugural Fred Lazarus IV Artscape Prize, named for...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:45 AM
The year began badly for Riccardo Muti – and, by extension, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra – when the maestro suffered a bout of flu followed by hernia surgery within only a couple of weeks in January. These latest health setbacks forced...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 8:37 AM
For more than three decades, Chicago bassist-composer Tatsu Aoki has been exploring both the musical traditions of his Japanese homeland and the ways in which jazz, avant-garde and blues are played in his adopted city.
His experiments in merging these...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:54 AM
You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so.
Therefore you curate movies.
You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music.
I don't have a...
| Dec 13, 2013
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: When giving a present, is it tacky to include a gift receipt, or is it thoughtful? What if you bought the present supercheap at some cheapo store, and you want the recipient to think you paid full price or at least shopped at a...
| Dec 13, 2013
The year in Chicago theater produced some gorgeous new plays, a stunning revival of one of the most important dramatic works ever penned by a Chicagoan and any number of intimate encounters with matters of import, not the least being the problem of gun...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:32 PM
An intercepted dispatch from the front of the ‘war on Christmas’ (Wednesday's print column) To: The Troops From: High Command, The Minimize-Christmas Army. Subject: Discouraging News We here at MCA headquarters wish we could offer you better...
| Dec 4, 2013
THE GREAT BULL RUN
Hawthorne Race Course JULY 12
Think less “going for a jog with D. Rose” and more “sprinting for your life with 24 live 1,200-pound bovines-that-couldgore- you-at-any-moment at your heels.” Sounds fun, huh?...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:06 AM
If Andy Kaufman and Tony Clifton ever had bothered learning magic tricks, they'd perhaps have come up with something like "Elephant Room," the highly amusing bit of silliness currently at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Despite the pretentious title of...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 6:40 PM
BAKERSFIELD — Peddling the songs of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard in the heart of Bakersfield — when you're neither Owens nor Haggard — could rank on the scale of tough gigs right up there with hauling coals to Newcastle and selling ice...