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  • Why the Chicago Jazz Festival left Grant Park

    Why the Chicago Jazz Festival left Grant Park
    For decades, the defenders of the status quo have insisted that the Chicago Jazz Festival must remain anchored in Grant Park. They said the dreadful acoustics there were just fine. They said the dilapidated Petrillo Music Shell served the fest well....
  • Museum of Broadcast Communication gets mortgage extension

    Museum of Broadcast Communication gets mortgage extension
    The cash-strapped Museum of Broadcast Communications will have more time to pay off its newhome after receiving a three-year extension on its mortgage, according to an email this week from founder Bruce DuMont. “We are moving forward,”...
  • 'World-class park' to honor Maggie Daley, 'a world-class lady'

    'World-class park' to honor Maggie Daley, 'a world-class lady'
    A nearly 20-acre park at the north end of Grant Park that is being redesigned and rebuilt will be named after Maggie Daley, Chicago's late first lady, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today.   The redesign was approved earlier this month after several...
  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
  • Downton Abbey's Mrs. Patmore dishes on life in that TV kitchen

    Downton Abbey's Mrs. Patmore dishes on life in that TV kitchen
    Actress Lesley Nicol was in Chicago for a few days minus the white apron and cap she wears in the kitchen of PBS-TV’s “Downton Abbey.” She was here to bring the story of legendary English pianist Myra Hess to a sold-out crowd at the...
  • Fall music preview: Getting a sound classical education

    Fall music preview: Getting a sound classical education
    How many of you feel you need more grounding in some basic elements of classical music? Let's have a show of hands. I thought so! Some of you may simply want to know what distinguishes a symphony from a sonata, or what makes music “modern,”...
  • Cartoonist Chris Ware is in his own category

    Cartoonist Chris Ware is in his own category
    If you were building a Chris Ware, if you were constructing the most celebrated cartoonist of the past couple of decades, drawing up the plans for an Oak Park illustrator so routinely referred to as a genius that the accolade is more like fact than...
  • Obama plans rare trip to Kenwood home this weekend

    Obama plans rare trip to Kenwood home this weekend
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, who recently lamented that he couldn’t sleep in his own bed during the NATO summit in Chicago, will have the chance Friday when he returns for three fundraisers. The first event is a 5 p.m. reception at...
  • Obama in town to raise funds and sleep 'in my own bed tonight'

    Obama in town to raise funds and sleep 'in my own bed tonight'
    President Barack Obama is in Chicago for three fundraisers tonight, and plans to sleep in his own bed for the first time in a long while. About 350 people were in the Chicago Cultural Center ballroom at 78 W. Washington St. for the first event, where...
  • Who says you can't go home again?

    Who says you can't go home again?
    President Barack Obama delighted in the prospect of sleeping in his own bed Friday night, after his Kenwood neighborhood was securely tucked in by the police and Secret Service. Obama arrived in Chicago about 4:30 p.m. for three campaign fundraisers,...
  • President raises funds, sleeps in own bed and strolls neighborhood

    President raises funds, sleeps in own bed and strolls neighborhood
    After raising millions at three fundraisers Friday night, President Barack Obama woke up in his own bed this morning and walked in his Kenwood neighborhood before going back to Washington. A little before noon Obama walked about four blocks to the home...