| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:30 AM
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....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:34 AM
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,”...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 11:02 AM
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...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:48 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:58 AM
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...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:33 PM
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,”...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:24 AM
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...
| May 30, 2012
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 7:53 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2012
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,...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 2:16 PM
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...