| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:24 PM
New Philharmonic: Music director Kirk Muspratt is joined by tenor soloist John Irvin, of Lyric's Ryan Opera Center, to ring out the old and ring in the new, at the orchestra's annual New Year's Eve pops concerts. The festive program, to be presented three...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:27 AM
I love the snow, but maybe you don't. Maybe you'd rather be indoors looking at art in rooms with sophisticated humidity and temperature control than out enjoying the formal and experiential brilliance of a radically transformed landscape. If so, here...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Before the polar vortex takes all the fun out of winter, there are plenty of ways to get out and celebrate the stories and sounds of the season. Below is just a partial list of some of the best in theater, dance and music – from traditional to...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:51 PM
So, you want to take the family to "The Nutcracker." If you have little dancers of your own, your choice is probably made. But if not, or if you want to branch out, where to go? Timing, location, price, and quantity and quality of artists might all be...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:46 AM
A California company is hoping to take the pet microchip to a new level: an implantable chip with GPS tracking.
Although microchips have helped reunite countless lost pets and their owners in the 30 years since their introduction, they do have...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Chicago designer Christina Monley just returned from New York Fashion Week, where she opened new doors to her line of women's clothing, Christina Karin.
"We picked up a few new great stores, including the Four Seasons shops," Monley said.
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:32 PM
Nobody will mistake this one for Al Pacino in "Stand Up Guys," or Uma Thurman in "Motherhood," to name two recent, featherweight Chicago International Film Festival opening-night selections.
For its 50th edition, which begins Thursday and continues...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 8:04 AM
With a major European tour set to launch in less than a week, the last thing the Chicago Symphony Orchestra management needed was the sudden withdrawal of a guest conductor.
That's what took place earlier this week when Jaap van Zweden canceled his...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:27 AM
Michael Kutza sliced through the crush with a smile. It's what he has done for decades. Well-wishers, sponsors, staffers, friends, filmmakers, moviegoers, people who say Chicago would be a culturally poorer place without him and people who say he's an...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The current production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear," playing through Nov. 9 at the handsome and justifiably renowned Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, stars Larry Yando as the increasingly delusional title character and features the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The dates are in for next year’s round of city-sponsored festivals and civic gatherings. Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced several events, including:
Creative Summit and Expo, location to be announced:...