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  • Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene

    Third Coast contributes to 'youthquake' in city's new-music scene
    Sitting in a packed house of excited, engaged young people at a concert by Third Coast Percussion last week in the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, I was reminded how much the city's lively – and getting livelier all the time...
  • Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly

    Chicago Pedway: City's bright, hope-filled underbelly
    You want to know the best thing about the Chicago Pedway? It's not that, despite this Polar Vortex winter, you can cover almost 40 city blocks on the Pedway without ever stepping foot outside. It's not that the Pedway began modestly in 1951 and now...
  • Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June

    Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June
    Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Bettye LaVette will headline the 31st annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 13-15 in Grant Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The festival will kick off June 13 at the...
  • HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season

    HOLIDAY GUIDE 2013: Dozens more shows for the season
    Thanksgiving is as late as it can be, and Hanukkah is earlier than usual this year, but the holiday shows always arrive right on schedule. From warmhearted theatrical classics to spicy newcomers, ballet to tap, traditional music to pop, we have enough...
  • Gunned-down mob reporter kept a dark secret

    The Tribune's Prohibition-era mob reporter Alfred "Jake" Lingle got a little too close to his subject. On June 9, 1930, he was murdered in cold blood at the southwest corner of Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue. (Today the location is the pedway...
  • What's for lunch? Brain food

    What's for lunch? Brain food
    Now that you've made it through the annual August-September drumbeat of back-to-school madness, pause a moment and think about your own education. Maybe you should use your lunch break and treat yourself to some "brain food." Taking a break midday to...
  • Top weekend show: 'Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace'

    “Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace”: That’s the title of a new book by Downbeat associate editor (and Tribune contributor) Aaron Cohen. Focusing on Franklin’s landmark 1972 gospel album, the book is a jumping off point for...
  • Film festival gets hometown love on opening night

    Film festival gets hometown love on opening night
    The stars were out in force for the opening night of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival. The evening began with the premiere of "The Last Rites of Joe May" at the Harris Theatre at Millennium Park. Chicago connections were prominent with...
  • Chicagoland literary events: Oct. 15 - 22

    Saturday Anderson's Bookshop's mother-daughter book club will discuss "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry at 2 p.m. at Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove, 5112 Main St., Downers Grove; free. 630-963-2665, andersonsbookshop.com. Franki Elliot will host...
  • Tonight's top show: 'Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll'

    Tonight's top show: 'Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll'
    “Flying Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll”: If you know that’s the title of the rockabilly classic by Billy Lee Riley you’ll likely enjoy the new book of the same name by Jake Austen. The Rocktober magazine editor and “Chic-...
  • Steppenwolf to honor Julianna Margulies

    Steppenwolf Theatre said Wednesday that the actress Julianna Margulies will be the guest of honor of its annual Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon. The star of "The Good Wife" (a CBS drama set, but not filmed, in Chicago) will be interviewed by...