| Feb 19, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Several of the city's major cultural institutions announced plans Tuesday to join together this fall for a "citywide celebration of arts and culture."
Dubbed “Expo Art Week,” the event is set to encompass museum and gallery exhibitions,...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops.
“For me, as a...
| Feb 17, 2013
The associate board of Working in the Schools hosted its annual Blackboard Affair on Feb. 8. More than 425 partygoers enjoyed a Mardi Gras-themed event at the Chicago Cultural Center that began with a VIP reception hosted by Bears placekicker Robbie...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 9:17 PM
“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-...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 9:26 PM
“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...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 9:57 AM
Richard M. Daley's 21-year run as mayor will end next spring with the city broadly reshaped by his vision and unprecedented grip on power, but with his image as Chicago's sure-handed leader increasingly challenged.
He stepped off the political stage in...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 10:39 AM
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...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 12:06 PM
The century-old Junior League of Chicago celebrated its 40th Gazebo Holiday Market with a Martinis & Mistletoe preview party at the Chicago Cultural Center. Santa greeted everyone at the door for this festive affair that offered an exclusive first look at...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:36 PM
The 19th annual Bear Tie Ball, themed "Rhythms for a Reason," attracted more than 750 patrons to the UIC Forum on March 10 to benefit Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Co-chaired by Nina Mariano and Tracy Scurto, the gala program included a...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 1:11 PM
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...