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  • Draft of Cultural Plan lays out ambitious campaign

    Draft of Cultural Plan lays out ambitious campaign
    The draft for the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 cites 10 priorities "for Chicago to realize its potential as a cultural leader" and identifies 36 recommendations for achieving them. Released Monday, the 64-page draft and 38-page supplemental materials...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Martinis and Mistletoe

    Martinis and Mistletoe
    The Junior League of Chicago hosted its annual Martinis and Mistletoe kickoff party Nov. 16 for its 41st Gazebo Holiday Market. This festive evening at the Chicago Cultural Center offered a first look at a variety of holiday gifts, jewelry, home decor and...
  • Hugs aid cancer fight, street style sparkles

    Hugs aid cancer fight, street style sparkles
    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...
  • Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year

    Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year
    The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights: Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...
  • Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup

    Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup
    A buoyant winter season ahead includes: "Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis": The innovative thinkers at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform major works by masters from two centuries and genres. The repertoire...
  • Chicago Jazz Festival moving to Millennium Park

    Chicago Jazz Festival moving to Millennium Park
    After more than three decades at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival will be leaving the venue for Millennium Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Though in recent...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave

    Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave
    It isn't often a painting makes you want to bounce against it. Or crawl under it, swing it over your shoulder, parade around with it, hug and squeeze it tight, or lay your head to rest on it. This isn't akin to wanting to enter the seamy, tinted world...