| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:43 PM
At some point, the 17-year-old competing in the national high school theater competition in New York had to let her training and lifetime love of performing take over. In the end, all her time at the Huntington Beach High School Academy for the Performing...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:31 AM
1. Fun with cardboard boxes
Last year, my son and I went to "Unboxed," a pop-up shop sponsored by the Chicago Children's Museum, whose sole focus was to encourage creative play with cardboard. Dig up that old shoe box currently housing bits and bobs, pull...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:34 AM
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...
| Sep 29, 2013
Expo Chicago, the International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, attracted more than 3,000 people to Vernissage, an opening-night preview party Sept. 19 at Navy Pier's Festival Hall benefiting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Attendees...
| Mar 2, 2014
While most couples try to avoid the doghouse altogether, Tyler Miller and Christa Garza fell in love on top of one — playing Snoopy and Woodstock, respectively, in a summer theater production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" in Naperville.
| Sep 10, 2013
Bethlehem's Human Resources director Kathleen Ann Garman died Sunday at Reading Hospital. Garman, 56, of Reinholds, had been hired in 2011 to replace longtime director Jean Zweifel after her resume rose to the top of 140 applicants. She had graduated from...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:49 AM
CHICAGO - It's sleek, shiny and sensational.
But let's add two more words to describe Chicago for tourists: darn expensive.
On Feb. 1, admission to the Art Institute of Chicago jumped to $23 for out-of-state visitors. In the past month, a host of...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 1:40 AM
“Jane Eyre” star Mia Wasikowska is very excited about being in Chicago for the first time and has something somewhat surprising she’d want to do if she had time.
“I would totally do a drive-by [of] Kevin’s house from ‘...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:39 AM
A man has been charged in connection with a suspicious package left near the Cloud Gate sculpture Saturday evening in Millennium Park that prompted an evacuation and an hours-long disruption of downtown traffic.
Emmett DeFrisco, 18, was charged with...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 8:35 PM
The Cal Ripken World Series opened for the 12th time Friday night, the ninth time in Aberdeen, with a ceremony in front of hundreds of fans from the United States and other countries at the Ripken Academy in Aberdeen.
Players, coaches, ambassadors and...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Chances are that if you drank a cup of coffee recently at the Bean Hollow Cafe in Ellicott City you sipped that steaming brew from a mug made by Greenbridge Pottery in Dayton.
It feels good to support a local business or two. What feels even better is...