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  • Sunday: Allentown Symphony Orchestra presents 'Prodigy,' a family concert, at Miller Symphony Hall

    Sunday: Allentown Symphony Orchestra presents 'Prodigy,' a family concert, at Miller Symphony Hall
    When 11-year-old Mia Micic stepped off the Jurassic Park River Adventure ride at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., a couple of years ago, she was impressed. But unlike other kids who might share the experience with ecstatic tweets or selfies sent to...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip

    Neil deGrasse Tyson's theory: 'StarTalk' can make science hip
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the American face of science, has a new talk show — or rather, he has an old talk show moving from the Internet to television Monday. It's called "StarTalk," a science-and-comedy rap session he has hosted since...
  • Evgeny Kissin regales fans with masterful Chopin and more

    Evgeny Kissin regales fans with masterful Chopin and more
    Evgeny Kissin's more or less annual recital appearances are invariably among the most highly anticipated events of Chicago's classical music season, and the audience turnout for the Russian piano virtuoso's concert Sunday afternoon at Orchestra Hall was...
  • Opera Double Bill In Theaters: 'Cavalleria Rusticana,' 'Pagliacci'

    Opera Double Bill In Theaters: 'Cavalleria Rusticana,' 'Pagliacci'
    Those who are not yet familiar with the glory that is Marcelo Álvarez's voice have a chance to catch up. The Argentine lyric tenor is the star of both halves of a traditional opera double bill being shown in movie theaters nationwide April 25 to 29....
  • Indigo Girls at the Ferguson Center: A fresh look at familiar songs

    Indigo Girls at the Ferguson Center: A fresh look at familiar songs
     Indigo Girls have been a part of my soul and my consciousness for half my life. It seems like longer. It seems like they have just always been there.  Emily Saliers was born one day before I was, in July 1963. Amy Ray came along about eight months...
  • Butoh festival mixes humor, horror

    Butoh festival mixes humor, horror
    You can't beat butoh for variety, creativity and utter investment. Despite, or because of, performers' intense self-focus, it seems butoh can be more open than conventional dance to craft and innovation, an unbeatable mix. The common threads of...
  • Youth BookFest encourages reading through interactivity

    The Children's BookFest can empower thousand of children by stirring imaginations and promoting stronger learning habits. This year's 10th annual celebration will be April 25, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the African-American Research Library and...
  • Basses discuss being black opera singers

    When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi's "Don Carlo" at the Academy of Music, they won't just be portraying history, they'll be making a bit of it, too. In what's believed to be a first, a major opera company has cast...
  • Elegant and sweet, Vienna is a cultural powerhouse

    VIENNA It takes an empire to build a city like this. Like an immaculately tailored suit fresh from the dry cleaner, the historic core of Vienna suggests easy elegance and decorum. The cavernous palaces, treasure-stuffed museums, towering cathedrals,...
  • Standing tall and hating gray

    Standing tall and hating gray
    Last week in this space colleague Iris Krasnow issued a pro-gray hair manifesto that cannot go unchallenged. Normally, I don't take sides of issues because that requires analyzing issues, and who has time for that? You know, with baseball season...
  • Granger Cook, patent law attorney, dies

    Granger Cook, patent law attorney, dies
    Granger Cook Jr. practiced patent law in Chicago for a half-century and also supported several civic organizations in Lake Forest. "Granger was generous with his time and attention, and he was instrumental in mentoring the current population of senior...