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  • PBS makes great television out of Baltimore's 'Star-Spangled' concert

    PBS makes great television out of Baltimore's 'Star-Spangled' concert
    "Great Performances," the PBS showcase of American performing arts, came to town for the Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six Saturday night and showed how to make great, live television. On paper, the lineup of talent for the concert...
  • The doors open to a curious public

    The doors open to a curious public
    Soaring high on the wings of the Eagles' inaugural concert Friday, PPL Center and a legion of volunteers welcomed hundreds of visitors Saturday to Rise Together Allentown, a collaboration featuring tours of the new arena and exhibits by downtown arts...
  • OPERA REVIEW: 'Macbeth' at the Harris Theater ★★★½

     OPERA REVIEW: 'Macbeth' at the Harris Theater  ★★★½
    As far as most operatic buffs are concerned, there is only one musical setting of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" – the revised 1865 version of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece. Leave it to general director Andreas Mitisek, Chicago Opera Theater's dauntless...
  • Fall music, theater and dance events crowd the calendar

    Fall music, theater and dance events crowd the calendar
    "Where did the summer go," we all ask? And for many of us, the next question is often, "What's coming up on the fall arts scene." The short answer is a diverse lineup of music, theater and dance events promise some outstanding nights in the theater....
  • Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six features BSO, diverse lineup

    Star-Spangled Spectacular concert at Pier Six features BSO, diverse lineup
    Far from the smoothest production imaginable, and a little too reminiscent of a typical, lightweight PBS fundraiser, the "Star-Spangled Spectacular" concert Saturday night at Pier Six nonetheless delivered a decent level of entertainment for a sizable,...
  • 'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl

    'Simpsons' invade the Hollywood Bowl
    Few corners of the Earth have been safe from the cultural reach of “The Simpsons.” From Pakistan to Sweden to China, the American family that perhaps put the most fun into dysfunctional has delighted audiences - and confounded network and...
  • Fall Dance: Traditional ('Nutcracker') Meets Non-Traditional (Social Media)

    Fall Dance: Traditional ('Nutcracker') Meets Non-Traditional (Social Media)
    This season an array of dance offerings will entertain, amaze with athleticism, and even reflect on social issues — such as the slippery slope of social media — are we more connected, or less? And, what is up with the obsession over "selfies?"...
  • European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich

    European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich
    After nearly a century, Dada — the art movement begun here, in safe Switzerland, to tweak established conditions at a time when the establishment meant the institutions that had led the world into war — is now itself part of the establishment....
  • Springfield comes alive as "The Simpsons" take over Hollywood Bowl

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Under the starry skies of Hollywood on Friday, the animated world of America's longest-running television series "The Simpsons" came alive through music and lively performances from the cast on stage...
  • City makes amends with Lois Weisberg, ex-cultural affairs commissioner

    City makes amends with Lois Weisberg, ex-cultural affairs commissioner
    On Wednesday night, the public is invited to gather in Millennium Park to honor a crop of legendary Chicago artists and to watch equally legendary performers fete them, free of charge. If not for Michelle Boone, this event would have a different flavor....
  • Loop Alliance offers ideas to spruce up Wabash

    Among the dozens of fanciful ideas suggested over the past year for how to transform Wabash Avenue into a more inviting corridor, Martin Stern, chairman of the Chicago Loop Alliance, joked that his favorite entailed putting a bump in the "L" tracks to...