| Nov 15, 2012
| 1:04 PM
J. Ernest Green's masterful conducting of the Annapolis Chorale, Chamber Orchestra and soloists in two performances of Richard Einhorn's "Voices of Light," an oratorio set to Carl Dreyer's 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc," brought a unique...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 1:23 PM
In another era, when musical overload and recorded abundance hadn’t so fragmented the listening public as to diminish the notion of shared tastes, a pitch-perfect performance such as Lianne La Havas’ at the Roxy on Friday night would have...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 9:17 AM
In the end, "Breaking Dawn" couldn't generate as much light as "New Moon."
The fifth and final "Twilight" film hit theaters this weekend and did incredible business, grossing $141.3 million domestically, according to an estimate from distributor...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 1:00 PM
At the art house this weekend, moviegoers preferred modern-day Philadelphia to 19th-century Russia.
The quirky dramedy "Silver Linings Playbook" and the period drama "Anna Karenina" both debuted in limited release this weekend, but the former film...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Every year around this time, the CTA stars in a high-budget film called "Will there be service cuts and fare hikes next year?"
This year's theme involves CTA president Forrest Claypool and union leaders negotiating over changes to decades-old work rules...
| Nov 20, 2012
The Chicago-based Showtime dramedy "Shameless" can either be seen as a small victory for Chicago's TV and film community or a missed opportunity, depending on how you want to look at it.
The series films most of its exterior scenes in Chicago (unlike...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Something is pecking to get inside the country house in the play "The Birds," now at Mosaic Theatre in Plantation.
And something is threatening to claw its way out, too. In between is where the suspense patiently perches in a drama by Conor McPherson,...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year.
But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
| Nov 25, 2012
Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy."
"Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Yes, Mandy Patinkin saw "Saturday Night Live" spoof "Homeland" in a sketch this month. And no, the South Side native and Kenwood Academy High School alum wasn't insulted by Bill Hader's impression of him or the exaggerated impersonations of his "Homeland"...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys have begun filming "The Americans" for FX in Brooklyn.
I'm looking forward to the series, a Cold War spy drama set in the 1980s and scheduled to premiere in January 2013. It comes from "Falling Skies" producer Joe Weisberg,...