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New Year's Day

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  • The Valley Line: Kudos to St. Francis High's 'Titanic – The Musical'

    The Valley Line: Kudos to St. Francis High's 'Titanic – The Musical'
    This past weekend we had a preview of summer with high 80-degree weather. Surprise, I loved it! On Saturday night I went to see St. Francis High School's production of "Titanic – The Musical," story and book by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by...
  • Breakfast with Ina Pinkney

    Breakfast with Ina Pinkney
    For a retiree, Ina Pinkney doesn't sit around much. Pinkney recently closed her beloved breakfast/lunch spot, Ina's, going out with a grand finale on New Year's Eve, capping a restaurant career that spanned 22 years in three Chicago locations. In the...
  • Review: Guitarist George Freeman at Green Mill

     Review: Guitarist George Freeman at Green Mill
    It had to be one of the more joyous birthday parties to shake up a jazz club in quite a while. Onstage at the Green Mill on Friday night, Chicago guitarist George Freeman pointed the fingerboard of his instrument toward the heavens, preparing to churn...
  • Interest in travel to Colorado gets high

    Colorado on New Year's Day became the nation’s first state to permit the sale of recreational marijuana. And since Jan. 1, interest in travel to Denver has jumped. Coincidence? Probably not. Data research from a travel website found that...
  • Huber Matos Benitez dies at 95; Cuban revolutionary broke with Castro

    Huber Matos Benitez, whose disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution he had helped lead brought him the wrath of Fidel Castro and 20 years in prison, died Thursday in Miami after a heart attack. He was 95. His death was confirmed by his grandson, Huber...
  • The Gold Bar marks another great addition to Station North

    The Gold Bar marks another great addition to Station North
    Toward the end of a blistering set on a recent Friday night, Adam Marans, lead singer of the Baltimore sludgy punk foursome Big Christ, took a rare breather to dedicate the next song, “Boogie Nights,” to the deceased actor Philip Seymour...
  • Report: New York man 'basically baked to death' in Rikers Island jail

    A news report has raised questions about how New York City jail officials handle at-risk inmates after a troubled 56-year-old former Marine was found dead in a Rikers Island cell where the temperature at one point had reportedly exceeded 100 degrees....
  • Sid Caesar dies at 91; comedy giant of the small screen

    Sid Caesar dies at 91; comedy giant of the small screen
    In a day before comedy was laced with irony and studded with mean-spirited barbs, Sid Caesar was more than funny. He was hilariously, outrageously, tear-inducingly, gather-up-the-whole-family-for-this funny. A veteran of the Catskills with an...
  • NHL hopes outdoor games grow their financial coffers and fan base

    NHL hopes outdoor games grow their financial coffers and fan base
    High prices and worries about poor sightlines have discouraged some Kings and Ducks fans, but anticipated anomalies, such as eating Dodger Dogs at a hockey game, have inspired more than 47,000 people to buy tickets to Saturday's first-ever hockey game...
  • Connection of Harris, Bennett reflects NCAA top-seed Virginia's character-building process

    As far as comparisons go, Joe Harris has never taken offense to the kind of line his teammates have drawn connecting Harris and Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett. From the moment he committed to U.Va. in the summer of 2009 out of Chelan,...
  • Courtside connection scores

    Courtside connection scores
    Serendipity was smiling on Tracie Todd and Wesley Coleman on New Year's Day 2011, even if it wasn't immediately apparent. Wesley had a fever that day. But he still agreed to go to a Chicago Bulls game because he had promised his brother. Tracie, of...