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  • Reginald Torian Sr. is committed to singing Mayfield's story

    Reginald Torian Sr. is committed to singing Mayfield's story
    Reginald Torian Sr., who has had a very good career and fine life singing songs on stages across the world, could be found last Wednesday sitting inside the beautiful and new nightclub and restaurant called The Promontory in Hyde Park. He was, as usual,...
  • 'Travels' takes the 'Wild' out of Chicago

    'Travels' takes the 'Wild' out of Chicago
    The television event of the year so far — yes, the year has hardly begun, and, yes, we've watched the dull Golden Globes, and seen an incalculable number of reporters shivering while standing near huge piles of street salt — has been the...
  • Brass tacks: Tuba-licious event on tap

    Brass tacks: Tuba-licious event on tap
    If you have ever wondered "who plays a tuba?" — and who hasn't? — you will be able to find an answer, or hundreds of them, Saturday at the venerable and exquisite Palmer House Hilton, where some 400 tuba-playing people will gather with their...
  • Simmerling's vibrant work lives on

    Simmerling's vibrant work lives on
    Monday night in the coach house of the extraordinary Glessner House, William Tyre stood behind a podium and spoke to the hundred or so people who had come in from the cold and were sitting in chairs along the walls and standing in the middle of the...
  • The time is right for making memories

    The time is right for making memories
    Music is a large part of the holiday scene, of course, and so it was a bit strange to be standing on Michigan Avenue two Saturdays ago amid the mob that grows larger every year to experience the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and listening to Hlengiwe...
  • Late-career love affair with Canada keeps DeYoung sailing

    Late-career love affair with Canada keeps DeYoung sailing
    The suburb of Burr Ridge was founded in 1956, when Dennis DeYoung was a tiny 9-year-old boy living in the Chicago neighborhood of Roseland, fooling around with an accordion and dreaming some sort of musical dreams. Whatever those might have been —...
  • What it's like to be a nude art model

    What it's like to be a nude art model
    Consider the naked man, standing on a small platform in Bottle & Bottega, a cozy and handsome BYOB painting studio in the Lakeview neighborhood. It is 7 p.m. on a Friday and there are 42 sets of eyes fixed on the naked man, the eyes of women who have...
  • Train your eyes on three great photographers

    Train your eyes on three great photographers
    That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
  • Ebola's deadly past and future

    Ebola's deadly past and future
    Ebola is now part of our daily lives, inescapable in headlines and on TV, in conversations and nightmares. But it has been part of my life for 20 years, coming at me in the pages of a book titled "The Hot Zone" and then in the presence of the author...
  • 2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren

    2 movies try to unravel the mystery that is Algren
    Nelson Algren used to write books in and about Chicago. Though his name and reputation have diminished over the last decades, he lingers in the shadows. The Tribune has presented yearly literary awards for short stories in his name since 1981, though some...
  • Doo-wop singer hopes his 'Signal' reaches Broadway

    Doo-wop singer hopes his 'Signal' reaches Broadway
    It's a long way from the street corners of Gary to the White House, but Henry Farag and some of his pals have made that trip four times. As part of the doo-wop singing group Stormy Weather that he started in 1974 doing its a cappella thing, Farag and...