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  • Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family

    Rising conductor Dmitri Jurowski is keeping it in the family
    When Lyric Opera opens a new-to-Chicago production of "Tosca" on Saturday night at the Civic Opera House, a conductor with a relatively familiar name – Jurowski – will be leading Puccini's ever-popular melodrama. But this won't be a Jurowski...
  • Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?

    Has 'Baltimore Our Baltimore' been forgotten?
    Gil Sandler had his turn ("No ode to Baltimore, ords by Folger McKinsey and music by Emma Hemberger. The song was first performed on Feb. 22, 1916. I learned it in elementary school and it was sung at every school assembly and special program, including...
  • Freebie Friday: Fridays are free at the Morse

    Freebie Friday: Fridays are free at the Morse
    Looking for free stuff to do this week?   Freebie Spotlight  Free Fridays at the Morse --Free admission to the galleries from 4-8 p.m. on Fridays through  April.  Visit www.morsemuseum.org for more information.   Event/Festival    Central...
  • Kenan Heise releases autobiography

    Kenan Heise releases autobiography
    A few hours before an interview to talk about his just-published autobiography, "He Writes About Us," Kenan Heise sent an email that framed the conversation. "You cannot keep a job as an obituary writer for 15 years unless you believe people are...
  • Big week for spoken word

    Big week for spoken word
    While you're out getting your nightlife fix this weekend, take my advice and take in at least one of the great literary events around town. There's simply too many good ones to miss this week, starting with Boris Fishman's two readings in the area. Also...
  • H-F student meets Challenge with poem

    H-F student meets Challenge with poem
    When it comes to teenagers, sexting and cyberbullying often are what generate headlines. Several local high school students, including Courtney Pugh, of Homewood-Flossmoor High School, hope to change the focus, as does Walgreens. As part of an...
  • Glastonbury Moving Forward On Naming Poet Laureate

    Glastonbury Moving Forward On Naming Poet Laureate
    GLASTONBURY — The town has decided to go ahead with appointing a poet laureate. Over the next few months, a committee made up of members of the fine arts commission, library board and town council will meet to determine the duties of the poet...
  • Mt. Everest epic restored and screening at Block Cinema

    Mt. Everest epic restored and screening at Block Cinema
    A member of England's Royal Geographical Society, Captain John Noel was on hand with his movie camera when British climbers George Mallory (who was 37) and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine (just 22) attempted their 1924 summit of Mount Everest. The pair famously...
  • National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists

    National Book Critics Circle announces 2014 awards finalists
    Marilynne Robinson, Roz Chast, Chang-rae Lee and Hector Tobar are among the finalists for the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, it was announced Monday. The winners of the awards in six categories (autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction,...
  • Lucinda Williams CD packs double punch

    Lucinda Williams CD packs double punch
    It's a tall order to create a double album loaded with consistently solid songs, but Lucinda Williams met that challenge on her new "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone." Not only that, but the alt-country singer-songwriter — who performs Friday,...
  • Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky

    Talking with J. Robert Lennon about Okey-Panky
    It’s a terrific idea: An online literary magazine, posting a short piece every Monday, like a bracer before you start your week. That’s the intent of Okey-Panky, which launched this week under the auspices of Electric Literature. Okey-Panky...