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  • Review: Soco spins Southern faves in Orlando

    Review: Soco spins Southern faves in Orlando
    The concept for Soco restaurant in the Thornton Park neighborhood of downtown Orlando has simmered in the back of executive chef/partner Greg Richie's mind for quite a while. It's a dining model he conceived while heading the Central Florida kitchens of...
  • Boulez touch palpable in CSO concert, even with the master absent

    Boulez touch palpable in CSO concert, even with the master absent
    The burgeoning career of Pablo Heras-Casado makes the young Spaniard one of Pierre Boulez's most successful conducting proteges. So it seems only fitting that a week of Chicago Symphony Orchestra programs honoring Boulez on his upcoming 90th birthday (the...
  • Chrissie Hynde makes time stand still

    Chrissie Hynde makes time stand still
    Aging punks take heart. Chrissie Hynde has returned to demonstrate that getting older is just a state of mind. At 63, the tough rock chick owned the Chicago Theatre stage Wednesday night with the same confidence she exhibited at the beginning of her...
  • Review: '100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write' by Sarah Ruhl

    Review: '100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write' by Sarah Ruhl
    Sarah Ruhl, the Chicago-born playwright whose elegant, funny, thoughtful plays garnered her a MacArthur "genius grant" at the age of 32, hates the word "whimsy." That's not something you might guess from the long subtitle and doodle-decorated cover of...
  • REVIEW: 'Iphigenia in Aulis' at Court Theatre

     REVIEW: 'Iphigenia in Aulis' at Court Theatre
    Would you kill your own daughter as a sacrifice to the gods? Of course not. Civilization has evolved from the fifth century before Christ — an Athenian era when those famous experiments in democracy and public morality could easily fall back...
  • 'Rosewater' finds Jon Stewart in solidly serious mode

     'Rosewater' finds Jon Stewart in solidly serious mode
    Jon Stewart has made such a career out of mocking the news that it's a bit of a shock to find that "Rosewater," his debut film as a writer-director, is so earnest and straightforward you'd guess it was directed by Dan Rather and not the host of Comedy...
  • 'Dumb and Dumber To' just a chip off the older blockheads

    Two hours is a whole lot of dumb. So in that respect "Dumb and Dumber To," starring the off-the-chain, goofballing Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, delivers on its promise. The sequel's definitely been dumbed down, which is not really an issue. If you buy a...
  • Review: 'The Mousetrap' by Northlight Theatre

    Review: 'The Mousetrap' by Northlight Theatre
    Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" has been running in London for more than 60 years now — some 25,000 performances of the whodunnit that bested all whodunits have taken place, making "The Mousetrap" by far the longest-running show in British...
  • Stevie Wonder right at home in United Center concert

    Stevie Wonder right at home in United Center concert
    Stevie Wonder called Chicago “my second home” as he strolled onstage Friday at the United Center, arm-in-arm with singer India.Arie. The 64-year-old Motown veteran wasn’t just paying lip-service to his Midwestern neighbor. He...
  • Broadway Review: 'The River' Starring Hugh Jackman

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The peculiar configuration of the stage at Circle in the Square creates a sense of close-encounter intimacy that is making Hugh Jackman's fans very happy. So long as they silence their cell phones and don't try to snap a...
  • Anjelica Huston speaks at Humanities Fest

    Anjelica Huston speaks at Humanities Fest
    The 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival, built around the theme of "Journeys," wrapped up in a most appropriate manner on Friday night with Anjelica Huston, who spoke candidly and sometimes emotionally about the many roads that made up her life's...