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  • Holidays Hit Home with the Top 13 Chicago Traditions

    When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole. “That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
  • Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'

    Despite deep freeze, some museums open for 'free days'
    Frigid temperatures today forced many city cultural attractions to choose between opening for planned free-admission days and shutting down because of the weather. The state requires museums on public park land to charge no admission 52 days per year,...
  • Non-fiction filmmakers to tap Chicagoans with money and pull

    Non-fiction filmmakers to tap Chicagoans with money and pull
    Of the five films nominated for the best documentary Oscar this year, two of them — "How to Survive a Plague" and "The Invisible War" — got funding and support from Good Pitch. Two out of five. Talk about validation. Launched in the UK about...
  • Jazz resolutions for a New Year

    Jazz resolutions for a New Year
    A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013: Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...
  • 11-year-old singing sensation back on Morning News!

    11-year-old singing sensation back on Morning News!
    The Amazing Mae Ya Carter Ryan returns to WGN Morning News for a second visit after winning Dwyane Wade's Chicago Has Talent competition. See her Saturday November 10th at the DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago. For tickets visit...
  • Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History

    Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History
    Margaret Burroughs, an artist and teacher who founded the nationally recognized DuSable Museum of African American History in the living room of her home on the South Side of Chicago almost 50 years ago, died Sunday of unspecified causes at home,...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Founder of DuSable Museum dies at 95

     
    Dr. Margaret Burroughs, the principal founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago's South Side, died today. She was 95. Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs (center) walks with Mayor Richard Daley through the Margaret T. Burroughs Gallery at...
  • DuSable Museum founder was 'a model for dreaming big'

     
    Margaret Burroughs, an artist, teacher and longtime Chicago Park District commissioner, started the nationally recognized DuSable Museum of African American History in the living room of her South Side home almost 50 years ago. Mrs. Burroughs helped shape...
  • Monster Mash: David Duchovny won't travel to L.A. with LaBute play; Versace painting returned to owners

     
    Leading man: David Duchovny said he won't be in the L.A. production of Neil LaBute's "The Break of Noon" at the Geffen Playhouse. The play recently opened off-Broadway. (Showbiz 411) Home again: A painting from the art collection of murdered......
  • Bank of America expands “Museums on Us” promotion

     
    Bank of America has announced the 14th season of its national “Museums on Us” program, which now includes 150 of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Designed to increase access to the arts across the nation, the....