| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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,...
| Mar 4, 2012
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.
| May 20, 2011
| 2:34 PM
Meeting Jeremy Winters happened by chance--or perhaps it was fate. When he arrived at WGN studios for the Chicago mayoral debate on Jan. 27, there was only one seat available in the audience--and it was right next to Tribune Standards Editor Margaret...
| May 31, 2011
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| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:46 AM
| Jun 27, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Before actors, musicians and artists of all types thrill us, much work behind-the-scenes must take place to make it all possible. The stars behind the curtain are seldom seen or heard by our readers, but they have a valuable view and impact on Chicago&...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Chicago’s largest museums are offering many free days to Illinois residents this month, with most of them following up with more free days in February.
The free days are the result of a revision of a state law regarding the Chicago Park District...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Anyone ever tell you history is dull, tedious and irrelevant? Not us. And for some particularly fascinating and relevant insights into black history, ditch the textbooks and head to these stage shows, which explore everything from the politics in...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 5:22 AM
CHICAGO -- Chicago will be celebrating its 175th birthday today.
Sunday marks the day the city was incorporated -- March 4, 1837 -- and there will be events across the city to mark the occasion.
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St. the North...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:27 AM
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...
| May 24, 2010
Seven-year-old Aaron Headrick, whose father is in the Navy, was looking Monday at an ancient piece of Greek pottery while the curator explained the story depicted on it: Odysseus escaping from the cave of Polyphemus by getting the Cyclops drunk......