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  • U.S. Taekwondo Academy athletes headed to nationals

    Athletes from the U.S. Taekwondo Academy in Bel Air have qualified to compete at the 2013 USA Taekwondo National Championships in Chicago July 3-9 at McCormick Place. This is the first step toward competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, in which Taekwondo...
  • Michelle Williams in the cast of 'Fela!'

    Michelle Williams in the cast of 'Fela!'
    The Chicago area's own Michelle Williams has joined the national tour of "Fela!" that's coming to town Feb. 19-23. Williams, the Grammy winner and former Destiny’s Child, will play Sandra Isadore, show producers Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter,...
  • Show your skills for 'America's Got Talent'

    Show your skills for 'America's Got Talent'
    In its seventh season, "America's Got Talent" went to the dogs, literally, when Olate Dogs, the dog act led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas, won the competition. That pretty much shows you that any act has a chance in NBC's competition series. So...
  • Printers Row exclusive: 2013 C2E2 poster revealed

    Printers Row exclusive: 2013 C2E2 poster revealed
    Superman flies across the Chicago skyline in this year's Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo poster. The artist is Tony Daniel, a Chicagoan. "I really wanted to showcase that famous skyline as much as the hero, " said Daniel, who recently joined the...
  • 'Fela!' returns to Chicago; Arie Crown returns as tour venue

    'Fela!' returns to Chicago; Arie Crown returns as tour venue
    "Fela!," the Broadway musical about the Nigerian Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, is returning to Chicago for a week in February. Yet more surprisingly, the Arie Crown Theater, which has been on ice of late, once again has a Broadway-style show within the...
  • South Shore Drill Team chosen for inaugural parade

    South Shore Drill Team chosen for inaugural parade
    WASHINGTON — The South Shore Drill Team from Chicago will march in the inaugural parade forĀ President Barack Obama, inauguration officials said today. The team was among the first 24 groups whose participation in the Jan. 21 parade was announced....
  • Interview: 'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago' stars buy, sell and raise hell

    Interview: 'Hardcore Pawn: Chicago' stars buy, sell and raise hell
    Here's the thing about brothers and "Hardcore Pawn: Chicago" co-stars Randy and Wayne Cohen: They fight a lot — and even came to blows this year — but they always make up. And once they're done patching things up, they tend to go right...
  • First lady coming home to address youth violence

    First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city. According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
  • Obama campaign plans 'watch party'

    Obama campaign plans 'watch party'
    Whoever wins the campaign for president a week from Tuesday, this election night is not likely to resemble 2008 on the streets of Chicago. Four years ago, Chicago police blanketed the streets of downtown as streams of jubilant Barack Obama supporters...
  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
  • Soldier Field management gets another contract

    Soldier Field management gets another contract
    The Chicago Park District Board this evening approved a new 10-year contract for the company that manages Soldier Field. Ā  The board made its unanimous decision about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday after an extensive presentation by the evaluation team and SMG,...