| Apr 9, 2015
| 2:26 PM
To adults of a certain age, actor LeVar Burton will always be Kunta Kinte, hero of the epic 1977 miniseries about slavery in America. But for a generation of younger people, Burton has a special place in their memories as host of "Reading Rainbow," the...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 9:06 AM
Over the next three weeks, one of the Midwest's and the nation's leading music schools is kicking up its commitment to community service a couple of notches.
Make that 125 notches.
That's the number of informal concerts students and faculty of the...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 7:47 AM
Theater, magic, dance.
Opera, pop, jazz.
Cooks, comedians and clowns.
Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has been an ongoing variety show since it opened its doors last November.
From pop diva Diana Ross to actress Kate...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 3:49 PM
Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed on April 16, with commemorative events unfolding across the Chicago area – and the rest of the country – all week long.
One of them holds particular significance for the Tribune: the fifth annual...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 11:38 AM
While Amanda Walther's latest album was just released this weekits songs had a fan long before then – her infant son, Ender.
"He loved it. It's pretty awesome. Anyone who has had their first child, especially, will know you do anything you can...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 11:15 AM
What is it like being a worm? Can flies find love? Can three mice reconcile their social differences?
Theatreworks USA's "Flyguy and Other Stories" will attempt to answer these questions and more Monday at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. The play's...
| May 18, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Documentary film, as very much opposed to reality TV, continues to be one of the best things TV has to show you; indeed, it is for most people the only place to see this sort of work. PBS and HBO are the form's best friends; each has a worthwhile offering...
| Apr 15, 2015
Children are joining sports in record numbers, and they're quitting in record numbers. Many drop out in frustration. Adults can minimize the negative impact by being attuned to their child's cues.
"Play is a platform for learning. It's a way to keep...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 10:13 AM
Perspective is often the first casualty in any juicy story. And so it is with the kerfuffle over Ben Affleck asking Henry Louis Gates Jr. to edit his slave-owning ancestry from the program "Finding Your Roots."
Now, let's be clear about what that...
| May 17, 2015
| 1:21 PM
A family death in 1858 left Ben Affleck's great-great-great grandfather with legal custody of his mother-in-law's most valuable property — her slaves.
There was Cuffey, whose value was estimated at $500 in handwritten estate records still on...
| May 16, 2015
| 2:42 PM
We don't know if ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos' contributions to the Clinton Foundation will be a topic on ABC's "This Week" Sunday morning.
But they will be discussed on CNN's "Reliable Sources" at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Weighing in on Stephanopoulos'...