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  • LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award

    LeVar Burton wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award
    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...
  • When community service becomes a 16-day music festival

     When community service becomes a 16-day music festival
    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...
  • Dr. Phillips Center shows variety is the spice of life

     Dr. Phillips Center shows variety is the spice of life
    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...
  • 'Prisoner of Her Past' on TV

    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...
  • Blending friendship and folk music

     Blending friendship and folk music
    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...
  • 'FlyGuy and Other Stories' is like 'Saturday Night Live' for kids

    'FlyGuy and Other Stories' is like 'Saturday Night Live' for kids
    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...
  • Two documentaries: '1971' on PBS, 'Southern Rites' from HBO

    Two documentaries: '1971' on PBS, 'Southern Rites' from HBO
    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...
  • Authors share tips on helping kids enjoy sports, stick with it

    Authors share tips on helping kids enjoy sports, stick with it
    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...
  • Ben Affleck-PBS storm is just a media tempest in a teapot

    Ben Affleck-PBS storm is just a media tempest in a teapot
    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...
  • Records offer murky view into Ben Affleck's ancestor and slavery

    Records offer murky view into Ben Affleck's ancestor and slavery
    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...
  • George Stephanopoulos debate on CNN

    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'...