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  • Cirque du Soleil passing on Chicago this summer

    For the past two decades, a touring show from Cirque du Soleil has typically arrived in Chicago every other year. The most recent production was "Ovo" in 2011, performed in the parking lot at the United Center. The current touring Cirque show, "Totem,"...
  • Adult 'Soiree' blends the risque and the remarkable

    Adult 'Soiree' blends the risque and the remarkable
    New York has a spiegeltent, pitched in Times Square. Las Vegas has both "Absinthe" and "Zumanity," each Strip show offering arty, athletic, mildly shocking eroticism for the pleasure-seeking refugee from the quotidian hinterlands. But until this week, the...
  • Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows

    Summer Theater Guide 2012: Our top 10 most-anticipated shows
    A potential superhero awaits the unleashing of his powers. Tracy Letts mourns over Moscow. A Chicago disaster is revisited. A young man misses his appointment with Goldman Sachs. Oedipus hits the streets of Los Angeles. Hats fly on the Goodman Theatre...
  • 'La Soiree' returning to Riverfront Theatre

    The adult circus "La Soiree," which did reasonably well this past summer at the Riverfront Theatre, is returning for an encore engagement during the upcoming holiday season. There will be new acts: the contortionist Captain Frodo, a ‘large and...
  • Broadcast TV survives Aereo, but fight continues

     Broadcast TV survives Aereo, but fight continues
    Broadcast television exhaled Wednesday like a reality show contestant who survived elimination. A 6-3 Supreme Court vote ensured that the broadcasters and their multibillion-dollar business model remain intact and that proprietary programming —...
  • What looks like murder to mom doesn't appear so to police

     What looks like murder to mom doesn't appear so to police
    Chicago's murder problem can be seen from different angles. One is from outside a desolate West Side warehouse, a place where junkies trot off to get high, where I happened to meet the mother of a victim. Alice Groves walked gingerly among the garbage...
  • Ricketts plays Cubs fans for stupid

    Ricketts plays Cubs fans for stupid
    Tom Ricketts was asked what was wrong with his team that ranked among the worst in baseball, and he answered -- are you sitting down? -- “Nothing. Just a lot of injuries.’' Nothing? Is he tone deaf? Just injuries? Try bad. Ryan Dempster...
  • Power rankings: No. 14 Dodgers

    Power rankings: No. 14 Dodgers
    No. 14 Dodgers: 17th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Giants. How about that Frank McCourt? Who knew he secretly was growing his wealth when he and his ex-wife Jamie were running the Dodgers into the ground? McCourt might have battled...
  • Let there be light!

    Let there be light!
    In the spirit of Wrigley Field nostalgia, let us take a trip down memory lane to the days of daytime baseball — and to that era's end with the first night game at Wrigley Field. Do you remember, fellow Chicagoans-in-the-1980s? The nostalgic...
  • Kevin Hunt: What Is $1.50 'Broadcast TV Fee' On Cable Bill? (It's Worth Billions)

    Kevin Hunt: What Is $1.50 'Broadcast TV Fee' On Cable Bill? (It's Worth Billions)
    Q: "My latest Comcast bill includes a new fee, the Broadcast TV Fee, for $1.50. The explanation is the 'fee recovers a portion of the cost of retransmitting television broadcast signals.' Isn't that basically what cable TV does? Why a separate fee? A...
  • It was a trip getting refunds for canceled trips

    Two Lehigh County couples who recently intended to tour Turkey instead endured a rocky journey to get a refund after their prepaid trips were canceled at the last minute. Tony O'Malley of Emmaus and Dick Baumann of Allentown contacted the Watchdog to...