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  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • The fine art of making art pay: Bernie Sahlins alongside McCormick, Ray Kroc

    The fine art of making art pay: Bernie Sahlins alongside McCormick, Ray Kroc
    So what did Bernie Sahlins, who died June 16, have in common with such fellow Chicagoans as Cyrus McCormick, Ray Kroc, Gustavus Swift, George Pullman, Potter Palmer, Wallace C. Abbott and Aaron Montgomery Ward? Not much, you may be thinking. Sahlins ran...
  • Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago

    Summer 2013: 10 theater shows for a sunny Chicago
    Two components of many a Chicago summer of live entertainment are absent this year — there's no Cirque du Soleil tent at the United Center and no Riverfront Theater at the Tribune Company's Freedom Center. So you'll have to go camping for fun...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ricketts still getting outplayed

    Ricketts still getting outplayed
    The issue of the Wrigley Field renovations came up at the Cubs Convention last weekend. Or I should say, the lack of renovations came up. “I think you know what the holdup is,’’ said Crane Kenney, the team wonk in charge of...
  • Does long Oscar race help films?

    Does long Oscar race help films?
    As long as this Chicago winter might feel, it's a mere blip compared with the ongoing movie awards season. The Movie City News website runs a column called "20 Weeks to Oscar," which translates to about 38 percent of the year — yet if you count...