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  • Recommended classical concerts of the week in Chicago

    Recommended classical concerts of the week in Chicago
    Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is joined by his stand mate, violinist Ilya Kaler, for double concertos by J.S. Bach and Malcolm Arnold. Music director Alan Heatherington will also lead works by Grieg and Elliott Carter. 3 p.m....
  • Thank you, Pullman

    I am a graduate of Wendell Phillips High School (in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood) and Northwestern University. I grew up in the Ida B. Wells Homes and the Clarence Darrow Homes (former public housing projects in Bronzeville ). I am one of...
  • Ex-NU prof goes from teaching 'Survivor' to playing it

    Ex-NU prof goes from teaching 'Survivor' to playing it
    Examine a group publicity shot for the upcoming season of "Survivor" (starting Wednesday), and your eye is immediately drawn to Max Dawson. Fully bearded and standing dead center, he's flanked by cast members with TV-ready tans. Dawson is noticeably...
  • 30-hour NU Dance Marathon benefits kids, community

    30-hour NU Dance Marathon benefits kids, community
    From March 6-8, more than 1,000 energetic Northwestern undergraduate students will dance for 30 hours nonstop to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation at the 41st annual NU Dance Marathon. Starlight...
  • Lehigh Sheriff Rossi not seeking a 7th term

    Lehigh Sheriff Rossi not seeking a 7<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> term
    Ending months of speculation, Lehigh County Sheriff Ronald Rossi on Monday confirmed that, for the first time in 24 years, there will be a new sheriff in town next year. Rossi, 78, a Democrat who has held the office since 1991, said he will not seek...
  • 'Dead Man' is wrenching music drama in first full area staging

     'Dead Man' is wrenching music drama in first full area staging
    Until Northwestern University did the honors last weekend, Chicago was virtually the last major American city not to have seen a fully staged production of Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking." A grievous oversight, considering the work's proven popular...
  • Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest

    Topinka held early elective office in high school in Lake Forest
    Judy Baar Topinka had already developed her “no B.S. approach” to politics as class president of her high school in Lake Forest. After a 30-year career in elective office — including 12 years as state treasurer — Topinka passed...
  • Feed the Dream founder Sandy Haggart works to end hunger in Guatemala

     Feed the Dream founder Sandy Haggart works to end hunger in Guatemala
    Most people would be slowing down at age 71, but not Sandy Haggart. "The hardest part is trying not to work too hard (because) then I feel like I'm out of balance," says Haggart, who founded the nonprofit Feed the Dream (feedthedream.org), a nutrition...
  • New Trier alumnus manages inaugural Chicago Artists Chorale

    New Trier alumnus manages inaugural Chicago Artists Chorale
    Stephen Schellhardt, who was raised in Winnetka and has appeared in the Glencoe Writers Theatre production of “Days Like Today,” is company manager of the newly formed Chicago Artists Chorale. Schellhardt, a 2001 New Trier Township High...
  • Study: Pop music helps ease post-surgery pain for children

    To help children recover from surgery, a dose of "Diamonds" or "Shake It Off" could do the trick, according to a recent study. Research from Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago asserts that listening to music and...
  • Dr. Henry Betts, leader in field of rehabilitation medicine, dies at 86

     Dr. Henry Betts, leader in field of rehabilitation medicine, dies at 86
    Dr. Henry Betts, an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation medicine, led efforts to transform the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago into the leading facility of its kind. Dr. Betts, 86, died in his...