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  • Lee Hyla, Northwestern composer, 1952-2014

    Lee Hyla, Northwestern composer, 1952-2014
    Lee Hyla's friends, colleagues and students remember him as a supportive musical colleague and a composer with a profoundly individual voice. The vivid extremes of expression that made his music so compelling owed as much, they said, to his experience...
  • Portillo's sale an entree to red-hot founder debate

    Portillo's sale an entree to red-hot founder debate
    You bet your buns we're devoted to our hot dogs and sausages here in Chicago, so news of coming upheaval on the red-hot front has been a little hard for local gourmands to digest. As we were coming to terms with the news that Dick Portillo effectively...
  • David McGill to leave CSO for teaching post at NU

    David McGill, the esteemed principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the last 17 years, will resign his post in August to accept a fulltime teaching position at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. “Teaching has...
  • CEO: McDonald's would 'manage' minimum wage hike

    CEO: McDonald's would 'manage' minimum wage hike
    McDonald's Corp. for years has been in the cross hairs of a national campaign to raise the minimum wage, a movement that intensified last week as demonstrators marched on its Oak Brook headquarters. The fast-food behemoth has rejected protesters' call...
  • Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance

    Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance
    Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people. After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....
  • At last, a spotlight on Chicago piano master Ron Perrillo

    On Saturday night, one of the best pianists in this city will take the stage of the Green Mill Jazz Club as bandleader for the first time in several years. For anyone who values keyboard virtuosity, harmonic sophistication and musical invention of a high...
  • Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller

    Author Stuart Dybek: Chicago's storyteller
    The way Stuart Dybek tells it, on the night that he decided to become a writer, the moon rose full and bright over Lake Michigan. It had not been an easy decision. His father, an immigrant from Poland who had pushed his way to foreman at the McCormick...
  • Shabazz Scores One For The Players

    Shabazz Scores One For The Players
    Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
  • Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth

    Leonard Slatkin ventures down memory lane of his Hollywood youth
    Few people are lucky enough to be surrounded by as astonishing a diversity of music and musicians as conductor Leonard Slatkin was while growing up. From the mid-1940s into the '50s, his parents' Los Angeles home was a welcoming nexus for various...
  • Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees

    Good Case That College Athletes Are Employees
    Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause. Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
  • Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today

     Harris: Futuristic inventions Illinois scientists are working on today
    Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh? Most of us have seen one — in a movie. In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...