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  • 'Dead Man Walking' opera makes Chicago premiere

    'Dead Man Walking' opera makes Chicago premiere
    The Northwestern University Bienen School of Music is mounting the Chicago-area premiere of "Dead Man Walking," an opera composed by Jake Heggie with libretto by Terrence McNally. It chronicles a Catholic nun's experiences as a spiritual advisor on...
  • Marilyn Rudd Wright, sixth-grade teacher in south suburbs, dies at 86

    Marilyn Rudd Wright, who taught sixth graders at schools in Park Forest and Matteson for 27 years, was known for challenging her pupils to get the best out of them, former students said. "She wanted critical thinking, and she held us to very high...
  • Dr. Marshall Blankenship, respected Chicago dermatologist, dies at 81

    Dr. Marshall Blankenship, respected Chicago dermatologist, dies at 81
    Dr. Marshall Blankenship welcomed difficult cases, both in his career as a longtime dermatologist and in his recreational reading as a Sherlock Holmes aficionado. When he joined the Army in 1959, he had almost no experience with skin diseases. But...
  • At COT and NU, it's a perfect storm of recent American operas

    At COT and NU, it's a perfect storm of recent American operas
    When was the last time you witnessed the Chicago-area premieres of two operas by living American composers within the same nine-day period? That rare alignment of planets will take place later this month when Tobias Picker's "Therese Raquin" (2001)...
  • John Robinson, Motorola employee and school board member, dies

     John Robinson, Motorola employee and school board member, dies
    John Winthrop "Jack" Robinson sat on two suburban school boards and played a key role in Motorola's educational program, Motorola University, during a 35-year career with the communications company. "Jack was way ahead of the game technologically, so...
  • College Athletes As Employees? That Raises Questions In Connecticut

    College Athletes As Employees? That Raises Questions In Connecticut
    A state legislator introduced a bill this session that would define some college athletes at public institutions as employees, allowing them to collectively bargain for increased benefits, such as better medical coverage, compensation when their name or...
  • Would You Have Signed Super Bowl Hero Malcolm Butler?

    Would You Have Signed Super Bowl Hero Malcolm Butler?
    When was the last time your talent-hungry organization hired the equivalent of Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler, the undrafted rookie who came out of the University of West Alabama, a Division II school many football fans had never even heard of? When was...
  • Suhail al Chalabi, urban planner who helped city, suburbs, dies at 74

    Suhail al Chalabi, urban planner who helped city, suburbs, dies at 74
    Urban planner and consultant Suhail al Chalabi was a master at analyzing the economic impact of developments, from high-profile proposals like those for a south suburban airport and the Illiana Expressway to more mundane and less visible infrastructure...
  • DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage

     DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
    Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law. After an art scholar discovered there were large...
  • Classical music concert recommendations

    Classical music concert recommendations
    Chicago a cappella: The vocal ensemble under principal guest music director John William Trotter is joined by the Ensemble Espagnol Spanish Dance Theater for a tapestry of classical and popular music from Mexico, Spain, Cuba and South America. Ole! 8 p.m....
  • What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?

    What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?
    When 15 California community colleges received preliminary approval to offer four-year degrees recently, officials touted the move as a way to provide highly trained workers at a lower cost, especially for technical jobs in fields such as medicine and...