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  • Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk

     Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk
    Steampunk is the theme for a new art and entertainment series that kicked off in Lockport this month in conjunction with Old Canal Days and runs to mid-August. It combines elements of science fiction and fantasy with 19th-century technology and...
  • Morgan Freeman honored by Gene Siskel Film Center

    Morgan Freeman honored by Gene Siskel Film Center
    Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman was honored with the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 7. The legendary actor participated in a question-and-answer session with his "Last Vegas"...
  • Hyde Park Jazz fest 2014 goes back to the future

    Hyde Park Jazz fest 2014 goes back to the future
    A world premiere by Chicago drummer-bandleader Dana Hall, a solo concert by the innovative pianist Craig Taborn and a high-profile engagement by genre-defying Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid will play the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept....
  • Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library

    Madigan wants state to spend $100 million on Obama library
    SPRINGFIELD — House Speaker Michael Madigan called today for the state to put up $100 million to boost efforts to land the presidential library and museum of President Barack Obama. The speaker joined fellow Democratic Chicago Rep. Monique Davis...
  • Beautiful baubles from local artists just in time for spring

    Beautiful baubles from local artists just in time for spring
    One minute it's snowing. A few days later everyone's in shorts. It seems Mother Nature cannot make up her mind about whether or not spring will come. While she gets her life together, there's also the option to wear pieces of spring until it actually...
  • Menswear pop-up, weekend warehouse sale and more deals

    Menswear pop-up, weekend warehouse sale and more deals
    Online menswear retailer Indochino's Traveling Tailor pop-up event in Block 37 starts today until April 27. Stop by for a 30-minute appointment with a stylist to get fitted for a custom suit. Those who purchase a suit will get a free shirt with it. To...
  • Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future

    Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
    In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...
  • Artist Samantha Hill reconstructs Bronzeville's history

    Artist Samantha Hill reconstructs Bronzeville's history
    Samantha Hill awaits your input. And awaits. Then awaits some more. "I think people know I'm here," she said on a recent afternoon, not sounding all that certain. She laughed nervously. The Hyde Park Art Center was quiet. Hill, who is 39 and...
  • Far South Side man accused of robbing student in Loop

    Far South Side man accused of robbing student in Loop
    A Roseland man suspected of robbing a School of the Art Institute of Chicago student early Friday in the Loop was ordered held Saturday on $125,000 bail. The 22-year-old woman was walking in the 0-100 block of West Washington Street at around 3:30 a.m....
  • Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014

    Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014
    Artist Margaret Wharton deconstructed, reconstructed and reimagined everyday objects to make works of art that could be whimsical, witty or simply thought-provoking in reflecting her vision of the world. "Margaret was a consummate artist who...
  • 5 myths about being deaf

    5 myths about being deaf
    In a "Project Runway" season where fights between contestants raged for hours, one of the finalists took refuge in what some would consider a disability: being deaf. Justin LeBlanc would turn down the volume on his cochlear implant or completely...