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  • Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014

     Donald Bogue, University of Chicago sociologist, 1918-2014
    Donald Bogue, a longtime sociology professor at the University of Chicago and a widely regarded demographer, studied the movement and habits of people on distant continents as well as closer to home. Mr. Bogue, 96, died of natural causes Monday, April...
  • Chicago area classical music picks

    Chicago area classical music picks
    Chicago Children's Choir: Former Chicago jazz vocalist Kurt Elling guests for "Dancing in the Street," a program of freedom songs. Josephine Lee directs. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St.; $15-$60; 312-334-7777;...
  • A great blues gathering could ignite passions anew

    A great blues gathering could ignite passions anew
    Two years ago, the biennial "Blues and the Spirit" symposium at Dominican University in River Forest raised sparks from the outset. "Here we are in 2012, and I'm watching black blues artists being treated like stepchildren of the blues and feeling...
  • A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz

    A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz
    The Memorial Day holiday obviously commemorates solemn events, but with so many people enjoying an extended weekend, Chicago's musical offerings are rich. Among the highlights: Eric Reed: One of the most compelling pianists in mainstream jazz, Reed...
  • Review: 'The Oldest Living Things in the World' by Rachel Sussman

    Review: 'The Oldest Living Things in the World' by Rachel Sussman
    Artist Rachel Sussman is a time traveler. She writes in "The Oldest Living Things in the World" that she crisscrossed the globe photographing living organisms at least 2,000 years old to encourage "an anthropomorphic connection to a deep timescale that,...
  • Gap week activities

    Gap week activities
    Francis W. Parker School’s Chess Camp This one-week Chess Wizards camp is for grades K–8. Learn chess openings, tactics and end-game models, plus variations on the classic game, like Bughouse, Allies and Fischer Chess. Campers are divided...
  • Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion

    Half-century later, 'Kennedy Compromise' yields Lake Michigan erosion
    The flow of sand on the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan is out of balance, creating serious erosion in some places and too much sand in others, experts say. After decades of treating the problem at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in a more or less...
  • Emanuel reflects on third year in office

    Emanuel reflects on third year in office
    A more-introspective-than-usual Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflected on his third year in office Friday, saying the decision to shutter dozens of Chicago Public Schools was the hardest he’s had to make and acknowledging his hard-charge personality has...
  • How ragtime whiz Reginald Robinson got his groove back

    How ragtime whiz Reginald Robinson got his groove back
    Chicago ragtime piano master Reginald Robinson is on a tear. In recent months he has completed three new works, two of which he'll play Saturday night in a nearly ideal venue for his intimate art: Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, in Oak Park. One of...
  • 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....
  • Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp

    Chicago pools could get energy efficiency revamp
    The Chicago Infrastructure Trust approved its second project Thursday, a plan to make 141 city-owned swimming pools more energy efficient. The proposal would not make any cosmetic changes to the city’s aging collection of swimming pools, but would...