| May 9, 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...
| May 8, 2014
| 8:58 AM
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;...
| May 29, 2014
| 9:24 AM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:54 AM
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...
| May 16, 2014
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,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:31 PM
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:39 AM
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.
| May 20, 2014
| 7:46 AM
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....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:52 PM
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...