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  • Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced

     Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced
    Flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander with saxophonist Oliver Lake, pianist Craig Taborn and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band will headline the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept. 27-28 in several locations. Following is the...
  • Andrea Marcovicci takes a spin around the world

    Andrea Marcovicci takes a spin around the world
    For more than a quarter century, cabaret star Andrea Marcovicci has been bringing the great American art song — and related fare — to audiences around the world. Her travels have been "sweet and bitter," she says, and she'll bring the show...
  • 'Boyhood' director Richard Linklater versus time: the big stare-down

    'Boyhood' director Richard Linklater versus time: the big stare-down
    NEW YORK — Richard Linklater is lunching on vegetarian pasta, as is his wont, when a nervous publicist walks over ‎to tell him he's running late for a broadcast interview, as is a film publicist's wont. "No, I think the math is wrong," said...
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • Binge watching, that great American pastime, can also be good medicine

    Binge watching, that great American pastime, can also be good medicine
    Just as Scout Finch once realized that she never loved reading until she feared she would lose it, I didn't understand the importance of television until my child was too ill to watch it. The continual complaint about television's negative impact on our...
  • Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend

    Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend
    The jazz tempo does not slow for the holiday weekend. Among the highlights: Paul Marinaro: Connoisseurs of music in Chicago long have known that Marinaro owns one of the most plush and malleable bass-baritones to be heard today. But it wasn't until...
  • Classical Corner

    Chanticleer: The ever-popular, all-male vocal ensemble returns to Ravinia for "She Said/He Said," a diverse program that spans the centuries from Victoria and Von Bingen to Eric Whitacre, Stacy Garrop, Cole Porter and Joni Mitchell. 7 p.m. Sunday,...
  • Roger Ebert doc 'Life Itself' deserves a thumbs up

    Roger Ebert doc 'Life Itself' deserves a thumbs up
    Critics review films, sometimes they even appear in films, but films are not made about them. Roger Ebert, however, did things his own way, and "Life Itself," a fine and moving new documentary that tells his story, shows us how and why he stood out....
  • New book explores history of Chicago's swankiest residence

    New book explores history of Chicago's swankiest residence
    When he was just a boy, which was some time ago, Rick Fizdale would look through the front window of the car his father would drive south on the Outer Drive. Just past the North Avenue exit, that window would fill with a view of the buildings that form...
  • What Shia LaBeouf means when he says 'Do you know who I am?'

    What Shia LaBeouf means when he says 'Do you know who I am?'
    "Do you know who I am?" It is possibly the most obnoxious thing a celebrity can say. And therefore the funniest. But I would argue it is also the most revealing. A bald-faced expression of desperation and despair. What's really going on when a celebrity...
  • Celebrating summer films of 1984

    Celebrating summer films of 1984
    A threatening row of CGI-esque clouds gathered at the edge of Millennium Park. This was last month, at a 30th anniversary screening of "Ghostbusters" in Pritzker Pavilion. Twenty- and 30-somethings sprawled across blankets on the lawn, warily eyeing a...