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  • Bigger, better Black Keys thrive at United Center

    Bigger, better Black Keys thrive at United Center
    Evidence of the changes that shaped the Black Keys' rise out of mid-sized clubs and advancement into arenas over the past five years was on display at a sold-out United Center on Saturday. Performing the first show of a two-night stand, the group added to...
  • Drink this: Kentucky Mule

    Drink this: Kentucky Mule
    Kentucky Mule: At The Garage Bar & Sandwiches in Norwood Park, one can find ginormous soft pretzels, loaded burgers and grilled sandwiches with smothered tots; an extensive beer list alongside some fine classic and signature cocktails; and a gorgeous...
  • Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend

    Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend
    Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
  • REVIEW: 'The Night Alive' at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Night Alive' at Steppenwolf Theatre ★★★
    The question of what you will feel like when you die — and, more specifically, whether you will actually feel like you are dead — suffuses Conor McPherson's "The Night Alive." The season opener at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company is another raw...
  • With '747,' Lady Antebellum restores its original polish

    Once a reliable source of lustrous country-soul ballads such as "Need You Now" and "Just a Kiss," Lady Antebellum roughed up its sound a bit for last year's up-tempo "Golden," which paid off neither artistically nor commercially. So you can understand the...
  • REVIEW: 'Smokefall' at the Goodman Theatre ★★★★

     REVIEW: 'Smokefall' at the Goodman Theatre ★★★★
    In Noah Haidle's quixotic, gorgeous "Smokefall," the narrative begins with a young couple who have fallen in love. They get advice from someone much older — this romance will end in tragedy, he says. They all do. Someone walks out on someone else,...
  • Prince dazzles and baffles on two new releases

    Never let it be said that Prince doesn't retain the capacity to both dazzle and baffle. Through 36 years in the spotlight and one of the most influential of his generation, the man born Prince Rogers Nelson still pushes like he's gunning for fresh fame...
  • Kacey Musgraves full of charm, country kitsch at the Riv

    Kacey Musgraves full of charm, country kitsch at the Riv
    Fronting a band dressed in light-up suits on a stage decorated with neon cacti at the Riviera Saturday night, Kacey Musgraves played the part of the kitschy country throwback like a pro. But there's a lot more to the singer than her retro style. Last...
  • Concert review: Baroque Band performs Handel, Vivaldi

    Concert review: Baroque Band performs Handel, Vivaldi
    Baroque Band began its eighth season Sunday night in a program that only a relatively short time ago would have been considered a curiosity. Star of the evening was Xavier Sabata, the Spanish countertenor who presented in his Chicago-area debut excerpts...
  • REVIEW: "Forgotten Future" by Collaboraction ★★½

    REVIEW: "Forgotten Future" by Collaboraction ★★½
    As the heat rises between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, the state of Chicago public education has come under the stage lights in a trifecta of new plays this past year. I missed both Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy" with...
  • Hyde Park Jazz Fest spotlights the masters

    Hyde Park Jazz Fest spotlights the masters
    A single neighborhood became the jazz nexus of the city over the weekend, as the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival swung into churches, galleries, the Midway Plaisance and more. The event, which ends Sunday, drew enormous crowds and showed Chicago...