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  • Alt-J's future remains uncertain after bassist Gwil Sainsbury's exit

    Alt-J's future remains uncertain after bassist Gwil Sainsbury's exit
    Though Alt-J seems to be on steady footing with a recently released album that comes on the heels of the Mercury Prize-winning 2012 debut "An Awesome Wave," keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton remains uncertain about the future. "We're standing on the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disney Wonder rules on the high seas

    Disney Wonder rules on the high seas
    Now that Disney Cruise Line is sailing from Miami for the first time and offering Florida resident and other promotions, it’s more convenient and affordable than ever for local families to book their dream cruise vacation. Miami-based...
  • REVIEW: Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival ★★

    REVIEW: Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival ★★½
    Everybody knows the perils and pleasures of the grab bag. You might fall in love with the tacky little trinket from the dollar store, or be left cold by the well-made objet d'art. Now in its fifth season, the Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance...
  • Some teachers making a case for video games

    Some teachers making a case for video games
    Many parent groups have long advocated limiting the amount of time children spend playing video games to make sure the activities don't get in the way of their social life and school work. So what happens when the video games are the school work?...
  • Anticipating Atlantis

    Anticipating Atlantis
    Maya and Kona, ages 3 and 4, just met, but they were BFF by the time their mothers finished signing them in at AKA, the children’s program at Atlantis in the Bahamas. They were so busy discovering the dollhouse they barely noticed as the moms left...
  • REVIEW: 'The Magic Flute' by Isango Ensemble at Navy Pier ★★★

    REVIEW: 'The Magic Flute' by Isango Ensemble at Navy Pier ★★★
    The Isango Ensemble's touring production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 1791 opera "The Magic Flute" (or "Impempe Yomlingo") has been a hit in London and many other parts of the world. One understands why. This production makes the argument — with...