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  • Post-beetles, a new tree is planted in George Harrison's memory

    Post-beetles, a new tree is planted in George Harrison's memory
    George Harrison was quoting ancient spiritual wisdom when he titled his 1970 solo album "All Things Must Pass," never suspecting that the proverb would one day apply to the fate of a pine tree planted in his memory in Griffith Park. But two of Harrison'...
  • Kris Swanberg steps into her own spotlight

    Kris Swanberg steps into her own spotlight
    In Kris Swanberg's quiet and absorbing "Empire Builder," a young mother stares out the window of her Lake Shore Drive high-rise, the sound of traffic and street noise from below gradually becoming louder and overwhelming, as though mimicking the...
  • Music Box Films back to business after Oscar win

    Music Box Films back to business after Oscar win
    Would you get on a plane to go to the Oscars if you hoped your film was about to win one? Most would get on that plane, which we'll call the Plane of Dreams, which flies over what the 1966 film "The Oscar" called the glass mountain called Success. But...
  • REVIEW: 'Blue Planet' by Akvavit Theatre at DCASE Storefront Theater

    REVIEW: 'Blue Planet' by Akvavit Theatre at DCASE Storefront Theater
    In the past, Akvavit Theatre's offerings from the contemporary Nordic theatrical canon have felt decidedly on the bleak side, steeped in black humor and a frozen vein of static desperation. But their current offering provides a welcome thaw. "Blue...
  • California Public Utilities Commission holds Comcast hearing

    California Public Utilities Commission holds Comcast hearing
    Consumers on Wednesday took turns praising and blasting Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable, which would make the combined company the dominant provider of cable TV and high-speed Internet service in California. The California Public...
  • Gabriel Kahane's moving love letter to L.A., 'The Ambassador'

    Gabriel Kahane's moving love letter to L.A., 'The Ambassador'
    Gabriel Kahane hearts L.A. Although the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has been heralded as a star of New York's new-music scene, his latest album is a love letter to the City of Angels. Now, "The Ambassador" — 13 songs, each based on a...
  • Review: Leighton Meester at the Park West

    Review: Leighton Meester at the Park West
    Fans made it clear that one of the reasons they came to see Leighton Meester at the Park West on Tuesday was their love of her acting: there were plenty of crowd shouts of "xoxo" and "Blair," references to when she starred on the TV show "Gossip Girl,"...
  • REVIEW: 'The Royale' at American Theater Company

     REVIEW: 'The Royale' at American Theater Company
    In 1910, Jack Johnson, a boxer who had long dominated the World Colored Heavyweight Championship, finally coaxed the formerly undefeated James J. Jeffries out of retirement. The former world heavyweight champion (from 1899-1905) was in it mostly for the...
  • Chicago theater openings for the week of Feb. 27-March 5

    Chicago theater openings for the week of Feb. 27-March 5
    SATURDAY | "Dunsinane": The National Theatre of Scotland returns to Chicago with playwright David Greig's sequel to Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Through March 22 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 E. Grand Ave.; 312-595-5600 or chicagoshakes.com "This Is...
  • Review: 'The Passenger' by Lyric Opera

    Review: 'The Passenger' by Lyric Opera
    Perhaps the most affecting moment among many such moments at the Midwest premiere of composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg's "The Passenger," Tuesday night at Lyric Opera, came after the cast and creative team had taken their bows on stage at the Civic Opera...
  • Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago
    Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many...