| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:36 PM
The Graham Foundation occupies a stately mansion on the Gold Coast. Rooms that used to be richly wallpapered and filled with fine furnishings now house spare displays devoted to architecture. Since it isn't always immediately apparent what these shows...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Saturday turns out to be as good a day as any for a Chicago wedding. By mid-afternoon, temperatures have reached 48 degrees which is perfect since I am running late and not in any mood to brave harsh elements as I race to the third floor loft space at HQ,...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The best box sets are their own worlds, aural encapsulations so fully imagined that five or six hours becomes something to get lost in, like a Brontë sisters bender or a Martin Scorsese weekend.
These are gifts that can help opinionated folkie dads sway...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It begins with a family party, but becomes a Christmas Eve dream filled with toy soldiers in red, sequined uniforms, a sword-fighting Mouse King, dancing snowflakes and a pirouetting Sugar Plum Fairy in the Land of Sweets.
Those are some of the “...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Misty Copeland, the third African American soloist in the prestigious American Ballet Theatre, has affected millions with fame that surpasses the world of toe shoes and pliés — including a video for the athletic wear company Under Armour that has...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Ever since television’s “Dancing With the Stars” revived interest in ballroom dance, people of all ages have been putting on their dancing shoes and discovering their inner Fred or Ginger. If you’d like to learn a few smooth moves,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 1:45 PM
St. Mark AME Zion Church in East Chicago opened the doors Monday for the 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Gospel Explosion.
A Chicago-based dance company, “Praize Productions,” joined a host of other performers.
“We use the arts to uplift and...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Thanks to your column and my own experience, I know that wrinkle creams don't really work. I can find no foundations that do not exaggerate wrinkles. And powders are the worst! I learned from Bobbi Brown on an Oprah show that...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Ohad Naharin does not like to discuss the specifics of the dances he choreographs for the Tel Aviv-based Batsheva Dance Company. Rather, he wants audiences to view them without preconceived expectation.
But the 62-year-old choreographer said that...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:41 AM
"It's a pleasure to bring these new voices into the studio, get the right people in the room, then watch the magic happen," says Terence Marling, former Hubbard Street performer and rehearsal director, now directing Hubbard Street 2, the second company....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:03 AM
UPDATED: In the national ratings, ESPN's "Monday Night Football" was the big winner. Washington beat Dallas, 20-17 in overtime, and the game averaged 18.8 million viewers. It was the most-watched "Monday Night Football" since 2009.
The best of broadcast...