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  • Cubans imagine new, more prosperous life without an old foe

    Cubans imagine new, more prosperous life without an old foe
    From bus drivers to bartenders to ballet dancers, many Cubans are already imagining a more prosperous future after the United States said it will put an end to 50 years of conflict with the communist-run island. News of the historic shift echoed quickly...
  • Crowd sings and tangos as Pope Francis celebrates 78th birthday

    Thousands of people sang "Happy Birthday" and danced a mass tango on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of the first Latin American pope. Argentinian Pope Francis was born in the birthplace of the tango on Dec. 17, 1936. On Wednesday, he heard...
  • Women's Board of Joffrey Ballet hosts Nutcracker Family Dinner

     Women's Board of Joffrey Ballet hosts Nutcracker Family Dinner
    The Women's Board of The Joffrey Ballet presented its 17th annual Nutcracker Family Dinner at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on Dec. 7. More than 450 guests enjoyed an afternoon that included a performance of Robert Joffrey's holiday favorite, "The...
  • Film Review: 'Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks'

    A flat-footed stage piece gets a better screen interpreter than it deserves in Gena Rowlands, a delight to watch even in the creaky, listless affair that is "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks." Adapted by Richard Alfieri from his own widely produced play,...
  • Music boxed sets for the perfect holiday gift

    It's stick-a-big-package-under-the-tree season, and for those who would like to give the gift of music with something more tangible than an iTunes gift card or Spotify subscription, boxed sets conveniently proliferate. The musical bounty includes hefty...
  • Stephen Sondheim, Rob Marshall and Meryl Streep on 'Into the Woods'

    Stephen Sondheim, Rob Marshall and Meryl Streep on 'Into the Woods'
    Twenty-seven years after it first premiered on Broadway, composer Stephen Sondheim and librettist James Lapine's subversive, fairy-tale-based musical "Into the Woods" comes to the screen Dec. 25 under the direction of "Chicago's" Rob Marshall and with a...
  • Topinka in her own words

    Topinka in her own words
    Judy Baar Topinka was known for her straightforward approach. Here are some of her more memorable comments: "Well, you know the weasel eyes is because of how you make eye contact, and the governor does not have a tendency to make eye contact. That is...
  • Stand-up Scene: A decidedly different sort of wedding for Ian Abramson

    Stand-up Scene: A decidedly different sort of wedding for Ian Abramson
    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,...
  • Box-set highlights: Paramount Records, William Onyeabor, Joni Mitchell

     Box-set highlights: Paramount Records, William Onyeabor, Joni Mitchell
    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 Brontė sisters bender or a Martin Scorsese weekend. These are gifts that can help opinionated folkie dads sway...
  • A holiday classic returns to the stage

    A holiday classic returns to the stage
    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 “...
  • REVIEW: 'Newsies' at the Oriental Theatre

    REVIEW: 'Newsies' at the Oriental Theatre
    Ugly, groggy-eyed and not unlike a low-rent Tony Soprano, I headed to my stoop for my Sunday Tribune. My early-morning eyes landed on an envelope for my very loyal carrier's holiday tip. Excellent timing, Andre! I had the Newsies ringing in my ears. All...