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  • DANCE REVIEW: 'Restless Creature' with Wendy Whelan at Harris Theater

    DANCE REVIEW: 'Restless Creature' with Wendy Whelan at Harris Theater
    Wendy Whelan's "Restless Creature" made its one-night, all-too-brief Chicago debut Wednesday at the sold-out Harris Theater, which was jammed to the rafters. A kind of chemistry experiment for former New York City Ballet dancer Whelan, who performed...
  • 'Frog and Toad' musical coming to Northbrook

    Hoppy times begin on Jan. 24 when Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences opens “A Year with Frog and Toad.” Performances are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 28 at Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. “I remember the books...
  • 'Mambo dame' Barbara Craddock dies

    Barbara Craddock was born to dance. And though she came from a different culture, she defended the mambo, son, guaguancó, cha-cha-cha and other Latin rhythms on dance floors around the world. Craddock, who danced, choreographed and lectured alongside...
  • Nana Shineflug, dancer and founder of Chicago Moving Company, dies at 79

    Nana Shineflug, dancer and founder of Chicago Moving Company, dies at 79
    Elizabeth "Nana" Shineflug, the founder and artistic director of the Chicago Moving Company, one of the first modern dance troupes in the Midwest, touched the lives of hundreds of students as a teacher and reached audiences around the world as a dancer...
  • AP PHOTOS: In Pakistan, cross-dressing men and those transgendered dance on in spite of fear

    By day, 27-year-old Waseem Akram sells mobile phone accessories from an alleyway shop in an old neighborhood of this Pakistani city. But by night, Akram stands before a mirror, shaving away his beard and picking through mascara and rouge to become Rani, a...
  • Guide: West Suburban 2015 major venue preview

    The weather outside is frightful, but local stages are heating up for the second halves of their season. Everyone from legendary acts like Natalie Cole to up-and-comers like comedian Mike Birbiglia will be in the area this winter and spring, and you&...
  • US lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

    WASHINGTON The leader of the U.S. delegation to this week's talks on normalizing relations with Cuba has a reputation for determination and expertise at the State Department, where she flouted custom with an unlikely rise from rank-and-file civil...
  • Early win buoys South Florida skaters at nationals

    Early win buoys South Florida skaters at nationals
    The U.S. Figure Skating Championships were barely underway this week when South Florida skaters made their presence felt with a national championship. Sophia Chouinard, of Coral Springs, became the second skater from the Panthers Figure Skating Club...
  • 'Chic-a-Go-Go' keeps the party going for 1,000th episode

    'Chic-a-Go-Go' keeps the party going for 1,000th episode
    Sunday afternoon. Upstairs at The Promontory, the new restaurant/performance venue in Hyde Park, just off 53rd Street. You weren't there. Where were you? You should have been there, but you weren't. Rahm wasn't there, either. Also, the president...
  • Mixers lead up to Leesburg Mardi Gras

    The 18th Annual Leesburg Mardi Gras is scheduled for Feb. 6 and 7. One highlight of the Mardi Gras is the crowning of King Rex and Queen Divine during the "Crowning Ball" set for 7 p.m. Feb. 6 in the big top, 205 S. Third St., behind Jewelry Works. The...
  • A 'Billy' that leaps with boundless charm

    A 'Billy' that leaps with boundless charm
    The sheer joy of musical performance dances through “Billy Elliot the Musical” at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Although this surefire production of Elton John and Lee Hall’s Tony-winning adaptation of the Stephen Daldry...