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  • Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing

     Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing
    "You know, Degas was groundbreaking," says choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. "He painted ballet rehearsal the way it really is: The girls are sweaty, they have a bad back, they're leaning over. They're in their undergarments. He wanted to paint the blood, sweat and tears of rehearsal."
  • Joffrey Ballet spends afternoon with 'Swan'

    Joffrey Ballet spends afternoon with 'Swan'
    The Joffrey Ballet Women's Board celebrated the upcoming premiere of the company's "Swan Lake" production with a sold-out luncheon Oct. 1. More than 200 were in attendance at RPM Steak in River North. A highlight was a Q&A conducted by theater/dance...

    REVIEW: Joffrey Ballet 'Stories in Motion' ★★★

    REVIEW: Joffrey Ballet 'Stories in Motion' ★★★½
    Being told a story can be delicious, and the three distinct, clear tales on the Joffrey's "Stories in Motion" program, through Sunday at the Auditorium, are little jewels, revealing the economy and precision possible even in the expansive form of ballet....

    Jennifer Hudson jumps on stage at Lincolnshire show, John Cusack interested in 'Con Air' sequel, Lance Bass dines at RPM Italian

    Jennifer Hudson jumps on stage at Lincolnshire show, John Cusack interested in 'Con Air' sequel, Lance Bass dines at RPM Italian
    Jennifer Hudson surprised the crowd on hand for Rachelle Ferrell’s show at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire Saturday when she joined the jazz singer/songwriter on stage for an impromptu duet. Apparently most of the crowd was unaware Hudson was in...

    Self-starters who solved their own problems

    Self-starters who solved their own problems
    Our last "Problem? No Problem!" inspired even more suggestions and emails. We've gathered a few more stories about people who saw a need or faced a challenge, and created a solution. Here's how they made a difference. —Jenniffer Weigel, Tribune...