| Mar 6, 2012
| 5:18 AM
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...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:20 AM
The Joffrey Ballet's 10th Anniversary Celebration Gala
Sunday, May 6
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 East Congress Parkway
Palmer House Hilton Ballroom
17 East Monroe Street
Event will begin at 6:30 at the Auditorium...
| May 11, 2012
| 2:56 PM
Under a delightful canopy of butterfly images, more than 600 patrons enjoyed this year's 14th annual Butterfly Ball to benefit the Peggy Notebaert Museum. Themed "Tour de Nature," this year's event celebrated the museum's new exhibition "Bikes! The...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:12 AM
For the first time ever, the beauty and grace of ballet, the world’s preeminent
dance form, will be brought to television. Viewers will also see the dark side of this
seemingly perfect world; the jealousy,...
| Nov 10, 2011
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...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:05 PM
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 4:10 PM
It's a holiday favorite, but hundreds of hours of rehearsal and twenty performances of the Nutcracker take a toll, and the Joffrey Ballet dancers pay the price. That's why keeping them healthy is a production in pain control and perseverance.
On stage it...
| Nov 24, 2011
The critically acclaimed "It's a Wonderful Life: Live of the Biograph!" returns to Chicago now through December 31, 2011. You can find the Biograph Theater at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Put together by the American Blues Theater (ABT), performances are Thursday...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A fight scene for the boys. Romance for the preteen girls. Nostalgia for the parents. Plus, the Sugar Plum Fairy and that scary mouse.
The team behind Festival Ballet Theatre's production of "The Nutcracker" has a simple theory for why the show has such...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Sunday, February 5
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10 East Randolph Street
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:31 PM
Seeking to celebrate the season but have no idea where to start? Our annual guide to all things holiday will help guide the way, regardless of where you live, work or play.
First up: the food.
For those shuddering at the thought of preparing a meal on...