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  • PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss

    PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss
    Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
  • Our Laguna: CaDance dazzles during latest production

    If the energy generated by the dancers on the Laguna Playhouse stage Saturday night could have been harnessed, no one in Laguna Beach would ever again have to pay a Southern California Edison bill. To say the audience was electrified by the Complexions...
  • 'Nutcracker' offers something for everyone

    'Nutcracker' offers something for everyone
    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...
  • Do the holidays up right

    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...
  • Sinatra homage will be homecoming for Ellicott City dancer

    Sinatra homage will be homecoming for Ellicott City dancer
    The national touring production of "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp's sensual ballet/musical set to the songs of Frank Sinatra, breezes through Baltimore this week. One of the featured dancers in the show will look very much at home on the stage of the Modell...
  • 'Infra' a powerful, painful response to London bombings

    'Infra' a powerful, painful response to London bombings
    Wayne McGregor's "Infra," now getting its U.S. premiere via the Joffrey Ballet, is a beautifully abstract work laced with carefully calculated doses of drama, brief images of pain and anguish, that transform it into deeply moving art. The 2008 work...
  • 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...
  • Busy bugs under the big top at Cirque's 'OVO'

    Busy bugs under the big top at Cirque's 'OVO'
    Cirque du Soleil's latest extravaganza, "OVO," brought out insect lovers this week for the opening-night party under the big top outside United Center. But before the bugs began scurrying, flying and jumping, the social set had fun in the Tapis Rouge...
  • Full week of Chicago Dancing Festival comes to a dream-team close

    Full week of Chicago Dancing Festival comes to a dream-team close
    This year's Chicago Dancing Festival, which finishes up Saturday with a free extravaganza at the Pritzker Pavilion, has been fun, uplifting, broad and deep. Certainly we've seen a lot of new faces, just as the increase in offerings has also attracted...
  • Goodman breaks record at season-opener

    Goodman breaks record at season-opener
    The Goodman Theatre's fall benefit featured John Logan's Tony Award-winning "Red," directed by Robert Falls, a Goodman artistic director. The season-opening party drew 430 people to the Modern Wing at the Art Institute for cocktails and dinner before...
  • 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...