| Feb 18, 2011
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...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 4:21 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:06 PM
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...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:06 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 8:52 AM
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...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 8:54 AM
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...
| 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...