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  • '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...
  • September 23: Midday Fix - David Meister

    September 23: Midday Fix - David Meister
    David Meister Event: Couture & Cocktails Friday, September 23 The Hudson 2222 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago For complete events details and tickets: http://www.joffrey.org/coutureandcocktails In 2010, Couture & Cocktails raised more than $260,000 for...
  • 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...
  • 2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season

    2011 Holiday Guide: Dozens more shows for the season
    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,...
  • How the Joffrey Dancers Stay on Their Toes

    How the Joffrey Dancers Stay on Their Toes
    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...
  • Holiday theatre entertainment in Chicago

    Holiday theatre entertainment in Chicago
    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...
  • Local students dance into ballet programs

    Local students dance into ballet programs
    Students of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts have been accepted to summer intensive ballet programs across the United States and for the first time, one Red Chair student is going to Russia. Those accepted are Elizabeth Briggs, Ryan Sinton,...