| 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 22, 2011
| 10:07 AM
Couture & Cocktails
Friday, September 23
2222 S. Michigan Avenue
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In 2010, Couture & Cocktails raised more than $260,000 for...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:40 AM
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,...