| Jun 11, 2015
| 11:10 AM
Things to do and see around the city.
THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO: 111 S. Michigan Ave. 312-443-3600. "A Voyage to South America: Andean Art in the Spanish Empire" on display through Feb. 21, 2016.
CHICAGO ARTISTS COALITION: 217 N. Carpenter...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 6:31 AM
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. – Ten songs into Alabama Shakes’ performance Friday at the Gentlemen of the Road festival, with temperatures hovering just above 60 in a fine but steady mist, singer Brittany Howard told the crowd of 30,000, “It&...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 12:41 PM
In 1974 French high-wire artist Philippe Petit walked on a wire across the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. It was a stunt that captivated the city.
Petite's unauthorized high-wire act on a August day included eight passes between...
| May 12, 2015
| 9:50 AM
"There are no bad boys. There is only bad environment, bad training, bad example, bad thinking."
— Father Edward J. Flanagan, founder of Boys Town
While heading south for Onarga, Ill., and passing by the city I was born in, I couldn't help but...
| May 8, 2015
| 2:53 PM
Growing up in Herscher, near Kankakee, Tom Desch heard frequently over the years about the proposed third major airport near Peotone.
When he graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2002 with a degree in cinema and photography, there was a big...
| May 7, 2015
| 7:05 PM
What a pleasure to see a simple, finely tuned dramedy about real adults with real emotions in a real-life situation.
That "5 Flights Up" exists and stars acting treasures Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman feels like a minor miracle. Directed by Richard...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 2:57 PM
A fundraiser for Maryland Five-O Cycling Inc. will be held from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 28 at Heroes Pub, 1 Riverview Ave. Mention Maryland Five-O Cycling when ordering at lunch, happy hour or dinner and 20 percent of purchases will be...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 1:01 PM
Helping children and the elderly alike is the mission of a group of Barrington High School students as they pursue their own unique passions through Rotary International's Interact Club, the high school arm of the Rotary Club.
Through the club, students...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 10:25 AM
The Moody Blues lead singer Justin Hayward, TV sitcom star/comedian Paul Reiser and folk great David Bromberg have been announced for shows at Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center.
Also announced is a show Lehigh Valley Music told you about last week: 15-...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 8:04 AM
Why did Virgin America make a 5 hour and 45 minute film about the most boring plane ride ever?
"Blah Airlines Flight 101" is an ad campaign and movie (likely not an Oscar contender) rolled into one. It is to debut Friday at the Dallas International Film...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 4:00 PM
Eighty-five minutes of really funny, the New Zealand vampire mockumentary "What We Do in the Shadows" comes from the "Flight of the Conchords" folks and their pals. Let me restate: This is a comedy that works.
It knows how to sustain a premise and...