| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Nigel Goldsborough is a normally a mild-mannered freshman at Loyola Blakefield High School.
But something strange happened to Goldsborough this month, and it's a good thing that his change in attitude is only temporary.
When the Loyola Blakefield...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:43 PM
He has spent most of his adult life in the demanding and financially precarious world of music. Despite that, John Devens remains a sane man, and so it came as a mild shock to learn that he has decided to become the artistic director of a new music club...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 2:45 PM
A Noise Within has reported an upswing in audiences in its first season at its new location in Pasadena. The classical repertory theater company, which was located in Glendale for close to 20 years, began performances at its new venue in October.
| Mar 3, 2013
| 8:02 AM
It's heartening to see area college and university music programs taking up the slack with respect to significant recent American operas Chicago's professional opera companies have ignored.
A little more than a week ago, student singers and orchestra...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 7:45 AM
In contrast with the greatest hits programming Lyric Opera has announced for next season, the alternative opera schedule with which Chicago Opera Theater is inaugurating the Andreas Mitisek era, beginning this weekend, promises to be anything but safe and...
| Feb 23, 2013
While it's true that there's only so much anyone can say about the Oscars, remember it can be said again and again. As a reader (and writer), I know by now that there are 10 abiding Oscar stories. Here they are, all in a single article:
| Mar 21, 2013
With their Equity cards tucked inside their girdles, thank God, and all of Tim Chappel and Lizzie Gardiner's Tony Award-winning costumes — cheerleaders, ostrich heads, Marie Antoinettes — loaded on to the truck, the travelin' Aussie drag...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 11:29 AM
"The Grapes of Wrath," composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Michael Korie's operatic adaptation of John Steinbeck's sprawling 1939 novel about dispossessed Oklahoma sharecroppers during the Great Depression, has enjoyed a degree of instant success...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:51 PM
"Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible," a traveling exhibition opening at the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College on Monday, April 22, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James...
| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada announced Saturday that Anthony Cimolino, its current executive director, will become its next artistic director.
Cimolino will replace Des McAnuff, the current artistic director, who is stepping down to...