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  • Chicago music venues in tune with diners

    Chicago music venues in tune with diners
    Like movie theaters, sporting events or any other sort of location that promises entertainment, music venues have gotten a bad rap as being places of mediocre or nonexistent dining options. The choice has historically been simple: Enjoy a palatable meal far from the confines of the venue before or after the show, or grin and bear your soggy nachos or growling stomach, whatever the case may be. But there's hope. In an attempt to overcome this deficiency, a handful of Chicago music venues have risen to the challenge, offering impressive on-site food menus and even in-house or next-door restaurants. So for those who demand a pleasant dining experience as much as a great show, these are the performance spaces to hit.
  • Opera review: Haymarket Opera Company's 'Don Quichotte'

     Opera review: Haymarket Opera Company's 'Don Quichotte'
    In its four seasons, Chicago's Haymarket Opera Company has staked out an enviable corner of the period-performance turf and, in the process, built an avid following, eager to experience the latest Baroque rarity rescued from oblivion by artistic...

    Chicago-area classical music picks

    Chicago-area classical music picks
    Pierre-Laurent Aimard: The brilliant French pianist is joined by pianist Tamara Stefanovich as they celebrate master composer and conductor Pierre Boulez's 90th birthday with a concert containing virtually all his piano works. 3 p.m. Sunday, Symphony...

    Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour brings his star power to U.S.

    Harpsichordist Jory Vinikour brings his star power to U.S.
    He is a virtuoso harpsichordist, conductor, accompanist and coach who collaborates with some of the leading figures of the European and American early music brigade. He appears regularly as a concerto soloist, in repertory ranging from J.S. Bach to...

    Stained glass opened the window to Emily Carlson's artistic ambitions

     Stained glass opened the window to Emily Carlson's artistic ambitions
    Emily Carlson had been teaching English in Taiwan for six years when another American brusquely asked her what she was doing with her life. "He stared at me and started to ask the questions you don't politely ask a friend," Carlson recalled. "I had a...