| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:53 PM
At this awkward stage in its young life, the new Maggie Daley Park brings to mind a gangly teenager. Energetic? Absolutely. Graceful? Not yet.
It's strange to come upon this park, whose towering, tripod-shaped light masts resemble giant praying mantises...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 8:56 AM
***= Recommended shows
On sale 10 a.m. Friday
Adam Devine, Thursday, Feb. 26 ($29, all ages) at Vic Theatre.
***Fall Out Boy, Saturday, Jan. 24 ($45, 18+) at Lincoln Hall.
Mat Kearney, Parachute, Judah and the Lion, Saturday, March 21 ($32, all ages)...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Parents will immediately recognize the design of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art that billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas wants to dump on our lakefront.
It should remind parents of their toddlers who drop the ice cream from their cones on...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:48 PM
The recent outpouring of negative sentiment in Chicago against MAD Architects' proposal for George Lucas' lakefront museum is troubling to read.
Chicago is a great city for architecture and has historically supported innovative, forward-looking work....
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:38 AM
The concert began suddenly, with a violinist standing amid the audience. Then came two male voices, clear and pure, also amid the crowd, singing notes rather than words.
And then, as the music paused, a third voice, belonging to the evening's headliner,...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:58 AM
It's an ingenious idea: Create an evening-length ballet about the progenitor of ballet, Louis XIV, and his most frequent collaborator, composer Jean-Baptiste Lully.
And there was a certain magic to Elements Contemporary Ballet's ambitious world-premiere...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 9:08 AM
As the 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez in March 2015 draws nearer, there will be no shortage of musical tributes to the eminent modernist composer and conductor throughout the classical world.
Few of them, however, are likely to be as thoughtfully...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Pick of the Week
Newberry Consort: Chicago's enterprising early music ensemble begins its season with "Musica Barroca Mexicana," a program of Mexican and Italian Baroque vocal and instrumental works, several of them U.S. premieres, newly discovered in...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The dates are in for next year’s round of city-sponsored festivals and civic gatherings. Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced several events, including:
Creative Summit and Expo, location to be announced:...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Bach Organ Project: The WFMT-sponsored cycle of the complete solo organ works of J.S. Bach continues with David Schrader performing. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. The series runs through Oct. 26. $25; 773-279-2120, wfmt.com...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project has announced its 2014-15 lineup, the project's 25th anniversary season.
On Tuesday Oct. 7 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park is the annual Jubalee Gala, which will feature performances from CHRP’s...