| 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...
| 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,...
| 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)...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Not long ago, you always knew where to find a Walgreens — at the corner of happy and homely.
Walgreens' banal, cookie-cutter buildings made one part of America indistinguishable from another. Inside were narrow, harshly-lit aisles piled high...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Since Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have room in their packed schedule to present only one free concert a year for the general public, let every concert be as enjoyably done as their latest gift to the city and its citizens, given...