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  • Maggie Daley Park a seed with potential to blossom

     Maggie Daley Park a seed with potential to blossom
    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...
  • Why unamplified music makes for a better live show

    Why unamplified music makes for a better live show
    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,...
  • New Chicago concerts on sale: Fall Out Boy, Idina Menzel, Lana Del Rey

    New Chicago concerts on sale: Fall Out Boy, Idina Menzel, Lana Del Rey
    ***= 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)...
  • Classical Corner

    Classical Corner
    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...
  • Pierre Boulez to get a spot-on Chicago Symphony tribute

    Pierre Boulez to get a spot-on Chicago Symphony tribute
    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...
  • DANCE REVIEW: 'Sun King' by Elements Contemporary Ballet

    DANCE REVIEW:  'Sun King' by Elements Contemporary Ballet
    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...
  • City announces 2015 festival schedule

    City announces 2015 festival schedule
    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:...
  • Chicago-area classical music picks

    Chicago-area classical music picks
    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...
  • Chicago Human Rhythm Project announces 25th season

    Chicago Human Rhythm Project announces 25th season
    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...
  • Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers

    Walgreens' designs prove an upgrade for shoppers
    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...
  • A grand night to hear CSO, Tchaikovsky under the stars

     A grand night to hear CSO, Tchaikovsky under the stars
    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...