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  • Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough
    For years — long before Millennium Park was created — readers wrote to me complaining about the Chicago Jazz Festival's dismal acoustics and environment in Grant Park. And for years, city government (which produces the festival) and the...
  • Millennium Park's impact on summer classical scene

    Millennium Park's impact on summer classical scene
    The impact of Millennium Park and its gleaming, otherworldly outdoor concert hall, Pritzker Pavilion, on the area's summer classical music scene cannot be overstated. Both have become Chicago icons within the 10 years they have served as the state-of-...
  • Millennium Park proves to be city's great uniter

    Millennium Park proves to be city's great uniter
    Whoever thought Millennium Park would become a place for lovers? But on a hot July afternoon in Chicago, on a footprint where tracks once visibly sliced through a great American city, a skinny couple cavorts on the verdant lawn of Pritzker Pavilion....
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Millennium Park full of surprises

     Millennium Park full of surprises
    Since Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, there have been lots of surprises. Most, but not all, of them have turned out to the advantage of the park and its visitors. Here are five examples: Bigger crowds: City officials originally expected the...
  • Bob Mould concert at Millennium Park

    Bob Mould concert at Millennium Park
    Bob Mould’s at that age when he can write a song like “Hey Mr. Grey” with its command to “get off my lawn!” and have more in common with the curmudgeon yelling from the doorstep instead of the punk-rock kid in the front yard....
  • Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates

    Kamin: Lucas museum faces 'battle royal' with lakefront advocates
    For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings. In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
  • Concert review: Grant Park Orchestra thrills with 'Glagolitic Mass'

     Concert review: Grant Park Orchestra thrills with 'Glagolitic Mass'
    In recent years the Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus under Carlos Kalmar have presented thrilling accounts of a number of large-scale works from outside the standard repertory, but their performance Friday night of Leos Janacek's "Glagolitic Mass"...
  • Swans takes flight again and finds vindication

    Swans takes flight again and finds vindication
    As the first incarnation of his mighty (and mightily misunderstood) Swans was winding down in the late '90s, the band's founder and driving force, Michael Gira, expressed his frustration. "Loud, ugly, brutal — the idea follows us around that the...
  • Concert Review: Grant Park Orchestra performs Elgar's First

    Concert Review: Grant Park Orchestra performs Elgar's First
    In a few days we'll observe the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the incident that brought about the cataclysm of World War I. Austrian writer Stefan Zweig called the period from just before the war –...
  • Chicago wants to light up 'iconic metropolis' for tourists

    Chicago wants to light up 'iconic metropolis' for tourists
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest idea to boost Chicago’s tourism numbers involves finding a company to light up city bridges, buildings, CTA platforms and other locations to hopefully “transform the world’s opinion of Chicago” and...