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  • Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like

     Holiday lights, carol singers and other things that I like
    Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the end of another fleeting year.
  • Rudolph and Frosty get makeovers

    Rudolph and Frosty get makeovers
    Every year, fellow Tribune columnist Mary Schmich and I conduct a reader contest related to our "Songs of Good Cheer" Christmas-themed singalong programs at the Old Town School of Folk Music — stories, parodies, trivia, something related to the...

    Humanities Festival winter season announced

    Humanities Festival winter season announced
    It seems like it was only yesterday that Anjelica Huston closed out the Chicago Humanities Festival season, but another lineup of speakers is already waiting in the wings. The Humanities Festival announced its two-month-long winter season on Wednesday....

    Wanna come rehearse with us?

    Wanna come rehearse with us?
    On Friday evening at the Old Town School of Folk Music, columnist Mary Schmich and I along with many members of the cast of the Songs of Good Cheer singalong concerts will hold a first-ever SOGC "pre-sing" event --meet the musicians, help us workshop some...

    Gwendolyn Pippin, cabaret singer and music teacher, dies at 65

    Her voice and piano playing talent made Gwendolyn "Gwen" Pippin a popular figure in Chicago piano bars and clubs, but her greatest impact may have been on the hundreds of students she taught in voice and performance classes at Chicago's Old Town School of...