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  • An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)

    An Appreciation: Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer (1929-2014)
    The first thing that springs to mind about my encounter in 2010 with Elvis Presley photographer Alfred Wertheimer, the man who shot the celebrated intimate images of Presley on the cusp of stardom in 1956, was the marrow-deep passion about his vocation....
  • How Elvis Invented Rock 'n' Roll on July 5, 1954

    Have you heard the news? The explosion of rock 'n' roll as a cultural force was ignited 60 years ago this week, on a hot day in Memphis when a truck driver named Elvis Presley was called to a recording session by producer Sam Phillips, the savvy owner...
  • 50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning

    50 shows for fall: The game's just beginning
    Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows. HEAVY...
  • Theater: Selkie presents Irish green plays at farm

    A theater event that was a hit three years ago returns this weekend to fill the bucolic Anam Cara Farm in South Whitehall Township. Selkie Theatre founders Kate Scuffle and George Miller will present "Bo Leictreach GreenPlay Festival," featuring new 10-...
  • Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months

    Autumn theater sneak peek: 50 shows for the next few months
    As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...
  • Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer

    Musicals to 'LeapFest,' 41 more shows for your summer
    Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...
  • 'Million Dollar Quartet' plays 2000th show in Chicago

    'Million Dollar Quartet' plays 2000th show in Chicago
    It's not Chicago's longest running yet, but it's on its way. The Chicago production of "Million Dollar Quartet" at the Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.) will play its 2000th performance Thursday. The rock 'n' roll jukebox musical (now selling...
  • Easton's State Theater announces bunch of Broadway musicals, Christmas shows, crooners and comedy for new season

     
    A bunch of Broadway musicals, the return of favorite rocking Christmas shows, a classic crooner and comedians, an iconic performer’s daughter and more fill the 2013-14 season that was just announced for Easton’s State Theatre. Yup, Little...
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • 50 SHOWS FOR FALL

    50 SHOWS FOR FALL
    As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town. BIG DEALS...
  • CEO of Strategic Thinking Institute grasped value while watching operation

    CEO of Strategic Thinking Institute grasped value while watching operation
    A dozen managers sat around a rectangular table at the Wit hotel in the Loop, their attention fixed on a man in an Armani suit standing in the front of the room.    They waited quietly, the CTA Red Line train periodically rumbling by, until the tall,...