| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
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.
| May 23, 2012
| 1:37 PM
School is winding down and the days are stretching out, which is the perfect time for fun at the old ballpark, beach, street fair, and all the other seasonal frolics that Chicagoans dream about during the dreary winter months. But don't forget that...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:24 PM
Imagine putting Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash on stage together and letting them cut loose in song. What else would you need for a night's entertainment?
I hope your answer was "nothing," because that's all you get in...
| Aug 20, 2012
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,...
| Aug 18, 2011
Elvis Presley's version of 'Blue Moon' was recorded on Aug. 19, 1954, 57 years ago Friday, in Sun Studios in Memphis. Is it his greatest ballad performance?...
| Sep 22, 2011
One of the biggest misconceptions about the book “Moneyball,” the Michael Lewis bestseller about the low-budget Oakland A’s’ pathway to baseball success, is that it was about the triumph of statistical analysis. Now that the book...
| Jun 18, 2012
Classic-film fans know all about Frank Capra’s 1941 political treatise “Meet John Doe.” Soon, music lovers will have the chance to “Meet Joe Smith,” and in the process get a little closer to dozens of the most important...
| Nov 7, 2009
| 3:59 PM
One year into its Chicago run, and with its four stellar key performers now back in place, the musical "Million Dollar Quartet" has lost none of its crowd-pleasing energy nor raw musical exuberance. And with some lingering song-rights issues now resolved,...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 6:30 AM
At the scruffy Apollo Theater in Chicago, where "Million Dollar Quartet" has played for more than year, Sam Phillips' Sun Studios remains firmly rooted to the rich Tennessee soil. On Broadway, where "Million Dollar Quartet" opened Sunday night, the...