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  • Richard Schaal dies at 86; character actor was a Second City pioneer

    Richard Schaal dies at 86; character actor was a Second City pioneer
    Actor Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago and a familiar face from character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," has died. He was 86. Schaal died Tuesday at the...
  • The cases for and against Maddon's Cubs World Series chances

    The cases for and against Maddon's Cubs World Series chances
    Joe Maddon might be “dripping in analytics,” but Chicago Cubs fans are drenched with anticipation for the upcoming season. The era of the lovable loser is waning, and the Cubs finally have found the right man to shepherd the flock to the...
  • Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the south suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in and around the South suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit:triblocal.com/events. Dishing haddock...
  • All-star lineup highlights Lyric gala

    All-star lineup highlights Lyric gala
    Lyric Opera celebrated its Diamond Anniversary in grand style Saturday evening, with a dazzling gala held at the Civic Opera House. Conducted by Lyric's music director Sir Andrew Davis, and hosted by Jane Lynch, the evening fielded a treasure trove of...
  • Second City show to be held at Andrew

    Second City show to be held at Andrew
    Chicago's beloved improv comedy studio, Second City, is coming to Tinley Park for a special show. The performance will take place Saturday, Nov. 8, at Andrew High School, District 230 officials said. It will benefit the school district's foundation,...
  • Justin LeBlanc and Kate Pankoke put the Chicago in 'Project Runway All Stars'

    Justin LeBlanc and Kate Pankoke put the Chicago in 'Project Runway All Stars'
    Just because you’re on “Project Runway” doesn’t mean you get an automatic invite to Heidi Klum’s famed Halloween party. “Oh my gosh, did you get invited?” Kate Pankoke, a designer from Season 11 and 12, asked...
  • In 'Traces' and 'Falling,' artists get their own moments

     In 'Traces' and 'Falling,' artists get their own moments
    About halfway through Second City's very moving and revealing collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago last week — you missed it, but I suspect it will be back — I found myself thinking about another fabulous show at the Broadway...
  • New journal focuses on Midwest history

    New journal focuses on Midwest history
    Can Jon Lauck put the Midwest back on the map as a field of academic study? Lauck, a historian and former professor at South Dakota State University, made a persuasive case for Midwestern history, a once-thriving field, with his book "The Lost Region,"...
  • New ArtsQuest festival to get second year

    New ArtsQuest festival to get second year
    An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year, it has been announced. The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its...
  • ArtsQuest's SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival to get a second year

    ArtsQuest's SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival to get a second year
    An entertainment festival that ArtsQuest started this year will be back for a second year. The second SteelStacks Improv Comedy Festival will be held Jan. 31 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the organization says on its website, http://www.artsquest....
  • What Clicked: Foo Fighters, a Mariano's takeover and pizza

    What Clicked: Foo Fighters, a Mariano's takeover and pizza
    Welcome back, kids. We've got four more days to go to until the weekend. That sounds depressing, but it's not going to be THAT bad. In fact, last week wasn't horrible either, judging by some of RedEye's most-read stories. The Foo Fighters played a cheap...