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Easter

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Top Easter Articles

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  • An Easter Concert 75 Years Ago

    An Easter Concert 75 Years Ago
    Easter is a holiday of hope. It was on Easter Sunday 75 years ago that Marian Anderson, whose grandfather had been a slave, sowed hope in the heart of the nation with her legendary performance. The famed contralto sang "America" on the steps of the...
  • St. Leo's church leads Way of the Cross procession in Little Italy

    St. Leo's church leads Way of the Cross procession in Little Italy
    St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church continued the tradition of holding its Good Friday Way of the Cross celebration throughout Little Italy. Francene Bradford has attended the procession since it began in 2002. The Eastwood resident, who grew up...
  • Amid weekend of violence, 6 children shot Sunday night

    Amid weekend of violence, 6 children shot Sunday night
    A South Side shooting left four girls and a boy hurt, and on the Northwest Side a 15-year-old girl was shot while riding in a car as shootings across Chicago Sunday night added to the toll of a violent holiday weekend. At least nine people were killed...
  • Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman released from jail

    Former Glendale Councilman John Drayman released from jail
    A former Glendale councilman who was sentenced last week to one year in jail after pleading guilty to embezzlement, perjury and filing false tax returns will instead serve the remainder of this time under home confinement. After being sentenced, John...
  • Michelle and Barack Obama get kids to exercise at Easter egg roll

    At the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on Monday, the focus was on health, not chocolate, with exercise stations and healthy eating tips thanks to fitness-focused First Lady Michelle Obama. She even got the president, in shirtsleeves and khakis, to...
  • Was Easter the right time for a two-page spread on burlesque in The Sun? [Letter]

    Was Easter the right time for a two-page spread on burlesque in The Sun? [Letter]
    Would it not have been possible (and prudent) for Chris Kaltenbach and The Baltimore Sun to delay their two-page spread "MICA exhibit explores the history and revival of Baltimore burlesque," complete with pictures of scantily clad women, for one or two...
  • First lady emphasizes fun and fitness at annual Easter Egg Roll

    First lady emphasizes fun and fitness at annual Easter Egg Roll
    WASHINGTON -- Instead of chocolate and candy baskets, the horde of children who gathered Monday on the South Lawn for the White House’s Easter Egg Roll got an Eggtivity Zone and a Yoga Garden. To mark the 136th annual Easter event, First Lady...
  • Whitehall man resurrects Christmas tree for Easter

    One spring day a few years ago, Al Krautsach of Whitehall took a good look at the Christmas tree sitting in his back yard waiting to be discarded. He noticed most of the needles were still green and what popped into his mind proves he is a bona-fide...
  • The God Squad: If it bleeds, it leads? Not for God

    Q: I love your column. You're so open, honest and straightforward with your answers. I'm 61 (a widow for 35 years) and was raised Catholic. I watch the news each night and see the weather that's occurring in the U.S., people rioting, etc. I'm scared to...
  • TV ratings: NBC wins Monday with 'The Voice' and 'Blacklist'

    TV ratings: NBC wins Monday with 'The Voice' and 'Blacklist'
    James Spader and wannabe pop stars ruled Monday night for NBC, even though "The Voice" fell week-to-week, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "The Voice" earned a 2.9 among 18- to 49-year-old viewers, down 14% from last week. Monday's episode, on...
  • Analysts cheer Netflix price-hike plans; stock rises

    Here's one group that's happy about Netflix's planned price hikes: Wall Street. The video giant said Monday it will soon raise prices for new customers of its streaming service by $1 or $2 a month as it bets its growing slate of original content will...