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  • Iannelli Studios in Park Ridge highlighted on state list of saved historic sites

    Iannelli Studios in Park Ridge highlighted on state list of saved historic sites
    Park Ridge's Iannelli Studios Heritage Center has been selected as one of 20 historic sites once considered among the most endangered in the state. "20 Years, 20 Stories" is an online feature created by Landmarks Illinois that, according to the...
  • Jerry Greene: NFL deflates dull offseason with assessment of Tom Brady

    Jerry Greene: NFL deflates dull offseason with assessment of Tom Brady
    "More probable than not . . . " Thank you, NFL. You are truly the gift that keeps on giving. Along with providing meaning to our otherwise empty lives, you have given us the perfect catch-phrase for the 50 shades of grey world in which we live....
  • Period pieces mark Mavor family's five decades in La Grange

    Period pieces mark Mavor family's five decades in La Grange
    Fans of TV's "Downton Abbey" will enjoy a peek at the Mavor Collection on display at the La Grange Area Historical Society through October. Period beaded dresses and accessories, pop-up valentines, school memorabilia and a carefully cataloged paper doll...
  • Mural helps put riverfront high-rise on the map

     Mural helps put riverfront high-rise on the map
    How do you put your building on the map? You put a map on the building, of course. A really big map. That's what you see at the once-forgettable 300 S. Wacker Drive office building, where a mega-mural map covers a formerly blank concrete wall along...
  • National Recording Registry adds Joan Tower's 'Fanfares' conducted by Marin Alsop

    National Recording Registry adds Joan Tower's 'Fanfares' conducted by Marin Alsop
    Marin Alsop is on a roll this week.  The Baltimore Symphony music director received Harvard University's Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award on Tuesday "for her innovative approach to programming and for her deep commitment to education and to the...
  • Kutztown new home of rare percussion instruments

    The marimba has an interesting history in which, oddly enough, Pennsylvania plays a major role. It is one of the oldest of musical instruments. There are records that the marimba existed in a much cruder form, as long ago as 2,000 B.C. Despite its...
  • Young sword swallower in spotlight of free Ripley event

    Young sword swallower in spotlight of free Ripley event
    Sixteen-year-old Haley Hall knows she must concentrate, must be careful. That’s the life of a sword swallower, even one who’s not yet earned her high school diploma. “If you are trying to focus on a bunch of different things at one...
  • Ripley's to salute sword swallowers

    Ripley's to salute sword swallowers
    The Ripley's Believe It or Not attraction on International Drive will participate in World Sword Swallower's Day again. Free lump-in-throat feats will be attempted Feb. 28 by a handful of swallowers, including Dan Meyer, co-founder of Sword Swallower'...
  • 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. 1. Holiday lights This is the season when gaudy passes for beautiful, and nothing's more delightfully gaudy than a spectacle of holiday...
  • Battle of the bands

    Two musical worlds will collide this weekend. Concert Artists of Baltimore, a valued contributor to the area's classical scene for 28 years, will team up with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society for a program billed as "Convergence Maximus." It could also...
  • Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...