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  • Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96

    Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96
    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. Mr. Wilson, who had been in declining health,...
  • 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...
  • Arlington Heights teen advances in Jeopardy

    Arlington Heights teen advances in Jeopardy
    Arlington Heights native Selena Groh finished first on the Teen Jeopardy Tournament July 22 and she will appear again today. The 17-year-old was initially trailing and in last place in the first round during the July 22 episode. By the second round, she...
  • Lake Michigan has long inspired building dreams

    Lake Michigan has long inspired building dreams
    When a mechanical engineer today proposed building a floating entertainment island full off Chicago's shoreline, he wasn't the first to dream of building on Lake Michigan. Here are some ideas that didn't see fruition: • In 1884, it was reported...
  • Mah-jongg exhibit runs at Jewish Museum

    Mah-jongg exhibit runs at Jewish Museum
    As Judy Greiner strolled through San Francisco's Chinatown in the mid-20th century, she couldn't help noticing that the bespectacled Jewish bubbes and tattooed Asian gamblers were eyeing one another with wary respect. You wouldn't want to meet a...
  • Beyond the Black History Month hit parade

    Beyond the Black History Month hit parade
    Black History Month reminds me of a really great golden oldies station, always blaring the same handful of terrific tunes. Every February, it plays Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman soul — with a chorus or two of the George...
  • Ripley's to mark World Sword Swallowers Day

    Ripley's to mark World Sword Swallowers Day
    Several Ripley Entertainment attractions, including the Odditorium on Orlando's International Drive, will mark World Sword Swallowers Day with activities on Feb. 23.  More than 20 sword swallowers will put on free shows. In Orlando, Chris Steele will be...
  • A brief history of PBR's real blue ribbon

    A brief history of PBR's real blue ribbon
    Pabst Blue Ribbon is most associated with its birthplace in Milwaukee, but it’s the city of Chicago where the beer made its name—literally. Not to be confused with the television channel that airs "Sesame Street," PBR was originally known as...
  • Randell Makinson dies at 81; Greene & Greene preservation advocate

    Randell Makinson, a forceful advocate for preservation of the rambling Greene & Greene bungalows that came to be seen as graceful emblems of early 20th century California, has died. He was 81. His death at his Pasadena home on Tuesday was caused by...
  • Kids Read & Write: week five

    Kids Read & Write: week five
    "The Wig in the Window" by Kristen Kittscher "Wig in the Window" (sic) by Kristen Kittscher is a suspenseful mystery about two sixth-grade girls who like to spy on people. One of the girls has a teacher named Dr. Agford who they believe is posing as...
  • Book review: 'The Last Greatest Magician in the World' by Jim Steinmeyer

    Book review: 'The Last Greatest Magician in the World' by Jim Steinmeyer
    The Last Greatest Magician in the World Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards Jim Steinmeyer Tarcher/Penguin: 377 pp., $26.95 It takes some courage to write the biography of a man the reading public has mostly forgotten....