| Jul 6, 2015
| 12:54 PM
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...
| May 9, 2015
| 4:45 PM
"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....
| Apr 14, 2015
| 7:34 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:01 AM
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...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 9:08 PM
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.
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:16 PM
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...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:41 AM
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'...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:43 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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...