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  • Music in spotlight at Manhattan Irish Fest

    Music in spotlight at Manhattan Irish Fest
    A new entertainment lineup is on deck for Manhattan Irish Fest, featuring Three Men in Kilts and the Larkin and Moran Brothers as headliners. The fest includes a variety of events held villagewide Friday night and all day Saturday. Most require the...
  • Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty

    Obama library footprint for Olmsted parks should aspire for modesty
    No one who knows anything about the way Chicago works expects the Chicago Plan Commission on Monday to oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to transfer parkland to the city if the Barack Obama presidential library and museum lands here. The mayor...
  • Chappaqua embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes

    Chappaqua embroiled in a wily debate over coyotes
    This well-heeled hamlet north of New York City is embroiled in an increasingly nasty debate that seems oddly out of place amid the stately homes and tony boutiques: What should be done about coyotes? Self-styled coyote spotters in and around Chappaqua...
  • Unlike O'Hare, Singapore airport a destination all its own

    Unlike O'Hare, Singapore airport a destination all its own
    Chicago and this tiny but financially powerful city-state in Southeast Asia both showcase themselves as "a city in a garden'' draped by a dazzling skyline. Both are home to airport expansion projects aimed at revving up their global profiles. But the...
  • Wedded: Amanda Lane and Mario Pompa are fit to be tied

    Wedded: Amanda Lane and Mario Pompa are fit to be tied
    Date: Dec. 13 Her story: Amanda Lane, 30, grew up in Altavista, Va. She works as an administrative coordinator for patient access at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her mother and stepfather, Judy and Mike Tolle, live in Crownsville. Her father, Fred Lane,...
  • Royal Caribbean's newest Oasis-class ship to become world's largest

    Royal Caribbean's newest Oasis-class ship to become world's largest
    The biggest cruise ships in the world are getting a bigger sister next year, and Royal Caribbean has given her a name, Harmony of the Seas. "We are orchestrating a medley of new exciting concepts with the best Royal Caribbean innovations to strike the...
  • 'Siberian Express' freeze in eastern U.S. to continue into next week

    The deep freeze that broke records in hundreds of cities across the eastern half of the United States on Friday will last most of next week. Another widespread round of ice, snow or freezing rain is set to start falling Saturday from Missouri to the mid-...
  • Public parks are sacred

    Without open, clear and free public parks, Chicago would be an oppressive place to live. The world-class cities of the world boast world-class public parks.   In the late 1800s, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the designers of the parks,...
  • Documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88

    Albert Maysles, the revolutionary documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer nonfiction movies by turning a keenly observant eye on both the famous and the ordinary in films like "Gimme Shelter" and "Grey Gardens," has died. He was 88. In a statement,...
  • Junetta Jones

    Junetta Jones
    Junetta Jones, a pioneering African-American soprano who performed with the Metropolitan Opera after winning its 1963 Young Artists competition, died of dementia complications Feb. 17 at the Crofton Rehabilitation Center. The former Liberty Heights area...
  • Special techniques take top honors at VCAC Photo Show

    Special techniques take top honors at VCAC Photo Show
    Unique techniques are on display at the Vernon Community Arts Center's third-annual Photography Show, which runs through March 14. At the Opening Reception (or rather the midway reception, as the event was postponed twice due to weather) awards were...