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  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and an economic boon

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and an economic boon
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from charges of wild overspending. They cling to the spectacle-filled public space like chewed pink bubble gum stuck to the sole of an elegant Manolo Blahnik shoe.
  • Millennium Park's impact on summer classical scene

    Millennium Park's impact on summer classical scene
    The impact of Millennium Park and its gleaming, otherworldly outdoor concert hall, Pritzker Pavilion, on the area's summer classical music scene cannot be overstated. Both have become Chicago icons within the 10 years they have served as the state-of-...

    Violence, Chicago and its storytellers

    Violence, Chicago and its storytellers
    A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Bryan Jr., the former CEO of Sara Lee Corp., raised a broad swath of the roughly $475 million needed for Millennium Park, the biggest and most successful cultural project in Chicago since the...

    New artistic curators at Theatre on the Lake

    The Chicago Park District's Theatre on the Lake announced Tuesday that its popular summer program has two new "artistic creators" in Michael Patrick Thornton and Meghan Beals McCarthy. Thornton is the artistic director of the Gift Theatre; McCarthy is...

    New artistic directors for Theatre on the Lake

    Theater on the Lake, the summer theater operation of the Chicago Park District located at the corner of Fullerton Ave. and Lake Shore Drive, has announced the joint artistic directors for its 2013 season: Halena Kays, artistic director of The Hypocrites,...