| Nov 3, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Chicago audiences have dipped their toes in various realms of aquatic theater before.
Think of director Mary Zimmerman's widely successful, Tony Award-winning stage adaptation of Ovid's "Metamorphoses," which originated in 1998 at Lookingglass Theatre...
| Nov 6, 2013
Maybe you've seen the signs reading "Burnham Centennial Prairie/Native Prairie Planting in Process" along South Lake Shore Drive or the lakefront path.
Maybe you've wondered about the grassy plants growing on the east side of the drive, or the trees...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:31 AM
One of the most deeply memorable events of last summer's Chicago Jazz Festival came courtesy of an exceptional New Orleans musician.
Saxophonist Donald Harrison, who had been booked to close the event, invited Chicago piano master Willie Pickens to play...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:23 AM
They don't make jazz pianists like Jodie Christian anymore.
The admired Chicago artist, who died last year at age 80, sounded like no one else in jazz, the ingenuity of his harmonies matched by the luster of his touch.
So when musicians from across...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
This will be a singular weekend in Chicago jazz, with a remarkable breadth of activity and styles. Among the highlights:
Herbie Hancock: We face a shortage of jazz legends these days, the old ones having passed away and the new ones unlikely to match...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:38 AM
The Actors' Equity union has a new leader for its Chicago office, which covers the middle third of America.
Sean Taylor, a former assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois and an attorney for the Chicago Park District, is the Central regional...
| Oct 20, 2013
Few sights in sport are more stirring than eight rowers propelling a thin racing shell across the water. Legs drive forward. Arms pull backward. Oars carve through the water in perfect, V-shaped synchronization. It's visual poetry—and in some...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:24 PM
BOURBONNAIS — Somebody asked new Bears tight end Martellus Bennett if he had eaten at Ditka's restaurant yet.
"I'm not a big steak person (and) I don't eat pork,'' Bennett said. "I'm not a Muslim but I don't eat pork.''
Another questioner at...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Sheepish but sincere, Derrick Rose diverted his eyes from the CNN interviewer who asked the kid from Englewood why gun crime was so bad in Chicago.
As Rose looked away, you wondered whose faces popped into his head while delivering an answer as accurate...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The year may be drawing to a close, but not before two world premieres light up our stages.
That they originate from opposite ends of the musical spectrum – one from a master of age-old ragtime, the other from a fearless experimenter in new...
| Sep 16, 2013
It didn't take much to rekindle the memory of glory.
The Chicago Park District board last week voted to allow the district to sign a contract with Rink Management Services Corp., a company based in Mechanicsville, Va., to operate the city's outdoor...