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  • 'Thillens Stadium' is no more -- so who dropped the iconic ball?

     
    This updated item appears in Sunday's print column For nearly 60 years, a large baseball with the name "Thillens" on it stood on a pole marking the entrance to Chicago's own field of dreams. Thillens meant the big time for......
  • Jeanne Gang's boathouse stunning, says Tribune critic

     Jeanne Gang's boathouse stunning, says Tribune critic
    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...
  • Actors' Equity names new Central region head

    Actors' Equity names new Central region head
    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...
  • From Herbie Hancock to Bobby Broom, a bustling jazz weekend

    From Herbie Hancock to Bobby Broom, a bustling jazz weekend
    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...
  • Remembering Jodie Christian: Modest giant of Chicago jazz

    Remembering Jodie Christian: Modest giant of Chicago jazz
    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...
  • Executive profile: Deborah Lahey

    Executive profile: Deborah Lahey
    In her official photo, Deborah Lahey has accessorized with a snake, which is draped around her neck and hands. She has an affection for other creatures as well, from treat-loving rats to hardworking leaf-cutter ants, and she's been known to chat...
  • Grant Park Orchestra, Chorus take delayed season opener in stride

    Grant Park Orchestra, Chorus take delayed season opener in stride
    One of the things that makes going to outdoor concerts at the Grant Park Music Festival such a grand adventure is that you can never predict who will emerge victorious from the eternal struggle between mankind, mother nature and music. The Grant Park...
  • Laughter flies in 'The Birds'

    Laughter flies in 'The Birds'
    The opening shtick of "The Birds," surely one of the funniest camp parodies in off-Loop history, involves an actress playing Peggy Robertson, Alfred Hitchcock's assistant. The famously brittle Peggy leads the bemused audience from the Berger Mansion...
  • After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees

    After outcry, river project near Horner Park will fell fewer trees
    A nearly $6.5 million restoration along the Chicago River in Horner Park that would have cut down dozens of trees will be scaled back after an outcry from area residents, officials announced this week. Several community members said they are pleased...
  • On the trail of art

    On the trail of art
    The Bloomingdale Trail runs for 2.7 miles along mostly unused elevated freight line. It cuts a path through Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Logan Square. It begins on the east at Ashland; it ends on the west at Ridgeway. Standing alongside the...
  • Having a ball on the ice with a broomstick

    Having a ball on the ice with a broomstick
    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...