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Navy Pier

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  • The Byrne Ballroom seems about right to me

     
    Alderman pitches renaming Buckingham Fountain, Navy Pier ballroom after Jane Byrne Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, proposed naming the international terminal at O'Hare International Airport, the grand ballroom at Navy Pier or the plaza surrounding Buckingham...
  • Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea

     
    I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle. Byrne, now 80, Chicago's only female mayor, served from 1979 to 1983, but never had her name slapped on......
  • Expo Chicago offers diverse opportunities for aspiring art collectors

    Expo Chicago offers diverse opportunities for aspiring art collectors
    At their worst, art fairs appear as little more than consumer-driven, see-and-be-seen, hypermarketed affairs catering to rich people. To anyone not entrenched in that scene — dealer or adviser, artist or collector, curator or critic — they can...
  • 'SNL' star Cecily Strong on Michigan Avenue magazine cover

    'SNL' star Cecily Strong on Michigan Avenue magazine cover
    As legend has it, iO co-founder Charna Halpern was nearing the end of her annual search for potential “Saturday Night Live” cast members when she spotted Cecily Strong working the iO box office one night on her way out. Halpern encouraged...
  • Elite Street: Jose Contreras lists Gold Coast condo

    Elite Street: Jose Contreras lists Gold Coast condo
    Former Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Contreras on Dec. 2 listed his seven-room condominium unit on Lake Shore Drive on the Gold Coast for $849,900. Contreras, 42, a Cuban defector and a key part of the Sox's 2005 World Series-winning team, left the Sox...
  • REVIEW: 'Gypsy' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★★★

    REVIEW: 'Gypsy' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater ★★★★
    "Anybody that stays home is dead," sings Rose in the 1959 musical masterpiece "Gypsy," the story of the pushy stage mother they call "a pioneer woman without a frontier," and, for an actress of a certain age, a show that offers the rare chance to play the...
  • What to see in Chicago

    What to see in Chicago
    Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...
  • Critic's Pick: Celebrating the summer solstice with new music

    It began 30 years ago when Charlie Murrow -- a musical environmentalist, sound artist, chanter and tooter, inventor of the heart-beat machine instrument and event organizer extraordinaire -- gathered like-minded Manhattan chanters and tooters to celebrate...
  • 'Big City' comes with some big names attached

     'Big City' comes with some big names attached
    "I think," said David Schwimmer over breakfast the other day, "that this may be one of the funniest plays Lookingglass has ever done." Frankly, that's not a high bar. One associates Lookingglass with drama, insight and beauty, for sure. But raucous...
  • Your 2013 guide to street festivals

    Your 2013 guide to street festivals
    Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
  • In Piccolo Teatro's 'Inner Voices,' a simple man in a complicated world

    In Piccolo Teatro's 'Inner Voices,' a simple man in a complicated world
    No theater in the world has done more for Italian drama than the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, which, despite the diminutive in its name, has become famous for bold productions of works by the likes of Carlo Goldoni, Luigi Pirandello and Eduardo De Filippo....