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  • Shakespeare Project of Chicago marks its 20th year

    Shakespeare Project of Chicago marks its 20th year
    The current production of William Shakespeare's "King Lear," playing through Nov. 9 at the handsome and justifiably renowned Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, stars Larry Yando as the increasingly delusional title character and features the music of Frank Sinatra. It is has gotten rave reviews — "raw and visceral … Yando as Lear has his audience on a string," wrote my colleague Chris Jones — and is playing to packed houses.
  • Split lakefront path for cyclists, pedestrians: survey

    Split lakefront path for cyclists, pedestrians: survey
    If the loud chorus from the public is any indication, Chicago's lakefront path finally could get the separate cyclist and pedestrian lanes for which frequent users have been begging, under state plans to overhaul North Lake Shore Drive. The Illinois...

    Chicago cabaret takes a richly deserved bow

    Chicago cabaret takes a richly deserved bow
    We often think of cabaret as a fragile art form, its emphasis on hyper-literate songwriting and jazz-tinged musicianship scuttling this music to the margins of American culture. But when you witness a small army of singers and instrumentalists...

    In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root

    In shadow of Spire project, city park fails to take root
    Consider DuSable Park the Block 37 of parkland. Like Block 37, the prime real estate that stood vacant for decades at Randolph and State streets until a shopping center went up on the site, the scrubby swath of undeveloped parkland known as DuSable...

    REVIEW: 'Ionesco Suite' by Theatre de la Ville ★★★

    REVIEW: 'Ionesco Suite' by Theatre de la Ville ★★★
    "Are you going to Ionesco?" said the French woman in the Navy Pier elevator Wednesday night, a sharp question that set me off thinking about whether Ionesco could ever really be said to be a place and, if he could, probably merited a response like "aren't...