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  • 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...
  • 'Walking Dead'-inspired convention coming to Navy Pier

    'Walking Dead'-inspired convention coming to Navy Pier
    By the time Walker Stalker Con takes place February 21 and 22 at Navy Pier, one of the current "Walking Dead" cast members expected to attend might be an ex-cast member. The convention is inspired by the hit AMC zombie drama, which is known for...
  • Happy hour ahoy!

    Happy hour ahoy!
    Chicago's various cruise lines ply the waters of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River pretty much year round (until the river freezes over, at least) during the day, evening and even midnight. But when the long nights of summer arrive, an additional option...
  • Old parka conjures up freezing memories

    A column last week about a 35-year-old parka that has kept me toasty since I bought it as a teenager prompted readers to share their stories of old coats and dealing with frigid temperatures. I shivered reading some of them. One reader described having...
  • 'Cirque Shanghai' back again; 'Cinderella' for the holidays

    'Cirque Shanghai' back again; 'Cinderella' for the holidays
    "Cirque Shanghai," the long-running attraction on Navy Pier, will be back once again this summer. Shows begin May 24 at the Skyline Stage, which (given the plans to improve the pier) is not long for this world. And Broadway in Chicago said Tuesday that...
  • Jason Segel takes fan to Chicago Film Critics Awards

    Jason Segel takes fan to Chicago Film Critics Awards
    Ask on youtube and you shall receive. That’s the lesson Jason Segel superfan and Wrigleyville resident Chelsea Gill learned after she posted a video of herself asking “The Muppets” and “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star out...
  • Job security has Kerry Wood, party guests feeling good

    Job security has Kerry Wood, party guests feeling good
    The tips collected at Kerry Wood’s charity event at Harry Caray’s Tavern at Navy Pier Friday went straight to the Wood Family Foundation, which might explain why the Cubs and Bears players working the “Woody’s Winter Warm-up”...
  • D-Rose, Pippen watch the throne, Rosie O'Donnell on Michigan Avenue cover, Cutler talks wedding planning

     D-Rose, Pippen watch the throne, Rosie O'Donnell on Michigan Avenue cover, Cutler talks wedding planning
    Any chance Derrick Rose had of keeping a low profile at Wednesday’s Watch The Throne show went out the window when rapper Kanye West announced to the United Center audience that the NBA MVP was in attendance. “Derrick Rose, I see you,”...
  • SNL alum doing 'Midsummer' on Navy Pier

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater has signed up a cast of comedic notables for its upcoming production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Directed by Gary Griffin, the show will feature the Second City and “Saturday Night Live”...
  • On a rough night, Queen Elizabeth I hangs out with actors

    On a rough night, Queen Elizabeth I hangs out with actors
    When faced with a dark night of the soul, the powerful often seek the sustenance of subordinates. Such juicy, on-the-cusp moments — real or merely possible — are hard for playwrights to resist. Thus just as "Nixon's Nixon" memorably imagined...
  • Windy City Circus calls off the show

    Windy City Circus calls off the show
    The Windy City Circus, a new, non-profit circus that was slated for  Festival Hall on Navy Pier this month, has canceled at the last minute, due, its founder said, to financial problems caused by a lack of sponsorship. In a statement, founder David...