| Sep 29, 2013
When superstorm Sandy swamped the East Coast last year, Heather Becker's crew performed triage in a warehouse outside of New York City as 2,000 pieces of artwork poured in from private and corporate collections.
And now calls are trickling in from...
| Nov 25, 2013
Elizabeth Stein has made a life of music. She's a dealer of fine antique and modern musical instruments. She books musicians for events around the area. She began a two-year term as president of the League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in July,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:54 PM
For an upcoming concert at Moraine Valley Community College, not just any old orchestra or any old artist will do.
Indeed, it is the nation's big band traveling here to perform and pay tribute to the most celebrated jazz singer of a generation, and do...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:27 AM
No animal products? No problem.
R&B mega-star Beyonce Knowles appeared to stick to her much-publicized vegan diet while in Chicago for her concert at the United Center, visiting vegan-friendly Karyn’s Cooked in River North Friday and Saturday....
| Jan 2, 2014
The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:48 PM
When Chicago hosts three Hollywood movie shoots (“Divergent,” “Jupiter Ascending,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction”), two A-list stars who are keeping their significant others company while they film here (Ashton...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Over lunch in Chicago's River North neighborhood the other day, the playwright Noah Haidle, a restless spirit, was chortling at a menu item at Restaurant Beatrix.
"Enlightened Caesar," he said. "That's really obnoxious." From there, Haidle, who is a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:41 PM
An upcoming work by Thodos Dance Chicago will be a collaboration between a leading artist of the dance world and a leading artist of the architecture world. Troupe founder and artistic director Melissa Thodos will work with Jeanne Gang, she of Studio...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:11 AM
For the first time in more than 15 years, a Chicago police officer was criminally charged Monday in a fatal, off-duty shooting because Cook County prosecutors said he acted recklessly, opening fire over his left shoulder from inside his car into an...
| Dec 4, 2013
THE GREAT BULL RUN
Hawthorne Race Course JULY 12
Think less “going for a jog with D. Rose” and more “sprinting for your life with 24 live 1,200-pound bovines-that-couldgore- you-at-any-moment at your heels.” Sounds fun, huh?...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:49 AM
Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, which opened its doors in 1889, announced plans on Monday morning for its 125th-anniversary season. It includes the June 2015 return to Chicago of Britain's Royal Ballet for the first time since 1978, and the return in the...