| Apr 14, 2013
| 8:54 AM
Last October, choreographer Frank Chaves and jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis traveled to Cuba to research a suite they hoped to create together. By immersing themselves in the movement and music of the island nation, they sought to bring something of the...
| Apr 16, 2013
"Do you remember when it was 80 degrees in March last year?"
Yup, that might be the most common complaint muttered by coat-clad Chicagoans this spring.
Sure, summer didn't come early this year as it did last, but that hasn't stopped dozens of...
| Apr 5, 2013
Penthouses are increasingly defining the Chicago skyline as developers tap into a niche market for luxury residential properties and savvy buyers and renters see an opportunity to elevate their lifestyles.
Buyers pay a premium for those lofty perches,...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As Afro-Cuban rhythms pulse on the sound system, the couples intertwine on the dance floor, swaying gently to the music.
“With feeling!” implores choreographer Frank Chaves.
“Make sure you're really touching bodies here … make...
| Mar 27, 2013
Could it be the Big Star effect? While Paul Kahan's ridiculously popular Wicker Park taco-and-whiskey garage was a novelty when it opened more than three years ago, the idea of the casual Mexican-inspired bar is catching on. River North's Ay Chiwowa...
| Jun 13, 2013
Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year.
So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Chicago police chased a robbery suspect from River North into Bucktown and shot him after he tried to run over an officer, according to authorities.
Police said the man is wanted in more than a dozen robberies of North Side convenience stores and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:04 AM
A wrap-up of news from the Tribune's breaking news desk.
• Charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Chicago woman last Friday, the same day her sister attended President Barack Obama's speech on gun violence, officials said....
| Feb 21, 2013
Fabio the celebrity chef has a photo of Fabio the supermodel on his phone.
Of course he does.
"He's one of my dearest friends in the United States," Fabio Viviani enthused about the famously beef-cakey Fabio Lanzoni while seated at the main bar of...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:13 AM
More than 25 public spaces throughout the city will resound with live music of all genres when the free, daylong Make Music Chicago festival returns for a third year on June 21, the first day of summer.
Hundreds of performers of all ages and levels of...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:16 AM
A new festival celebrating music and dance will launch Feb. 28 under the auspices of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and run into June in venues downtown and across the city.
The Music + Movement Festival will present 11 Chicago dance...