| Sep 25, 2013
| 8:58 AM
This is going to be one of your last opportunities to watch “Transformers: Age of Extinction” film in Chicago.
The robotos-in-disguise sequel starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Kelsey Grammer will be shooting around the 111 S....
| Sep 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall.
On Nov. 18, the $19 million new Black Ensemble Theater will open at the hitherto moribund 4450 North Clark St.,...
| Jan 9, 2012
When Jim Smoote II completed his quilt, called "Obama 44," in time for an exhibition that opened in Washington for the 2009 presidential inauguration, he expected that the exhibit — like others he'd been involved in — would travel widely to...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 11:36 AM
Although the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth won't arrive until 2020, George Lepauw isn't about to wait eight years to celebrate the German composer's titanic musical achievement, or the profound influence his music has exerted on the...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Ten minutes to showtime.
And there was no showman.
"Where is he?" asked Ben Taylor, bassist of the Chicago soul revue JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, pacing beside a golf cart ready to whisk him and his band mates to the stage. JC Brooks, their...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 4:28 AM
Day 2 is done at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, and what a day Saturday was: It was sandwiched by much-anticipated sets by Chief Keef and Frank Ocean, and in between came the first evacuation in the festival’s Chicago history. Here’s how it...
| May 15, 2011
And now it's goodbye To the Rich Daley reign The fun and the glory The pleasure, the pain.
For more than two decades He ruled like a king And answered his critics: "Put dis up your thing!"
They called him "Boss Junior" A nod to his dad Who also was...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 9:01 AM
As you begin to read this story about Fred Burkhart, Fred Burkhart may be dead.
That's a shock, I know, but it is what it is. In August, Burkhart was told that the prostate cancer he has been living with and fighting for more than three years had...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now.
Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Ludwig van Beethoven was forever pushing boundaries, and the annual Chicago festival that bears the composer's name continues to do the same, even more so than in the past.
“Beethoven Festival: LOVE 2013,” as the third edition is titled,...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:43 AM
The Annoyance Theatre, a venerable Chicago comedy theater, is on the move. Jennifer Estlin, the theater's owner and executive producer, said Wednesday that it will exit its Uptown digs on the same block of North Broadway as the Uptown Theatre and move...