| Jul 19, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Q: What do you think about the ruling against Lennox the dog in Belfast? -- S.C., Atlanta, GA
A: This may sound melodramatic, but I cried when I read your note. Lennox, a mixed-breed dog, was confiscated about two years ago because officials thought he...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Chicago Restaurant Week is back — bigger and extended.
Running a full 14 days (Friday through Feb. 6), this seventh annual rendition is officially the longest ever. In practice, though, the promotion, in which participating restaurants offer...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:36 AM
To his admirers, Chicago guitarist Fareed Haque epitomizes the eclectic appeal of world music. During the past couple of decades, his musical explorations have led him to embrace jazz, classical, fusion, Indian, Asian and other alluring sounds from around...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Avalon Quartet: The string foursome, in residence at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, continues its Bartok quartet cycle with Quartet No. 4. Mozart's Quartet in B flat (K.589) completes the bill. 2 p.m. Sunday, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:31 AM
Ani Gogova and Ian Maksin: The Chicago-based piano-cello duo performs as part of the Jewel Box Series. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Recital Hall and Auditorium, Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; $10-$25; 773-442-4636, boxoffice.neiu.edu...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:22 AM
This will be a brisk weekend in Chicago jazz:
Benny Golson: It isn't often that you get to hear a musician whose compositions have been central to the jazz canon for decades, but, at 85, saxophonist Golson still tours to play some of the most beloved...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:33 AM
American Chamber Opera: Bizet's ever-popular "Carmen" is updated to a modern Chicago setting. Opens 7 p.m. Friday, International House, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th St.; and continues through Nov. 24, Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St.; $30-$50,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Apollo Chorus of Chicago: Stephen Alltop leads the choir, soloists and orchestra in the first of two downtown Chicago performances of Handel's beloved oratorio, "Messiah." 3 p.m. Saturday at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. (repeated Dec. 21 at the...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:01 AM
It seems as if everywhere you turn this month in and around Chicago, you'll find choirs large, small and in-between raising their voices in joyous celebration of Christmas. Here is our annual guide to the seasonal choral bounty (events are listed in...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:06 PM
As the crowd goes, so goes the show.
With that in mind, Desmond Howard issued a challenge to the Northwestern faithful with ESPN's "College GameDay" coming to Evanston on Saturday morning.
"We draw energy from the crowd," the 1991 Heisman Trophy...