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For many people the defining moment in the Field Museum's recent history was the bid at a 1997 auction that made Chicago home to the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue. But that choice could have far less impact on the Field's future than another...
Luminaries from Chicago's television, advertising and filmmaking communities filled the ballroom at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel for the 49th Chicago International Film Festival Television Awards gala April 23. More than 300 people were on hand as...
Special to Tribune NewspapersStudent performances and Top Chef stations were the main attractions at "A Taste for the Arts" benefiting the Chicago Academy of the Arts. More than 350 attended the free performances by students and alumni May 10 at the Harris Theater. The show opened...
"Plaid Tidings": A seasonal sequel to Stuart Ross' "Forever Plaid," this tuneful tidbit finds the afterlife quartet of crooners coming back (at the behest of Rosemary Clooney, no less) to stage a holiday show for those still stuck on this mortal coil. Pop...
If you only know Walter Jacobson in his current incarnation — co-anchoring the 6 p.m. news on WBBM-Ch. 2 with his longtime colleague/pal Bill Kurtis — you do not know Walter Jacobson at all and cannot appreciate what a long and distinguished...
Special to Tribune NewspapersFor the 48th Chicago International Film Festival's opening night Oct. 11, attendees were treated to a star-filled red carpet at the Harris Theater that included Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Jon Bon Jovi. Academy Award-winning producer Tom...
Two years after a $6 million jobs grant from the state jump-started construction on its new building, the Museum of Broadcast Communications has a lot to show for it: 18,000 square feet of television and radio exhibits, recordings and memorabilia that...
The Chicago International Film Festival’s annual Summer Gala has presented its career achievement award, the Silver Hugo, to some of the biggest names in Hollywood — including Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster and Nicolas Cage...
Tony Talks Classic crooner Tony Bennett stirred it up last week with some controversial comments concerning possible U.S. "blame" in the downing of the Twin Towers in New York. But I've "over-Snerd" from people close to the "I Left My Heart In San...
In his easygoing, candid and altogether charming autobiography, or, as he calls it, "Life Itself: A Memoir," Roger Ebert fails to mention me: The nights he and I had many drinks on the porch of his house on Dickens Street and elsewhere, the favorable in-...
Staff reporterA Night At The Museum... It was a sentimental journey last week at a special sneak peek at the construction of the long-delayed Museum Of Broadcast Communications. Anyone who was anybody in Chicago media was there to celebrate with museum honcho Bruce...
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