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Tribune reporterAfter the rainiest April in Chicago’s recorded history kept people inside most of the month, thousands flooded the city’s parks, beaches and streets at the first convincing glimpse of a spring weekend. Temperatures hit the upper-60s on...
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When singer-pianist Diane Schuur headlined at the Jazz Showcase last week, she wasn't the most commanding player on stage. At leat not whenever Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger stepped up to solo. Each time he brought the mouthpiece to his lips,...
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Former Mayor Richard Daley is giving more than $500,000 remaining in his campaign fund to 13 charities, with the biggest bequest going to the After School Matters organization founded by his wife Maggie, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. He's also giving six-...
Peter McGuinness, an East Coast advertising wunderkind who took the helm at DDB Chicago less than two years ago, is competitive, passionate and driven to succeed. He also likes to stir things up. Those qualities got him into and out of hot water growing...
Inside the John Hancock Center, 13 floors up, Vicki Escarra gazes into a large camera lens. She eschews a word-for-word script, speaking instead from an outline that allows for more spontaneity. "You know, women are the largest untapped lever in the...
Major soloists play the Jazz Showcase all the time, but something special often happens when the star shares the stage with students. The latest example came Thursday night, as trumpeter Jeremy Pelt – who has made a strong impression leading his...
Two young blues musicians from the Peninsula, Logan Layman and William Ledbetter, to be part of Chicago Blues FestivalTwo young blues musicians from the Peninsula, singing bassist Logan Layman and guitar player William "MoBetta" Ledbetter, have been picked to be part of an all-star youth band that will open the Chicago Blues Festival on June 6. Logan, a 12-year-old...
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,...
A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Bryan Jr., the former CEO of Sara Lee Corp., raised a broad swath of the roughly $475 million needed for Millennium Park, the biggest and most successful cultural project in Chicago since the...
For decades Chicago journalists' post-work watering hole of choice has been the Billy Goat Tavern, with its three beers on tap ($3.50 Schlitz and Billy Goat Dark and Lager) and $3.15 cheeseburgers just a dark stairway's descent from the Magnificent Mile's...
The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown. The Art Institute built its Modern...
In less than a month, a new performing arts center will open its doors in Chicago. Or perhaps it's best to call it a new/old venue, its novel concept taking root in a familiar building. Come April 1, the noted Chicago jazz drummer and impresario...
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