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The musical logic behind the program presented by Chicago Symphony Orchestra this weekend at Symphony Center seems clear enough. Pierre Boulez, the originally scheduled conductor, set out to trace the evolution of the German-Austrian tradition from...
Tags: Theater, Concerts, Civic Opera House, Music, Entertainment
That the name Tugan Sokhiev has yet to ring a bell with most American concertgoers is perfectly understandable: Until his podium debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Thursday night at Symphony Center, he had yet to wield a baton in front of any...
Stephen Sondheim's music has been an essential part of Anthony de Mare's life as far back as he can remember. "I always felt there was something very unique, almost kind of transcendent, about his shows," the American pianist says today. "There was always...
Tags: Punishment, Concerts, Theater, Fines, Music Industry
You're alone in the far back corner of a basement on Roosevelt Road, the air choked with the dank smell of age. Above you, a Berwyn storefront. Around you, the cluttered office of its owner. What kind of maniac intentionally keeps his desk in the far back...
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city. According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
Chicagoans are used to giving Casimir Pulaski lots of love. But, frankly, you're no one until someone writes a song about you. Well, the Revolutionary War figure has finally hit the big time, courtesy of Kidd Russell, a Highwood-based hip-hop artist and...
Chicago ShoppingQ: I've decided to be more mindful about my meat and fish consumption. Can you recommend butchers and fishmongers in Chicago or the close-in suburbs that sell responsibly produced meat and fish? I am looking for more information than the animal welfare...
Change of SubjectFrom Sunday's print column Sauganash resident John Blaha candidly admits his guilt and carelessness. In mid-January he was pulled over in the North Michigan Avenue shopping district by a Chicago police officer and written up for driving while talking on.....
Q: What's the difference between a calzone and a strombolli? I might have misspelled that. It's early and my coffee hasn't kicked in. —Susan Durian, Chicago The calzone is defined as a "half-moon shaped stuffed pizza" by "The Deluxe Food Lover's...
Springlike weather is arriving late this year, but it's shaping up to be a long, hot summer for the Chicago Transit Authority. CTA President Forrest Claypool and his team will manage two difficult projects that are already unpopular with many riders...
In 1913, the Art Institute did something astonishing. It opened its hallowed halls to an exhibition so radical that it would forever alter the course of art-making in the United States. The event was the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better...
Last June, Chicago reedist-bandleader Ken Vandermark convened a high-powered band for a specific and daunting purpose. Colleague Dave Rempis had asked Vandermark to think of something special he wanted to do to celebrate innovative programming by...
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