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We're about to begin a remarkably lively jazz weekend, even by Chicago standards. Among the highlights: The Engines: This enterprising ensemble has been offering a stylistically free-ranging music for nearly a decade, but this weekend's engagement...
Staff writer"The Bible," History's 10-hour miniseries, concludes its run Easter night. The final two hours, starting at 8, depict Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection as well as the lives of the early disciples. The production from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett has...
In home video's 1980s and '90s heyday, Easter emerged as a prime selling holiday. Religious epics, holiday-related classics and children and family holiday specials were marketed as "basket stuffers." As with Christmas and Thanksgiving, Easter (as...
WASHINGTON -- When asked to explain the brisk pace of his novels, Elmore Leonard said, "I leave out the parts that people skip." You will not want to skip anything in William Zinsser's short essays written for the American Scholar magazine's website and...
WASHINGTON — When asked to explain the brisk pace of his novels, Elmore Leonard said, "I leave out the parts that people skip." You will not want to skip anything in William Zinsser’s short essays written for the American Scholar magazine&...
Staff WriterAl Jolson can still pack them in the theater, 86 years after ushering in "the talkies" and 63 years after his death. At least that's the idea with the tribute by The Broward County Film Society (also called FLiFF) to the man billed as "The World’s...
Orlando resident Rob Winn Anderson has won the 2012 Christopher Brian Wolk Award from New York's Abingdon Theatre Company for "The Tenth Son." Anderson will be presented with his award, which comes with $1,000, on Monday, Dec. 10, in New York City....
Anyone interested in time travel need not settle for an episode of “Dr. Who.” You can be whisked back to the 1950s in a flash just by catching the production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” at the Kennedy Center. You...
Ever wonder what longhairs listen to when they let their hair down? Once upon a time, when conductors were regarded as remote intellectual titans, no one would have thought to ask. Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony, once described...
Cole Porter died nearly half a century ago – in 1964 at age 73 – yet his songs remain as ubiquitous today as they were then. Which helps explain why one of Chicago's top cabaret singers, Joan Curto, this week is launching an evening-length...
This post has been corrected. See note below for details.Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a prolific British composer, arranger and pianist whose film scores were nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City. He was 76. Bennett died Dec. 24 after a brief illness, his publisher Novello & Co...
Is nothing sacred? Super Bowl Sunday is the holiest day of the year for NFL fans. But on Feb. 3, Congregation Solel in Highland Park kicks off the day with a lecture about, of all things, baseball. "Baseball: The Great Jewish American Pastime" will...
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