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After more than three decades at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival will be leaving the venue for Millennium Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Though in recent...
No musical news story in 2012 drew greater media attention, inside and outside Chicago, than the strike that silenced the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 48 hours in late September. The cliffhanger was resolved just in time for the CSO to fulfill a...
Chicago gospel icon Inez Andrews was the last of her kind, a towering figure from a golden age when giants such as Mahalia Jackson, Albertina Walker and DeLois Barrett Campbell still toured the world. Andrews' throaty contralto made her low notes...
Tags: Music, Gospel (genre), Aretha Franklin, Entertainment
Some time back, I put out a call for your favorite political movies. And with only about a week left in the presidential campaign between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney — as we divide into tribes and hoot menacingly at one another —...
President Barack Obama plans to hold his election-night rally at Chicago's McCormick Place convention center, a move aimed at easing concerns over weather and security, sources with knowledge of the event said Wednesday. Given the indoor location, the...
While President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is planning a private party in McCormick Place for supporters on election night, plans for a smattering of open gatherings are beginning to emerge in the final days of the presidential race. An...
Whoever wins the campaign for president a week from Tuesday, this election night is not likely to resemble 2008 on the streets of Chicago. Four years ago, Chicago police blanketed the streets of downtown as streams of jubilant Barack Obama supporters...
You can count on at least one celebrity taking part in the XSport Fitness Rock 'N' Roll Chicago Half Marathon every year, whether it's performing on stage during the post-race party at Butler Field in Grant Park or running the course through the Loop...
Tags: Kate Gosselin, Chicago Loop, River North, Jon Gosselin
Rita Jeptoo raised her arms in celebration as she crossed the finish line of the Chicago Marathon, yet the Kenyan said she knew she had been edged by a woman she repeatedly called her friend. In a battle to the finish that tied the closest finish in...
Tags: Sports, Track and Field, Chicago Marathon
"Hello, Chicago," said the city's newly elected hometown president, speaking to ecstatic Grant Park celebrants four years ago this week amid a backdrop of iconic Midwestern skyscrapers, shimmering in red, white and blue. After Barack Obama's victory rally...
Lady Gaga has ordered fried chicken at Table Fifty-Two and deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s during past visits to Chicago, but the “Born This Way” singer opted for vegetarian-friendly restaurants during last week’s stay in the...
'Mob Wives Chicago' trailer debuts, CM Punk featured on video game cover, celeb-heavy crowd watches LMFAO perform at Studio ParisFor a minute there, I was wondering if there would be any fighting among the cast members of VH1’s upcoming reality show, “Mob Wives Chicago.” There were no signs of tension when I spent an afternoon observing the five women in March and...
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