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  • Why Chicago needs bigger place on world's stage

    Why Chicago needs bigger place on  world's stage
    At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
  • Best arts venues aren't set in stone: It's the shows inside that count

    Best arts venues aren't set in stone: It's the shows inside that count
    When it comes to show business — and all admission-charging cultural attractions are, whether they like to admit it or not, in the business of show — people don't keep coming back to see a building. Their return, or the lack thereof, will...
  • Gene R. Summers dies at 83; architect renovated L.A. Biltmore

    Gene R. Summers dies at 83; architect renovated L.A. Biltmore
    Gene R. Summers, an architect and developer who undertook the first major renovation of the historic Biltmore Hotel, reviving interest in downtown Los Angeles and helping to spark its revitalization, has died. He was 83. Summers, who retired to the...
  • The mystery of the discolored Van Goghs

    The mystery of the discolored Van Goghs
    It's hard to imagine some of Vincent van Gogh's signature works without the vibrant strokes of yellow that brightened the sky in "Starry Night" and drenched his sunflowers in color. But the yellow hues in some of his paintings have mysteriously turned...
  • Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History

    Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History
    Margaret Burroughs, an artist and teacher who founded the nationally recognized DuSable Museum of African American History in the living room of her home on the South Side of Chicago almost 50 years ago, died Sunday of unspecified causes at home,...
  • The Goodman Theatre celebrates a decade of drama

    The Goodman Theatre celebrates a decade of drama
    When the new $46 million Goodman Theatre opened its doors on Dec. 11, 2000, with the inaugural performance of August Wilson's "King Hedley II," the Loop was beset by a blizzard. Ever cognizant of the political perils of Chicago snowstorms, Mayor Richard...
  • Profile: Emanuel rewrites narrative

    Profile: Emanuel rewrites narrative
    Rahm Emanuel, quite literally, was feeling the heat as he campaigned in the steamy solarium of a retirement high-rise on North Sheridan Road. "All right, you guys wouldn't want to sit down would you?" the former North Side congressman turned White...
  • Willie Middlebrook dies; photographer documented African American life

    Willie Middlebrook dies; photographer documented African American life
    Willie Robert Middlebrook, a photographer who sought to enlarge public perceptions of the African American community through painterly depictions of its people and places, died Saturday at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City. He was 54. The cause was...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer

    Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer
    Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78. Know for her...
  • Mary Hunt Kahlenberg dies at 71; museum textile curator

    Mary Hunt Kahlenberg dies at 71; museum textile curator
    Mary Hunt Kahlenberg, an authority on antique and ethnographic textiles and a former curator and head of the Department of Costume and Textiles at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, has died. She was 71. Kahlenberg, the longtime co-owner of Textile...
  • Monster Mash: Broad Museum at MSU; World Trade Center site

     
    The Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has named Alison Gass as its curator of contemporary art. A planned performing arts center to be designed by Frank Gehry for the former World Trade Center site in New York is in limbo as organizers await...