| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:24 AM
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...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 11:30 AM
For decades, the defenders of the status quo have insisted that the Chicago Jazz Festival must remain anchored in Grant Park.
They said the dreadful acoustics there were just fine.
They said the dilapidated Petrillo Music Shell served the fest well....
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Their given names are James, Christine, Brian and Todd--but many Chicagoans remember them best for their colorful DJ names--JVO, Electra, Sludge and Fook.
They were some of personalities manning the mics of Q101, the rock radio station that ruled the...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 12:37 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS – Sometimes clarity comes in the oddest ways in the oddest places at the oddest moments.
Such as how and where and when Evan Lysacek realized it was time to begin preparing a competitive comeback he hopes will take him to the 2014...
| Jan 29, 2012
New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
| Nov 8, 2011
The burning question, one that keeps some of us awake at night, say, after a long day of chasing down a little someone's runaway math book, searching high and low for a soccer ball, throwing up your hands at the latest missing T-shirt, is this:
| Jul 6, 2012
| 8:27 AM
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...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 3:14 PM
Grant Gustin's road to"Glee"started in Chicago.
The 22-year-old, who plays Sebastian on the Fox series, was living in Lincoln Park last year with castmates from the national touring company of "West Side Story" when he submitted an audition video to...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 4:32 AM
Mary Schmich and I will be honored to join with faculty and students from the Old Town School of Folk Music for this week's Caroling at Cloud Gate, Friday at 6 p.m. in Millennium Park at the sculpture commonly know......
| May 10, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Winners were announced last night, Monday, May 9, 2011, at the annual 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. During a ceremony hosted by Tom...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:22 PM
It's not a requirement that you drink while taking a BYOB painting class at Arts n Spirits (1921 N. Damen Ave.), but it may help give you a little extra confidence in your work. “I think that there is nothing wrong with painting a little bit tipsy,&...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Barney's New York taps Lady Gaga for its holiday window campaign to be called "Gaga's Workshop."...