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  • Composers Institute trains future artists each year at the Virginia Arts Festival

    Composers Institute trains future artists each year at the Virginia Arts Festival
    The Virginia Arts Festival brings in an important lineup of international performers each year. Working almost behind the scenes is another festival event helping to produce the next generation of composers. The John Duffy Composers Institute held during...
  • 10 things you might not know about the unhinged

    10 things you might not know about the unhinged
    As actor Charlie Sheen brings his "Violent Torpedo of Truth" show to Chicago on Sunday, we won't perform any diagnosis but simply state that many people wonder whether his recent hijinks suggest he has become unhinged. In his honor, let's take 10 looks at...
  • Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies

    Award-winning director Sidney Lumet dies
    Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as "Network," "Serpico," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "12 Angry Men," has died. He was 86. Lumet's death was confirmed Saturday by Marc Kusnetz, who is the husband of Lumet's stepdaughter,...
  • Murder mystery close to perfection

    Murder mystery close to perfection
    I've been to many local theatrical productions. I usually take my seat at a performance with an air of hopefulness about me, wondering at each show if I might be pleasantly surprised. Thus, I was completely unprepared for the high level of quality...
  • On Theater: Production captures playgoers

    Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" gave a new meaning to the term "staying power." The mystery play opened in London in 1952 and is still running after more than 25,000 performances. It's been long absent from local stages, but currently the Westminster...
  • British TV cops are a tormented lot

    British TV cops are a tormented lot
    Channel-surf almost any night of the week in Britain and chances are you'll come across a gruesome crime drama featuring a dark and tortured soul whose brutal, morally repellent deeds make you recoil in horror. And that's just the detective. The...
  • A lifetime bond over books

    A lifetime bond over books
    Every Christmas when I was a child and even as a young adult, I knew which present I would open last. Deep under the tree, covered with fallen needles and those home-made paper ornaments you save for the lowest branches, lay a large box. Originally used...
  • 'Murder on the Orient Express': David Suchet takes Poirot to the dark side

    Much like his most famous TV character, David Suchet knows what you're thinking. Actually, though, you don't have to be Hercule Poirot to know that many viewers may be wondering why anyone would remake Agatha Christie's most famous mystery, "Murder on...
  • Cruising, Agatha Christie style

    Cruising, Agatha Christie style
    Lots of people die ironically nasty deaths in the bucolic English countryside, at least in the popular British TV series "Midsomer Murders" and in many of the much-loved 80-plus mystery novels of Dame Agatha Christie. We know because we're addicted to...
  • Mystery Writers announce nominees for 2011 Edgar Awards

    Mystery Writers announce nominees for 2011 Edgar Awards
    The Mystery Writers of America announced the 2011 nominees for the Edgar Allan Poe Awards on Wednesday, which also marked the 202nd birthday of the award's literary namesake. While Chicago-based nominees were absent from most categories, both Sara...
  • National Arts Club President Suspected Of Dumping Dead Birds

    National Arts Club President Suspected Of Dumping Dead Birds
    Dozens of dead and disoriented Zebra finches were found dumped in Gramercy Park Sunday.  Some residents of the neighborhood are blaming the deaths on the President of the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park, Aldon James.  "James was often in over his...
  • The Bookworms

    The Bookworms
    We have been together for more than 30 years. We're a mixed group from Oak Park — married, singles and a few former Catholic priests. For our 25th year celebration we rented a villa in Tuscany. We still smile and enjoy talking about it. Last...