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  • Century of Progress: The science and the sleaze

    Century of Progress: The science and the sleaze
    The Century of Progress opened on May 27, 1933, with about 12 million Americans — a quarter of the labor force — unemployed and many hungry Chicagoans seeking sustenance and solace at Al Capone's soup kitchen. The city's second world's fair...
  • Howard Stern taking his 'Talent' to Chicago area

    Howard Stern taking his 'Talent' to Chicago area
    "America's Got Talent" will do this week what the National Radio Hall of Fame couldn't last November: It will get legendary shock jock Howard Stern to come to the Chicago area. Stern — who was inducted into the Chicago-based Hall of Fame but...
  • “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 auditions begin this month

     
    If you watch the contestants on America's Got Talent on NBC and think you could do a better job, it's time to put your talent where your mouth is. Beginning on November 14, the hit reality show will hold auditions for people of all ages throughout the...
  • Eeyore reporting live from McCormick Place

     
    The crowd is near pandemonium now, despite the fact that employment is hovering near 8 percent....Fox News' Ed Henry, "stonefaced," according to Slate, during a live stand-up last night at Obama's victory rally....
  • Michelle Williams in the cast of 'Fela!'

    Michelle Williams in the cast of 'Fela!'
    The Chicago area's own Michelle Williams has joined the national tour of "Fela!" that's coming to town Feb. 19-23. Williams, the Grammy winner and former Destiny’s Child, will play Sandra Isadore, show producers Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter,...
  • Cast of 'Fela!' gives its all in cavernous Arie Crown

    Cast of 'Fela!' gives its all in cavernous Arie Crown
    If you set out to re-create the ambience of The Shrine, the feverishly infamous Lagos music venue ruled by the Nigerian icon, Afrobeat guru and political revolutionary Fela Anikulapo Kuti, let's just say that the cavernous Arie Crown Theater, in the...
  • 'Fela!' returns to Chicago; Arie Crown returns as tour venue

    'Fela!' returns to Chicago; Arie Crown returns as tour venue
    "Fela!," the Broadway musical about the Nigerian Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, is returning to Chicago for a week in February. Yet more surprisingly, the Arie Crown Theater, which has been on ice of late, once again has a Broadway-style show within the...
  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
  • Chicago is mostly banished at Obama party

    Chicago is mostly banished at Obama party
    "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...
  • Kia to Unveil Crossover Concept, Superman Car at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

     
    Kia's showing in Chicago next week will be a mix of concept, in the Kia Cross GT, and just plain conceptual, in its Superman-inspired Optima Hybrid. Both cars are set to be unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which......
  • 2013 Chicago Auto Show: What to Expect

     
    The Windy City is considered one of the fan-friendliest destinations during auto-show season, and to that end the 2013 Chicago Auto Show is unlikely to disappoint. This show will give visitors a first glimpse of a few new vehicles along......
  • Subject for debate: Elevate Chicago

     
    Story: The Navy Pier remake is being rolled out this week along with other tourism-related projects, including a proposed multi-use arena at McCormick Place that would serve as the home of the DePaul Blue Demons basketball team and additional hotels......