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  • Album review: Bob Dylan, 'The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 -- The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964'

     
    3 stars (out of 4) Bob Dylan arrived in New York at the age of 19 in 1961, and the evidence presented on “The Bootleg Series Vol. 9 -- The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964” (Columbia) suggests that he already knew the......
  • Ovation Awards nominations announced for 2009-10 season

     
    The nominations for the 2010 Ovation Awards were announced Monday evening at the Autry National Center for the American West. The awards, organized by the Los Angeles Stage Alliance, are intended to honor excellence in L.A.-area theater productions in...
  • Ed Harris, Chris Pine among Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle's nominees for 2010

     
    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its nominations for the 2010 season on Tuesday. The Antaeus Company's production of Shakespeare's "King Lear" topped the list with five nominations, while Rogue Machine's "Four Places," Actors Co-op's "Wit,"...
  • Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announces winners for 2010

     
    The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced its winners for 2010 at a ceremony at the Colony Theatre in Burbank on Monday evening. The awards, which recognize excellence in L.A. and Orange County theater, are voted on by theater critics......
  • Pfleger: Become part of ‘dangerous’ church

     
    Making only a passing reference to a report that he might leave his south-side parish, controversial St. Sabina pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger focused not on …...
  • Album review: Emmylou Harris, 'Hard Bargain'

     
    2.5 stars (out of 4) At one time, Harris’ voice was like country’s angelic consciousness, a reminder of its essence as the Nashville sound became increasingly suburban-ized. Her brief early ‘70s partnership with the late Gram Parsons...
  • Sheriff Dart, legislators try to halt overhaul of Burr Oak law

     
    Posted by Ray Long and Todd Wilson at 3:46 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart today excoriated legislation that would roll back some of the reforms inspired by the Burr Oak Cemetery tragedy, where workers were accused of......
  • 'Gospel According to James' at Victory Gardens: Racial violence won't stay quietly in the past

     
    THEATER REVIEW: "The Gospel According to James" ★★★ Through June 12 at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.; Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes; Tickets: $20-$50 at 773-871-3000 and victorygardens.org. With Andre...
  • Alsip: A starter spot where families tend to stay

    Alsip: A starter spot where families tend to stay
    On a recent sweltering day, the Aquatic Park in Alsip was packed with kids and adults splashing in the pool and soaking up the sun. The inviting oasis, which includes the outdoor pool, mushroom fountain for youngsters, playground and tanning hill, is...
  • PBS' 'Freedom Riders' marks civil rights milestone

    "American Experience" observes the 50th anniversary of a seismic event in the American civil rights movement in "Freedom Riders," an electrifying two-hour documentary premiering Monday, May 16, on PBS (check local listings). Based partly on historian...
  • Ringleader of Burr Oak grave-selling scheme sentenced to 12 years

    Ringleader of Burr Oak grave-selling scheme sentenced to 12 years
    The former director of historic Burr Oak Cemetery was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for her role in a macabre scheme reselling occupied burial plots and dumping their first human remains in a hidden field. Carolyn Towns, 51, of Blue Island, pled...
  • "Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" by Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd

    "Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" by Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd
    "Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" By Simeon Wright with Herb Boyd Lawrence Hill Books, 144 pages, $19.95 In the summer of 1955, when Simeon Wright was 12, nothing excited him more than the coming arrival...