| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Drummer Jack DeJohnette is having a very good year.
In January, he received a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award, widely considered the country's highest jazz honor. Subsequent accolades from the Copenhagen Jazz Festival in February and...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Together, Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin (as they were never billed; always it was the other way around) constituted every conceivable and contradictory image of American manhood, never fixed, forever morphing into something else. Dweeb. Ladykiller. Infant....
| Nov 2, 2012
| 9:19 AM
For many years, one of the highlights of each season at the Jazz Showcase has been the residency of the DePaul Jazz Ensemble with a star soloist under the direction of Bob Lark.
On Thursday evening, the Jazz Showcase extended the practice by featuring an...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 5:18 PM
The Chicago elections website was non-functioning most of the day today, adding to the confusion among voters who didn't realize their polling sites had changed.
The Chicago Board of Elections website, which voters could use to check where to vote,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 6:53 PM
Chicago elections officials apologized to the hundreds of frustrated Chicago voters who were turned away from their neighborhood polling places today amid confusion and sometimes angry exchanges.
By 5 p.m. today, the elections board had fielded more than...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Justin Howard's award-winning performance of a guitar that isn't almost wasn't.
When the Chicago man known onstage as "Nordic Thunder" failed to repeat as U.S. air guitar champion in Denver this summer, it cost him an automatic berth in last week's world...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:47 PM
If you've ever attended a major jazz event in Chicago, there's a good chance you've met Judith Stein.
She's the enthusiastic woman perpetually doling out postcards for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, urging everyone to come to the South Side for what has...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:04 AM
"Saturday Night Live" officially announced Monday what long has been known in the Chicago sketch and improv community: Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong are headed to the show. All three new “SNL” hires hail from the Chicago...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Ever want your dream guy at your fingertips? Just within your grasp? Eating out of your hand?
Well, now you can. That is, if Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson, Zac Efron, Joe Jonas and Pharrell are on your list.
They made the cut on Chrissy Mahlmeister's...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:43 PM
When Addison native Kyle Kinane decided he wanted to do comedy as a student at Columbia College, one major problem stood in the way. “I didn't know where, how you started comedy,” he told RedEye. “You were either funny at a bar or you...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Columbia College Chicago Trustees on Friday affirmed their support for the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and Center for Black Music Research, while announcing the college will move forward with a controversial realignment plan unveiled earlier this month....
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Though known primarily as an author, Ray Bradbury had a fixation with Hollywood. It was inevitable that his skills as a science fiction writer would eventually land him work in the movies.
His first gig was with Universal Pictures in the early 1950s,...