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  • County Digest

    Lights parade The annual Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in Annapolis. Event takes place rain or shine and concludes with a fireworks display. Among the entries this year are "Chesapeake Reindeer,"...
  • Outside Opinion: Fulton Market should get landmark status

    Outside Opinion: Fulton Market should get landmark status
    The city is proposing historic landmark status for parts of Fulton Market and Randolph Street, the traditional meat market district that has attracted restaurants and offices. The city wants to preserve storefronts' character, but many business owners...
  • Morgan Freeman honored by Gene Siskel Film Center

    Morgan Freeman honored by Gene Siskel Film Center
    Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman was honored with the Renaissance Award from the Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago on June 7. The legendary actor participated in a question-and-answer session with his "Last Vegas"...
  • 'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker

    'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker
    Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
  • Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk

     Lockport celebrates its heritage through steampunk
    Steampunk is the theme for a new art and entertainment series that kicked off in Lockport this month in conjunction with Old Canal Days and runs to mid-August. It combines elements of science fiction and fantasy with 19th-century technology and...
  • Art events in Orlando include Parker Sketch exhibit at Peacock Room

    Art events in Orlando include Parker Sketch exhibit at Peacock Room
    Orlando painter Parker Sketch takes a playful dash through art history, confirming and dispelling the age-old myth that there's nothing new under the sun, even when it comes to the visual arts. His new show, "Art Is Dead," opens Monday at the Peacock...
  • Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future

    Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
    In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...
  • Artist Samantha Hill reconstructs Bronzeville's history

    Artist Samantha Hill reconstructs Bronzeville's history
    Samantha Hill awaits your input. And awaits. Then awaits some more. "I think people know I'm here," she said on a recent afternoon, not sounding all that certain. She laughed nervously. The Hyde Park Art Center was quiet. Hill, who is 39 and...
  • Far South Side man accused of robbing student in Loop

    Far South Side man accused of robbing student in Loop
    A Roseland man suspected of robbing a School of the Art Institute of Chicago student early Friday in the Loop was ordered held Saturday on $125,000 bail. The 22-year-old woman was walking in the 0-100 block of West Washington Street at around 3:30 a.m....
  • Beautiful baubles from local artists just in time for spring

    Beautiful baubles from local artists just in time for spring
    One minute it's snowing. A few days later everyone's in shorts. It seems Mother Nature cannot make up her mind about whether or not spring will come. While she gets her life together, there's also the option to wear pieces of spring until it actually...
  • Chicago area classical music recommendations

    Chicago area classical music recommendations
    Emanuel Ax: The pianist concludes his Brahms Series with three works by Johannes Brahms and recent pieces of Missy Mazzoli and Brett Dean based on a Brahmsian theme. 3 p.m. Sunday, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.; $28-$92; 312-294-3000, cso.org...
  • Hyde Park Jazz fest 2014 goes back to the future

    Hyde Park Jazz fest 2014 goes back to the future
    A world premiere by Chicago drummer-bandleader Dana Hall, a solo concert by the innovative pianist Craig Taborn and a high-profile engagement by genre-defying Chicago cellist Tomeka Reid will play the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept....