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  • Holiday Guide 2012: Dozens more concerts and 'Carols' for your Chicago December

    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
  • Singing aside, Light Opera Works' 'Oliver' is wanting

    Singing aside, Light Opera Works' 'Oliver' is wanting
    It's tough to go wrong with “Oliver” at the holidays. You've got tousle-haired urchins, pathos, Fagin, melodrama and power ballads — orchestrated with a whiff of the sounds of Dusty Springfield's Swingin' London — and a...
  • Westminster Dog Show champion Banana Joe takes Broadway

    Westminster Dog Show champion Banana Joe takes Broadway
    Banana Joe, the lovable affenpinscher who won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Tuesday, has chosen Broadway for a victory lap.  The pooch was scheduled to make a cameo appearance Wednesday evening in the Broadway...
  • Lifeline announces new season

    Lifeline Theatre, a venerable Off-Loop theater on Chicago's North Side, has announced its 2013-14 season. Mainstage productions slated include (in the fall) Karen Tarjan's adaptation of the novel "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara; a new adaptation...
  • Shedding light on the man behind the books

    Shedding light on the man behind the books
    Step back, Scrooge. There's another Dickens hit in town — but only for a few days. Step lively if you want to snag a ducat before it departs. "Dickens' Women," first performed by star and co-creator Miriam Margolyes in 1989, closes out a...
  • O.C. shooting: Violent death of aspiring actress remains mystery

     
    Since her days as a high school free spirit, Courtney Aoki developed a tougher exterior, with a heavy-metal edge. Tattoos began covering her body, including one of a black widow on her chest with the number 13. Her Facebook page......
  • O.C. shooting: The stage 'was her home,' instructor says of victim

     
    Courtney Aoki envisioned herself as an actress when she participated in a summer stock program at the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. It was a program designed to help propel at-risk teens into a world of acting and to......
  • O.C. shootings: Friends, former teacher shocked at woman's death

     
    When shooting victims Courtney Aoki was a freshman at Renaissance High School for the Arts in Long Beach, she had an appreciation for literature that was rare for a teenager, said J.C. Marquez, her English teacher....
  • O.C. shootings: Police probe suspect's computer, gaming records

     
    Authorities said they were reviewing computers and gaming records of a 20-year-old college student believed to have killed three people in a shooting rampage before taking his own life. The man, Ali Syed of Ladera Ranch, was described by authorities......
  • ‘Doctor Who’ lords it over time and space, and TV

     
    The signs of a seismic shift became clear a year or so ago, in even the nonhipster communities of Los ......
  • ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’: Claremont’s tales set uncanny agenda

     
    PERSPECTIVE It’s probably no coincidence that television reached a new level of critical respectability after its most serious shows embraced ......
  • Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'

    Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'
    -------------------- The St. Zita Society A Novel Ruth Rendell Scribner: 272 pp., $26 -------------------- If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...