| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:24 AM
We've enjoyed an exceptional year in live performance. Here are the top shows, with information on where you can hear these artists next time (where applicable):
Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Orchestra Hall, May 24 at Symphony Center:...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Summer's not yet over and Hollywood's annual awards race has already started — though you may have to hop a plane and travel several thousand miles to notice.
The Venice Film Festival opens Wednesday, to be quickly followed by two other high-...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:32 PM
ABC announced its 2013-2014 prime time schedule on Tuesday, adding fourteen new shows and a Disney/Pixar special to its programming roster. “We are taking some big swings with groundbreaking shows this season, and staying close to our roots with...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "Sesame Street" landed a half-dozen wins apiece on Friday night as the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards were handed out in Los Angeles.
DeGeneres' syndie yakker, a perennial Daytime Emmy darling, won a craft and...
| May 25, 2013
| 7:31 AM
The reversal of the Chicago River more than a century ago helped transform a polluted, disease ridden city into a sprawling, modern metropolis.
It also wiped out vegetation, sank land masses and triggered flooding along the Illinois River and beyond, as...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It was called the “seventh engineering wonder of the world,” a herculean effort to reverse the flow of the Chicago River.
Typhoid fever, cholera and other waterborne diseases were running rampant in Chicago in the late 19th century, and...
| May 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
With a 2013-14 TV schedule that mixes "stability and out-and-out ambition," ABC will air limited-run series and drop one night of "Dancing with the Stars," ABC Entertainment Group president Paul Lee said during a Tuesday morning conference call.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:34 PM
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican U.S. Senate nominee U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV are officially set to debate Oct. 17, at a forum called by Leadership Florida and the Florida Press Association at Nova Southeastern University's Davie campus. While both...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:34 PM
— Jack Meyer is dressing as Captain America for Halloween.
Plenty of other Heat fans will just go as him.
The fourth-grader is — and will forever remain — the "Good job! Good effort!" kid.
If you don't believe me, just behold the...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:07 AM
"Pardon me," Richard Cahan said, leaning in to stop a young woman. She cast a sideways glance, not quite stopping, not quite moving on. "Can I ask what you think?" he said. "What you think as a viewer?"
It was a Tuesday morning, and we stood in a...
| Dec 1, 2012
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...