| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:03 AM
Perhaps Esa-Pekka Salonen's Nordic cool and Chicago's propensity for long, bone-chilling winters similar to those of his native Finland have destined this musician and this city to be soulmates.
For certain the busy composer and conductor's long-running...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:29 AM
He may not have composed more than 1,100 musical works, nor has he fathered 20 children. Otherwise, Richard Webster has much in common with Johann Sebastian Bach.
Like the German Baroque master, Webster is an active church musician, choral conductor,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Event: Going on a first date at the Art Institute
Enhance it: President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, had their first date here. The museum's content-rich Tours app creates an itinerary for your own, possibly not so geopolitically significant,...
| Apr 6, 2014
GrubHub Chief Executive Officer Matt Maloney wore a new navy, pinstriped, three-piece suit to his company's debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. And true to the tech-sector advocate he is, he bought it from another local startup, Trunk Club,...
| Apr 13, 2014
Just about two weeks ago, this newspaper and WGN Radio quietly celebrated 90 years together. But in a few months, they will be calling it quits.
The Tribune Co.'s broadcast and publishing divisions are going their separate ways, ending a media...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 1:13 PM
It may be comforting to someone somewhere — though I'm hard-pressed to figure out who or where — to know that Riccardo Muti, the esteemed music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 2010, believes that Chicago is "the most elegant...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Claudio Abbado, one of the most gifted and widely respected symphonic and operatic conductors of the latter half of the 20th Century, died Monday morning at his home in Bologna, Italy, after a long illness La Scala said. He was 80.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole.
“That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:27 PM
In 1969, Highland Park commemorated its centennial in a yearlong event.
Celebratory events began in December 1968 with the illumination of public buildings (City Hall, Library and Stupey Cabin) and the Central Avenue flag.
In January 1969, Highland...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
On a night dominated by unlikely musical collaborations of all kinds – from a mini-Beatles reunion to Stetson-wearing Madonna jamming with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at a wedding – the Grammys also found time Sunday to hand out a few awards....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Hip-hop dominated the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday in a nationally televised hype fest. Jay Z led the way with nine nominations, followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar with seven and Drake with five....