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Reality CheckWell kids, I'm Kevin Van Valkenburg, sports writer in my spare time, but Project Runway blogger at heart. And as my favorite cheesy Swedish heavy metal band, Europe, would say...It's the final countdown! (Da da da daaaaa! Da da da......
Like the creeping tinsel at the mall, holiday shows in Chicago seem to start earlier each year. This season, it was “White Christmas” at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire even before the trick-or-treaters had ventured forth from their...
Apparently confronted by a plethora of riches in the past season of Chicago theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee offered up not the traditional four or five nominees one finds at the Tony Awards, for instance, but a bevy of nominees for its...
WASHINGTON -- When asked to explain the brisk pace of his novels, Elmore Leonard said, "I leave out the parts that people skip." You will not want to skip anything in William Zinsser's short essays written for the American Scholar magazine's website and...
Paul GreenbergDear Fellow Fan, It was wholly a pleasure to get your video of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" as only she could -- and did. It rekindled childhood memories of listening to the Kate Smith radio show every schoolday morning at 9 in Miss Hinkle's...
Cole Porter died nearly half a century ago – in 1964 at age 73 – yet his songs remain as ubiquitous today as they were then. Which helps explain why one of Chicago's top cabaret singers, Joan Curto, this week is launching an evening-length...
I'm pretty sure we can account for three of the best-male-actor nominees when the Academy Awards lists come out on Jan. 10. I've just seen a trio of excellent performances: Denzel Washington in "Flight," Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" and John Hawkes in...
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Out on the dance floor, young couples are throwing off dance steps right out of the Roaring Twenties: the Charleston, the fox trot, the shimmy. Just inches away, up on the bandstand, youthful musicians you'd sooner expect to find covering Radiohead or...
The Evanston-based Light Opera Works has announced its 2013 season of shows. For its summer season at Cahn Auditorium on the campus of Northwestern University, Light Opera Works will stage W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore" (opening...
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My friend Mildred "Neale" Baltz died last month, just weeks shy of her 103rd birthday. Despite our 40-year age difference, we shared a lot in the nearly two decades that we were next-door neighbors. I wrote a story about Neale in 2005 — its...
Countdown to Halloween: five days. I don't like wearing costumes, I'm not into haunted houses, candy corn is too sweet, and I prefer pumpkin pie to pumpkin carvings. But I do like horror movies — just not the kind with umpteen sequels. I saw...
What happens when two formidable soloists from seemingly remote worlds of music decide to share a spotlight? At worst, chaos. At best, something close to what happened Monday night before a standing-room-only crowd at Evanston SPACE. It would be fair to...
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