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  • It's Christmastime in Chicago

    It's Christmastime in Chicago
    I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
  • Remarkable Woman: Julie Frost

    Remarkable Woman: Julie Frost
    Many musicians have dreams. Some materialize. Others are broken. But singer and songwriter Julie Frost feels like Cinderella. After standing alongside Madonna onstage at the Golden Globes and accepting the award for co-writing the best original song in...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Chicago Cultural Plan must lose loftiness, go for grit

    Chicago Cultural Plan must lose loftiness, go for grit
    If half of the recommendations in the draft of the Chicago Cultural Plan — heck, even 5 percent of the recommendations — were implemented, Chicago would become an artistic nirvana without global peer. There would be new city grants,...
  • You've never seen 'Christmas Schooner' like this

    You've never seen 'Christmas Schooner' like this
    I've reviewed John Reeger and Julie Shannon's "The Christmas Schooner" in these pages about a dozen times, and now at three different Chicago-area theaters. At this point, this sentimental musical yarn in tribute to the 19th century Christmas tree ships...
  • Old Town School gets into theater biz with premiere of Chitlin' Circuit musical

    Old Town School gets into theater biz with premiere of Chitlin' Circuit musical
    The Old Town School of Folk Music is producing a theater piece for the first time in its 425-seat venue in Lincoln Square. "Keep a Song in Your Soul: The Black Roots of Vaudeville" was commissioned by the school. It's a collaboration between the North...
  • 'Song in Your Soul' needs to trust story at hand

    'Song in Your Soul' needs to trust story at hand
    At one point in "Keep a Song in Your Soul," a project billed as the Old Town School of Folk Music's first foray into the world of theater, a narrative description is provided of how the great Bill "Bojangles" Robinson danced through his pain with his...
  • Getting a jump on the season

     
    Is it beginning to feel a lot like Christmas? No, it is not. Even those of us in the cast of Songs of Good Cheer, the winter holiday sing-along parties at the Old Town School of Folk Music aren’t yet......
  • Bean there, sung that: Caroling at Cloud Gate

     
    Mary Schmich and I will be honored to join with faculty and students from the Old Town School of Folk Music for this week's Caroling at Cloud Gate, Friday at 6 p.m. in Millennium Park at the sculpture commonly know......
  • Songs of Good Cheer and the Rahm Emanuel blues

     
    Under old business today, a final report on the “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” song parody contest held this year in conjunction with last months boffo, sold-out “Songs of Good Cheer” concerts at the Old Town School of Folk Music.......
  • Smith pushes for job creation ahead of runoff

     
    RedEye sat down with Michele Smith, one of the candidates hoping to replace Vi Daley as 43rd Ward alderman. Smith, the Democratic ward committeeman, faces hospital administrator Tim Egan in an April 5 runoff election....
  • Old Town School annex on the rise

     
    The expansion of the Old Town School of Folk Music -- long on the drawing board -- has shot into the sky lately across from the school's main building at 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Last I looked it......