| Aug 3, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Richard Strauss knew he was asking the impossible when he created the amoral antiheroine of his third opera, "Salome." The ideal Salome, he wrote, should be "a 16-year-old princess with the voice of an Isolde."
To this day, the role is typically cast...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:51 AM
The following items were taken from Highland Park police reports:
A Waukegan man, 20, was charged with speeding after being stopped in the 2600 block of Skokie Valley Road, at 3 a.m. July 9.
A Park City man, 41, was charged with driving under the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Chicago Folks Operetta: The troupe presents the American premiere of Paul Abraham's "Ball at the Savoy," a jazzy, tuneful, singing-and-dancing confection from Weimar-era Berlin, about the revenge of a clever wife on her philandering hubby. Anthony Barrese...
| Jul 20, 2014
Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades.
Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The impact of Millennium Park and its gleaming, otherworldly outdoor concert hall, Pritzker Pavilion, on the area's summer classical music scene cannot be overstated.
Both have become Chicago icons within the 10 years they have served as the state-of-...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Midori, the renowned Japanese American violinist who shot to international fame as a child prodigy and grew up in the eyes of the public, is expecting a child of her own. A representative for Midori confirmed the musician's pregnancy, saying that she is...
| Jul 11, 2014
The closing of antiquarian book store Bookman's Alley last year was a sad chapter in the literary life of the North Shore. But it wasn't the final chapter. Last month, Bookends & Beginnings, a new independent bookstore, opened in the Bookman's Alley...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:28 AM
The Ravinia Festival is obliging its North Shore constituency with several weeks of broadly appealing orchestral fare to kick off the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's annual residency. Few soloists in the classical realm are better equipped to provide value...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Chanticleer: The ever-popular, all-male vocal ensemble returns to Ravinia for "She Said/He Said," a diverse program that spans the centuries from Victoria and Von Bingen to Eric Whitacre, Stacy Garrop, Cole Porter and Joni Mitchell. 7 p.m. Sunday,...
| Jul 16, 2014
Photographer Robert Lightfoot III, whose work appeared in some of the country's top magazines, was best known for relationships with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Ravinia Festival and his ability to capture the essential nature of his subjects....
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Today, Ravinia is internationally known for bringing all kinds of musical entertainment to the masses.
It may be hard to imagine that when Ravinia Park opened in 1904 on land purchased by A.C. Frost, it was conceived as a yearround amusement park with...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:38 AM
The band that performs "Crazy On You" every time you hear it on the radio no longer exists. That was an early version of Heart, the Seattle rock band fronted by sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, including lead guitarist Roger Fisher and bassist Steve Fossen....