| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:48 AM
A tribute to Benny Goodman, a double-bill featuring pianist Ramsey Lewis and singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, and a return by singer Tony Bennett will highlight the Ravinia Festival's summer jazz offerings.
The jazz season will begin with musicians from...
| Oct 1, 2012
He was born in England, spent a significant part of his career in Asia and cut his American corporate teeth in Dallas. But Stephen Chipman, now into his third year as chief executive of Grant Thornton LLP, is thinking a lot about Chicago.
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:30 PM
James Conlon is a born and bred New Yorker but sunny Los Angeles apparently agrees with him.
The 62-year-old conductor has renewed his contract with the Los Angeles Opera for five more years, and will remain music director at least through the end of the...
| Feb 15, 2013
You know an interesting evening is brewing when it starts in Billy Corgan's Highland Park tea shop, with the rock singer/businessman holding forth with a hopeful conversation about bringing new cultural offerings to the north suburbs.
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:39 PM
No matter the cuisine or setting, the North Shore can hold its own as a dining destination. Many restaurants and chef/owners have made their names in these suburban towns and cities drawing diners from all over Chicagoland.
Highwood is one example of...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
This list is not all-inclusive
Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 8:31 AM
It’s safe to say Lollapalooza didn’t have people like me in mind when choosing its headliners.
There is no hip-hop headliner like there was in 2008 (Kanye West) and 2011 (Eminem). Also, I’m too young to care that the three-day music...
| Jul 16, 2011
For the 5 Browns, a quintet of sibling piano virtuosos who will play Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Mussorgsky in Irvine, classical music skill is all in the family.
Many parents dream of their children mastering a serious instrument — middle-class...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Whether it's music, live theater or a stroll through a museum, the North Shore provide the ticket to entertainment pleasure.
One place with a reputation beyond these suburbs is Ravinia Festival. Where else can you picnic in high style while enjoying...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 1:04 PM
Whether you are looking for something to do at the spur of the moment or planning family outings there is never a shortage of options for all ages throughout the North Shore.
Among the gems is the Kohl Children's Museum where you could spend all day...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The Ravinia Festival announced Thursday that Idina Menzel, the original star of “Wicked” (she won a Tony as Elphaba on Broadway in 2004) and also now known for her work on “Glee,” will make her first appearance at the Highland Park...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Marvin Hamlisch, the composer of "A Chorus Line" and a prolific Broadway and Hollywood figure known for his accessible, toe-tapping melodies, thick glasses, love of silky strings and ebullient if nerdy personality, died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age...