| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:41 PM
City Winery Chicago, a 300-capacity concert hall in the West Loop, will open Aug. 1 and announced a full slate of performers Tuesday for the 2012 season, including singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, gospel great Mavis Staples and jazz vocalist Kurt Elling....
| Nov 6, 2011
| 5:37 PM
Countless words led to Stephen Sondheim receiving the Chicago Tribune Literary Prize for lifetime achievement Sunday, but some of the most difficult for him to write were also the simplest.
Looking relaxed on the Symphony Center stage in his olive-...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:31 PM
Marshall Willoughby could pass for a homeless man as he sips coffee outside a neighborhood bar in his adopted hometown of Gary, Ind.
His eyebrows are wild and bushy, his worn clothes flaked with sawdust and spotted with grease. But the passers-by from...
| Aug 19, 2011
Macy's Passport presents Glamorama took flight "Like a G6" with performances by Far East Movement and Grammy Award-winner Cee Lo Green at the Chicago Theatre. The sold-out event lived up to its reputation with guests viewing fall fashion by Jean Paul...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Jennifer Olvera serves up the skinny on all things edible, sippable and growable in her new book, “Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago” (Globe Pequot, $15.95).
The book contains pithy restaurant reviews, a food festival calendar, tippling...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 1:10 PM
"We call ourselves a 'minority majority village,'" said Eira Corral, village clerk of Hanover Park and the daughter of Mexican immigrants who raised their family here. From the conchinitos at the Panaderia El Amigo Bakery to the roti rolls at the JK Kabab...
| Sep 23, 2012
Chicago and boxing are a match made in heaven, both taking perverse pride in rumors that the fix is in, that the mob has a piece of the action.
Where else would a fighter's wife testify in divorce court that her husband "lay down," purposely losing a...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Following the Bulls' providing additional evidence that they fully lack the ability to close a game (I'm talking to you and your back-to-back missed shot attempts in the 4th, Mr. MVP D. Rose), I took a stroll through my beloved Wrigleyville. The best...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 4:22 PM
From the Chicago News Cooperative, a cool feature on a Lakeview retirement home resident who's still not retired from taking pics of the people who make up Chicago....
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Midnight Shift is known as a Lehigh Valley blues band, but this third record firmly establishes it as an Americana/roots band, as it powerfully takes on rock and roll, country and swing as well as blues. A large share of the mix goes to rockers....
| Jun 24, 2011
| 8:36 AM
So, now we have it: The Pump Room will be called…the Pump Room.
How prosaic. How uninspired. How positively awful.
That is the result of a two-week long contest conducted by hotelier Ian Schrager, who bought the Ambassador East hotel and its...
| Jul 9, 2011
There are more than 175 movies-under-the-stars screenings scheduled for Chicago's parks this summer. Most will feature standard Hollywood fare, from "Meet the Parents" at Fulton River Park July 26 to "Shrek Forever After" at Smith Park Aug. 11.