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  • Airplane lands on Lake Shore Drive

    Airplane lands on Lake Shore Drive
    Two hours after landing his plane on Lake Shore Drive early Sunday, John Pedersen peered past rows of police cars, gaping drivers and news trucks, searching for his fiancee's red SUV while giving her directions. "You can't miss it," he said into his...
  • Queens of the Stone Age to play Lolla aftershow at Metro

    Queens of the Stone Age will play Metro on Aug. 1 as part of the parade of Lollapalooza aftershows. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday  at etix.com. There will be a two-ticket limit per customer. The band will follow up the club show with a...
  • Brooklyn Rider in Ravinia debut

    Brooklyn Rider in Ravinia debut
    Brooklyn Rider: For its Ravinia debut, the new-era string quartet sandwiches recent works by second violinist Colin Jacobsen between quartets by Mozart and Bartok. 8 p.m. Tuesday in Martin Theatre, Ravinia, Green Bay and Lake -Cook roads, Highland Park;...
  • Top weekend shows: Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, West Fest

    Robert Plant: The best Taste of Chicago booking in years? Hard to top the former Led Zeppelin singer in this setting. Instead of cashing in on the nostalgia stadium circuit with his old Zep bandmates, Plant is chasing a wilder muse with the Sensational...
  • Replacements reunion: Genius or folly?

    Replacements reunion: Genius or folly?
    A Replacements reunion? If you had mentioned the possibility to the band’s primary songwriter and singer, Paul Westerberg, over the last couple decades, he’d come thisclose to cracking you over the head with his guitar. But now Westerberg...
  • 2 hit by Taste of Chicago vehicle

    2 hit by Taste of Chicago vehicle
    Two people were hospitalized this evening after they were struck by an all-terrain vehicle at the Taste of Chicago, officials said. The two adult victims were struck about 7:15 p.m. and were taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial...
  • Interview: 'Arrow' star Katie Cassidy ready to get physical

    Interview: 'Arrow' star Katie Cassidy ready to get physical
    Katie Cassidy is the first to admit she isn’t a comic book aficionado. The model-turned-actress refuses to lie about it just to please the die-hard fans who watch her play legal aid attorney Laurel Lance on The CW’s comic book adaptation...
  • A conversation between: a runner and a couch potato

    A conversation between: a runner and a couch potato
    It's happening--and I don't really know why. I am either bored, feeling invincible after one hell of a crazy year or just want the T-shirt, but the reasoning doesn't really matter at this point. I'm signing up for a 5K run in September, and I ... am ......
  • Sox could take page from Hawks playbook

    Sox could take page from Hawks playbook
    Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman celebrated a Stanley Cup championship at Grant Park on Friday, the second time they have done that in four years. Rocky Wirtz beamed appropriately. It's easy to give these three guys credit for all the Blackhawks'...
  • Review: Sultry skies or no, Swiss conductor excels in Grant Park debut

    Review: Sultry skies or no, Swiss conductor excels in Grant Park debut
    It's difficult enough for a first-time conductor at the Grant Park Music Festival to make a positive impression under the normal challenges that bedevil alfresco music-making at Millennium Park. But when you add merciless heat and withering humidity to...
  • WSCR winning battle over WMVP

    WSCR winning battle over WMVP
    With the baseball teams floundering, the most interesting crosstown rivalry might be between the town's two sports talk radio stations. The Arbitron spring ratings were released Tuesday and, on one level, WSCR-AM 670 would appear to be as dominant...
  • Pitchfork Festival 2013 review

    Pitchfork Festival 2013 review
    It began in rain-soaked disappointment, with an impending storm cutting short a much-anticipated headlining set Friday by Icelandic singer Bjork, and ended Sunday with an evening of bump and grind, courtesy of Chicago R&B kingpin R. Kelly. In between,...