| Sep 17, 2012
| 4:47 PM
ELLISON BAY, Wis. — The sweet aroma of onions caramelizing in a skillet is impossible to miss as vacationers enter the classroom in an old schoolhouse not far from the northern tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula.
The 16 students, a mix from children...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:42 PM
The fall seasons looks so rich for jazz and related genres that these must be considered the highlights of the highlights:
The rising Chicago trumpeter leads a septet for the 2012 Hyde Park Jazz Festival Gala. 6 to 9 p.m. Friday (with...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:47 PM
If you've ever attended a major jazz event in Chicago, there's a good chance you've met Judith Stein.
She's the enthusiastic woman perpetually doling out postcards for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, urging everyone to come to the South Side for what has...
| Sep 11, 2012
Empty Bottle’s Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, of Space in Evanston, are currently prepping their newest venture, The Promontory (1539 E. 53rd St.), for an early 2013 opening.
Finkelman—who is also behind Logan Square’s Longman &...
| May 30, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Weather this gorgeous and we’re suggesting you spend part of your night inside? Actually, yes.
These seven theater companies aim to lure you indoors with new comedies, musicals and specialty shows, all of which kick off in June. And really, how can...
| May 31, 2012
| 8:30 AM
If Fats Waller is remembered at all by the public at large these days, it's as a caricature, with bug-eyes wide open, cigarette dangling from lip and eyebrows perpetually bobbing underneath a derby hat as he hams it up at the keys.
| Jun 21, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Ms. Pac-Man suffers an untimely death at the hands of a blue-clad ghost, but A.J. Matthews doesn’t seem too upset by his failure to navigate the pellet-filled maze without smacking into a homicidal spectre. Instead, Matthews turns around and admires...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Some Chicago residents should expect disruptions in the coming weeks as MTV shoots a new scripted dramatic series, titled 'Underemployed', throughout the city.
In a slight departure from the network's usual reality series, the Chicago-based show will...
| Jul 2, 2012
When lawmakers fled Springfield on May 31 without fixing the state's pension crisis, Gov. Pat Quinn said he would bring them back "as soon as possible" to vote on a solution.
One week. Two weeks. Three weeks. Four weeks and counting.
The leaders are...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 12:55 PM
An off-duty Northwestern University police officer is accused of firing a gun into the air while celebrating the Fourth of July holiday on the South Side, according to Chicago Police.
Wesley Jackson, 30, of the 5400 block of Hyde Park Boulevard, was...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 8:03 AM
When Chicago trumpeter Victor Garcia picks up his horn on Friday night, he'll be making news in at least two ways.
He'll be leading a new septet, and he'll be introducing listeners to a potentially major new room: the performance hall at the University...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 9:27 AM
The University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts doesn't officially launch until next month, but jazz listeners got to check out its sleek new Performance Hall over the weekend.
A decidedly dressed-up crowd turned out Friday night for the Hyde...