| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago’s most important long-term asset is its young people. While Daniel Burnham’s Plan of Chicago boldly transformed the physical landscape of Chicago, it fell short in terms of mobilizing our human capital. This can change. Chicago can and...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Chicago a cappella: Jewish a cappella music from around the world, including new arrangements by artistic director Jonathan Miller, makes up the program. 8 p.m. Saturday, Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston; and 4 p.m. Sunday, K.A.M....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Whole Foods Market Inc. on Monday confirmed plans to buy 7 Dominick's locations in the city and surrounding suburbs.
The stores, slated to open next year, will expand the natural grocery chain’s reach in Chicago by a third. Terms of the deal...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 7:25 AM
The defining moment of Shemekia Copeland's illuminating show Friday night at SPACE came toward the end, when she put down the microphone and left the stage.
Singing practically a cappella, with only a whisper of accompaniment from the band, Copeland...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Picking a mere 10 shows from the plethora of work on offer this winter in Chicago's theaters is no easy task. Here's a mere sprinkling of the different kinds of live entertainment on offer in the city in the coming weeks, including a few shows that look...
| Jan 25, 2014
As President Barack Obama prepares to launch a foundation to oversee plans for his presidential library and museum, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making it clear that he will play a key role in determining where the project is built if Chicago is chosen as the...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Riccardo Muti returns to lead the world premiere of a CSO-commissioned work, Italian composer Giovanni Sollima's "Antidotum Tarantulae" Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra, with Yo-Yo Ma and the composer as duo-soloists....
| Jan 22, 2014
John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge.
"He was an amazing figure who lived his values more clearly than almost...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Avalon Quartet: The string foursome, in residence at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, continues its Bartok quartet cycle with Quartet No. 4. Mozart's Quartet in B flat (K.589) completes the bill. 2 p.m. Sunday, Fullerton Hall, Art Institute of...
| Dec 25, 2013
A few years ago, when Audrey Petty began interviewing former residents of Chicago's public housing projects and compiling the conversations into an oral history of the Robert Taylor Homes, Cabrini-Green and other notorious (now-razed) high-rises, a...
| Jan 1, 2014
New Year's resolutions inspire improvements, and Chicago jazz could use a few.
Here are one listener's resolutions for what ought to happen in 2014:
Upgrade Jazz Fest
The perpetually cash-strapped Chicago Jazz Festival made a quantum leap forward in...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:14 PM
When Janet Rowley was accepted into the University of Chicago's medical school in 1944, the quota for women was already filled — three in a class of 65.
So she had to wait a year.
Dr. Rowley made up for that early setback by becoming an...