| Jul 20, 2013
| 7:44 AM
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...
| Jul 19, 2013
Printers Row Journal invites children ages 5-16 to submit book reviews to the second annual Children’s Read & Write program.
Last year, we received dozens of submissions, including this one from David Leonard of Carol Stream:
"I read 'Frindle.'...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:20 AM
The 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival won't kick off until the end of next month, but, until then, listeners can look forward to another, somewhat different kind of musical celebration.
The 7th Chicago Latin Jazz Festival for the first time will span...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Know a young critic?
Send them our way!
To encourage reading and jump-start creativity, we're giving kids an opportunity to be heard through the Chicago Tribune Read and Write program.
We're asking children ages 5-16 to submit book reviews about...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:06 PM
In a shuffling of artistic staffs, Rebecca Rugg, recently a producer at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is heading to Redmoon Theater, where she'll work on that recently re-energized company's Great Chicago Fire Festival.
The Great Chicago Fire...
| Jun 23, 2013
It’s finally camping season. But before you pack up your car and head to the campgrounds, there are a few things you need to know to make sure this trip goes off without a hitch.
The first rule of camping is to leave all your technology behind,...
| Jul 8, 2013
Bonnie Lane in Elk Grove Village seems an unlikely place to be sniffing around for elephant tusks and black rhinoceros horns brought into the United States from Africa, but Lancer the G-dog "nose" his way around cargo facilities.
Lancer, a 4-year-old...
| Jul 9, 2013
Q: I like hot and spicy food, hot peppers, wasabi, horseradish—you get the idea. In a conversation I had about wine I was told people with tastes like mine could never taste the subtle flavors and aromas in wines. In general do you think this is...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Summer's here, which means it's time for … jazz camp?
Yes, indeed, but the leading such enterprise in Chicago isn't exactly designed to keep the kids occupied while school's out.
On the contrary, the fifth annual Straight Ahead Jazz Camp...
| Jul 5, 2013
At 1:03 p.m. Monday, a colleague and I headed south on Michigan Avenue to seize the summer.
We were going to take a brisk walk. See some art. Be back by 2. Ambitious, but not impossible.
Every year I design a summer challenge intended to make sure...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:19 PM
A teenager was killed this afternoon in a police-involved shooting on the South Side in the city's Washington Park neighborhood.
The shooting happened shortly after 1 p.m. on the 5600 block of South State Street, according to police and Fire Media...
| Jul 7, 2013
The burglaries were audacious. The corruption profound. The fallout enormous.
On Aug. 1, 1959, Tribune readers no doubt enjoyed the story wedged onto Page 15 next to "The Flibbertys" and "Little Lulu" comic strips. The headline promised a good yarn:...