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  • Pritzker Military Library offers oral histories, speakers

    Pritzker Military Library offers oral histories, speakers
    The wide windows in the landmark Monroe Building offer a sweeping view of Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park. On a crystal-blue spring day, it's easy to temporarily forget the long, bloody history of warfare. But keeping the stories of "citizen soldiers"...
  • Chen honors long-neglected composer

    Chen honors long-neglected composer
    A conductor who understands the challenges female musicians of color face is leading the first Chicago Symphony Orchestra performances this week of a work by a black woman composer who faced similar obstacles during her lifetime. Mei-Ann Chen chose as...
  • Airing out the lawn

    Airing out the lawn
    Should I core-aerate my lawn? — Tom Jenkins, Wheeling Core aeration — removing plugs of turf to create many small holes throughout the lawn — is a good practice to include in your maintenance program. Core aeration with proper...
  • 10 things you might not know about hamburgers

    10 things you might not know about hamburgers
    May is National Hamburger Month, and the industry hopes you'll forget all about last month, when a Utah man attracted publicity by claiming he had a 14-year-old McDonald's hamburger that has never been refrigerated yet looks like new — no mold, no...
  • Searching for sunshine cake

    Searching for sunshine cake
    Q: A bit of a long shot here. I'm writing from outside London, UK, and am trying to trace a recipe that appeared in the Chicago Tribune back in the '50s/'60s. Told you it was a long shot! I'm looking for a recipe that appeared way back when ... it's...
  • Suspicious object closes Mag Mile: 'It's just a prank'

    Suspicious object closes Mag Mile: 'It's just a prank'
    Police closed off North Michigan Avenue for more than an hour this morning while a Bomb and Arson officer in a blast suit dismantled a suspicious object attached to a flagpole along North Michigan Avenue. The object -- a 6-inch-long piece of steel rebar...
  • For pianist Osorio, passion drives a life in music

    For pianist Osorio, passion drives a life in music
    Jorge Federico Osorio knows firsthand the power of classical music to move young minds and hearts. "Many years ago I was playing a concert in a church in the Mexican city of Leon," the Mexican-born, Highland Park-based pianist recalls. "When I began...
  • Chicago Jazz Festival 2013 lineup announced

    Chicago Jazz Festival 2013 lineup announced
    Drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper and saxophonists Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Jimmy Heath and Rudresh Mahanthappa will headline the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 29...
  • Meet the first lady's secret style weapon

    Meet the first lady's secret style weapon
    By the time Barbara Tfank began designing for Michelle Obama in 2011, the intense focus on the first lady's fashion choices had relented. Which is one reason Tfank (pronounced tee-fank) remains a secret weapon even as Obama has worn Tfank's feminine...
  • Where to celebrate Mother's Day

    Where to celebrate Mother's Day
    Mother's Day is a little more than a week away, so if you haven't made brunch/dinner plans, it's time to get cracking. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Allium. Mother's Day brunch seatings from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expansive buffet with...
  • CSO presents mixed bag of French, Spanish fare

    CSO presents mixed bag of French, Spanish fare
    After devoting the three weeks of Riccardo Muti's spring residency mainly to core Austro-German repertory, the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra probably were in need of a change of pace. And so, for that matter, were audience members. To...
  • Yo-Yo Ma gives musical challenge to Chicago's Civic Orchestra

    Yo-Yo Ma gives musical challenge to Chicago's Civic Orchestra
    The young musicians of the Civic Orchestra, as enamored as they were of the prospect of being mentored by Yo-Yo Ma, didn't see it coming. The world's most celebrated cellist, who's the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's creative consultant, was chatting...