| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:53 PM
Things are slowly getting back to normal following a power outage that knocked out electricity to 600 customers including Chicago Police headquarters in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood this afternoon, officials said.
ComEd spokeswoman Liz...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Miguel Harth-Bedoya served as both the able conductor and enlightening tour guide for Friday night's unusual Grant Park Music Festival concert at Millennium Park, a lively and colorful multimedia journey down the Inca Trail.
His engaging sampler of...
| Jul 16, 2013
Q: I found the recipe for a Dressel's cake in a somewhat recent article of yours ("Reader hankers for a Dressel cake," Good Eating, May 23, 2012.) Exactly what is agar agar, and where the heck does one find that sort of thing? Unless you meant "sugar" and...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:43 AM
The Transformers filmmaking crew will return to Chicago next month, but the disruption may not be as significant or conspicuous as it was three summers ago, when Michigan Avenue was shut down and adorned with faux destruction.
A casting call for paid...
| Jul 19, 2013
Tremaine Johnson, who raps under the name Tree and lives in Englewood, has a boyish face, broadening with age. He has a thick, distinctive growl. And Sunday, when he opens the final day of Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, it will be because he...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:02 PM
After decades living in Los Angeles and traveling the world to play pianos in various jazz joints, Bob Mamet came home.
"It just feels so right," he says, two new Chicago years under his belt and a new CD conceived and about to be born here.
| Jul 15, 2013
This year's weather has been among the worst in a decade for air travel in the United States, aviation authorities say, with the most volatile period possibly still ahead as the summer thunderstorm season is underway.
In June, 15 percent of flights by...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Dana Hall's Black Fire: Chicago drummer-composer Hall continues his exploration into music of unjustly overlooked pianist-innovator Andrew Hill. 9 p.m. Tuesdays in September and October at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E. Hubbard St.; $10 at 312-642-6805 or...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:22 PM
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Chicago's fall classical music season will be dominated by the year's big composer anniversaries: the birthday bicentennials of composers Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, and the centenary of Benjamin Britten. The...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival will look, feel and sound different from its predecessors, which should be good news for anyone who loves this music.
Specifically, fest-goers will be liberated from Grant Park, where the dreadful acoustics of the...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Q: Is there a reason people leave diesel trucks running when parked? For instance, I see work trucks stopped at job sites and they are left idling while the workers are performing their work. — S.S., Chicago
A: It seems like a waste of fuel,...