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The Business of Sports | Sun-Sentinel BlogsNo question this one???s a stretch (pun intended), but how could I pass up an opportunity to connect pest control with the Olympics? Thankfully, Barry Murray -- as in ???Barry The Bug Guy,??? national spokesman for pest control company, Truly......
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Andreas Mitisek, the new general director at Chicago Opera Theater, is a man with a mission. He wants audience members to take a flyer on new and unexpected pieces of music theater that make them think, not just entertain them. The Austrian-born...
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After hearing where I'm from, many strangers have looked at me as if I'd said I was recently cured of leprosy. Their expressions speak volumes: "How he manages to smile, I will never know. I'm glad he's OK, but, God, I hope he's not contagious." They...
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In contrast with the greatest hits programming Lyric Opera has announced for next season, the alternative opera schedule with which Chicago Opera Theater is inaugurating the Andreas Mitisek era, beginning this weekend, promises to be anything but safe and...
"People in Chicago no longer will have to deal with an opera company director with an English accent," jokes Andreas Mitisek. "Now all they will have to adjust to is dealing with one with an Austrian accent!" In fact, the change of regime at Chicago...
Although best known as a director, Sean Graney actually is becoming a most intriguing (and admirably prolific) adapter of classic literary works — from Sophocles to Shakespeare to Edgar Allan Poe. His talents in that arena aren't unlike his...
The period from the new year through the end of March invariably includes some of the most highly anticipated events of Chicago's classical music season. Here are 10 such events, listed in chronological order: Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Riccardo...
As obvious as this may sound at first, the 28th annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest, which concluded Sunday afternoon and drew an estimated 130,000 attendees and 200 authors to the South Loop on a sweltering, cloudless weekend, was not the kind...
First Folio Theatre, the Equity company based in Oak Brook, has announced its 2012-13 season. - The new year kicks off with a reprise production of “The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story,” with shows beginning in September. The...
The Chicago theater company known as The Hypocrites has announced its 2012-13 season. The shows are: - “Fall of the House of Usher”: Adapted and directed from Edgar Allan Poe by former artistic director Sean Graney, this show will have an...
Quoth the raven: "Eh." Showcasing John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe on the trail of a copycat serial killer, the strangely dull new film"The Raven" squanders a promising scenario while half-burying Cusack's mercurial skills as a leading man with the wiles...
** (out of four) When a thriller features an author famous for a story about an incessantly beating heart, the movie has no excuse not to make viewers’ chests pound, too. Sadly, “The Raven” turns a fictionalized take on the last...
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