| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:23 AM
There is a man on a train and in an office and on a farm in "The Man in the Silo," and moviegoers will recognize him immediately as Ernie Hudson, and recall his fine work in such movies as "Ghostbusters" and such television series as "Oz."
"The Man in...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:53 AM
They could be telling Cecily Strong’s story at iO Theater in Wrigleyville for years to come.
The “Saturday Night Live” cast member wasn’t the obvious choice to follow in the footsteps of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — who...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:10 PM
A couple of hours before the Blisters played Lollapalooza on Saturday, a drum circle broke out a stone's throw from the stage. The drum circle was composed of small children and toddlers who banged incessantly on bongos and whatever was placed before...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Evan Dollard has two jobs.
One as a brand ambassador for Quest Nutrition. The other as a ninja.
Dollard, a Fox River Grove native, has been a competitor on the TV series “American Ninja Warrior” for three seasons after he won the reboot...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Ten years ago, Chicago lost one of its most prolific, inventive, genre-defying creative spirits.
In the 1960s alone, William Russo created the Chicago Jazz Ensemble and conducted the London Jazz Orchestra; joined Paul Sills and Rev. James Shiflett in...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
In 1976, when I was in the fourth grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One afternoon, in a sun-dappled room in our old Victorian home, she told me that when she was my age, she...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Introducing our Top 10 Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater. We have improvisers and comedians, singers and storytellers and impeccably trained actors aplenty. We think you're looking here at some soon-to-be-famous faces. Either way, once the heat of summer...
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Let's start with a recipe: Take an early interest in Dr. Seuss, mix with critically bad sci-fi movies such as "Enemy Mine" and "Tron," blend in a heavy dose of "Star Wars" literature, stir in "mecha" TV shows like "Robotech," boil with Dashiell Hammett...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Kopacz, Mary Joan
Our stunning and beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, boss lady, Gran-Ma K and fun-loving friend passed away peacefully on August 3, 2013. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 20, 1921 to John and Nellie...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Saxophonist Lee Konitz and harmonica ace Corky Siegel have signed on as guest artists for “Celebrating William Russo: Artist and Educator,” a major tribute to the great Chicago composer-bandleader, who died Jan. 11, 2003, at age 74.