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A performer with Lyric Opera of Chicago suffered serious burns Monday afternoon when his face went up in flames during a dress rehearsal of Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg” at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Wesley Daniel,...
You're so vain. You probably think this column is about you. Carly Simon may be down on vanity, but I'm cool with it, so long as you don't go off the deep end. (I'm talking to you, Heidi Montag.) The desire to look good can be a powerful motivator for...
Carolyn M. Rodgers, who grappled with issues of African American identity and culture in poems that took first flight during the vibrant Black Arts Movement of the late 1960s, has died. She was 69. Rodgers died of cancer April 2 in hospice care at...
Philip Jose Farmer was working for a steel and wire company in Peoria, Ill., and writing part time in 1952 when he stirred up the science-fiction world with his first published sci-fi tale, a controversial novella that appeared in the magazine Startling...
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Chicago bluesman Cecil Fain performed under the name Piano C. Red, leading his Flat Foot Boogie band at both the old and the new Maxwell Street Market as well as blues venues all over the Chicago area until a robber's gunshot left him with paraplegia....
In 2010, Jessica Underwood graduated from Carthage College in Kenosha with a stellar academic record, a can-do attitude and a newly minted business degree. But it's been a rough entry into the real world. Like many of her peers, the 24-year-old has...
In the midst of another-night-at-the-office greatest hits show for the Rolling Stones, the eternal drummer Charlie Watts kept things swinging. He smashed a cymbal so hard it looked as if it had been cracked by a two-by-four. And he even allowed himself...
Tags: United Center, Music, Concerts, Mick Jagger, Entertainment
RedEyeThe Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" has long been one of their most ubiquitous and oft-referenced, both for the philosophical convenience of its tagline and the English boys choir that glosses its opening measures. The song is a...
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Even in his final days, Joseph M. Cragan urged his friends and family to chase their dreams and live life to the fullest. That's what he did after being diagnosed with appendiceal cancer in 2008 and undergoing numerous treatments. Last summer, he...
If he is not careful, President Barack Obama is in danger of becoming viewed as just another president, a damaging transformation in the image of a man who sailed to office on a wind of big promise. This settled on me in a college classroom near the end...
Age: 84 Residence: Tinley Park Writing letters since: His retirement in 1988. Along with the Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and Southtown Star also publish his letters ("I've lost count over the years," he said). Life story in 100 words or less:...
Tribune reporterDonald Trump seems to relish an image as a no-nonsense businessman and boss, some might even say a bully. But the real estate mogul might have met his match in an Evanston grandmother who had humble beginnings growing up in a children's home. "Someone...
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