| Nov 3, 2013
In awarding the 2013 Heartland Prize for Nonfiction to "The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream" by Thomas Dyja, the Tribune celebrates an important cultural history of mid-20th century Chicago.
This stylishly written and deeply...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Location manager Brian O'Neill needed a location to film a wedding scene for the upcoming move "The Wedding Ringer," and he knew just the place: Hollywood United Methodist Church at the corner of Franklin and North Highland avenues.
With its Gothic...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago was not only a galvanizing moment for African Americans and civil rights. It was also a watershed moment in popular music.
Before that hot summer day, pop music was mostly about a catchy tune and...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:08 AM
In the spring of 1963, when I was a student at the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps School in Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to town to speak to the student body of the University of Virginia.
At the time, my brother,...
| Sep 29, 2010
New Orleans - Another great show is here in New Orleans! The Cirque Dreams production is a high-flying, gravity defying show. It's part of the Broadway Across America series.
The two hour performance is packed full of crazy stunts and balancing acts....
| Oct 10, 2010
Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket.
But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 1:44 PM
Mitch Miller, who helped shape musical tastes in the 1950s and early '60s as the head of the popular music division at Columbia Records and hosted the hit "Sing Along With Mitch" TV show in the early '60s while becoming one of the era's most...
| Jul 17, 2010
With Louis Armstrong's birthday festival less than a month away, jazz fans and art lovers were distraught to hear that a careless contractor had damaged his statue in Armstrong Park.
"I'm so disturbed, I can't tell you, " said Phoebe Jacobs, vice...
| Aug 24, 2010
Tide Loads of Hope is celebrating the birth of their program by coming back to New Orleans with free laundry services and a special concert. ABC26 News Reporter Vanessa Bolano has more.
The concert may be free, but all tickets have been handed out...
| Aug 29, 2010
How do you get people to trade their tears for total jubilation?
To get out of their seats with glee on the fifth anniversary of a killer storm and flood?
Feathers, lots of them.
And in bright colors.
The Mardi Gras Indians set the tone at the Mahalia...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:02 AM
A new study shows public health is headed in the wrong direction. Among the findings, New Orleans' men have among the shortest life expectancies in the nation.
When we meet Lionel Ferbos, he's looking dapper in his pressed suit and Meyer hat. It's...