| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:35 PM
The year 1921 witnessed festive pageantry as the United States commemorated the 300th anniversary of the American Thanksgiving, where Pilgrims and Wampanoag fêted a bountiful harvest and peace.
President Warren G Harding stated, "Foremost among our...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:10 AM
With the 100th birthday anniversary of Benjamin Britten less than a week away, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is turning this significant milestone into an extended salute to the greatest composer England produced in the last century.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 11:30 AM
If Georg Solti carried the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to international glory, it was another larger-than-life Hungarian, Fritz Reiner, who gave it the power on which that glory continues to reside.
There is no better time for all who treasure the CSO,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:29 PM
York Community High School inaugurated its Dukes of Distinction program last week, honoring eight distinguished alumni in events that gave the alumni opportunities to share their stories and offer some advice and inspiration to current York students....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole.
“That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:48 AM
This season marks the 60th anniversary of Bernard Haitink's conducting debut, and, in that light, it's a pity the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's former principal conductor won't be spending more time with the ensemble he kept in such gleaming artistic shape...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:23 AM
After the success of last year's Billy Strayhorn Festival, perhaps it was inevitable that the Music Institute of Chicago would convene a subsequent tribute to a major jazz figure.
This time, the two-day soiree will cast a spotlight on Benny Goodman,...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:25 PM
How will this year's Bulls team do with Derrick Rose back? Can the team make a leap into the "genuine contender" category, or will their style of play lead to more injuries at just the wrong time? Will the team make a trade or stand pat?
These are the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Several readers wrote in to react to Chris Jones' Oct. 13 A&E piece recalling the work of former Tribune theater critic Claudia Cassidy. Here is a sampling. (Jones' new book, "Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Several readers wrote in to react to Chris Jones' Oct. 13 A+E piece recalling the work of former Tribune theater critic Claudia Cassidy. Here is a sampling. (Jones' new book, "Bigger, Brighter, Louder: 150 Years of Chicago Theater as Seen by Chicago...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Especially now, with all the hoopla surrounding the centennial of Benjamin Britten, his contemporary and fellow Englishman, William Walton, has been shoved to the margins of our concert life. But Walton, who died in 1983, seven years after Britten's...