| Feb 23, 2004
Known through history as consumption, the white plague and hectic fever, tuberculosis ravages the lungs and wastes the body. It has felled statesmen and soldiers, poets and prisoners, drinkers and doctors in killing sprees that go back at least 3,000...
| May 8, 2005
One was a convent-bred beauty with melting black eyes who abandoned her husband and ran away to Paris, where she went through lovers like handkerchiefs.
The other, homely and bookish, devoted her prime to theology, then scandalized Victorian London by...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:25 AM
A tuxedo seems like the one sartorial item that Hahn-Bin might not wear when this 24-year-old violinist appears for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
This hotshot performer...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:20 PM
Allan Jacobson, Northern State University's longest-serving professor, will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Berggren Recital Hall.
Jacobson teaches music theory, piano, organ and composition.
| Sep 19, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Mayor Emanuel and his administration are trying to figure out how they will pay for the new contract between the Chicago Teachers' Union and Chicago Public Schools.
The union ended their strike on Tuesday, after the two sides agreed a three percent...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:48 PM
1. Chess and Scrabble night
Game boards will be provided. For all ages. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Port City Java, Center Court at Long Meadow Shopping Center, 1551 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call 301-790-5040.
2. ‘A Christmas Carol Revisited’...
| Apr 12, 2010
| 7:27 AM
WARSAW, Poland -- Russian investigators suggested human error may have been to blame in the plane crash that killed the Polish president and 95 others, saying Monday that were no technical problems with the Soviet-made plane.
The Tu-154 went down while...
| May 21, 2010
The pantheon of musical geniuses certainly includes George Gershwin, Frederic Chopin and Ludwig von Beethoven. It's about time they dusted off a niche reserved for Hershey Felder. Felder brings all three composers to life in his fascinating repertoire,...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 10:17 AM
In 33 years of covering music for the Tribune — first as a freelancer and then as a staffer — I've chronicled great performances across the city and around the world.
Many are covered in my newest book, “Let Freedom Swing: Collected...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 1:30 AM
1810: According to some sources, Polish composer Frederic Chopin was born.
1862: Jefferson Davis, already the provisional president of the Confederacy, was inaugurated for a six-year term following his election in Nov. 1861.
1940: The 14th Dalai...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:01 PM
If you're looking for the macabre side of Europe, skip the hokey rip-off "torture museums" and visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy and oozing with history. In honor of Halloween, here is a list of some of my favorites.