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wpix.comNew Yorkers of all ages will get a chance to make Billy Joel proud this summer. Artwork by artist Luke Jerram, in the form of real pianos, will be set up throughout the city. The "Play Me, I'm Yours" international tour plays the "Big Apple" starting June...
Associated PressST. LOUIS—The French who founded this city in 1764 left instructions for having a good time. The Germans brought the beer, built the brick mansions and got things organized. Henry Shaw, inspired by the gardens of his native England, created a...
The amazing thing about fiddler-composer Mark O'Connor is that he'd be equally at home on stage playing country with George Jones, jazz with Wynton Marsalis or classical music with Itzhak Perlman. For this third outing with guitarist Frank Vignola and...
Tribune arts criticJelly Roll Morton was flat broke. Playing piano in a dive in Washington, D.C., the first composer of jazz -- the New Orleans genius who was writing hits when Louis Armstrong still was learning how to talk -- considered it a great night when he pulled...
Special to the TribuneAs the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's resident conductor, William Eddins has emphatically displayed a flair for the loud and the programmatic. At his recital debut in Symphony Center Sunday afternoon, his musical instincts pretty much ran the same gamut,...
Tribune Chief Critic'Tintypes," a nostalgic visit to American popular song around the turn of the century, turns out to be a perfect fit for the talents (and audiences) of Light Opera Works. Tucked snugly into the stage of the small auditorium in the McGaw YMCA Child Care...
NEW YORK - George Roy Hill, the independent-minded former Marine pilot who directed Paul Newman and Robert Redford in both "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "The Sting," died at his home Friday. He was 81. Hill died of complications from...
1. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (George Roy Hill; 1969) 3 1/2 stars One western that nearly everyone likes is this affable, picaresque, elegiac tale of two charming outlaws on the run: Paul Newman's feisty Butch Cassidy and Robert Redford's...
Tribune arts criticAmerican listeners, always hungry for the next new sound, have a way of discarding past cultural achievements. Nevertheless, a few intrepid artists have built careers preserving vintage American idioms, and two exceptional pianists who played Tuesday...
Special to the TribuneSticking two historical figures in a room and having them butt heads is a hoary but beloved theatrical device. Even if the folks never met in real lifeit's actually better if they did notthe playwright ends up with a ready-made feast of conflict....
Visitors to New York almost always arrive with images of the city firmly established. Co-star in an endless stream of movies and television programs, New York, perhaps like no other place on the planet, has become part of the public's consciousness. In...
Tribune arts reporterIn the Sam Mendes movie "The Road to Perdition," there's a romantic but strangely predictable scene in which a young whippersnapper from rural Illinois gets his world rocked by the sudden sight of the skyscrapers of Chicago. In one form or another, that...
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