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Before I get into today's game notes, I feel compelled to go off script to write about food. Baseball food. Hot dogs in particular. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a hot dog aficionado. I used to own a hot dog company; Far From Fenway Franks. I...
Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, co-founder and former owner of The Second City, the influential Chicago comedy venue that pioneered rapid-fire comedy sketches using ideas plucked from the audience, died Sunday at his home in Chicago. He was 90. His wife, Jane...
Sometimes, if you're lucky, you get your mentors early. Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins was my first. In 1950s Chicago, life in the middle class was pretty predictable. Moms stayed at home and dressed in suits, heels and gloves to go shopping on North...
Bernard "Bernie" Sahlins, the co-founder and former owner of Second City and a crucial and essential innovator in the field of American comedy, died peacefully Sunday at his home, his wife, Jane Nicholl Sahlins, said. He was 90. It is hard to...
JOHN CENA VS. RYBACK: 3 STAGES OF HELL FOR WWE TITLE John Cena will win in two straight falls and we won't see an ambulance match. Just kidding. One "guarantee" in this match is that it will go to the third fall. To me, this is more important for...
The first time I read Judy Blume's "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" was on an eight-hour road trip over the winter holidays. I was 7. We were on our way to visit cousins and I was squeezed in the backseat with my two older brothers, sandwiched...
Baroque Band: David Schrader is harpsichord soloist for the Chicago period-instrument ensemble's season finale, which holds works by Johann Sebastian and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Telemann and Rameau. 7:30 p.m. Friday at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500...
Here's a funny thing about arts festivals: You know they're really cooking not so much by what acts are part of the official lineup but by what's tagging along. Exhibit A is the Edinburgh Festival. If that annual entertainment conflab in Scotland were...
Tribune reporterJust call it Crain’s Chicago “Show” Business. Beginning in September, Crain’s is replacing Playbill as publisher of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s program guide in a three-year deal. “We’ve been...
Somehow, it's not too surprising that rainbows and unicorns are among the opening images in "Happy Pink Girl Sings!" Just as happily, however, the comedic-minded musical – written and performed by the Orlando team of Sarah A. Hanchar and her...
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Zany premises and a few political jabs are part of the fun in "Barack to the Drawing Board," presented by The Humor Mill, a 5-year-old Orlando comedy troupe. Based on the improvised comedy styles made famous by the Second City in Chicago, "Barak" is a...
NBC continued to flesh out its 2013-14 schedule on Friday, ordering a remake of the 1960s and '70s detective drama "Ironside," plus a cop-show spin-off of "Chicago Fire." The network also added "Undateable," a young-adult sitcom starring Chris D'Elia as...
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