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Time for a Chicago history quiz. 1. Who was Ignance (also known as Ignacy) Paderewski? a. A Polish pianist b. The second prime minister of the Republic of Poland c. The namesake of a school on the list of 54 Chicago public schools set to be closed...
Dishcrawl, a startup business hosting walking culinary tours, plans its inaugural event in New Haven April 3 at 7 p.m. The dinnertime tour stops at four downtown restaurants. There's one catch: The participating restaurants remain a secret until 48...
Bluesman James Cotton has lived the kind of life they make movies about. He toiled on a Mississippi plantation from earliest childhood, found himself orphaned at age 9, practically was raised by blues master Sonny Boy Williamson II and flourished as a...
The City of Chicago has for the first time in its history an office charged with serving the needs of the local music community. Now begins director Dylan Rice’s first major hurdle: alerting people that it exists. “We’re not calling...
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With one opera (Verdi’s “Giovanna d’Arco”) wrapping up its 2013 season in September, Chicago Opera Theater has announced its schedule for 2014. Once again, general director Andreas Mitisek is venturing off the beaten track to...
Writer-director Stephen Cone's wonderfully acted second feature, "The Wise Kids," now in a weeklong run at the Siskel Film Center, speaks softly but casts a lingering and empathetic spell, charting a few months in the closely observed lives of several...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Movies
'Call Me, Maybe' singer playing free show in Chicago, Marc Anthony hosting fundraiser at Sofitel, Chet Haze's new music videoYou’ve heard “Call Me, Maybe” all over the radio and watched the many parodies of it on YouTube (I like the Jimmy Fallon version with The Roots the best). Now is your chance to see the song of the summer performed in person – and...
On Tuesday night, if you tune into PBS' one-hour special "TED Talks Education," you'll see host John Legend and an array of prominent speakers, including Bill Gates, giving impassioned talks about ways to reinvent education. You'll also see Chicago's...
Britt Daniel hasn't said goodbye to his old band, Spoon, but he also doesn't consider his new one, Divine Fits, to be a side project. Divine Fits, which plays Thursday at Logan Square Auditorium, finds the 41-year-old singer-songwriter-guitarist/...
Tags: Entertainment, Liz Phair, Music, Music Industry
The owner of Jimmy Johns may be looking to move the company's headquarters to Indiana. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the owner of the sandwich chain said he plans to move the company out of Illinois. While he may not be freaky fast like...
Out on the dance floor, young couples are throwing off dance steps right out of the Roaring Twenties: the Charleston, the fox trot, the shimmy. Just inches away, up on the bandstand, youthful musicians you'd sooner expect to find covering Radiohead or...
Tags: Entertainment, Dance, Concerts, Howard Reich, Arts and Culture
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