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Special to Tribune NewspapersThe Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated 15 years of performances on the MCA stage with its benefit, "remixed/reimagined." The evening began with an outdoor reception on the front plaza that included food from some of Chicago's food trucks, plus mini...
Picking a volunteer vacation is a lot like dating: The choices are mind-boggling, but finding the right fit takes work. Treat the search like a job. Opportunities to travel and immerse yourself in a different culture are everywhere. You can enlist...
As I work my way around the harbor each week, I always look for people I would like to emulate. One such person is Doug West, and I have said this before about Doug and his efforts as chairman of the Newport Beach Harbor Commission. He wants to help and...
The Hartford CourantEver since mankind began creating art, spirituality oriented themes have been eternally the most popular. Two shows in Connecticut, a contemporary show open for just a few weeks and a show of ancient art open until next April, show different facets, and...
Tags: Glastonbury, Autism, Enfield, Human Interest, East Hartford
If he hadn't been adopted by loving parents in Oak Park when he was six days old, David Pope isn't sure he would have had such a life of opportunity and advantage, he said. His adoption helped shape his worldview, he said, and, in a way, paved the...
Tags: Elections, Politics, Consumer Confidence
The road to success for communities struggling with poverty is generally not hard to find, or even to travel. All it requires is a firm reliance upon yourself instead of government. To drive that point home, candidly ask yourself what government has...
Loss of greatness America is not the greatest country in the world. However, we American people seem to think otherwise. But what makes America so great? Is it freedom? Other countries have freedom. So is opportunity what makes America great?...
This post has been updated. Please see the notes below for details. Bolivian President Evo Morales declared Wednesday he was expelling the U.S. Agency for International Development from the country, accusing the aid agency of conspiring against his...
Tags: Los Angeles Times, Politics, Mexico, Evo Morales, Bolivia
Following Tuesday's special election victory, Democrat Robin Kelly will start a new job in Congress as the least senior member of a House dominated by Republicans. That political reality is not lost on Kelly, who said her first task is to restore...
Inside the John Hancock Center, 13 floors up, Vicki Escarra gazes into a large camera lens. She eschews a word-for-word script, speaking instead from an outline that allows for more spontaneity. "You know, women are the largest untapped lever in the...
Do you like ocean views, peace, quiet and solitude, and a captive congregation? Then the island of Tristan da Cunha could be perfect. It's advertising for a new parish priest — the previous incumbent left in 2010. There are some catches, though,...
They came. They sniffed. They smiled. They sipped. They left — still smiling. That pretty much describes the behavior of guests at last weekend's Spring Has Sprung Tea and Garden Tour at Gramercy Mansion in Stevenson. The nearly 50...
Tags: Travel, Tourism and Leisure
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