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Tribune reporterMore than 200 opponents to the Keystone XL Pipeline gathered Sunday in Chicago’s Grant Park, about halfway between Washington, D.C.—where thousands more marched against the proposed pipeline – and the route that would carry Canadian...
Once again the Grant Park Music Festival is taking the lead among local summer festivals when it comes to presenting eclectic combinations of popular symphonic and choral fare and more adventuresome classical music programming. And it's all free. The...
This is David Hernandez: "I grew up here "I know the streets like the back of a passenger's head on the subway train." Yes, he did: Puerto Rican by birth, he was a Chicagoan by virtue of his passion, upbeat personality and the power of his poetry....
Tags: Poetry, Entertainment, Music, Navy Pier, Wrigleyville
Chicago gospel icon Inez Andrews was the last of her kind, a towering figure from a golden age when giants such as Mahalia Jackson, Albertina Walker and DeLois Barrett Campbell still toured the world. Andrews' throaty contralto made her low notes...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Aretha Franklin, Gospel (genre)
Here are my favorite concerts from 2012: 1. Neutral Milk Hotel at Athenaeum Theatre, Feb. 6: After releasing two acclaimed albums in the ‘90s, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum drifted away for more than a decade. His return stacked up as...
Tags: Diabetes, Entertainment, Music, Damon Albarn, Mary J. Blige
Luxury real estate in downtown Chicago came roaring back in 2012, experiencing its best year since 2008. According to a recent report, sales of million-dollar homes rose by 15 percent last year, and while the rebound has been welcome news to sellers, it...
A newly built condominium unit in the sought-after financial district of Chicago no longer has to be something to envy. With the construction of 235 Van Buren it can be home. "The condominiums offer an exceptional value without compromising on style,"...
No musical news story in 2012 drew greater media attention, inside and outside Chicago, than the strike that silenced the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 48 hours in late September. The cliffhanger was resolved just in time for the CSO to fulfill a...
— Amid the skyscrapers and coal power plants in this fast-growing manufacturing city of nearly 13 million people, eager investors filed into a convention center that thumped with dance music from a Florida beach party video. On sale was the dream...
Chicago Tribune reporterAt a time when automobiles were rare but orphans were plentiful, a tradition began in Chicago to bring them together. The idea was simple: Why shouldn't a needy kid get to enjoy an automobile ride and fun picnic in the park? In 1904, five children from a...
Plano celebrating Superman film with festival, 'Millionaire' casting in Chicago, Jay-Z interrupts Kanye West at BET Awards“Man of Steel” isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until June 14, 2013, but the city of Plano doesn’t want to wait that long to capitalize on the Superman reboot that filmed last August in the Western suburb’s downtown area....
Pitchfork Music Festival: The seventh annual gathering of the indie tribes will be headlined by Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Vampire Weekend, with much-anticipated sets by Wild Flag, Danny Brown, Willis Earl Beal, Big K.R.I.T and the Olivia...
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