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This has been a terrible winter as far as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's senior conductors are concerned, with both music director Riccardo Muti and, now, conductor emeritus Pierre Boulez, benched because of health issues. Boulez's cancellation of his...
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The musical logic behind the program presented by Chicago Symphony Orchestra this weekend at Symphony Center seems clear enough. Pierre Boulez, the originally scheduled conductor, set out to trace the evolution of the German-Austrian tradition from...
Tags: Civic Opera House, Music, Concerts, Culture, Entertainment
We wanted to make you aware of a special half-off Trib Nation discount that will work for four upcoming career-focused TribU classes -- on researching the decision to get an MBA; on more effective workplace conversations; on better time management; and on...
First lady Michelle Obama will return to Chicago April 10 to speak at a working lunch hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that is aimed at addressing youth violence in the city. According to an announcement Wednesday by the first lady's office, she will urge...
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Change of SubjectFrom Sunday's print column Sauganash resident John Blaha candidly admits his guilt and carelessness. In mid-January he was pulled over in the North Michigan Avenue shopping district by a Chicago police officer and written up for driving while talking on.....
Q: What's the difference between a calzone and a strombolli? I might have misspelled that. It's early and my coffee hasn't kicked in. —Susan Durian, Chicago The calzone is defined as a "half-moon shaped stuffed pizza" by "The Deluxe Food Lover's...
Springlike weather is arriving late this year, but it's shaping up to be a long, hot summer for the Chicago Transit Authority. CTA President Forrest Claypool and his team will manage two difficult projects that are already unpopular with many riders...
That the name Tugan Sokhiev has yet to ring a bell with most American concertgoers is perfectly understandable: Until his podium debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Thursday night at Symphony Center, he had yet to wield a baton in front of any...
Tags: Central Asia, Culture, Music, Entertainment, Music Industry
Chicagoans are used to giving Casimir Pulaski lots of love. But, frankly, you're no one until someone writes a song about you. Well, the Revolutionary War figure has finally hit the big time, courtesy of Kidd Russell, a Highwood-based hip-hop artist and...
Last June, Chicago reedist-bandleader Ken Vandermark convened a high-powered band for a specific and daunting purpose. Colleague Dave Rempis had asked Vandermark to think of something special he wanted to do to celebrate innovative programming by...
Special to Tribune NewspapersI am planning to install a new garden in spring. I intend to buy most of the plants grown in containers and would like some tips for best watering practices. — Beth Swanson, Lake Zurich Plants that nurseries produce in containers are grown in...
Comparing anything to Jackie Kennedy invites verbal abuse. But the shocking-pink title wall of the Chicago History Museum's new exhibit, “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair,” generated the same charge of excitement I felt when...
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