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Special to the Chicago TribuneThere was a time, in its Roaring '20s heyday, when Uptown lived up to its name in more than one way. Yes, it stood higher than the Loop on the Chicago city map, but it also represented a glamorous step up from much of the rest of the Windy City. In his...
The lightning-swift deportation of Elvira Arellano triggered an equally sharp debate Monday about whether her dramatic battle to stay in the U.S. will help or hurt attempts to liberalize immigration laws. The undocumented Chicago resident was arrested...
Tribune arts criticYuri Lane is a jaw-dropping talent. Literally. You've never seen more complex — and more rhythmically independent — sounds emerge simultaneously from a single contorted mouth in your life. An announcement wisely is made at the top of Lane's "Soundtrack...
With its new seasonal gig at the plush Black Orchid room inside Piper's Alley, Black Ensemble Theatre finally has a chance to showcase its music for a Chicago audience that might not find its way to the troupe's longtime Uptown home. What took so long?...
Tribune staff reporterIts sheer quantity - at least 200 troupes and counting - is a wonder. So is its growing international reputation. And so is its quality. You could make a decent case that the Goodman Theatre is the leading non-profit American theater in the country; the...
Tribune arts criticTo many listeners, the brilliant jazz saxophonist and New Orleans native Donald Harrison embodies the spirit of the city, particularly in this Mardi Gras season. His late father, Donald Harrison Sr., was one of Louisiana's most revered Mardi Gras...
Tribune staff reporterThe women who come to Anne's small, windowless office in Uptown often feel fretful about beginning a new life in the U.S. To ease their anxieties, she often tells them this: "I'm from Sudan. I'm a refugee, too. And what you went through may be different,...
The SwampBy Christi Parsons and John McCormick A Chicago native and longtime friend and aide to Barack Obama is being named chief of staff to Valerie Jarrett, the Chicago businesswoman and real-estate developer who will be Assistant to the President for......
Tribune staff reporterThis is the week that Chicago has set aside to discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird," the book designated last summer as the first work to be read by the entire population of the city (and suburbs) as a shared intellectual exercise. The Harper Lee classic...
Tribune staff reporterAt the age of 7, John Koor outran government soldiers who chased him hundreds of miles through the savanna of Sudan. For most of his adolescence, he lived on less than one meal a day in a refugee camp. But finding employment in a post-Sept. 11 United...
Special to the TribuneWhen media mogul Rupert Murdoch bought the Manhattan triplex where Laurance S. Rockefeller once lived, even hard-to-impress New Yorkers let out a collective gasp. The $44 million price tag set a record last fall for residential real estate in the Big...
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