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In 2004, Credell "Cre" Walls was working at the Garfield Park Conservatory when he took a group of teens from Chicago's West Side to Peru to study tropical plants. The students had never left the country before, and neither had he. But Walls, who was 29...
Two months ago, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival made a bold move, presenting performances for the first time on the South Side of Chicago, in Ellis Park. Throngs turned out. Next month, the World Music Festival will take a bold step, for the first time...
Taking a leaf from the early days of Joseph Papp in New York and endeavoring to increase its own accessibility, Chicago Shakespeare Theater says it plans to tour its "Short Shakespeare" production of an abbreviated version of William Shakespeare's "The...
Change of SubjectBy Jessica Reynolds The tulips on Michigan Avenue are a staple of spring in Chicago, but a decline in contributions to the project's sponsoring organization may force future plantings to be scaled back. John Chikow, president of the Greater North......
Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org Ongoing: "One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure": Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, take visitors on a journey to learn about the Big Dipper, North...
Tribune criticEach and every year in Chicago, there is a moment when the problems of the city seem to fall away and everything seems doable and winnable again. It is a moment inextricably tied to the weather. Spring always comes later than even the worst-case scenario....
Tribune reporterCircus performers and Shakespearean actors helped Mayor Rahm Emanuel announce Tuesday that the city is doubling the number of performances and cultural events at its parks this summer. Amid lush greenery and newly bloomed flowers at Garfield Park...
Tribune NewspapersIt has been an ambitious year for craft beer in Chicago — possibly the most ambitious ever. Virtually every one of our breweries expanded in some form. Revolution added an entire new production facility. So did 5 Rabbit. Solemn Oath established...
RedEyeHow much does Chicago love its beer? Our craft beer week is 11 days long, if that's any indication. The fourth annual Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 16-26) is busier than past years, with 21 new breweries joining the lineup of tastings, tap takeovers and $4...
Tribune reporterThis summer's Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks program will feature "The Comedy of Errors" in a series of free, outdoor performances July 25 to Aug. 25 in various Chicago parks. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that the program, in its second year,...
RedEyeDespite its name, Chicago Craft Beer Week is actually 11 days long this year—not that anyone's complaining. The popularity of the celebration, put on annually by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, has only grown over its four-year history. This...
Special to Tribune NewspapersGarfield Park Conservatory Alliance presented the Fleurotica fashion show March 23 at Venue One. With women's fashions created entirely out of flowers, leaves and other plant material, this was not your typical runway event. More than 300 patrons cheered...
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