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The message itself was simple: "I was so alone and then I got your package," it read. "Thank you so much. I love the books. Thank you and God bless." Yet there was something about the handwriting, a delicate and elegant script, that moved Megan Bernard to...
For RedEyeIt's been 32 years since the Beastie Boys were founded, but the band's fan base is as strong as ever. And although no one can replace the now-defunct band, Chicago fans can pay tribute to Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock thanks to their female counterparts in She'...
Ed Boon was pulling punches. I could tell immediately: Why else would Aquaman be wiping the floor with Batman? Not to mention, I was playing Ed Boon in a video game, a fighting game, that Ed Boon, the king of the fighting-game genre, created. The game...
Tribune reportersOne minute Luis Galvin was opening the door to his Hyde Park apartment, the next he was lying on the floor holding his dying friend. "I was down on the ground, I was just waiting for the rest of the shots to come," Galvin told reporters outside his...
As Chicago Public Schools embarks on closing dozens of schools, a third-grader from Garvey Elementary School on Wednesday summed up how many parents, educators and other students feel about the shutdowns. Speaking at the monthly Board of Education...
Tags: Karen Lewis, Inventories, Elections, Politics, Rahm Emanuel
Chicago TribuneAs the Supreme Court begins hearings into gay marriage, supporters are sending a message to Washington, D.C., by making a change to their Facebook profiles. A red and pink version of the Human Rights Campaign's blue and gold equality symbol has been...
Nadine Warner was hunkered down in a St. Louis hotel room, absorbing that singular type of heat that radiates from a feverish kid on your lap, in this case her 3-year-old son, Gabe, while the rest of the family was outside exploring the city. I've never...
Former Chicagoan Ron Pen holds a very lengthy and lofty title at the University of Kentucky in Lexington: Professor; Director, John Jacob Niles Center for American Music; Coordinator, Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology. You might think him...
Tags: Music, Concerts, Mayne Stage, Entertainment, Leon Russell
The last time you could see a significant production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love" in Chicago was more than 20 years ago, when a touring company played the old Civic Theatre, now used by the Lyric Opera as a rehearsal space. The No Exit...
Tags: Arts and Culture
Before I explain what it was like to be a childless man surrounded by Disney princesses and the parents who love (and bankroll) them, seated by himself at Disney on Ice and soaking in princess culture — a story: Once upon a time … There...
From its debut in 2011, the Haymarket Opera Company has thrived by putting on repertory of the sort no other Chicago group has investigated as thoroughly – unusual baroque chamber operas using period instruments and historically informed stage...
Tags: Music, Mayne Stage, Entertainment, Theater, Entertainment Events
The fight over Kathy Cummings' front yard is not over yet. The West Town neighborhood resident, once awarded by former Mayor Richard Daley for her natural garden, was featured in the Dec. 30 column after the city fined her $640 for violating Chicago's...
Tags: West Town, Richard M. Daley
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