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Juice Money/NU’s Hot Ticket

Juice Money With its gray skies and soggy weather, Chicago wouldn’t seem as welcoming a locale for juice bars as sunny California. But Kirk Perron, founder of Jamba Juice, hopes the city will fall hard for what he incessantly refers to as the “healthful alternative.” In just ten years this west-coast chain of juice and […]

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Showtime at the Apollo/Reopening the Case of the Black Orchid/CDC Injuries May Prove Fatal/Second Choice

Showtime at the Apollo Busby Berkeley couldn’t have dreamed up a better showbiz story. Nearly 500 guests had packed the Apollo Theater on Monday, July 26, to see the world premiere of the autobiographical one-man show Hinton Battle: Largely Live. Battle, a three-time Tony Award winner, had starred in Ragtime for most of its run […]

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Artists Play Ball With Disney/The Writing on the Cow/Pocket Change/Getting Out of No Exit

Artists Play With Disney Some fine art to go with that hot dog? The ESPN Zone, a 35,000-square-foot dining and entertainment complex at Wabash and Ohio, will offer interactive video games, a screening room for sports programs, and a restaurant decorated to look like the cable channel’s studio. But it will also display the sports-themed […]

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Bovine Intervention

Bovine Intervention Charles Fambro is having a cow, but not the kind he expected. In February the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs announced that it would organize “Cows on Parade,” an elaborate public art exhibit inspired by a similar project in Zurich; the Chicago show, which opens on Tuesday and runs through the end of […]

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Course Evaluation/Heading For the Palace/As the Door Spins/Fun in Yugoslavia

Course Evaluation As a student at Tennessee State University, Oprah Winfrey majored in speech, communications, and performing arts, but when she returns to academia this fall as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, her subject will be the art of leadership. With her longtime beau, marketing executive Stedman Graham, […]

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Art 1999’s DIY Attitude/Cripple May Leap to Royal George/Cullen, Henaghan Are Back

Art 1999’s DIY Attitude From a sales perspective Art 1999 Chicago was an unqualified success. “Business was great,” says Roberta Lieberman of the Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, expressing a view shared by other exhibitors. But in the days leading up to the fair’s opening night on Thursday, May 6, founder Thomas Blackman and his roster of 214 […]