He’s stationed in Buffalo and performs frequently in Europe, but in these parts pianist Anthony de Mare is one of the avant-garde’s best-kept secrets. Not only is he acclaimed for his sensitve pianism and stunning interpretations, but his repertoire admits of no stylistic limitations: the present program will range from George Antheil’s ultramodern classic the […]
Once Juan Soliz was the city’s most promising Hispanic politician. Now he’s an outcast–an opportunist who made one promise too many.
Until recently, I thought channeling was what my five-year-old did to the TV on Saturday mornings looking for the Smurfs. But I was wrong. Really wrong. As wrong as the guy who listened to the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and heard “the girl with colitis goes by.” But I digress. Thanks to […]
WILD THING * (Has redeeming facet) Directed by Max Reid Written by John Sayles With Rob Knepper, Kathleen Quinlan, Robert Davi, and Betty Buckley. History, Herr Karl Marx sniffed somewhere or other in his collected works, repeats itself as farce. In cinema, however, this is no bad thing, at least not always. There’s nothing wrong […]
DREAMSCAPE OF THE FALCON Igloo, the Theatrical Group Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world . . . –from “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats It’s not so surprising, I suppose, that Paul Peditto’s […]
Why is north up? Did the early explorers, mapmakers, astronomers, and the like get together and vote, or did it just sort of happen? Does everyone on earth think of north as up, or could a Northern Hemispherian like myself travel south of the equator and buy a globe with Antarctica on top? –David Johnson, […]
Program of seven Greek-produced features, sponsored by the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sciences and the Greek Film Center. All films will be screened at the Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence, April 24 through April 30. Tickets are $5, or $30 for all seven; for more information, call 777-8898. MANIA An updating […]
Illinois leads the way in mumps, according to the state Department of Public Health. So far in 1987, Illinois has recorded 1,002 cases of the resurgent disease — 39 percent of all U.S. cases — compared to just 292 in all of 1985. “Although mumps is not considered a serious disease,” says IDPH, “complications can […]
What are they saying about Bob Greene back in Bexley, Ohio? How do they like his new book?
A Nose for News: The Anchorman and the Bridge Tender What’s TV news supposed to do, anyway? Channel Five’s behavior was exemplary the other night. They’d sniffed out — literally — a story that no one else had, stood a vigil through the dark of night, and eventually got their man. So why are we […]
The storm last February that sent waves crashing into the condos on Sheridan Road and threatened to relocate the Oak Street beach to the lobby of One Magnificent Mile made lake levels a hot political issue. A lakefront commission appointed by the mayor last fall suddenly found itself famous. Its chairman, former alderman Martin Oberman, […]
THE EIGHT HOURS Chicago Cabaret Ensemble at CrossCurrents On the 100th anniversary of the Haymarket massacre and trial, we here in Chicago, where it took place, remember only the barest fragments of the episode. But around the world, it is recognized as one of the most important events in the history of the labor movement […]
MAKING MR. RIGHT *** (A must-see) Directed by Susan Seidelman Written by Floyd Byars and Laurie Frank With Ann Magnuson, John Malkovich, Ben Masters, Laurie Metcalf, and Polly Bergen. Can a liberated businesswoman with an aching heart find a warmhearted, loving male in this modern world? Mmmmm, could be, according to Susan Seidelman’s Making Mr. […]
To the editors: You and Robert McClory have my infinite admiration for the excellent article on radio station WFMT [March 20]. The research, the facts, and the analysis were superb. Publication of the article represented a big step forward in protecting WFMT for Chicagoans. I have one slight question. Where did the idea come from […]