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Mike LeDonne Trio

When he plays bebop–or, more accurately, the second wave of the bop revolution called hard bop–pianist Mike LeDonne can run with just about anybody, articulating his cross-country lines with speed, endurance, and a minimum of fuss; in his playing you can hear and respect the years he spent listening to Bud Powell, Wynton Kelly, and […]

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Public Works

To the editors: Ben Joravsky in his Neighborhood News column (July 10) did an excellent job reporting the chronicles of Mr. Doug Brooks versus public works. Mr. Brooks bought his dream house across from a pristine Forest Preserve meadow and suffered disappointment and frustration upon learning that the meadow will host a construction site for […]

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East Park Club

To the editors: I’m saddened by Tom Lawson and Ted Wrobleski’s antidog tactics and the “Dog Wars of Lincoln Park” [Neighborhood News, July 17]. I think it’s ludicrous to fight over whether people can let their dogs off leash at Trebes Park and even worse whether they can bring their dogs to the park at […]

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Pure and Simple

SANDRA KAUFMANN at the Academy of Movement and Music August 6-8 Sandra Kaufmann is a hometown dancer who’s made it big in the Big Apple. Well, almost. Formerly a dancer with Oak Park’s Momenta, she’s now a full scholarship student at the Martha Graham School in New York. Still, she seemed a bit embarrassed by […]

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The Rhinoceros Theatre Festival

This third annual showcase of avant-garde theater in Chicago (with a taste of Kansas City for good measure) is coordinated by Scott Turner, Valerie Turner, Jim Krulish, and John Oartel–with a bow to Salvador Dali, whose use of the term “rhinocerontic” (it means real big) inspired the event’s name. It runs August 21 through 29 […]

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Union Raider

To the editors: I am less perplexed by the apparent contradictions in the union buster Jack Sheridan than David Moberg apparently is [July 24]. Sheridan may in fact be the best of the breed, but I’m not impressed with his “switching of sides” in the 50s. When, in his short career as a union organizer […]

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The Sports Section

Last Sunday’s old-timers’ game at Wrigley Field took place under a freshly scrubbed bright blue sky. The old pros cavorted in the sunlight with the carefree attitude of puppies at play, so that the inevitable questions–Is that Walt “No-Neck” Williams or Carlos May in right field? What’s Bob Gibson doing at third base? Did Don […]

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More on Megachurches

To the editors: The megachurch phenomenon which Robert McClory reports on isn’t new [“Superchurch,” August 7]. Not to detract from his excellent portrayal of Willow Creek, but the Gospels record crowds of 4,000 to 5,000 following Jesus Christ around the Galilean region for a period of three years. Within two months of Christ’s crucifixion, the […]