Music listings are compiled by LAURA KOPEN and RENALDO MIGALDI (classical, fairs and festivals) from information available Tuesday. We advise calling ahead for confirmation. Please send listings information, in-cluding a phone number for use by the public, to Reader Music Listings, 11 E. Illinois, Chicago 60611, or send a fax to 312-828-9926, or send E-mail […]
SUE GARNER & RICK BROWN In their sorely underrated bands Fish & Roses and Run On, this married duo’s idiosyncratic songs have always included significant input from others, most notably keyboardist Dave Sutter in the former and guitarist Alan Licht in the latter. But although guests like reedist Doug Weiselman and bassist Douglas McCombs add […]
The Smallest Things, at Live Bait Theater. Marc Greenstein’s play begins with inane Seinfeld-esque debates over the definition of a morsel and the benefits of caffeinated water. And when a glaringly self-referential scene reprises an earlier conversation, one of the play’s three brothers asks, “Do we really talk like this? Does anybody talk like this?” […]
Why are the police picking on Terry Lee?
Once a year Boris Gulko, the highest-ranked chess player living in the U.S., travels around the country playing in exhibition matches against numerous challengers simultaneously. “Simuls are fun for the players who participate and the grand masters who give them,” he says. “Maybe if I gave them more often it would be hard work.” Gulko, […]
By Susan DeGrane Liz Grey strides up a sturdy wooden ramp to the second story of the Noble Horse, the oldest operating stable in Chicago. The smell of hay is sweet in the chilly barn, at Schiller and Orleans, whose stalls are home to 15 riding horses and 35 carriage horses. Grey stops at the […]
Lead Stories A January New York magazine story on Manhattan’s Animal Medical Center described state-of-the-art veterinary care such as kidney dialysis (at $55,000 a year), cataract removals, hip replacements, anterior cruciate ligament repairs, root canals, and brain surgery. The vets perform CPR on small animals by placing the animal’s head inside a doctor’s mouth. And […]