Eddie King Guitarist Eddie King isn’t the kind of innovator who can create a new style out of whole cloth, but he’s hardly a by-the-numbers imitator either: with his original […]
If the Afro couldn’t sink it, why should this family hat business worry about a little thing like a neighborhood overhaul?
DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN, at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre. In a lot of ways this show puts you in mind of The Lockhorns, the bafflingly archaic […]
Jewish women in 17th-century Europe were doubly silenced–once for their gender and again for their religious beliefs. Which is what made Gluckel of Hameln so remarkable. Married off at 14 […]
Cynthia on Celluloid Veteran groupie Cynthia Plaster Caster has been a minor celebrity since at least 1969, when Rolling Stone ran a colorful feature on her distinguishing gimmick: persuading rock […]
Clay Continent, Mammals, at the Space. The title comes from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: “Is it the mere radiance of a foul soul that thus […]
The Bears got theirs. What’s left for the Field Museum?
“It’s not like I was born a feminist and always knew that there was some problem with beauty pageants,” says Lisa Wainwright, an art historian at the School of the […]
Fuddy Meers, Apple Tree Theatre. The performances in this midwest premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy about an amnesiac are excellent, each eccentric character played fully without ever becoming silly. Wendi […]
The idea took root when he was a boy. The details–that it would stand over 33 feet high, weigh 8,400 pounds, take 15 years to finish, and cost him half a million dollars–came later.
Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay: An Anthology Edited by William McKeen (W.W. Norton) By Michaelangelo Matos In the middle of Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay, a […]
Three Sisters, Piven Theatre. In the program, director Joyce Piven alludes to several themes allegedly inherent in Chekhov’s drama: existential uncertainty, contemplation of the “mystery of Being,” and (quoting scholar […]
In the late 1980s, a sensational case in Georgia caught the attention of Paul Carter Harrison, a playwright and director who’s taught at Columbia College for the past 20 years. […]
The Chicago premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s newest musical features an enthusiastic, talented student cast in a visually striking production. Schwartz is no stranger to telling biblical stories in song and […]
Rock, Pop, etc. concerts BACON BROTHERS, CINDY ALEXANDER Sat 2/17, 8 PM, Star Plaza Theatre, I-65 and U.S. 30, Merrillville, Indiana. 773-734-7266 or 312-559-1212. ERYKAH BADU, MUSIQ, TALIB KWELI Sold […]