Blues in the Night, Musical Theatre of Chicago, at the Theatre Building. One heavenly number in this company’s debut production almost redeems Craig Gibson’s uneven staging of Sheldon Epps’s supple […]
Benny Golson plays tenor saxophone like he speaks–in a mellifluous tone, with superb pacing and a large vocabulary to draw on. As the years pass, he’s increasingly recognized as one […]
Kevin Tihista/And What’s Wrong With That?
Rock, Pop, etc. concerts ABOVE GROUND Free Street: Producing Arts for a New Generation presents a theatrical show directed by Franco de Leon about underground hip-hop, with the Platter Pirates […]
Irate citizen Bob Bulmash found the perfect way to cut the cord on telemarketers: they bother you, they pay.
Sunday is a work night,but a south-side table hockey league draws two dozen players who are serious about their goals.
A Chinese artist puts video game chaos into perspective.
Released in 1975, near the end of Arthur Penn’s most productive period (which began in 1967 with Bonnie and Clyde), this haunting psychological thriller ambitiously sets out to unpack post-Watergate […]
By the time he issued his debut album, Easy Go (Premonition), this past autumn, guitarist John McLean had appeared as a high-profile sideman on more than 20 discs by fellow […]
Secret Weapons? As last Thanksgiving dawned, John Birch pondered his life’s bounty. It was a day for giving back, and Birch’s mind ranged among the many he felt he owed. […]
Quills, Trap Door Theatre. This sly fictionalization of the Marquis de Sade’s last days (written by Doug Wright, who also scripted Philip Kaufman’s 2000 film) starts out with calculated ambiguity: […]
Lead Stories On January 1, 32-year-old John Guth and 24-year-old Jeff Tweiten parked themselves outside the Cinerama multiplex in Seattle, announcing that they intend to wait there until tickets go […]