Engram Sepals (Melodramas 1994-2000) **** (Masterpiece) Directed by Lewis Klahr. Lewis Klahr begins the description of his new series, “Engram Sepals (Melodramas 1994-2000),” with a quote from the iconic Hollywood […]
On opening night of last month’s Chicago Cabaret Convention, Colleen McHugh nearly stole the show with her bravura rendition of Edith Piaf’s “Hymn to Love” and comically melodramatic take on […]
To our readers: Last week’s Reader carried a cover story by Juan Antonio Juarez, a former Chicago police officer. The story’s accuracy has been called into question by several letter […]
Five Guys Named Moe, Drury Lane Theatre Evergreen Park. Playwright Clarke Peters’s premise is flimsy even by musical revue standards: a young hip-hopper whose girl left him is drowning his […]
Mirandola Noble Fool Theater Company The Green Bird Strawdog Theatre Company In 1727, a 20-year-old law student named Carlo Goldoni was so traumatized one day by the torture of a […]
Rock, Pop, etc. concerts ANJB3 performs as part of the Version>02 festival exploring digital media. Fri 4/19, 10 PM, Kanter Meeting Center, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago. 312-397-4010. […]
Myron Fox never doubted that his father was an upstanding citizen. He was a family man. He was a religious man. He was a company man. He certainly wasn’t a murderer.
Fifty years ago Chicago’s smart set could hardly avoid saloon singer Audrey Morris. Only in her 20s, she was a fixture at many of the city’s premier venues: the Copa, […]
As Ravenswood Hospital shuts down, a quixotic doctor wages a war of words against the parent company that he blames for its failure.
American filmmaker James Longley traveled to Gaza in January 2001, hoping to make a documentary about the second Palestinian intifada four months earlier, but after he was denied access to […]
James Marlon Magas/Electro-Thrash?
We are at the Empty Bottle.
Composer and tenor saxophonist Russ Gershon started the Either/Orchestra in 1985, inspired by Sun Ra and Gil Evans. But the notion had already been brewing for a couple years–in the […]
Bertrand Goldberg had a vision for a city center where people lived, worked, and played around the clock. It didn’t happen the way he imagined, but the future he pictured is here.
For DIY musicians, it often seems the only way to leap from cliquish cult status to household-name stardom is to retool for the lowest common denominator. But Concetta Kirschner (better […]