The standout line on Cedar Walton’s resume covers his years with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers–1961 to ’64 and again in the early 70s–during which he added some marvelous pages to […]
Lauren Feece’s ten paintings at Lobby are suffused with the twin desires to touch the visible and memorialize the past. The woman in Reflection stands over a large globe strewn […]
The Pyrates Defiant Theatre at the Chopin Theatre We live in a time that seems locked into an anti-Daniel Burnham mind-set. “Make no big plans” is the shibboleth that seems […]
Rock, Pop, Etc. Concerts ALUMINUM GROUP performs on the roof at a grand-opening celebration for Millennium Park. Sat 7/17, 10 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph. […]
Guitar Shorty’s been around: he cut his teeth in southern jukes, recorded briefly as a sideman for Chicago’s Cobra label in the late 50s, and married Jimi Hendrix’s stepsister in […]
THE DASTARDLY FICUS AND OTHER COMEDIC TALES OF WOE AND MISERY, at the Athenaeum Theatre. In Emily Schwartz’s bright, funny collection of four one-acts about two unmarried sisters, Carol Enoch’s […]
The rabbit obsessed get their day in the sun.
We are at the Redhead Piano Bar.
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Open Eye Productions, at the Athenaeum Theatre. You can’t fake it either. Rooted in realistic eccentrics, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s 1936 comedy […]
THERE’S NO “I” IN IMPROV, Second City Training Center, at Donny’s Skybox Studio. In this sketch-comedy revue, writer Rob Biesenbach simultaneously mocks and affirms the conventions of improv. The ensemble’s […]
In his memoir Days and Nights at the Second City, Second City cofounder Bernie Sahlins cites the troupe’s roots in ancient Greek street theater, namely “cheerfully obscene sketches that lampooned […]
Lead Story In May the Washington Times reported on entrepreneurs Mark and Lorraine Moore and their successful line of bird diapers, which allow pet birds to roam the house while […]
Los Amigos Invisibles made a brief stateside splash back in 1998, when the hype for rock en espanol was at its loudest, but this group from Caracas, Venezuela, has always […]
Since its 1954 release, the Japanese fantasy Godzilla has spawned two remakes and 17 sequels, proving there’s a lot of entertainment value in a man in a rubber suit stomping […]
Rich Seng started producing and distributing the monthly series of free CD and DVD compilations now called Cherry Bomb when he moved to Chicago in 1995. But for eight of […]