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The Barrington Concours d'Elegance, an annual showcase of collectible cars and motorcycles, will move to downtown Chicago in 2014 and be renamed the Chicago Concours, its new management told the Tribune. The new owners are David Cooper, founder of...
Without hesitation or apology Thursday at Halas Hall, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted again that he would lie about having a concussion to stay in a game. The irony was you admired Urlacher's honesty. In the midst of Chicago's weeklong...
LONDON — Sprinting down the hallways for track practice at St. Gregory High School on the North Side, of all the unlikely places, Regina George helped open a door to the 2012 Olympics. The Catholic school, enrollment 98, had no outdoor track or...
In 1959, Astor Piazzolla – a genius of tango composition and performance – released "Take Me Dancing," an album he later deemed an artistic "sin." The jazz-inspired recording, which Piazzolla had hoped would enable him to break through to...
Lollapalooza will put 60,000 single-day tickets on sale Wednesday at 10 a.m. central for the festival Aug. 2-4 in Grant Park. The only question remaining is how fast they’ll sell out. The festival’s entire lineup leaked weeks early last...
Northerly Island will host as many as eight 30,000-capacity concerts a summer in addition to a full slate of smaller shows, promoters Live Nation and the Chicago Park District will announce Monday. The first major concert will be Jimmy Buffett on June...
A decade or so ago, executive and philanthropist John H. Bryan Jr., the former CEO of Sara Lee Corp., raised a broad swath of the roughly $475 million needed for Millennium Park, the biggest and most successful cultural project in Chicago since the...
Once again the Grant Park Music Festival is taking the lead among local summer festivals when it comes to presenting eclectic combinations of popular symphonic and choral fare and more adventuresome classical music programming. And it's all free. The...
Tags: Culture, Columbus Park, South Shore, Entertainment, Music
The city of Chicago last week bought the 2.7-mile-long elevated Canadian Pacific Railway spur known as the Bloomingdale Trail. The sales price was $1, not including administrative fees. By the time the spur's makeover into a bike and running path is...
Theater on the Lake, the summer theater operation of the Chicago Park District located at the corner of Fullerton Ave. and Lake Shore Drive, has announced the joint artistic directors for its 2013 season: Halena Kays, artistic director of The Hypocrites,...
Tags: Arts and Culture
In Chicago, last week was for the playing of games. Three of Chicago's best-trained game players — Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong — landed lucrative, career-making gigs on "Saturday Night Live," a tantalizing reminder of the...
A new agreement with the Chicago Park District announced Wednesday will extend Lollapalooza's stay in Grant Park through at least 2021, while requiring the promoters to pay millions in annual city and county amusement taxes and state liquor taxes for...
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