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National Restaurant Show 2017

Chicago - The 2017 edition of the National Restaurant Show just concluded at Chicago's McCormick Place and early estimates are that it is had the largest attendance of any show in recent history. More than 45,000 food service buyers perused ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS Alien: Covenant (R for violence, profanity, sexuality, nudity and bloody images) Sixth installment in the sci-fi franchise revolves around a spaceship crew which finds more than it bargained for when it lands on an uncharted planet from ...

Goodman Theatre World Premiere Objects In The Mirror

If someone told you the harrowing story of African-born actor Shedrick Yarkpai, you would probably not believe it. Yet, here it is as the subject of a fully staged World Premiere production at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Objects In The Mirror, ...

In Our Own Backyard

In Our Own Backyard is a Times Weekly column covering environmental justice and climate change, and how these issues impact our local families every day. If you think oil spills, contaminated soil and toxic water pipes don’t really affect you ...

Hamilton Makes History Come Alive for CPS High School Students

Lin-Manuel Miranda had a Plan B for his career: If musical theater didn't work out, he would continue with his other love: teaching high school. Then came In the Heights. A MacArthur Genius Grant, And Hamilton, which changed the trajectory ...

Faure's Requiem Soars with CSO and Charles Dutoit On Easter Weekend

There could not have been a more perfect Easter Weekend program than that which was presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with the esteemed conductor Charles Dutoit at the podium with the superb Chicago Symphony Chorus under the direction of ...

Chicago's Joffrey Ballet in Triumphant Return to NYC after 22 Years

New York---When Joffrey Ballet founders Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino uprooted the company to move to Chicago in 1995, it was amidst dwindling audiences and shrinking economic support, In 1995, the nation was in the midst of a cultural and ...

Local educator works to build home for women veterans

A culminating experience at the TED Global event in 2016 converged local resident Natalie Coleman’s experience in the military and education together. This experience has inspired her and a group of professionals to establish a non-profit organization entitled After the ...

It’s beginning to look like Spring! It’s also a terrific time to start thinking about dining al fresco, garden parties and sun-drenched afternoons lounging around the pool. Those are all the places wh

NEWPORT, Rhode Island--Spring is just a short time away. There is no better place to enjoy earth's rebirth than picturesque Newport, Rhode Island. It's ideal location, within driving access to most major East Coast cities and a relatively short commute ...

Billie Limacher Bi-Park Theatre night out at the movies

Celebrate the best movies of the year with a live broadcast on the big screen at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park and Theatre (201 West Jefferson Street, Joliet) on Sunday, February 26. Walk the red carpet, and get your picture taken ...

Jazz at Lincoln Center: Dianne Reeves, Freddy Cole Sing for Valentine's Lovers

Incredible vocal prowess and deep introspective emotion marked a Valentine's Weekend set at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. It was one of the most moving jazz performances in memory, perhaps equal to latter-day performances of her muse ...

Third annual African American Read-In

Joliet Township High School District 204 and the National Hook-Up of Black Women will host the third annual African American Read-in from 6 to 8 p.m. on February 23 in the Joliet Central High School Student Center, 201 East Jefferson ...

NY Phil Tchaikovsky Festival Festures Kirill Gerstein in the Piano Concerto No. 1

New York Philharmonic's Beloved Friend-Tchaikovsky and his World: A Philharmonic Festival was punctuated by an unusually vivid performance by Kirill Gerstein, the enigmatic Jewish-American/Russian pianist who has become the proponent of the composer's own 1879 version of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto ...

Mozart to U2, Beethoven to Pink Floyd, perform live concert of Classical and Classic Rock music

The Rialto Square Theatre is thrilled to announce the inaugural live concert event ROCKTOPIA LIVE: A Classical (R) evolution. This groundbreaking live concert performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock features five world-class vocalists and five top ...

Goodman Theatre presents Black Words Matter: Commemorating Black History Month

This February, Goodman Theatre is proud to join citywide celebrations of Black History Month with its “Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices On Stage and Beyond” series of events. Partnering organizations and free offerings include: the DuSable Museum of African ...

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