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Michael Jackson’s legacy 10 years after his death

Michael Jackson’s legacy 10 years after his death

March 22, 2019

Those attending a recent tribute meant to honor Michael Jackson had mixed feelings following the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, which alleged Jackson had sexually abused children. Who’s Bad: Th...

‘Food, people and art’: @whatwasbreakfast talks passion and yogurt

‘Food, people and art’: @whatwasbreakfast talks passion and yogurt

March 16, 2019

During his time as a waiter Alan Epstein was always amused by the follow-up questions he had to ask patrons interested in the restaurant’s two-of-everything breakfast: Toast? What kind of bread? Eggs?...

Hamilton welcomes high schoolers to ‘room where it happens’

March 16, 2019

High school students from around Chicago were brought into “the room where it happens,” March 13 thanks to the third year of the Hamilton Education Program. Nearly 2,000 students and teachers gathered...

Chicago comedy scene no longer a boys’ club

Chicago comedy scene no longer a boys’ club

March 15, 2019

In a Nashville-based improvisation class, junior musical theatre major Caitlin Dobbins was 16 when she was told she would have an issue doing comedy as a woman. Almost six years later, Dobbins will be performing as an ense...

Classic Chicago artists show support for JBTV legend

Classic Chicago artists show support for JBTV legend

March 15, 2019

For decades, JBTVlegend Jerry Bryant has been the key to the Chicago music scene, helping bands such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day and Arctic Monkeys get exposure. On March 8 at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St., musicians and fa...

Folktales bring communities together in new audio drama

Folktales bring communities together in new audio drama

March 11, 2019

A trickster rabbit uses his wits and gumption to survive; a young woman navigates through a world filled with monsters; and Greek King of Ithaca Odysseus travels on five new adventures. These are all examples of stories recreated by the Make-Believe Association...

Unpacking New York Times reporter’s year of traveling

Unpacking New York Times reporter’s year of traveling

March 8, 2019

Among 13,000 applicantsfor one job, Jada Yuan was selected to become The New York Times’ inaugural 52 Places Traveler. She visited every destination that was on The Times’ “Places to Travel in 2018” list, publis...

Chai Tulani Afro Fest

Chai Tulani Afro Fest

March 4, 2019

Fat Tuesday: glazed with heritage

March 4, 2019

If Chicagoans want to take a dozen doughnuts to class or work Tuesday, they should start lining up now. Fat Tuesday, or “Paczki Day,” is March 5, and bakeries are busy preparing for this tasty Polish...

REVIEW: ‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ reflects highs and lows of ‘90s sitcom

REVIEW: ‘FRIENDS! The Musical Parody’ reflects highs and lows of ‘90s sitcom

February 25, 2019

Strolling into a packed theater, an air of light-hearted anticipation fell on a crowd sporting “Friends” merchandise and clutching mixed drinks made for the show, rightfully named “How You Doin’?” aft...

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