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REVIEW: ‘The Lightning Thief’ cast steals the show

REVIEW: ‘The Lightning Thief’ cast steals the show

January 11, 2019

"The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical" brings an electric score and Olympic-sized talent to Chicago's theater scene.Directed by Stephen Brackett and starring Chris McCarrell in the title role...

Chicago Brewseum celebrates the craft of beer making

December 13, 2018

Raw barley, wheat and oats are malted, ground and mixed with hot water. The water is boiled, and flavoring is added. This is when everything starts spinning, becoming a whirlpool, before being cooled ...

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

Artis Olds steps into Chicago theater scene

December 10, 2018

Chicago native Artis Olds started stepping in front of an audience in fifth grade. His passion grew from there, especially after he joined a fraternity at Central State University involved with steppi...

Travis Scott brings Astroworld to the United Center

Travis Scott brings Astroworld to the United Center

December 8, 2018

It is hard to categorize Travis Scott’s performance as a concert. As a member of the audience there are times you feel like you are at an amusement park. The Houston rapper’s “Astroworld: Wish You W...

A night at the MEOW-vies

A night at the MEOW-vies

December 6, 2018

Grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy a show in the company of some feline film fanatics.Local animal shelter Harmony House for Cats is hosting its second “MEOW-vie Night” Dec. 14 and screening “The N...

Revisiting History: Historical reenactors juggle the morality of memory

Revisiting History: Historical reenactors juggle the morality of memory

December 3, 2018

Anxiously awaiting the first guests of the day, dedicated historians sit in cabins ready to recite tales of the past. Visitors entering the grounds listen to the sounds of a fife, smell the campfire...

The Chronicle’s Holiday Guide

The Chronicle’s Holiday Guide

December 3, 2018

Holiday revelers are singing Christmas carols and silver and gold horns are strung along Macy’s on State Street. Ice skaters at the McCormick Tribune Plaza glide alongside the 60-foot glistening tree...

All Crampus market wants for Christmas is period products

All Crampus market wants for Christmas is period products

December 1, 2018

Santa Claus is coming to town, and Aunt Flow is coming with. People looking to get their hands on homemade jewelry, clothing, pottery, pins and more can shop at the second annual Crampus Holiday Market whe...

Cream, sugar and a custom portrait: Michael Breach uses creativity for latte art

By Bridget Ekis

November 30, 2018

Filed under Arts & Culture

Michael Breach can turn foam into faces within a matter of minutes. Based in New York, he is a latte artist whose work ranges from marriage proposals and gender reveals to working with clients such asDisney.After meeting corporate executives at Dunkin' Donuts, Breach was invited to collaborate with the company in Chicago to launch its new espresso campaign.The Chronicle spoke with Breach about the start of his creative career...

Cream, sugar and a custom portrait: Michael Breach uses creativity for latte art

November 30, 2018

Michael Breach can turn foam into faces within a matter of minutes. Based in New York, he is a latte artist whose work ranges from marriage proposals and gender reveals to working with clients such asDisney. After...

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

REVIEW: Strong women shine in ‘The Favourite’

November 30, 2018

“The Favourite” is a quirky, historical drama set in 18th century England about Queen Anne’s rule while England is at war with the French. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the film stars Emma Stone, Rache...

Emerging theater company’s priceless performances take the spotlight

Emerging theater company’s priceless performances take the spotlight

November 27, 2018

You can’t put a price on a great performance—especially with  the Broken Nose Theatre company.The company was recently awarded the 2018 Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award for its pay-what-you...

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