It was a royal week for Chicago when The Royal Ballet, Great Britain's most prestigious ballet company based at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, came into town (oh yeah, and that time the Blackhawks brought home the Stanley Cup) after a 37-year-absence bringing their critically-acclaimed performance of Carlos Acosta's "Don Quixote."
Once Memorial Day has passed, it seems that farmers market season in Chicago has truly begun.
As the school year came to a close, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) celebrated the 81st edition of its annual runway show, Fashion 2015, culminating in THE WALK, SAIC's annual benefit supporting the production of student work and scholarships.
The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.
Stephen Sondheim ain't for sissies -- especially if you're a performer. His lyrics are smart and dense, and his music often veers into counter-intuitive rhythms and phrases. And, most importantly, his songs are character driven.
That instance aside, watching The Illusionists, I was reminded of the sheer skill and artistry that goes into refining the perfect magic trick. And at the Cadillac Palace, you can see some of the world's best in a tight, two-hour performance that will certainly delight and amaze.
While it may not be known for having the same sky-high costs as London, New York City, or Tokyo, Chicago is still a big city, and spending time there ...
One thing is clear, despite their location on the map, many Chicago neighborhoods share the same concerns: the need for investment, access to capital and more opportunities for local entrepreneurs and businesses.
Sondheim on Sondheim's unique structure gives us the backstory behind each tune, as narrated by the master himself via video snippets of both new and archival footage.
Hudson was thrilled to meet her impersonators and happily took selfies with attendees all the while enjoying the dance party that wrapped up the evening.
Forget those 10 Lords a Leaping. This season, Chicagoans only need two. Meet co-workers and pals Matt Monnin and Peter Frederiksen. The spunky and...
The challenge was simple: Three wildly different shows in four days. My 68-year-old mother joined me and provided her input.
The return of the company to Chicago after almost 17 years was a gift to lovers of dance.
Kids and animals onstage in a daffy and heartwarming musical comedy? Depending on whom you talk to, this could either be a horror show or a holiday delight.
The Chicago Humanities Festival sold an estimated 36,000 tickets to its packed lineup of 112 events this year. These were the takeaways from talks featuring the fearless trio of Anjelica Huston, Marjane Satrapi and Patti Smith.
One of Chicago's most celebrated charity events, Green Tie Ball, returned last week with a glamorous theme, 'The Great Green Gatsby,' honoring the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story.