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Rhythm

Drumming With Words

Greg J. Stone | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Greg J. Stone

I have what famed Cream drummer Ginger Baker calls the "gift of time." I'm not bragging, by any means. It's just that I have always had an instinctive ability to keep a beat -- at least at the level of an amateur drummer.

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

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.

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

Rhythm, Joy, Kuumba and Rickie BB

Wendy Silvers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Wendy Silvers

Rickie Byars Beckwith embodies rhythm and joy. I first met Rickie, or Rickie BB as she is affectionately known, in August of 1999 when I was taken...

How Your Sense of Rhythm Makes You Hallucinate

Ben Thomas | Posted 09.11.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

A new research project has people seeing ghosts. By flashing an image on a screen in synch with signal rhythms in certain brain areas, scientists are making people hallucinate the image even after it's disappeared. This happens for a simple reason.

The Dinner Party's Successful First Season

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

We had a hugely success first season of The Dinner Party at the Mayne State, complete with sold out shows and knock-out guests and chefs, and in the fall we'll take our show on the road and broadcast live from Expo Chicago at Navy Pier!

WATCH: Morgan Freeman Teaches You To Rhyme

Zoë Triska | Posted 02.03.2012 | Books
Zoë Triska

When I was a kid, I thought great poetry had to rhyme. Poetry without rhyme was NOT poetry. It was filth, and I wanted nothing to do with it.

The Making of a Novel: The Passage of Time

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

I just got some very good news: my agent likes my new book idea! Woo hoo!! But -- isn't there always a but? -- she had a very excellent question about...

Heartbeat of Life

Paul David Walker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul David Walker

The first organ that develops in the womb is the heart. With all our science we still do not understand exactly what animates its beat. But we do kn...