Thursday, March 7, 2013
See who's performing this summer at the North Shore's biggest music festival. Tickets go on sale at 5 a.m. April 25.
Ready for another summer of music? After a few hints over the past few months, the North Shore's biggest music festival has finally released every act that will be performing between June and September at the Highland Park-based festival. From classical to pop to '90s rock, this season is overflowing with the acts you expected to see again at Ravinia and ones you never saw coming. Check out what Ravinia Festival has in store for its 2013 season. June Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.—Bennett Gordon Hall $10 BGH Series Ruth Page Festival of Dance Concert Dance, Inc. Tickets: $10/No Lawn Sales/Park opens at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 7:30 p.m.—Pavilion Judy Collins and Don McLean Tickets: $55-$45/Lawn $22**/Park opens at 5 p.m. Friday, June…
Friday, March 1, 2013
By a wide margin, this year's One Book, Everybody Reads selection holds the number one spot. Gillian Flynn still has two titles in the top ten and a few non-fiction titles are on the list.
10. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander 9. A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy 8. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 7. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 6. The Dinner by Herman Koch 5. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 4. The Round House by Louise Erdrich 3. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain 2. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders 1. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Broadway musical will be back in Chicago for a limited 8-week run.
The popular Broadway musical “Wicked” will return to Chicago to celebrate its 10th anniversary on Broadway this year, the Chicago Sun Times reports. "Wicked", the untold story of the witchez of Oz, will take the Oriental Theatre stage from Oct. 30- Dec. 21. Group tickets of 15 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway in Chicago Group Sales, (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will be sold later, Chicago Now reports.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Here are the ten kids’ books most requested this past week at the Wilmette Library.
10. Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage 9. Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin 8. Chu’s Day by Neil Gaiman 7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio 6. Masquerade by Jessica Burkhart 5. Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers by Dav Pilkey 4. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia 3. I Survived The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 by Lauren Tarshis 2. Big Nate Flips Out by Lincoln Peirce 1. Son by Lois Lowry
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Some things old, some things new appear on the list and the Library's One Book, Everybody Reads selection dominates in the number one position.
10. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman 9. Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey Into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander 8. Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin 7. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn 6. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 5. Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders 4. Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon 3. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 2. The Round House by Louise Erdrich 1. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Matthew Lopez' play, at Northlight Theatre, finds rich symbolism in the unusual juxtaposition of the Jewish faith and the American Civil War. It examines the relationship between slaves and people whose ancestors were slaves.
It comes as a bit of a shock to learn there were Jewish slave owners in the pre-Civil War South, and that they raised their slaves in their faith. That's the starting point for Matthew Lopez' "The Whipping Man" at Northlight Theater in Skokie. History confirms that small numbers of Jews of that time and place did hold slaves; Northlight is holding a series of discussions at suburban libraries to explore that phenomenon further. "The Whipping Man" begins just as the North has won the war and the South lies in ruins. The once-promising son of a wealthy Richmond home, Caleb DeLeon, played by Darek Gaspar, literally drags himself in the door, wounded from serving four years as a Confederate officer. War has been tough on the stately mansion…
Friday, January 25, 2013
NBC's top-rated summer show will be holding auditions in Chicago at McCormick Place on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27.
Last season, "American's Got Talent" had three unique finalists: A comedian, a family dog act and a one-of-a-kind musical instrument. The winner? A group of dogs that danced, performed jump rope tricks and even some gymnastics. "Chicago is an important city for 'America's Got Talent,'" said senior casting producer Jason Shuler. "We have had several top talent audition at our Chicago open calls. Among them are Chicago group Footworkingz and the piano player from Edon from our most current season." Notable winners who auditioned in Chicago: Neal E. Boyd from season three and Kevin Skinner from season four. The show will be holding auditions on Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at McCormick Place, 2301 Lake Shore Dr. Entrances can be found at Gate 4 or …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Django Unchained, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi and Les Misérables were among the nine films nominated for the 85th Academy Awards.
The Academy Awards announced the 2013 Oscar nominees Thursday morning. Patch wants to know, which movie do you think should win the Oscars for Best Picture? Do you agree with the Oscar nominees? Who would you have included or scratched off the list? Tell us in the comments section below. Can't make up your mind? Watch the movie trailers above. For a full list of the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards, visit: Oscar.go.com
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Take your pick - suspense, mystery, historical fiction, poiltics, psychology and history - something for everyone in this top ten list. Number 4 is this year's One Book, Everybody Reads for the Wilmette and Kenilworth communities.
10. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - but Some Don't by Nate Silver 9. Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver 8. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 7. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn 6. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin 5. The Forgotten by David Baldacci 4. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter 3. The Round House by Louise Erdrich 2. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling 1. The Black Box by Michael Connelly
Stephen Levin, a lecturer and staff member at Northwestern University, took one photograph every day in 2012. "I would encourage everyone to do this," he says.
Midway through a yearlong project to take one picture every day, local photographer Stephen Levin stopped worrying that he would give up or miss a day. “It’s easy to have an excuse not to take a picture,” says Levin. “If you go out with the equipment and your eyes open, you’ll find something.” Take, for example, his last photo of the year. Levin wanted to do something momentous, something that would bring the project to a close with a bang. He considered a photograph involving champagne glasses for New Years, but decided that was too cheesy. Earlier: Project Captures 366 Days In 366 Images Then, while out to breakfast with his wife and grandsons, he found the perfect image. Following behind the two boys as they walked hand in hand, …