Monthly Archives: November 2012

Will Burns will not seek 2nd District seat

Ald. Will Burns (4th) is not seeking the congressional seat from which Jesse Jackson Jr. recently resigned, according to a tweet from the alderman posted at 3:20 p.m. Friday.

“Campaign” tells the story of 1983

“Campaign” tells the story of 1983

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer When Jayne Byrne ran for a second term as mayor of Chicago in 1983 the Democratic Party vote was split between her and then-Cook County State’s Attorney Richard M. Daley, creating an opportunity for Harold Washington to win the primary with the support of an enthusiastic African American community’s vote.(…)

Harold Washington’s story, as the newspapers reported it at the time

Harold Washington’s story, as the newspapers reported it at the time

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Harold Washington, former mayor of Chicago and a potent political legacy, died of a heart attack just seven months after winning his second term 25 years ago Sunday, Nov. 25. Museum exhibits and newspaper editorials have called Harold Washington everything from a “movement” to a “gladiator.” Tributes to Washington have(…)

Harold Washington’s legacy discussed at Hyde Park Historical Society

Harold Washington’s legacy discussed at Hyde Park Historical Society

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicagoans from across the city gathered at the Hyde Park Historical Society to share memories of their encounters with the late Mayor Harold Washington in observance of the 25th anniversary of his death. The Hyde Park Herald and Hyde Park Historical Society co-hosted a panel discussion titled “It’s a(…)

Memories from a friend of Harold’s

Memories from a friend of Harold’s

By SUE PURRINGTON The last time I spoke to Harold Washington was about two weeks before he died. I was the director of Chicago NOW at the time and we had auctioned “Tea and Crumpets” with the mayor at one of our fundraisers (the idea of tea and crumpets, if you recall, came about when(…)

Excerpts from “Campaign:”

Excerpts from “Campaign:”

“He was a bachelor most of his life and his apartment was a mess: clothes all over the place, books, magazines old newspapers, position papers, mimeographed fliers from the neighborhood. His suits were rumpled and his ties were stained. For as long as anyone can remember, even back to boyhood, he was reading all the(…)

Janowitz discusses Harold Washington’s legacy

Janowitz discusses Harold Washington’s legacy

Rebecca Janowitz serves as a special assistant for legal affairs on the Cook County Justice Advisory Council and has served on Kenwood Academy and Ray School’s local school councils. She is the author of the 2010 book, “Culture of Opportunity: Obama’s Chicago – The People, Politics and Ideas of Hyde Park.” What do you see(…)

Review Salonen sparkles in Chicago visit

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Esa-Pekka Salonen brought the London-based Philharmonia Orchestra to Chicago last week for just one concert Wednesday night featuring two splendidly rendered masterworks. The concert began with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2. After a big opening attack, Salonen conducted with restraint, skillfully drawing out the gracious elements of the score. The(…)

Review “QED”

RECOMMENDED Where: theatre4humanity at Collaboraction Theatre, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd floor When: through Dec. 9 Tickets: $18-$25 Phone: 866-212-4077 One of the coolest things about “QED,” theatre4humanity’s collaboration with Collaboraction Theatre on Peter Parnell’s play about world-famous theoretical physicist Richard Feynman (1918-1988), is the in-the-square scenic design. Courtney O’Neill has transformed a bare room(…)

Review “James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’”

RECOMMENDED Where: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. When: through Dec. 9 Tickets: $45-$65 Phone: 773-753-4472 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic When Court Theatre staged “James Joyce’s ‘The Dead’” two years in a row a decade ago, some of us (myself included) thought Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey’s beautiful, if melancholy, show would become an(…)

Artisans 21 holds annual open house this weekend

Artisans 21, the local artists cooperative with a retail space at 5503 1/2 S. Hyde Park Blvd., is holding its annual holiday open house on Dec. 1 and 2. The store will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Call Anne Arnas for more information at 630-337-1502.

Collaso presents duets

Joan Collaso Inc Productions presents the 3rd Annual Christmas Duets Mentoring Concert and Fundraiser, held for Timeless Gifts’ Youth Mentoring Program for the Performing Arts, at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the DuSable Museum of African American Art, 740 E. 56th Place. Timeless Gifts is a nonprofit founded by Emmy award-winning Chicago vocalist(…)

Cerf Hill brings science to her art at HPAC

By BY DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Among the recently opened exhibits at the Hyde Park Art Center is work by Chicago artist Bette Cerf Hill, an installation of paintings and string drawings. The exhibit “String Theory” will be on display in the center’s entrance area through February. “String Theory” is a collaboration of work(…)

Jackson Jr. resigns, election to be held

BY LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer After five months of absence from the House of Representatives, Jesse Jackson Jr. tendered his resignation from Congress on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Jackson left the house to seek treatment for bipolar disorder and depression in June, though his office didn’t alert his constituents until two weeks later and said he(…)

Latkes later — annual debate rescheduled

The 66th annual Latke-Hamantash Debate – a U. of C. tradition in which two faculty members square off on whether the potato pancake or triangle-shaped pastry is better – will be postponed from its planned Nov. 23 date until Tuesday, Feb. 12. The debate, presented by the University of Chicago Hillel, is one of the(…)

Logan Center café scheduled to open

The University’s Logan Center will open its café to the public Tuesday, Nov. 27, months after announcing it would open in late November. The café, which will serve coffee, snacks and small plates along with beer and wine will be open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, including its opening day, and 11(…)

Logan’s Colombian dance classes

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern A University of Chicago professor teaching a class titled “Introduction to World Music” will open a workshop with two Colombian artists to the public Thursday. Participants will hear Colombian music, learn about the artists’ culture and dance together. Julio Montano Montenegro and Martha Arboleda, who will lead the workshop, began(…)

“The Hand of Fate” at Mandel Hall Saturday

The University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra (USO) will perform the work of composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Max Burch and Giuseppe Verdi at “The Hand of Fate,” a Saturday, Dec. 1, concert taking place at 8 p.m. at Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. The concert, conducted by USO Music Director Barbara Schubert is the orchestra’s second(…)

MSI Christmas tree tradition returns

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The Museum of Science and Industry is celebrating the holiday season with its traditional “Christmas Around the World” tree display, as well as an exhibit featuring the characters and stories of Charles Schultz’ popular cartoon “Peanuts.” The annual tree display, now in its 71st year, celebrates diverse cultures with over(…)