Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Manz organ series fundraiser

Manz organ series fundraiser

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Paul Manz Organ Series is hosting its first fundraiser in order to keep the series running. The Paul Manz Organ Series, which is now in its seventh season, is a lunch time musical performance that takes place from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of(…)

New scholarship at DuSable seeks to help mothers

New scholarship at DuSable seeks to help mothers

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The DuSable Museum announced the launch of a new scholarship that will support single mothers who wish to return to school. The late Dorothy Lajewel Myree, who was a social worker and teacher in Chicago Public Schools, requested that The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship Fund be established for African(…)

Learn everyday ethics from Rabbi Brackman

Rabbi Yossi Brackman of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will be offering a six-session ethics course starting later this month at the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 5700 S. Woodlawn Ave. The class, “Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, and according(…)

Family fun at the Logan Center

The David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., begins a series of family-friendly matinees and workshops this Saturday. This week’s offerings are: “Twinkle Stars” with Hyde Park Suzuki (ages 2-6), Lego animation (all ages) and Drawing Workshop (ages 12-14) at 2 p.m.; Improv with Theater and Performance Studies (ages 8-10)(…)

Christmas trees turned to mulch

Hyde Parkers can visit Jackson Park to dispose of their Christmas trees once again this year. Residents can visit Jackson Park, 6300 S. Cornell Ave., where their trees will be shredded and be turned into mulch which will be available for free pickup and use starting Jan. 11. Ornaments, lights, and garland should all be(…)

Review “The School for Lies”

RECOMMENDED Where: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Courtyard Theater, Navy Pier When: through Jan. 20 Tickets: $58-$78 Phone: 312-595-5600 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Some adaptations of famous plays are faithful and others are free, but David Ives’ “The School for Lies” goes several fathoms beyond any version of Molière’s “The Misanthrope” you’ll ever see. Watching Director(…)

Winter concerts to warm music fans

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic There’s lots of hot music to come during the cold opening months of 2013, including several interesting performances right here in the neighborhood. University of Chicago Presents resumes on Saturday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m., with a Contempo concert featuring the music of University of Chicago composers Anthony Cheung,(…)

Review “The Letters”

RECOMMENDED Where: Writers’ Theatre, Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave., Glencoe When: through March 3 Tickets: $35-$70 Phone: 847-242-6000 Now that Writers’ Theatre is proposing to build a shiny new theater in Glencoe, I think Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and his cohorts deserve a special shout out for their consistently canny programming in the tiny(…)

Local response to gun violence

By STATE SEN. KWAME RAOUL (D-13) In the face of unspeakable tragedies like the massacre of teachers and schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut, we all experience a desire to honor the dead, assist the survivors and protect our own children. And when we recall that acts of senseless violence take place every day on the streets(…)

Becker-Friedman institute construction begins at CTS site

Becker-Friedman institute construction begins at CTS site

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Renovations on 5757 S. University Ave. have begun. The University of Chicago is adapting the former Chicago Theological Seminary to the Becker-Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. Work began after the building’s last tenant, the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, moved out of the basement last year. The entrance to the building(…)

K.A.M. seeks input on new garden plans

K.A.M. seeks input on new garden plans

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer K.A.M. Isaiah Israel is asking the public’s input in designing a half-acre sustainable farm at a currently undisclosed location in Hyde Park. At the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Food Justice Weekend, “Schmita: Food Security and Sustainable Design in the Sabbatical Year and Beyond,” attendees will be welcome to(…)

Local music director to lead University Chorus

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Mollie Stone was named the acting assistant conductor of the University of Chicago’s University Chorus. She will be directing the University Chorus Winter Concert, which will take place in March. Stone received her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in 2001, her master’s degree in conducting from Westminster Choir College(…)

Café 57 owner sells business

Café 57 owner sells business

By LINDAY WELBERS Staff Writer As of last week, Café 57 is under new management and will be getting both a facelift and a name change. Tony Wilkins purchased the coffee shop, 1520 E. 57th St., two years ago. He sold the property in the hopes that new management and ownership could help the shop(…)

Hopefuls filing for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s seat

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Candidates began officially filing for a spot on the ballot to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. as the Second District’s congressman. Seven candidates have filed petitions with the Illinois State Board of Elections. The special election to replace Jackson has been combined with the Feb. 26 primary. Current candidates filing include(…)

CPS seeks one track

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicago Public School (CPS) students who attend schools that follow the Track R standard calendar returned from winter break on Thursday, Jan. 3, to make up for missed days during the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) Strike. CPS student who attend schools that follow the Track E year round calendar(…)