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Review: “The Mountaintop”

SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. When: through Oct. 13 Tickets: $45-$65 Phone: 773-753-4472 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic The hype for the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award-winning “The Mountaintop” emphasizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s humanity and human frailty, but don’t be fooled: Katori Hall’s play ultimately is an exercise in hagiography.(…)

Remembering Bert

The Hyde Park Historical Society is accepting photographs, statements, thoughts and poems relating to late board member Bert Benade, who passed away Aug. 20, in preparation for a commemorative article in the group’s next newsletter. Both society members and the wider community are invited to contribute. Send materials to newsletter editor Fran Vandervoort at vandersand@sbcglobal.net(…)

Bruce memorial details

A memorial will be held for late Hyde Park attorney and University of Chicago Laboratory Schools alum Jason Bruce at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. Bruce was an active member of many local civic groups.

Kiwanis to sell peanuts for causes

Members of the Hyde Park Kiwanis Club will be posted at several landmark locations in the neighborhood this Friday for its annual Peanut Day Fundraiser. Kiwanis members and volunteers will be at Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St.; The Hyde Park Bank Building, 525 E. 53rd St. and 51st Street and Lake Park Avenue on Sept.(…)

TIF council to discuss Vue53, City Hyde Park

The 53rd Street TIF Advisory Council will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. in the little theater. The meeting will have updates on City Hyde Park, the Antheus Capital project that would put new housing and a Whole Foods at 51st Street and Lake(…)

Year seven for jazz festival

Year seven for jazz festival

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor This weekend’s seventh annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival will feature a healthy mix of veteran and newcomer performers, according to organizers. More than 30 acts will perform at 10 venues spanning the neighborhood, from 1 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Sept. 28, and between 1 p.m. and 8(…)

Lab selects new director

Lab selects new director

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Robin Appleby has been appointed as the new director of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. Appleby will on July 14, 2014, succeed David Magill, who announced in January that he would retire after 11 years as director. Before coming to Lab, 1362 E. 59th St., Appleby lived in(…)

Reavis joins new schools network

Reavis joins new schools network

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Reavis Elementary School is a part of a newly established network of schools whose administrators and teachers will receive hands-on professional development as a part of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) “reinvestment schools” program. Reavis, 834 E. 50th St., is no longer a part of the Burnham Network School Area(…)