By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Churches are a prominent fixture in Hyde Park, where steeples peer above the neighborhood’s low-rise apartments and foliage-lined streets. Yet what may be the neighborhood’s newest church, might also be its hardest to spot. The non-denominational Hope Church of Chicago — a Black South Side congregation numbering fewer(…)
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By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The Hyde Park Historical Society has received a $500 grant from the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference (HP-K CC). The money will be used to support the Society’s oral history project, which has begun a new effort to preserve the story of the conference and its community. Kathy Huff, a(…)
By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A fourth-year University of Chicago student took top honors at the Illinois Technology Association’s third annual Fall Challenge. Bill Waldrep, who is also a member of the U. of C. computer programming team, took home a $5,000 prize. The Fall Challenge is a tournament for students at Illinois universities to(…)
By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Earlier this month at I-House, the Chicago Ensemble presented a pleasing concert devoted to piano trios. Mathias Tacke (violin), Andrew Snow (cello) and Gerald Rizzer (piano), performed a wide range of material in an engaging manner. The concert opened with Beethoven’s Trio No. 5 in D Major, op 70,(…)
RECOMMENDED Where: American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St. When: through Dec. 30 Tickets: $35-$40 Phone: 773-409-4125 There are three main reasons to catch American Theater Company’s “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play,” which is competing for your attention, as it has in years past, with American Blues Theatre’s delightful radio adaptation of the(…)
SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. When: through Dec. 30 Tickets: $25-$35 Phone: 773-769-3832 Anyone who is familiar with The House Theatre of Chicago won’t be surprised to learn that the iconoclastic company’s version of “The Nutcracker” is nothing like the ballet. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann‘s(…)
RECOMMENDED Where: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearnborn St. When: through Dec. 29 Tickets: $25-$82 Phone: 312-443-3800 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic In honor of the 35th anniversary of Goodman Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol,” I looked up my Hyde Park Herald review of the first production in 1978. Boy, was I a grinch (or is that(…)
To the Editor: It is no wonder that faculty members did not want to participate in the Latke-Hamantash Debate as long as it continued to be sponsored by Hillel. The shabby way in which the Chicago Jewish Federation (Hillel’s corporate owner, as they made very clear last spring) summarily fired Hillel’s board — made up(…)
To the Editor: A recent letter to the editor calls for the replacement of the Point’s unique limestone buttresses with ugly poured cement revetments, “beautiful for a stroll” “look(s) quite nice”…yech! The already installed cement is unnatural, already crumbling, cracking & breaking in several places. Meanwhile, our Promontory retains its rustic charm. If there is(…)
Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives for the exterior restoration of five residential buildings in the Pullman neighborhood.
The 2013 Marian and Leon Despres Preservation Award winner: The University of Chicago and the Woodlawn Home Owners Association
The University of Chicago and the Woodlawn Home Owners Association for the creation of Planned Development 43, Sub-Area O, on the 5700 block of South Woodlawn Avenue.
The 2013 Jean F. Block award winner: Richard A. Courage for “The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.”
Richard A. Courage for “The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950.” This is a highly informative and accessible examination of the African American cultural phenomenon in Chicago’s South Side.
Museum of Science and Industry Free Days. Days vary, beginning Sept. 4, Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414, msichicago.org. Visit http://bit.ly/trpTJ9 for a complete list.
The Jackson Park Advisory Council, Louise McCurry, President, for the restoring the Park’s natural areas, establishing a strong volunteer force, and resurrecting the natural area surrounding LaRabida Children’s Hospital.
The Washington Park Conservancy, Madiem Kawa, President, for its commitment to the Park’s natural history, its multitude of volunteer and outreach programs, and its promotion of Washington Park’s history.
Stephen A. Treffman, HPHS Board Member Emeritus, long time HPHS archivist, and most recently, curator of the exhibit, “Matchbooks and Menus,” that celebrates the past century of Hyde Park’s commercial history.
By TIMUEL D. BLACK Dear Mr. President, When I reached my 90th birthday in December of 2008, you wrote me a beautiful letter of congratulations. That letter was one of the highlights of my life. You had just been elected President and were awaiting your inauguration. This week, we’re celebrating your re-election and I’m celebrating(…)
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