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Locals in “Messiah”

The eighth annual Roosevelt University Jazz-Gospel performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will include two Hyde Parkers in its chorus. The concert, billed as “Too Hot to Handel,” will take place at the Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Jan. 19 and 20. A tradition since 2006, the performance is offered as a tribute(…)

Sharing spaces returns with Augustana tour

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park-Kenwood Interfaith Council is resuming its Sharing Sacred Spaces tour this month. This second round of tours will be held monthly through May. On Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m., the council will lead a tour of Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.(…)

The Hearth — unexpected dining

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer University of Chicago first year student Robert Lipman missed home cooked meals when he came to Chicago from California. He assumed that other students might be tired of eating out of dorm cafeterias or ramen noodles, too. He was right. Lipman has begun a monthly pop-up restaurant, known as The(…)

Spotlight on food justice at K.A.M.

The fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Food Justice Weekend, “Schmita: Food Security and Sustainable Design in the Sabbatical Year and Beyond,” at K.A.M. Isaiah Israel is this weekend. The weekend will feature education and advocacy programs, Friday night service and Sunday workshops on food, farming and sustainable design. On Saturday afternoon, the community will(…)

Civil rights inform Logan Center exhibit

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Canadian artists Duane Linklater and Brian Jungen, whose Logan Center exhibit “Modest Livelihood” addresses civil rights issues behind a wave of recent protests in Canada, will speak in the tower’s Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St., next Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Logan Center visual arts program(…)

Harper Theater sets opening date

Harper Theater sets opening date

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Harper Theater passed all necessary licensing and expects to begin showing movies on Friday, Jan. 18. Tony Fox, president and CEO of ADF Capital, Ltd, who is renovating and operating the theater, said that the business passed licensing requirements for electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, structural, fire and(…)

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(…)