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DuSable appoints new chief curator

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., appointed Leslie Guy as its new chief curator. Guy, who began working at DuSable Jan. 15, is the curator of the museum’s latest exhibit “The DuSable Masterworks Collection – Series 1: Paintings.” The exhibit opens Feb. 9 in the(…)

U. of C. Medicine receives donation to fund cancer care

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The University of Chicago (U. of C.) plans to use a recently acquired donation to expand its focus on cancer research. U. of C. Medicine was able to create the Hospira Foundation Professorship in Oncology due to a $5 million gift it received from the Hospira Foundation. The university said(…)

Supreme Jewelers to be closed

Supreme Jewelers to be closed

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Supreme Jewelers will be closing its doors after 68 years of serving the community as a quality, jewelry store in Hyde Park. Owner Michael McGuire said that the store will be closing on March 31. “I thought long and hard about it, but I have been doing this since 1959(…)

U.S. Secretary of Labor speaks at U. of C.

U.S. Secretary of Labor speaks at U. of C.

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited the the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave., Thursday, Jan. 21, to speak on an economic movement he calls “Conscious Capitalism” and how it is driving America toward a vision of ‘shared prosperity.’ Perez appeared in conversation with(…)

Celebration of song at KAMII

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Friday night at KAM Isaiah Israel (KAMII), a special service will take place at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate the Shabbot Shirah. “Shirah,” which means song, will be observed at, KAMII, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd, with a special musical performance that will take place in collaboration with the Hyde Park(…)

Dance performance at Logan

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Kaleidoscope, a University of Chicago student choreographed performance, takes the stage at the Logan Center this Friday and Saturday. The University Theater and dance group, UChicago Maya, will fuse different dance forms and movements through lighting, sound and perspectives for the two-night run. On Friday, the show starts at 7:30(…)

Review: “No Wake”

Review: “No Wake”

RECOMMENDED Where: Route 66 Theatre Company at The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. When: through Feb. 7 Tickets: $35 Phone: 773-404-7336 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic William Donnelly’s “No Wake” tackles an excruciatingly painful subject in an unexpected way, and the 80-minute play’s strengths also are in some ways its weaknesses. Route 66(…)

Review: “Marjorie Prime”

Review: “Marjorie Prime”

RECOMMENDED Where: Writers Theatre at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave., Glencoe When: through Mar. 13, 2016 Tickets: $35-$70 Phone: 847-242-6000 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Jordan Harrison’s “Marjorie Prime,”a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist, starts out as a deceptively genial comedy about aging and memory loss but ends up as a disturbing, depressing commentary on(…)

Brenda N. Murphy, 76

Brenda N. Murphy, 76

Long-time Hyde Park resident Brenda Nelligan Murphy, died peacefully at home with her family on January 8, 2016 after an extended illness. Brenda was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on July 21, 1939 to Thomas P. and Jean (Denzig) Nelligan, graduated from Oakwood School and went on to attend William Smith College in Geneva, NY. Postponing(…)

Lydia Goodwin, 87

Lydia Goodwin, 87

Lydia Goodwin (Steinway), 87, died in Chicago on Jan. 5 of cardiac arrest, surrounded by family. Lydia was born in New York to Theodore and Ruth Steinway (Davis), the youngest of six children. After attending Dalton, Putney, Smith and the University of Chicago, she taught French for many years at the University of Chicago Laboratory(…)

School News

School News

Information sessions at the Chicago Free School, KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. The Chicago Free School is hosting two information sessions. The sessions will take place from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. and 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.(…)

Robinson leads Kenwood to victory over King College Prep

Robinson leads Kenwood to victory over King College Prep

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to three game changing dunks and a game high of 22 points, forward Nick Robinson and the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos Basketball team prevailed over conference foes King College Prep Jaguars, Thursday night, in front of a packed house in the Jaguar gymnasium. “We knew we could come back,” said Robinson after being down by as many(…)

Margo Jefferson speaks at U. of C. Seminary Co-op

Margo Jefferson speaks at U. of C. Seminary Co-op

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Margo Jefferson, a book and theater critic for The New York Times and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, visited the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 14, to speak on her most recent accomplishment, “Negroland: A Memoir.” “Negroland” takes a look at Jefferson’s upbringing(…)

To the Editor

To the Editor: Though the Hyde Park Herald covers interests and concerns of the Hyde Park community, Hyde Park residents are also Illinois residents. I’ve recently discovered that auto registration renewals will no longer be mailed to Illinois residents due to budget constraints. It is up to all Illinois residents to know when to renew(…)

To the Editor

To the Editor: There was an odd sentence in the Jan. 6 Herald report on the “Memorandum of Understanding” signed by the U. of C. and the city on Dec. 16, which caught my attention and so I obtained a copy of the press release distributed by the U. of C. Among other things, the(…)