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Hyde Parker’s torch song

Hyde Parker’s torch song

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Hyde Parker Ruth Fuerst will sing in a Wicker Park cabaret show this week. The show, entitled “Thank You for the Music,” will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at Davenport’s Piano Bar, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave. Fuerst will perform, with area singers Carol Weston(…)

Nancy Hays to get bridge

Nancy Hays to get bridge

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Jackson Park may soon be home to the Nancy Hays Memorial Bridge. The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners last week approved renaming the north bridge on Wooded Island after the former Hyde Park Herald photographer and neighborhood activist. The renaming will happen following a 45-day comment period, which will(…)

Fellows to join Axelrod group

Fellows to join Axelrod group

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The University of Chicago Institute of Politics (IOP) has indicated it plans to host six visiting fellows during the winter quarter. A list of winter fellows has not yet officially been announced. But IOP Communications Manager Esther Kang has confirmed a report that next quarter’s fellows will include:(…)

Jackson pushes for progress

Jackson pushes for progress

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Jesse Jackson Sr. was host to elected officials and clergy and community leaders from across the state Tuesday evening at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters. The group is organizing a conference in Springfield to work toward creating a unified agenda to take to Illinois legislators. The group, which included U.S. Rep. Bobby(…)

A story to remember

A story to remember

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Holocaust survivor and Hyde Park resident Herman Cohn spoke last Tuesday at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., in an event hosted by the University of Chicago Chabad Center to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a night of terror widely recognized as the start of the(…)

Hyde Park Players present “Dangerous Liaisons” this weekend

Hyde Park Players present “Dangerous Liaisons” this weekend

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The Hyde Park Community Players will present “Dangerous Liaisons” this weekend and next at University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. The anachronistic production is based on Christopher Hampton’s 1985 adaptation of the 18th century French novel, a tale of two idle French aristocrats and their schemes to seduce(…)

Urban institute gets leader

Urban institute gets leader

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Cornelia Grumman was named the new director of policy and strategic communications at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute (UEI). Grumman is a national leader in education policy advocacy and communication and will begin on Nov. 20. Grumman’s appointment is part of UEI’s plan to improve schooling nationwide.(…)

Hyde Park native pens book

Hyde Park native pens book

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Hyde Park native Richard Pollak will read from his new memoir, “After the Barn,” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. The 79-year-old New York City-based author and journalist, who grew up in Hyde Park between 1937 and 1952,(…)