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Scott C. Morgan

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Scott C. Morgan has been with the Daily Herald since 2004. His main focus has been covering Chicago-area performing arts via features, reviews and listings.

Scott has been a member of the American Theatre Critics Association since 1998 and was a fellow at the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Center in Waterford, Conn. He has previously written freelance pieces to the Salt Lake City Weekly and Salt Lake Magazine, and currently contributes freelance work to the Windy City Times.

Scott holds a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Scott also has a bachelor of science in mass communication from the University of Utah, where he was the performing arts editor for the Daily Utah Chronicle during his junior year. From 1997 to 2002, Scott was employed by The Salt Lake Tribune as an arts reporter and newsroom assistant.

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Sunday picks: U2 rocking the United Center

Jun 26 2015 | 4:40 pm - Irish rockers U2 play another set of their extended Chicago run at the United Center Sunday. Comics lovers will find plenty to choose from at Mighty con at the DuPage County Fairgrounds. And frankfurter gourmet Hot Doug's is back temporarily at the...

Weekend picks: Cristela brings standup to Zanies

Jun 26 2015 | 4:52 pm - Comedian Cristela Alonzo performs standup at Zanies in Rosemont. And Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform together at Ravinia. And Two Brothers Summer Festival rocks on all weekend.

Weekend picks: Catch the tunes at Two Brothers fest

Jun 25 2015 | 5:09 pm - Two Brothers Summer Festival kicks off a weekend of craft beers and music for charity. Comedian Cristela Alonzo performs standup at Zanies in Rosemont. And Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga perform together at Ravinia.

Metropolis builds on Artists Lounge series

Jun 24 2015 | 6:48 pm - A new and expanded season of the Artists Lounge Live series has been announced at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. Broadway and Chicago-area theater stars perform solo cabaret revues, often dedicated to famous singers.

Weekend picks: Sheryl Crow brings the fun to Ravinia

Jun 23 2015 | 1:55 pm - Grammy Award-winning singer Sheryl Crow performs in concert Thursday at Ravinia Festival. U2 comes to the United Center with its "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour." And Two Brothers Summer Festival kicks off a weekend of craft beers and music for charity.

Grab a tissue — musical ‘Beaches’ comes ashore at Drury Lane

Jun 19 2015 | 9:28 pm - Bring a hankie. A Broadway-aimed musical version of "Beaches," about the lifelong friendship between two women, plays Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace this summer.

Sunday picks: London’s Royal Ballet performs ‘Quixote’

Jun 18 2015 | 3:22 pm - London's Royal Ballet returns to the Windy City to perform "Don Quixote" at the Auditorium Theatre. Bring your Lego-building plans to Brickworld Chicago at the Renaissance Convention Center in Schaumburg. And catch great local music at the Taste of...

Weekend picks: Big Jay Oakerson plays Zanies

Jun 20 2015 | 10:12 am - Comedian Jay Oakerson has made appearances on "Z-Rock," "Louie" and "Inside Amy Schumer." This weekend he plays Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont. And the Highland Games celebrate Celtic heritage at Hamilton Lakes in Itasca.

Marriott’s ‘City of Angels’ a hilarious, hard-boiled Hollywood sendup

Jun 19 2015 | 4:02 pm - A film-noir detective mystery reels in plenty of laughs at the expense of the genre's hallmarks and the harried Hollywood studio system in Marriott Theatre's brilliantly realized musical comedy "City of Angels."

Weekend picks: Vertical Horizon plays Oswego PrairieFest

Jun 18 2015 | 2:38 pm - Alternative rockers Vertical Horizon play Oswego's PrairieFest Friday night. Country stars such as Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley will visit Chicago for a weekend of country music at the Windy City Lake Shake at Northerly...

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