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  • Powerful Holocaust opera gets haunting Lyric debut Feb 27, 2015 5:45 AM
    Once suppressed by the Soviets, "The Passenger" emerges as a powerful 20th century opera masterwork that explores the Holocaust of World War II and its aftermath by contrasting the experiences of a perpetrator and prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp. The Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 1968 opera is a gripping and powerful experience.

     
  • Lyric debuts Holocaust-themed 'Passenger' with Gurnee soprano in title role Feb 24, 2015 3:45 PM
    An opera singer debuting a new role can be a nerve-wracking experience under normal circumstances. But everything is heightened for soprano and Gurnee native Amanda Majeski as she portrays Auschwitz prisoner Marta for the Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere of “The Passenger.”

     
  • Sunday picks: Beauty in bloom at Chicago Botanic Feb 15, 2015 5:30 AM
    Get in the greenhouses to see more than 10,000 orchids at The Orchid Show, which begins a monthlong run at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe. Get a glimpse of future car makes and models when the Chicago Auto Show returns this weekend to McCormick Place in Chicago. All this and more in this weekend's Time out!

     
  • Weekend picks: Chris Franjola brings the laughs to Zanies Feb 14, 2015 5:30 AM
    If you love comedian Chris Franjola from TV's “Chelsea Lately,” then don't miss him live at Zanies in St. Charles. Browse through thousands of baseball, football, basketball and hockey collectible sports cards at the Collectibles Show in Elgin. Relive '70s and '80s musical delights with Loverboy and the Romantics and their ridiculously catchy hits at the Arcada Theatre's Rockin' Valentine Party. Get a glimpse of future car makes and models when the Chicago Auto Show returns this weekend to McCormick Place in Chicago. All this and more in this weekend's Time out!

     
  • Weekend picks: Counterpunch brings punk to Lombard Feb 13, 2015 12:53 PM
    Local punk band Counterpunch takes the Brauerhouse stage Friday, headlining a set with suburban faves AM Taxi and punk trio This Obsession. Get your dose of Cajun and zydeco music early before Fat Tuesday when Mojo & the Bayou Gypsies performs at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. Get a glimpse of future car makes and models when the Chicago Auto Show returns this weekend to McCormick Place in Chicago. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

     
  • Weekend picks: Broadway vet brings revue to Metropolis Feb 10, 2015 3:05 PM
    “Jersey Boys” veteran Eric Gutman details his life living out of a suitcase in his one-man musical revue “From Broadway to Obscurity,” which plays two locations this week. Get a glimpse of future car makes and models when the Chicago Auto Show returns this weekend to McCormick Place in Chicago. Get your dose of Cajun and zydeco music early before Fat Tuesday when Mojo & the Bayou Gypsies performs at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. All this and more in Friday's Time out!

     
  • Broadway directors in mix for Lyric’s new season Feb 9, 2015 4:56 PM
    There are a few big Broadway creative names attached to the Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 season, which features nine new or new-to-Chicago productions. On the bill are productions by Tony Award-winners Susan Stroman ("The Merry Widow"), Bartlett Sher ("Romeo and Juliet") and Chicago Shakespeare Theater artistic director Barbara Gaines ("The Marriage of Figaro"), among others.

     
  • Sunday picks: See 'Groundhog Day' in Woodstock Feb 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    Screenings of the 1993 film “Groundhog Day,” starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, at the Woodstock Theatre are part of Woodstock's annual Groundhog Day activities.

     
  • Weekend picks: Giordano Dance premieres 'Shirt' Jan 31, 2015 6:00 AM
    The Windy City's own internationally famous Giordano Dance Chicago performs a repertory concert featuring the world premiere of Ray Mercer's “Shirt Off My Back,” Autumn Eckman's revised “Moving Sidewalks” and revivals of other works on Saturday at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

     
  • Weekend picks: Uncle Lar plays Zanies Rosemont Jan 30, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chicago-area comedian Larry Reeb, informally known as “Uncle Lar,” sarcastically expounds on all kinds of controversial topics this weekend at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont.

     
  • Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of turbulent life Jan 27, 2015 5:01 PM
    Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera — both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark reminder of her emotional troubles.

     
  • Weekend picks: The shadow knows if spring is coming Jan 27, 2015 2:43 PM
    He's no Punxsutawney Phil, but our own groundhog will be the celebrity guest of the Groundhog Days activities in Woodstock, including a chili cook-off, a charity dinner, bowling events, trivia contests, film screenings and a whole lot more.

     
  • Sunday picks: Feel the beat at 'Stomp' Jan 25, 2015 6:00 AM
    The internationally acclaimed percussion revue “Stomp” returns with new routines and out-there objects to make drummed-out music at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago. Vladimir Kulenovic conducts the Lake Forest Symphony Orchestra in "Hopes, Confessions, Testaments” featuring the music of Mozart, Schumann, Ives and Rachmaninoff at College of Lake County's Lumber Center for the Performing Arts in Grayslake. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • Weekend picks: Local comedians share standup bill Jan 24, 2015 6:00 AM
    Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles. See the classic 1939 Frank Capra film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. And get some great new ideas for renovations around your home at the Home and Garden Expo at the Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace.

     
  • Weekend picks: Country's Dan + Shay come to Genesee Jan 23, 2015 6:00 AM
    Dan + Shay, semifinalists for ACM New Artist Of The Year, perform their hit song “19 You + Me” and others tonight at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan. The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda. Aurora University faculty perform chamber and solo music from a variety of French composers in the “La France” concert in the Crimi Auditorium at Aurora University in Aurora. And Chicago-area comedians Denise Ramsden and Nate Weatherup share a standup bill at Zanies at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles.

     
  • Weekend picks: Husky Heroes show off at Morton Arboretum Jan 22, 2015 4:44 PM
    See Siberian husky sled-pulling and speed demonstrations and find out about dog adoptions when the Husky Heroes return this weekend to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle. Comedian Jimmy Shubert performs a special fund-raiser for a fellow comedian's sick at Zanies in Rosemont. And The Mustangs take listeners back in time with Woodstock-era hits at Dock's Bar & Grill in Wauconda.

     
  • Sam Smith tops hot Chicago tickets this weekend Jan 20, 2015 11:36 AM
    Got your Sam Smith tickets? The golden-voiced Brit behind "Stay With Me" could win big at next month's Grammys, so don't miss the chance to see him Friday at the UIC Pavilion. He's not the easiest ticket in Chicago this weekend, but he's clearly the biggest.

     
  • Sunday picks: Frozemont welcomes all skaters Dec 21, 2014 7:00 AM
    Step onto the ice at the NHL-sized outdoor Frozemont ice rink at MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Skating is free! The Von Heidecke's Chicago Festival Ballet teams up again with the New Philharmonic Orchestra for performances of the Tchaikovsky seasonal classic “The Nutcracker” at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Freud’s goal: Keep Chicago’s Lyric Opera relevant Dec 20, 2014 6:30 AM
    Keeping Chicago's Lyric Opera relevant is much on general director Anthony Freud’s mind these days. And his proudest initiative is Lyric Unlimited, an outreach to cultural and community groups that previously had little or no exposure to opera. Plus, he brought to Chicago a mariachi opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (“To Cross the Face of the Moon”). And he has many other planned performances in the works, too.

     
  • Weekend picks: Revisionist 'Christmas Carol' Dec 20, 2014 8:59 AM
    The Organic Theater Company offers a different take on Charles Dickens' holiday classic by presenting Tom Mula's “Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol” at North Central College's Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall in Naperville. Step onto the ice at the NHL-sized outdoor Frozemont ice rink at MB Financial Park at Rosemont. Cirque Dreams gets into the spirit of the season with its winter season “Holidaze” for a limited run at the Chicago Theatre.

     
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