Clearly, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) was just getting warmed up when it celebrated its 50th anniversary with a four-hour concert last week at the University of Chicago's Mandel Hall.
Cardinal Francis George , the first Chicago native to serve as the local archbishop and a man who during that 17-year tenure became the intellectual leader of the American church, has died after a years long struggle with cancer. He was 78.
Comedian Richard Lewis and illustrator Carl Nicholas Titolo will join Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich in conversation about Lewis's new book, “Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live.” This book brings the darkly humorous observations of Lewis to life through the imagery of Titolo’s art. As an actor/comedian/writer, Lewis has entertained audiences for decades through his stand-up comedy and roles on such hit shows as “ C...
"Prisoner of Her Past," the documentary film about how Howard Reich's mother's unspoken Holocaust past has come back to haunt her, airs again at 4 p.m. April 12, 2015, on WTTW-Ch. 11 in Chicago. And the film still tours the world. http://prisonerofherpast.kartemquin.com/