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'Dressing Downton' costume exhibit is a crowning moment for the Driehaus Museum
When Chicago's Driehaus Museum booked the exhibition "Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times" for early this year, executives knew it would arrive during the sixth season of "Downton Abbey," the hit PBS historical drama that has delighted and frustrated viewers in almost equal measure.
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Facebook's 'teen dating' groups are every parent's nightmare come to life
Even before the page has fully loaded, the popular Facebook group "Teen Dating and Flirting" looks like a something straight out of some parental nightmare. It has the full teen trifecta -- sexting, cyberbullying and strangers -- in one unmoderated public forum that anyone, of any age, can access.
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Recalling the blacklisting era, through song and story
The blacklisting era of the 1940s and '50s destroyed lives and shattered careers.
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Emanuel releases texts for first time amid scrutiny
For the first time, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released text messages that show him conducting official business on a city-issued cellphone, a move that comes as he faces sharp scrutiny on what information he makes public after fighting for months to keep the Laquan McDonald police shooting video under wraps.
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'The Narrow Door': Paul Lisicky pens an exceptional memoir
You know you're reading an exceptional book when, approximately two sentences into it, you start panicking at the thought of its ending.
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The gentler side of singer Dee Alexander
The plush and supple voice of Chicagoan Dee Alexander always has been a pleasure to behold, but all the more in an environment where people listen closely.
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Chicago Blues Fest books Shemekia Copeland, Eddy Clearwater as headliners
Shemekia Copeland , a 45th anniversary celebration of Chicago-based Alligator Records and a tribute to Otis Rush will be featured at the 33rd annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 10-12 in Grant Park.
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Chicago area lags nation in home price appreciation
Home prices in the Chicago area posted the steepest monthly decline in November of any major U.S. market, and gains over the past year are the weakest nationally, according to a housing index released Tuesday.
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Chicago architect, 25, wins design contest for World War I memorial in D.C.
A 25-year-old Chicago architect on Tuesday won an international design competition for a World War I memorial planned near the White House.
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Marsalis and JLCO play marathon, with a little help from Basie
It was billed as a "Battle Royale," but the matchup between the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Count Basie Orchestra on Saturday night turned out to be more love fest than cutting contest.
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Piano master Jean-Michel Pilc takes a new direction in life and art
The virtuoso jazz pianist Jean-Michel Pilc has been visiting Chicago on tour for years, but when he arrives this weekend to play the Green Mill Jazz Club , he'll be in a new state of mind.
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Blizzard takes aim at nation's capital; government closes at noon
The forecast for a historic blizzard has been there for days, looming over the nation's capital like the UFO from "Independence Day." Projected snowfall totals have ticked steadily upward, to the point where the National Weather Service — known for its conservative predictions — says more than 2 feet of snow could land on Washington.
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