What you can do when the NFL draft comes to Grant Park (guide, maps)

The NFL draft will take over a large portion of Grant Park with a range of free and ticketed activities. Here is a guide for what to expect. (Originally posted in The Chicago Tribune)

Life becomes art in Lila Downs’ new album about death

Death stalked her homeland, then started sniffing around her home. Lila Downs responded the best way she knew how: She made death the subject of her ambitious new album, “Balas y Chocolate” (“Bullets and Chocolate”). Morbid, right? Not if you could hear Downs chuckling heartily on the phone from Mexico City, just before the start […]


An Exhilarating Season Includes World-Class International Dance Featuring The 50th Anniversary Tour of Twyla Tharp, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The Auditorium Theatre’s “Made in Chicago” Dance Series Returns with River North Dance Chicago, Thodos Dance Chicago and Giordano Dance Chicago. The Auditorium Celebrates Music with […]