Monday marks the 50th anniversary of Newton Minow's historic address to the National Association of Broadcasters. The Chicago attorney was serving as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. It was Minow’s first foray in that position.
The University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, held every Mother's Day weekend, has always called itself the largest scavenger hunt in the world, but until this year, it has never really had the right to the title.
After 40 years, Grease is back where it all began, in more ways than one. First, the production’s at a small space off Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. That harkens back to the plays early '70s debut in Chicago’s off-Loop theatre scene.
Every weekend local music fans get a heads up from Casey Meehan. He's the man behind Chicago Mixtape, a weekly list of local music shows, including some musical samples. Then he emails it out to anyone that wants one.