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Starting Saturday, February 2, Exploration Place visitors will be able to step into the exciting and visually rich world of animation when the 6,000-square-foot, highly interactive exhibit Animation featuring Cartoon Network characters opens. PHOTOS:...
For the 30th anniversary of the Black Creativity Gala, there were more than 700 guests at the Museum of Science and Industry on Jan. 26 to celebrate this year's exhibition themed "Innovation." During the opening reception, guests enjoyed a juried showcase...
Tribune reporterThe Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges. In other words, let's pretend you'...
Glowing fish, giant dinosaurs, plasticized animals and more. That's not a description of the toy aisles at Target, or at least it's not only that. It also spotlights what's coming up in the new year at the area's family museums and zoos. Here are some...
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
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"Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit" is a big, reasonably well-stuffed celebration of one of the great achievements in American popular culture, the "Peanuts" newspaper comic strip by lachrymose Minnesotan Charles Schulz. In section after section of...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Jim Henson, Entertainment, Artists, Halloween
In honor of the election, have a day date in President Obama's neighborhood, Chicago's Hyde Park. Start with breakfast at one of his favorite local restaurants, Valois Cafeteria (http://www.valoisrestaurant.com/). After, check out the new Charlie...
Tags: Hyde Park, Politics, Barack Obama, Elections
5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter 5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life 6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour 6:30 - 11 a.m. Dean Richards 9:35 a.m. Dean Richards continues his conversations with stars of Skyfall. This morning, he...
Tribune staff reporterAmy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley. "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said. By...
Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit: Charles M. Schulz retrospective comes to the Museum of Science and IndustryWGN Feature ReporterGrowing up, I was buried in the comic section. It was the first thing I tore from the newspaper, and PEANUTS was always right there near the top of my must-read list. Charles M. Schulz created his classic Charlie Brown universe in 1950, when it was...
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