Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Sacred truths: ‘Vodou’ exhibit explores real meaning of Haitian belief system ]]> Lead story image

Field Museum presents homemade art, artifacts and spiritual representations that showcase the breadth and depth of one of the world’s most ancient systems of belief. READ MORE ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:14:58 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Birdman’: Unforgettable film with beautiful baggage ]]> Lead story image

RICHARD ROEPER: Its stars’ histories sweeten the strange and beautiful film led by nomination-worthy Michael Keaton. ]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:03:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ Despite top album, Lecrae still finding it hard to please hip-hop, gospel worlds ]]> Lead story image

Lecrae is dubbed a Christian rapper, but he considers himself a rapper who happens to be Christian. Getting either genre to fully embrace him is proving to be a challenge. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:41:20 -0500 <![CDATA[ Hozier taking the music world to ‘Church’ ]]> Lead story image

Hozier says the message of “Take Me To Church” is ultimately about loving somebody. ]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘The King and I’ to reign at Marriott Theatre ]]> Lead story image

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1951 musical “The King and I” has an exquisite pedigree. ]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:36:54 -0500 <![CDATA[ New musical ‘Amazing Grace’ sings of sin and redemption ]]> Lead story image

‘Amazing Grace,” the stirring musical that received its world premiere Sunday night at the Bank of America Theatre, spins the story of one man’s slow, painful, intensely dramatic moral awakening to the abominations of slavery. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:04:59 -0500 <![CDATA[ Renee Zellweger: New look and new film role ]]> Lead story image

BILL ZWECKER: The Oscar winner’s appearance at an awards show has many convinced she had done something major to alter her facial appearance. ]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:15:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ New suit, new superhero for Michael Keaton in ‘Birdman’ ]]> Lead story image

He was always the guy who didn’t like to be wedged in. Even in the suit. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:04:59 -0500 <![CDATA[ Foo Fighters announce 2015 Wrigley Field show ]]>

As they teased Friday during their sold-out Cubby Bear show, the Foo Fighters plan to play across the street at Wrigley Field next summer, promoters announced Monday. ]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:33:40 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bryan Adams tracks classic hits that influenced his music ]]> Lead story image

For the album that includes covers of “Tracks of My Tears” and “God Only Knows,” the Canadian singer insisted on being “really thoughtful and considerate about what’s covered and whether or not my version of the song sounded like me.” ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:57:53 -0500 <![CDATA[ Steppenwolf presents a timely take on ‘Animal Farm’ ]]> Lead story image

HEDY WEISS: Given recent events, it makes perfect sense that George Orwell’s classic was chosen as the season’s first Steppenwolf for Young Adults production. ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:44:12 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jason Schwartzman gets mean for ‘Listen Up Philip’ ]]> Lead story image

‘There is nothing subtle’ about the self-absorbed novelist he plays, says the nice-guy actor. ]]> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:12:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Hubbard Street Dance, Second City deliver a superb mash-up ]]> Lead story image

“The Art of Falling,” featuring Hubbard Street Dance and The Second City, is full of wonderful surprises. ]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:38:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ryan Adams exhibits newfound maturity in concert ]]> Lead story image

Ryan Adams performed a two-hour set-list Thursday night served to emphasize a side of this musician that often is overshadowed by his prolific songbook: his voice. ]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:38:16 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Swan Lake’ makes triumphant Joffrey debut ]]> Lead story image

The Joffrey Ballet production of Christopher Wheeldon’s altogether fascinating reimagining of “Swan Lake” is a monumental achievement on every level, and an altogether stunning way to celebrate the company’s 20th anniversary in Chicago. ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:01:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ Foo Fighters’ HBO road trip begins with a flashback to Cubby Bear show ]]> Lead story image

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl lost his concert virginity more than 30 years ago at the Cubby Bear. Grohl recalls attending his first live performance in the new docuseries “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways.” ]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:00:30 -0500