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Life of the Party
Felicia Darnell | December 18, 2015

Broadcast Boulevard
Imagine the Grammys and Emmys all rolled into one and you’ll get the ultimate NYE party this year presented by Corona Extra and hosted by Hyatt Gold Passport. On Upper Wacker Drive, between...

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‘Tis the Season
Chandler Rollins | December 15, 2015

Winter Wonderland Bliss
The Spa at JW Chicago’s Winter Wonderland Bliss offers the indulgence of delicious smelling holiday goodies, without the mixer or measuring cups. The relaxing day package begins with a warm sugar...

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Natural Fit
Julie Chernoff | December 11, 2015

“At first, I thought: This is crazy” says Abby Mueller, who, this month, will start to portray legendary songstress Carole King in Beautiful, the musical based on her life. “I don’t even want to touch this part.” It’s...

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Moving Pictures
By Savannah Fish | December 9, 2015

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, says Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton, has two main missions: “to bring the best choreography from the world’s stages to......

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Small Pleasures
By David Zivan | December 8, 2015

1. The Blanchard
This contemporary French newcomer offers a host of decadent pleasures—foie gras in all the fun ways—and has just introduced a classic caviar...

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The Next List
By Chandler Rollins, Sarah Ryan and Lisa Shames | December 7, 2015

FORGED BY FIRE
Active Alloys bends metal with an eye for the unusual.

The stereotypical metalsmiths are burly men welding beams over and over for an office park. Collin Smith and...

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Last Dance
By Katie Kailus | December 4, 2015

For the last nine seasons, Victoria Jaiani has danced the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Joffrey Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by Robert Joffrey. This will be the...

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Enchanted England
By Becca Hensley | December 3, 2015

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, a young boy wins a golden ticket that leads him on an enchanted journey with Willy Wonka. Now a popular musical drawing crowds in London’s West End, the story—flooded with...

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A Star Named Gugu
By Ray Rogers | December 1, 2015

She’s still relatively unknown in the United States, but just wait. British screen and stage actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw is about to become a household name. Following last year’s one-two punch of critically acclaimed roles—she played the...

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Click
By Jordan Porter-Woodruff | November 19, 2015

When
5:13pm
9.18.15

Where
300-310 S. Federal St.

After a late-summer rain, the telltale signs of fall abound. The night creeps up before 6pm and the once-warm 80-degree day drops to a cool 60...

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Mix Masters
By David Zivan | November 19, 2015

“This picture is not just red or black—it is many things,” said Maurice Hennessy as he gestured toward the enormous Hebru Brantley canvas hanging behind him. “And a cognac is like a painting. It has several colors.” The global...

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Poised to Pounce
By Nate Chapnick | November 19, 2015

Jaguar is flexing its muscle. In the last year, the British brand has invested some $5 billion in research and development and in its manufacturing facilities. The fruits of these investments are seen in Jaguar’s reinvigorated lineup—the...

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