The French word for artist is artiste, which suits Tony Fitzpatrick just fine, though a more appropriate tag for him these days might be acteur, the French word for actor. Artist-artiste, actor-acteur … Who knew the French language was so easy to master? “It’s not easy at all,” says Fitzpatrick, who has been spending a lot of time in France.
Once upon a time there was a bookstore — and a very fine bookstore it was that sat — in the heart of the Michigan Avenue shopping area for more than four decades. Sometimes a man would come out of that store and stop a stranger walking down the street and, gently grabbing that person by the arm, say, “Come into my store. I’ve got just the book for you. It’s going to change your life.”That man was Stuart Brent and he closed his bookstore in 1996.
The successful movie director Andrew Davis — whom everyone calls Andy — spent more than two summer months back where he came from, which is Chicago, doing something he had never done here or elsewhere, which was hugging and squeezing and kissing his first grandchild. This tiny girl, whose name is Edith — whom everybody called Edie — will one day get to know the city in which she was born, and one powerful way she will be able to do that will be to watch the movies her grandfather has made here.
I will be talking with Curtis Mayfield's son Todd, co-author of terrific book, “Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield” 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harold Washington Library. Curtis was Chicago's own and an internationally recognized musical genius. https://t.co/Eor0StesOm
@KoganAfterHours 9-11 pm Sunday on @WGNRadio features folks talking about staging “Ella Fitzgerald Live at Mister Kelly’s” benefit Jan 29 at City Winery and me on Curtis Mayfield and event Wednesday at Harold Washington Library. Lots of music from these bygone musical masters. https://t.co/Zk84W8Dlyp
In the often loud and frequently inane blah-blah-blah that is radio, Milt Rosenberg was for nearly half a century an oasis of intelligent conversation and learned curiosity. Rosenberg died of pneumonia and its complications on Tuesday. He was 92 years old. https://t.co/4nsm5qjmqo
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