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Dancer Lester Goodman in his younger days. (courtesy: Lester Goodman)

Someone You Should Know: 98-Year-Old Dancer Lester Goodman

After dancing for nearly 90 years, Goodman has not lost his touch. CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

09/27/2013

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Chicago Karaoke Tips: Dance… Or Else

Even some good singers will screw up their performance by standing still as a statue (but not one a those hot nude statues people label as “art” — like a scary gargoyle statue). Great, you sing well, but who cares? A drunk, chatty karaoke audience will happily ignore you, good voice or not, if you’re not animated enough.

07/25/2013

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Barrington High School Cancels Dance After Threat

Barrington High School cancelled a dance scheduled for Saturday evening after rumors circulated that someone was planning to bring a gun.

12/15/2012

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Copycats: The Best Cover Bands In Chicago

Are you ready to rock like it’s 1972? Relive your youth or the youth of others by checking out some of the top cover bands in Chicago.

12/13/2012

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Best Places To See Ballet In Chicago

For those who enjoy going to the ballet and for aspiring dancers as well, the following list of performing arts venues and studios are among the best Chicago has to offer.

06/04/2012

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Eight Things To Know About The Hideout

For both newbies and regulars alike, The Hideout is an abundantly friendly venue with great rustic appeal, a front-porch Americana vibe that is hard to find elsewhere, an ideal destination for a laid-back night of down-to-earth fun with a group of friends. It’s a vibrant nugget of conviviality tucked modestly away on an industrial side street, with plenty to offer beyond the standard menu of amusement, and should be embraced for these virtues and more. Here are eight reasons why.

04/25/2012

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5 Picks For Late Night Dancing

When it’s 12:00 a.m. and you just can’t go home, there’s always somewhere open in Chicago to get your dance on. They may not all be classy, the average age may be 22 and your shoes might get stuck to the ground, but there sure will be dancing. Here’s an eclectic sampling of some of the best late night dancing spots in Chicago.

04/23/2012

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Spotlight On dance(e)volve: New Works Festival

Dancers usually perform works by outside choreographers, but at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, company members create dances for each other. The dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2 (a training company for six dancers between the ages of 18 and 25) stepped up to the challenge, and the results are on view during the danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, held January 19 to 22 and January 26 to 29 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

01/16/2012

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January Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out this quick guide to our five can’t-miss arts picks for January.

12/26/2011

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December Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy art event in Chicago. But there are a few events that you just can’t afford to miss. Here’s our quick guide to five must-see events and exhibits in Chicago in December.

11/28/2011

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Best Northside Dance Spots For Awkward Nerds

I am a vile human being. The vilest..est… I’m a shoe gazer. The guy at a show that stands in the back, not moving; a statue that wards lovers of things like dancing, music, and fun, far, far away. Are you like me? Well, don’t fret, friend. There IS a place for us.

09/02/2011

Eleanor Jackson of La Roux performs at the Glastonbury Festival on June 25, 2010, in Glastonbury, England. (credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Last.fm Trends: La Roux Goes In For The Kill At Grammys

Dance might not be well represented at the Grammys, but the category is usually filled with heavy hitters. Last year’s titanic Lady Gaga could face a little competition this time around. Last.fm Trends finds out who might topple the pop princess.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2011