There are duple dances, the "Mad Robin," a "Figure of 8" and the "Straight Hey for Three." But when Randi Woodworth first describes English country dancing, she explains the intricate patterns and social interactions only after she has caught peoples' attention with this:
Candidates squared off Tuesday at Oak Park Public Library in the hotly contested race for 1st District Cook County Commissioner, defending their political records and giving their visions on topics ranging from the state of public health to overcrowding at the county jail.
We don't usually review student productions in these pages but the current show running at Oak Park and River Forest High School, Fiddler on the Roof, is so well done I must bring it to your attention. And there's still a weekend left to see it.
Oak Park resident Eddie C. Campbell, a seminal blues guitarist and singer who played with Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon and Muddy Waters, will received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chicago Music Awards during a ceremony Sunday at the Copernicus Center.
Grace Lutheran School boys basketball coach William Thompson, featured on the front page of the Jan. 29 edition of the Wednesday Journal, recently won his 900th coaching victory of a grade-school career that has lasted 43 years.