If Cosmo Coffey achieves his dream of being a filmmaker, he'll have a football coach to thank. The Oak Park and River Forest High School sophomore, by most accounts, is already a filmmaker and will get to take a bow at the Lake Theatre in Oak Park on March 15 with the screening of his first film, Grit.
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.
Phil Jackson got his basketball coaching wins by convincing big NBA egos to play as a team. William Thompson got his coaching wins by somehow harnessing the squirrelly energy of grade-school boys and getting them to play the game of basketball with the composure of grown men