The Chicago Sun-Times announced the Grammy-winning musician Richard Marx, North Shore Country Day Class of 1981, release of his debut memoir “Stories to Tell” (Simon & Schuster), which shares its name with a 2010 album.
"Nearly 300 pages, it’s a quick-moving and highly engaging read that offers candid snapshots of an illustrious 30-plus-year career. The pages are filled with the backstories of Marx’s Midas touch on his own 14 No. 1 singles as well as the inside scoop on successful collaborations with the likes of Keith Urban, Luther Vandross and even ’N Sync (it was Marx who wrote and produced the boy band’s megahit “This I Promise You”)."
North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.
All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.