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With acts of terror again splashed across front pages, the sheer immediacy of Chicago Opera Theater's production of "Maria de Buenos Aires" hits you like a blow to the solar plexus. The show, which opened Saturday at the Harris Theater for Music and...
Tags: Concerts, Arts and Culture, Music Theater, Argentina, Theater
If Chicagoan James Falzone isn't the hardest working clarinet player in jazz, he's pretty close to it. In addition to touring with his widely admired jazz quartet KLANG and exploring Arabic music through his Allos Musica Trio, Falzone composes choral...
A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
Monday nights in the Loop would be a lot less lively if it weren't for "Monday Night Live." The popular series marked its fifth anniversary in September, and judging by the most recent installment, the concept still has plenty of life in it. At around...
As a subject for a musical comedy, Alzheimer's disease can be a tough sell. Even Avrum Krause, director of the Time of Your Life Players, who came up with the idea of writing a musical comedy about a rock guitarist who develops early onset Alzheimer's,...
The words and rhymes of 12 high school poets competing in the individual finals of the Louder Than a Bomb slam poetry festival echoed off the marble walls of the Chicago Cultural Center Wednesday night. Jada-Amina Harvey, a member of Kenwood Academy's...
It is a pleasurable thing to have drinks with Randy Albers and we have done so over the years at such saloons as, of course, the Billy Goat, as well as Stefani's 437, the Underground Wonder Bar and some joint in the South Loop whose name escapes me at the...
In late 2009, President Barack Obama appeared on "60 Minutes" and said "fat-cat bankers" were smothering his efforts to craft new rules for Wall Street. As soon as the reforms cleared Congress six months later, the president's top advisers launched a...
Nearly 20 years after it was founded, the Chicago Underground Film Fest remains (perhaps appropriately) a relatively underground event. Two decades is a milestone, though, especially if you're talking about a fest that brands itself as the home of...
The City of Chicago has for the first time in its history an office charged with serving the needs of the local music community. Now begins director Dylan Rice’s first major hurdle: alerting people that it exists. “We’re not calling...
Last week, in a valiant effort and one that deserves to be applauded, the mayor and NBA Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas took the point in an effort to raise money to expand the at-risk youth basketball program known as Windy City Hoops. “For me, as a...
Tribune reporterSeveral of the city's major cultural institutions announced plans Tuesday to join together this fall for a "citywide celebration of arts and culture." Dubbed “Expo Art Week,” the event is set to encompass museum and gallery exhibitions,...
Tags: Expo Chicago, Arts and Culture, Goodman Theatre, Sepia, Artists
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