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Dancing alone together

Dances are made in time and space, a minute or an hour in a dancer’s life never to be seen again. Dances do not last—they have to be made new…

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Lyric, Goodman, Steppenwolf, and CSO face the music

After the crushing decision last month to cancel its long-awaited Ring Cycle, Lyric Opera today announced that the rest of its 2019/20 season has been postponed. The annual spring musical,…

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Holding it together during the quarantine

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been overwhelmed with the creativity of Chicagoans spreading news, arts, music, and wellness. Staying sane and healthy during these precarious times has become a…

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Social Distance Gallery highlights student artists

click to enlarge MFA student Mary Gring's thesis project, “Disintegration/The Cure,” is a multimedia installation that looks at self-care through creative methods. "Who knew making 2,000 bars of soap would…

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Trolls World Tour (2020)

In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they've known before, Queen Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and Branch (Justin Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different…

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Chicago History Museum keeps the virtual lights on

At this outlier moment in our history, every story is about coronavirus—even last week’s perfectly staid announcement that Chicago History Museum president Gary T. Johnson will be retiring at the…

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Lou Conte Dance Studio closes after 46 years

Lou Conte teaching at the 218 S. Wabash studio location. Courtesy of Lou Conte Dance Studio A studio, in its essence, is nothing more than an empty room. It acquires…

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Bad Trip (2020)

Synopsis: From a producer of JACKASS and BAD GRANDPA, this hidden camera comedy follows two best friends as they go on a cross-country road trip full of hilarious, inventive pranks,…

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The Green Knight (2020)

Cast: Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Barry Keoghan, Ralph Ineson, David Lowery

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Irresistible (2020)

Synopsis: From writer/director Jon Stewart comes the comedy of a Democrat political consultant (Carell) who helps a retired Marine colonel (Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town. Irresistible…

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