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Celebrating Chicago Theatre Week—a year into the pandemic

As the numbers of the vaccinated grow and the icicles melt and crash, the twin angst-inducing events of pandemic shutdown and plain old everyday cabin fever seem to recede like…

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Chaos Walking

Fandango helps you go back to the movies with confidence and peace of mind. Find Open Theaters Near You Check Theater Safety Policies Contactless Ticket Purchase Contactless Ticket Entry Worry-free Refunds &…

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Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

Fandango helps you go back to the movies with confidence and peace of mind. Find Open Theaters Near You Check Theater Safety Policies Contactless Ticket Purchase Contactless Ticket Entry Worry-free Refunds &…

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Black Widow (2021)

Fandango helps you go back to the movies with confidence and peace of mind. Find Open Theaters Near You Check Theater Safety Policies Contactless Ticket Purchase Contactless Ticket Entry Worry-free Refunds &…

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Celebrate everyday Black heroes with 28 Days of Greatness

As the world shut down early last year, Brandon Breaux began questioning the intention of his artistic practice. Art began to feel like a luxury to him, and he didn’t…

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The Joffrey unveils a new Boléro

Winter in a pandemic. The roads obstructed with snow. The sight of the same street outside the same window inside the unchanging footprint of the apartment whose every corner and…

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Second City finds a buyer and its instructors form a union

This has been a helluva week for Second City news. On Wednesday, Financial Times first published reports of an imminent sale of the comedy behemoth to private equity firm ZMC,…

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Fillet of Solo reminds us that no one is alone

In the Before Times—before the Moth, before the Stoop, before the phrase "live lit" was even coined, much less a thing—Sharon Evans's Live Bait Theater was HQ for Chicago storytellers.…

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The Obama Center: opening in 2025

It was hot on the August day in 2016 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented the Obama Foundation with nearly 20 acres of Jackson Park as the site for the Obama…

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Chicago dance artists figure out their next steps

On March 9 last year, Ayana Strutz, a professional dancer and actress from Evanston, flew to New York City to try out for multiple Broadway shows.  "I remember I was…

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