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Opera on your phone; CSO (lite), live and in person

We'll have to wait until sometime this summer to get the video stream Lyric Opera's promising of last weekend's performance of the garage opera, Twilight: Gods. Like a picnic version…

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Carlo Lorenzo García creates a solo tribute in A Portrait of My Mother

Some people send flowers for Mother's Day. But for onetime Chicago theatermaker Carlo Lorenzo García, his bouquet for his mom, María Guadalupe, takes the form of art. Based in Austin…

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Remembering Michael Martin

Michael Martin Joe Mazza When word spread last week that actor, director, and playwright Michael Martin had died unexpectedly on April 26 at age 63, several of the posts on…

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A transformative year

From the closings of venues to the cancellations of performances, COVID-19 and its variants have wreaked havoc on the lives of entertainers over the past year—and Frances D'alessio (who has…

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Cards with humanity

“Which cereal mascot would be the best kisser?” It’s a question that either elicits a gut-reaction response (for me it’s Count Chocula, no question) or can be the gateway to…

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Hubbard Street and 10,000 Dreams challenge stereotypes while centering AAPI choreographers

Act two: a flute trill hurries over a plodding bassoon, chased by string pizzicato, a merry sound that sounds "fun," "festive," and "not authentically Chinese"—in this way, not unlike your…

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Here Today (2021)

Movie Details Add to favorite movies Movie Rating PG-13 | Fri, May 7, 2021 Movie More Info When veteran comedy writer Charlie Burnz (Billy Crystal) meets New York singer Emma…

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Black creatives never stopped creating

click to enlarge Last Supper by Onzie Norman, Love Letter by Andrew Hill-Fitzgerald, and Isolation by John Miles line a wall in the 2021 “Juried Art Exhibition” as part of…

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Chicago Inclusive Dance Festival offers a base of support for dance and life

"I don't think there's much difference between dance and everyday movement except for intent," says dancer Robby Lee Williams. "Are you feeling out some rhythm, some music in your head?…

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Class is in session with The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

"How do we define 'professional?'" It was the warm-up question for a social justice workshop I am currently a part of. The answers ranged from clothing to conversation to language…

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