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Moonwater Dance Project rides the wave

The low rumble of the double bass slides up and down with the rise and fall of a tumult of waves to begin the piece. The dancers’ movements manifest a…

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Getting back to live performances—in the fresh air

In just the past couple of weeks, theaters have started sending out announcements that they're getting ready to reopen. Second City is already welcoming audiences back with Happy to Be…

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In this house, we live online

“Lit!” is what writer and publisher Mallory Smart says more often than not. I don’t always know what she means, but I think it’s a good thing. What or who…

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Corey Hawkins comes full circle with In the Heights

From left: Corey Hawkins as Benny, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny, and Anthony Ramos as Usnavi in Warner Bros. Pictures’ In the Heights, a Warner Bros. Pictures release Copyright: ©…

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LA&M’s dirty 30

The Last Supper In A Gay Leather Bar With Judas Giving Christ The Finger by Steven Brown Adam M. Rhodes What do you get when a leather daddy and a…

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Terell Johnson joins Chicago Philharmonic as executive director

Last week the Chicago Philharmonic Society announced the appointment of a new executive director, Terell M. Johnson. A classically trained musician as well as an administrator, he'll succeed another musician-turned-administrator,…

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Dee Alaba celebrates her authentic self

Photo by Fernando Rodriguez Born in Davao in the Philippines and raised in Des Plaines, Dee Alaba began dancing at the age of four. A graduate of Columbia College, she…

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Pride 2021: picnics, music, boat races, and (digital) performances

Last year, Pride events were mostly limited to online celebrations. But with half of the adults in the state now fully vaccinated, this year looks different, even though the parade…

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About Face turns 25 by nurturing the next generation of LGBTQ+ artists

Read from the scroll of off-Loop theaters making headlines and winning acclaim 25 years ago, and you'll find precious few that remain today. About Face sits in the pantheon of…

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Lyric’s al fresco Hansel and Gretel is a family-friendly treat

There’s no more perfect setting for Lyric Opera’s Hansel and Gretel in the Park than the North Park Village Nature Center, where—after two cancellations due to hideous weather—they were finally…

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