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“It's not ‘rah, rah, rah,'” Gemze de Lappe says in explaining how you sing “Oklahoma!” The 91-year-old de Lappe hops up from her chair and stoops, bowing low and dusting the air with her hands as if foraging through...
Chicago Tribune reportersEver since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
The practical challenges of a small modern dance company are ever formidable: a struggle to finance productions and attract an often elusive audience. Whining gets you nowhere, while action talks. In that vein, four venerable Chicago companies have come...
Tags: Michigan Avenue, River North, Conservation, Culture, Dance
The awards season has run its course. It's always a relief to see it in the rearview mirror. Even the winners feel that way. Many of the award-winners qualifying for very goodness and even greatness fed an ongoing debate about historical fiction on...
After being saved from an attic where it was stored for 38 years and a four-year fundraising effort to pay for restoration, a Depression-era mural was unveiled Saturday in its new home at the Park Ridge Public Library. Calling it the second of Park...
Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless! Confrontational! Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating! And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
In 1913, the Art Institute did something astonishing. It opened its hallowed halls to an exhibition so radical that it would forever alter the course of art-making in the United States. The event was the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better...
Tags: Museums, Michigan Avenue, Francisco Franco, Fine Artists, Arts
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,...
The funny thing is, Pablo Picasso never even set foot in Chicago, let alone anywhere else in the United States. That untitled 50-foot-tall sculpture in Daley Plaza, the city's most iconic piece of public art as well as Picasso's only work of its kind?...
Tags: Artists, Arts and Culture, Museums, France, Fine Artists
Always wish you had studied architecture? Wonder if you would be better at science if you learned what interested you rather than what was required? Do you wish you better understood today's political issues more clearly or wish you could find others...
Tags: Students, Fine Artists, Adult Education, Arts, Awards and Prizes
Lately I've been having some excellent lunches downtown. One day I had a fabulous repast of Poulenc and Prokofiev. Another time, I enjoyed several delicious servings of Georgia O'Keeffe. And on Friday, I chewed over some Heidegger. I've been on a kick...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Culture, Music Industry, Entertainment, Music
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts will display a famous Vincent van Gogh work later this month. "Bedroom in Arles" is on loan from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. It'll be on view at the DIA from Feb. 19 to May 28. The painting will be...
Tags: Artists, Arts and Culture, Arts
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