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Newsies the musical: Extra, extra read all about it

Newsies the musical: Extra, extra read all about it
Disney’s Newsies, the musical based on the true tale of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who sticks it to the man is in Chicago for a short run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (now through August 7). The ‘man” actually is two men, the powerful nineteenth century publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst who... Read more »

Thaddeus and Slocum: a story in black and white

Thaddeus and Slocum: a story in black and white
A lot has changed since 1908–much of which we’d like to forget ever happened. But playwright Kevin Douglas, a Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member, doesn’t want us to forget. Douglas, who’s black, recalls growing up watching old comedies and movie musicals. As he grew older, he says, “I began to realize that most of the people... Read more »

Leap Day: 10 Fun Facts

Leap Day: 10 Fun Facts
Hello all you “leapers” and happy birthday. Today is February 29th—a date that occurs only once every four years. But why? The additional calendar day is based on some tricky mathematical formula with the end result keeping the vernal equinox (the day in spring when we have equal hours of day and night) on or... Read more »
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Academy Award Nominees for the 2016 Oscars

Academy Award Nominees for the 2016 Oscars
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced the nominees for the 88th annual Oscars. “The Revenant” topped the list of Academy Award nominations with12 nods including one for best picture. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” came in second receiving a total of 10 nominations including one for best-picture. Those who want to... Read more »

10 questions with Dylan Lauren

Dylan Lauren, creator of Dylan’s Candy Bar, was in town over the holidays to check out her Chicago store. Already being a fan of her Mag Mile candy shop, Dylan’s Candy Bar (445 N. Michigan Avenue) and her father, Ralph Lauren’s clothing line, restaurants and home decor, I wanted to learn more about Dylan, the... Read more »

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony moves to Millennium Park

Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony moves to Millennium Park
Chicago’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held in Millennium Park in 2015 for the first time ever, starting a brand new Chicago tradition. Calling Millennium Park “Chicago’s new winter campus”  Michelle T. Boone, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events said “The ice skating rink in Millennium Park, Caroling at Cloud... Read more »
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Chicago Botanic Garden's Surprise: Corpse Flower Blooms

Chicago Botanic Garden's Surprise: Corpse Flower Blooms
You may remember the hoopla a couple of months ago around the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Corpse Flower, named Spike. The long lines, the media circus–all waiting for the foul smell that was promised to be the world’s largest and smelliest flowering plant. And then, pretty much nothing. A forced opening with just a slight odor... Read more »

Open letter to Mayor Emanuel: Ten Ideas to Make Chicago Fun City

Open letter to Mayor Emanuel: Ten Ideas to Make Chicago Fun City
Last night ChicagoNow held their first Blogapalooz-Hour. The optional challenge to CN bloggers was to write a blog in an hour. The topic, to give someone advice, was emailed to all bloggers at 9 p.m. and the post was to be published by 10 p.m. Obviously, I’m a little late but after reading the amazing... Read more »

Redmoon INDOORS 2013-14 Season: Presents Six Spectacular Events

Redmoon INDOORS 2013-14 Season: Presents Six Spectacular Events
Chicago’s acclaimed Spectacle-driven Redmoon theater has just announced its spectacular 2013-14 series of indoor events and performances. The exciting series named “Redmoon INDOORS”  will showcase six large-scale events/productions taking place in Redmoon’s expansive new Pilsen headquarters. Those who know Redmoon know to expect the unexpected. Those who don’t know Redmoon–get with it. Redmoon, one of... Read more »
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Chicago Public Library Tackles Youth Violence in Chicago Through the Arts

Chicago Public Library Tackles Youth Violence in Chicago Through the Arts
The Chicago Public Library is working to combat youth violence, that has become almost epidemic in Chicago, through arts programming in conjunction with their Now is the Time initiative. They will be bringing the special October arts series to some of Chicago’s neighborhoods hit hardest by violence. Steppenwolf Theatre Company and DePaul University are joining... Read more »
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