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  • Pivot Arts, a fest for those who mix their mediums

    Pivot Arts, a fest for those who mix their mediums
    Pivot Arts Festival enters its third year on Thursday with a 10-day line-up of events spread throughout the Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods — puppetry to dance, spoken word to music, improvisation to interactive installations —...
  • Emmy-winning writer Bell, teacher Giroux among Newport Harbor Hall of Fame inductees

    Emmy-winning writer Bell, teacher Giroux among Newport Harbor Hall of Fame inductees
    The seeds for becoming an award-winning writer were planted at Newport Harbor High for Maria Arena Bell. Some of her best memories at the school where she graduated in 1981 came from Fabian Giroux, an Advanced Placement Art History teacher, one of...
  • Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State

    Palmyra latest archaeological site to fall into hands of Islamic State
    Fears mounted over the fate of one of the Mideast's most prominent archaeological sites after Islamic State militants overran the historic Syrian desert town of Palmyra, seizing control Thursday of its temples, tombs and colonnades within hours. The...
  • Archive: When Chicago and Essanay Films created Hollywood

    Archive: When Chicago and Essanay Films created Hollywood
      This article originally ran in the Tribune on July 22, 2007 With the new "Batman" movie shooting on the streets of Chicago at the moment, it's a good time to remember how those streets looked on film a century ago. A hundred years ago this Friday, a...
  • Datebook: Experimental shoes, art by vets, stories about immigration

    Datebook: Experimental shoes, art by vets, stories about immigration
    Over-the-top shoes. Works produced by military veterans. And a series of collaged paintings that chronicle the lives of modern-day gold prospectors on the San Gabriel River. Plus: works that touch on personal stories of immigration and a painter’s...
  • Florida travel calendar for May

    Florida travel calendar for May
    Check out festivals and events in May across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) May 1: Jazz Friday at Foosaner Museum...
  • Venice Art Walk & Auctions prebidding builds excitement

    Venice Art Walk & Auctions prebidding builds excitement
    This Sunday’s Venice Art Walk & Auctions -- a benefit for the Venice Family Clinic -- will bring together more than 300 emerging and established artists. In addition to the inherent draw of a Google Los Angeles-based silent auction and party, as...
  • Datebook: Dirigibles, comic book noir and photos of the American West

    Datebook: Dirigibles, comic book noir and photos of the American West
    A sculpture that floats. Paintings that take a sculptural turn. Iconic imagery of the American West. Plus: a panel about black conceptualism, a show that touches on the Mexican Revolution, and lots of evil eye. Here’s what we have in our Datebook:...
  • Roundup: Chris Burden passes, Venice Biennale-palooza, Googleplex shrinks

    Roundup: Chris Burden passes, Venice Biennale-palooza, Googleplex shrinks
    So much of the art world is boating around Venice for the Biennale, roaming through galleries and falling into the drink — which means there are lots of stories emerging from Venice about art, politics, protest and the meaning of it all. Plus:...
  • Israeli Jazz Fest swings into Chicago, big time

    Israeli Jazz Fest swings into Chicago, big time
    On paper, at least, the third annual Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival looks to be the strongest yet. Opening Thursday and stretching for 8 days across 9 venues and 10 performances, the event will bring to Chicago artists who are based or rooted in...
  • Debbie Harry, Blondie and the early punk scene in photos

    Debbie Harry, Blondie and the early punk scene in photos
    The rooftop of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was bathed in crimson light, the neon glow lending glam nostalgia to a cocktail party that could only be described as a whirring bubble of ‘80s pop. Boy George, in his stiff-brimmed hat and copious...