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  • Art and race at the Whitney: Rethinking the Donelle Woolford debate

    Art and race at the Whitney: Rethinking the Donelle Woolford debate
    Three weeks after the closing of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, even as the museum has stripped its galleries of the exhibiton’s videos, sculptures and paintings to make way for a Jeff Koons retrospective, the debate over one of its works lives on....
  • 'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre

    'Brothers Size' thrills with wit, vibrancy at Fountain Theatre
    The Fountain Theatre follows up its award-winning 2012 production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “In the Red and Brown Water” with a vibrant incarnation of “The Brothers Size,” the second installment in McCraney’s acclaimed...
  • Fidelity, friendship make up Road on Magnolia's 'Flower Duet'

    Fidelity, friendship make up Road on Magnolia's 'Flower Duet'
    The title of “Flower Duet,” in its West Coast premiere at the Road Theatre on Magnolia, refers to Leo Delibes’ celebrated “Lakmé” air for soprano and mezzo. It is being rehearsed by two Vermont-based frenemies, for a mutual...
  • Datebook: Japanese tattoos, kimono and an African American collection

    Datebook: Japanese tattoos, kimono and an African American collection
    The Fourth of July is upon us (not to mention the last week or so of the World Cup), which means the next few days will likely be filled with hot dogs, beer and illegal fireworks. But that doesn't mean that the artsies aren't doing their thing. We've...
  • Garcetti picks Danielle Brazell to lead L.A.'s culture department

    Garcetti picks Danielle Brazell to lead L.A.'s culture department
    Danielle Brazell, whose job over the past eight years has included regularly prodding City Hall to spend more money and pay more attention to L.A.’s nonprofit arts scene, has been nominated by Mayor Eric Garcetti to take charge of the Department...
  • Here's what's up in Indy

    Here's what's up in Indy
    "This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it." There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
  • Joe Wilder dies at 92; jazz trumpeter helped break racial barriers

    When Joe Wilder was traveling with a band in 1949 and playing trumpet at a club in Chicago, his solos were disrupted by college kids shouting racial slurs. In his low-key style, the dapper Wilder put them in their place: "I know you probably don't...
  • Romeoville book nets state award

    Romeoville book nets state award
    A new pictorial book that showcases the history of Romeoville was the ticket for members of the local historical society to a luncheon over the weekend at the Executive Mansion in Springfield. The book, assembled by the Romeoville Area Historical...
  • Bands set for Endless Summer festival in La Grange

    Bands set for Endless Summer festival in La Grange
    The Park District of La Grange and the La Grange Business Association have finalized the bands that will perform at this year's Endless Summer festival, including two groups that play music from the 1980s, the organizations said this week. Hairbangers...
  • Gas Prices Are Up, but So Is Average MPG

     
    There are plenty of Americans who purchase a high-mileage vehicle for environmental reasons, and sales of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles surged 84 percent in 2013. But when you start comparing the steady rise in sales of higher-fuel-economy...
  • All Deerfield students to have iPads or Chromebooks next year

    All Deerfield students to have iPads or Chromebooks next year
    Beginning in the fall, every student in Deerfield Public Schools District 109 will have either an iPad or a Chromebook in the classroom. With its recent approval of a purchase not to exceed $800,000, District 109 school board members made Deerfield a...