| Jul 29, 2013
For the last couple of weeks, Chicago artist Garland Martin Taylor has been at Yale University making presentations to curators whose museums have artifacts predating the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
His lectures have been on ways to...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:34 AM
Even though Lyric Opera has yet to cast the starring roles in its new production of “The Sound of Music,” it is announcing the names of two supporting singers and key members of the creative team that will mount the Rodgers and Hammerstein...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras and Northlight Theatre are among 18 Chicago-area arts organizations that will receive funding for global projects from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Grammy Award-winning musicologist Art Rosenbaum knows a good thing when he hears it.
Yet in addition to the finely tuned ear with which he earned an award for best historical album in 2008, the University of Georgia professor has such a keen eye that...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Recent months have brought a bumper crop of new recordings of unusual 20th and 21st century classical works for chamber ensembles. The composers range from established figures to promising unknowns of the younger generation. It should come as no...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:20 AM
With the cooler weather comes more outdoor art happenings such as the Mount Dora in the Fall Plein Air Paint Out, which begins Saturday in and around the picturesque Lake County city.
Various artists will be painting sunrise to sunset all week, until...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:52 AM
There are two great events this week for art-aholics interested in graphics, works on paper, engravings, serigraphs, stone lithographs and other fine-art prints.
Hundreds of originals, artist-signed prints and limited-edition sculptures by some of the...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:39 PM
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Lady Gaga – what a tease.
By calling her new album "Artpop" (Streamline/Interscope), Lady Gaga strives to place herself in the middle of a long, disruptive tradition: the multimedia synthesis of Bjork,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 PM
(Paterson, N.J.) The other day Junot Diaz drove back to his home state. He had promised a college friend who teaches eighth grade here in this tattered, slate-colored, chain-link-fenced town, that he would make an appearance. And so he'd collected his...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:05 PM
National Night Out Against Crime will be held Tuesday.
Hosted by the Hancock Police Department and the Interfaith Service Coalition, the event in Widmeyer Park begins at 6 p.m. and features food, information, law-enforcement demonstrations, free...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:25 PM
There's even a pair of (very) hot pants on display that look like they could be worn Saturday night at (fill in the name of whatever Chicago club is "happening" these days).
Here's the catch to the shorts, though. They're made of sealskin. They're...