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  • Shulamit Ran may be retiring but her music continues

     Shulamit Ran may be retiring but her music continues
    Shulamit Ran remembers very well how she came to be hired as a professor of music at the University of Chicago. It was 1973, roughly a decade after she had moved from her native Tel Aviv to New York to study composition and piano at the Mannes College...
  • Famous alums return to HPHS to share lessons learned

    Famous alums return to HPHS to share lessons learned
    Film editor Bradley Ross has many fond memories of Focus on the Arts from his own days as a Highland Park High School student, including a head-spinning opportunity to perform with "Rent" star Anthony Rapp when the Tony award-winning musical was at its...
  • Best bets for April 11

    Best bets for April 11
    Festivals Heineken TransAtlantic Festival: The 13th annual music festival features world beat bands from the U.S. and Latin America. Headlining is American indie band Wild Belle, the Chilean hip-hop of Ana Tijoux and underground Miami band Bluejay. 6 p....
  • Mailbag: Funding public art reflects Newport Beach's values

    The Newport Beach City Council will soon be discussing whether the city should continue to fund public art or if this should be left to private donors. Individuals and corporations have a role in funding public art. However, my experience in seeking...
  • Community news and announcements

    Artists wanted for annual Welcome Center exhibit The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking artists interested in participating in "Renewing the Region," an annual exhibit featuring items made from recycled and repurposed objects. The...
  • Print exhibit on display at AACC's Pascal Center

    An exhibit of prints, "Variations and Variables," is being shown through April 15 at Anne Arundel Community College. The college's printmaking club is sponsoring the show at the Pascal Center for Performing Arts gallery. The national show was juried by...
  • Harvard, Yale, Berkeley among top 10 college museums, CollegeRank says

    Harvard, Yale, Berkeley among top 10 college museums, CollegeRank says
    In the wake of the Duke/Wisconsin Final 4 matchup, here's a new college ranking, one that points to something with cultural heft: the top 50 college museums in the United States.  University of California, Berkeley -- with six natural history museums at...
  • Artist Dorothy Maxwell's artwork displayed at Osprey Lodge

    Artist Dorothy Maxwell's artwork displayed at Osprey Lodge
    TAVARES — Artist Dorothy Click Maxwell, 87, has a succinct explanation for her passion for art. "I just like to draw things," she said during a recent exhibit of her artwork at Osprey Lodge Assisted Living & Memory Care, where she resides. To...
  • 'College Dropout' to Ph.D.: Kanye West receives honorary doctorate in Chicago

    'College Dropout' to Ph.D.: Kanye West receives honorary doctorate in Chicago
    Kanye West remained still for 90 minutes on Monday. It was remarkable feat of willpower, a once-in-a-lifetime performance, certainly some kind of record. West — aka Yeezy, aka Ye, aka the Louis Vuitton Don, aka, fashion designer, filmmaker,...
  • Will Chicago ever learn to appreciate Kanye West?

    Will Chicago ever learn to appreciate Kanye West?
    Take this as empty provocation if you must, but it's sincere: Kanye West, a guy who knows a thing or two about the artful mingling of provocation and sincerity, is the most important, influential cultural voice to emerge from Chicago in a generation,...
  • Kanye West is brilliant

    Kanye West is brilliant
    I am a god/hurry up with my damn massage — Kanye West Kanye West grew up in Chicago, the son of an English professor at Chicago State University. He briefly attended the American Academy of Art on Michigan Avenue, then left town to become a top-...