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  • For black dancers, it's unequal footing

    For black dancers, it's unequal footing
    As long as there have been ballet companies in the United States, African-American boys and girls have been discouraged from having Sugar Plum Fairy fantasies and "Nutcracker" dreams. They were told they weren't born with the right bodies to form the...
  • Mailbag: Costa Mesa should create a fine-arts hub

    Costa Mesa, the City of the Arts, has a rich and diverse arts community that includes visual and performing arts. The city is home to three major performing arts venues, as well as a wide array of galleries, museums and music settings. The city's...
  • This amazing mural is the perfect ode to 'Star Wars' fandom

    This amazing mural is the perfect ode to 'Star Wars' fandom
    When, or if, George Lucas ever builds his new museum on the Chicago lakefront, might I suggest a new acquisition? Something to welcome the skeptical museumgoer or one of those frowning Friends of the Park? It’s called “The 20th Century Space...
  • "Art that touches the soul" in Bronzeville

    <br>"Art that touches the soul" in Bronzeville
    Andre Guichard rearranged a chess board of sculpted pieces Wednesday, centering it against a painting in the East 47th Street display window. His cell phone buzzed, the caterer calling. There's plenty to do before Gallery Guichard opens a new show this...
  • Mailbag: Newport can look to Costa Mesa for public art

    Newport Beach has debated the use of tax dollars to fund public art. Yes, it has an Arts Commission, which is charged with making the city culturally relevant in a free world. The commission is funded partially with tax dollars and developer fees. The...
  • A rarity, resurrected: an all-black film from the silent era

    A rarity, resurrected: an all-black film from the silent era
    On May 15, a miraculous survivor of another age visits the Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus. The title: "Lime Kiln Club Field Day," is one you probably haven't heard. The event, presented by the university under the name...
  • Baltimore Symphony lights up Mother's Day with a Ferguson Center concert

    Baltimore Symphony lights up Mother's Day with a Ferguson Center concert
    What could be better for Mother's Day than having 80 musicians serenade your mom? The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra comes to town Sunday with a lyrical program that should do the trick. Take mom to brunch and follow that with an afternoon concert by...
  • Elgin schools, library promote Reading to the Rhythm

     Elgin schools, library promote Reading to the Rhythm
    In 2011, a total of 1,800 area children completed Gail Borden Public Library District's summer reading program, said Denise Raleigh, marketing director at the Elgin-based district. Last summer, that number had grown to 5,085 due to the work of community...
  • Goldman Environmental Prize honors anti-dam campaign in Myanmar

    Goldman Environmental Prize honors anti-dam campaign in Myanmar
    Myint Zaw knew his underground campaign against a huge government-backed hydroelectric project was succeeding when he climbed into a taxi late one night and the driver recognized his voice through the shadows. "You're the man from the 'Save the...
  • Artist to repair damaged bear sculpture in West Lafayette

    An artist who made a sculpture included in the "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" public art exhibit in Lafayette and West Lafayette says she will repair a piece damaged by vandals. Artist Sara Furbush, who created the bear with Morgan Asay, an art...
  • Chesapeake Arts to reboot programming

    Chesapeake Arts to reboot programming
    A small sign that reads "I can make the difference" hangs on a metal fence in the CSX train yard near Brooklyn Park. Belinda Fraley Huesman, the executive director of the Chesapeake Arts Center, said during a recent drive through the area that the...