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  • 'Mariposa Nocturna': The King of the Graveyard will see you now

     'Mariposa Nocturna': The King of the Graveyard will see you now
    San Pascualito Rey, King of the Graveyard, Guatemalan patron saint of illness and death, probably resplendent in his cape and finery and reminiscent of a Latin American James Brown, was not yet in the house. But he would be — soon. The January afternoon had turned dark and cold, and on the third floor of the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse Stephanie Diaz and Jessica Mondres worked furiously, preparing for his arrival. Diaz, 40, a Chicago actor and puppeteer, tugged her long brown sweater around her with one hand and prepared his throne with the other. "Ah," she said, pulling a shell from a box, "here is San Pascualito's crab."
  • Coming year in architecture figures to be filled with drama

     Coming year in architecture figures to be filled with drama
    It looks like 2015 will be another drama-filled year in architecture. Several important buildings and public spaces, as well as the much-anticipated Chicago Architecture Biennial, are poised to make their debuts. These are among the stories you'll be...

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    New Philharmonic: Music director Kirk Muspratt is joined by tenor soloist John Irvin, of Lyric's Ryan Opera Center, to ring out the old and ring in the new, at the orchestra's annual New Year's Eve pops concerts. The festive program, to be presented three...

    Ten reasons to get excited about the winter art season

    Ten reasons to get excited about the winter art season
    I love the snow, but maybe you don't. Maybe you'd rather be indoors looking at art in rooms with sophisticated humidity and temperature control than out enjoying the formal and experiential brilliance of a radically transformed landscape. If so, here...

    Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all

    Boustead's mission: Putting new classical music within reach of all
    In concert, in the classroom, on the radio and over the Internet, Seth Boustead uses every available platform to spread the word that classical music is a living tradition, an art form of vast global-outreach potential that's thriving as perhaps never...