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  • Sones De Mexico's polite sonic insurrection

    Sones De Mexico's polite sonic insurrection
    About 20 years ago, bass guitarist Juan Dies was asked to perform at a party in Pilsen that celebrated the legacy of Mexican revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata. He invited some friends to join him and soon they formed the group Sones De Mexico. Since...
  • Get Out: Things to do on Sunday

    Get Out: Things to do on Sunday
    Global harmonies The 16th annual World Music Festival is ending with a bang at the Chicago Cultural Center. Enjoy performances by musicians from around the globe, including the duo of Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita,...
  • 2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...
  • 10 years of being the faces on Crown Fountain in Millennium Park

    10 years of being the faces on Crown Fountain in Millennium Park
    For 10 years they have looked out from the 50-foot video towers, staring or smiling as tourists snap photos and children shriek while standing under the water streaming from their pursed lips. They are anonymous, yet famous — faces seen by huge...
  • Two independent films set to begin shooting in Chicago

     Two independent films set to begin shooting in Chicago
    Ten years after making it to the finals of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's "Project Greenlight," Chicago filmmaker Duane Edwards has lined up his first feature film project, slated to begin shooting locally this fall. The script, by Frederick Mensch, is...
  • Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough
    For years — long before Millennium Park was created — readers wrote to me complaining about the Chicago Jazz Festival's dismal acoustics and environment in Grant Park. And for years, city government (which produces the festival) and the...
  • Fine Arts Society shows richness of Chinese culture

    Fine Arts Society shows richness of Chinese culture
    It began three decades ago as a small local competition designed to encourage Chinese music students to learn Chinese repertory along with the Western classical works their teachers were drumming into their young heads. Since then, it has grown into a...
  • City to take public's ideas on possible sites for Lucas museum

    City to take public's ideas on possible sites for Lucas museum
    The city of Chicago has created a webpage where residents can submit ideas and recommend sites for filmmaker George Lucas' cultural arts museum, which will house a trove of the Star Wars creator's artwork and movie memorabilia. The comment submission...
  • Chicago-area Stormtroopers ready to help city land George Lucas museum

    Chicago-area Stormtroopers ready to help city land George Lucas museum
    Local Stormtroopers are falling into line behind Chicago’s bid to become the site of a museum devoted to the work of “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas. Chicago-area members of the 501st Legion — a 6,600-member international...
  • Mario Caruso, Chicago

    Mario Caruso, Chicago
    Age: 76 Writing letters since: 1977 Life story in 100 words or less: Grew up in Chicago Heights with two brothers, two sisters and his parents. Parents owned a mom-and-pop grocery store, where the whole family worked. Completed seminary school in...
  • Coltrane, Blanchard among Jazz Fest headliners

    Coltrane, Blanchard among Jazz Fest headliners
    Trumpeter Terence Blanchard, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and singer Cecile McLorin Salvant will be among the featured performers at the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 28-31 in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. The complete...