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  • The new Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival is coming to town

     The new Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival is coming to town
    To hear Shayna Swanson tell it, circus arts in this country are like the Wild West, complete with warring factions. Traditionalists — think Barnum & Bailey — despise contemporary circus folks, and vice versa. Cirque du Soleil, perhaps the most...
  • Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June

    Dr. John, Neville to top Blues Fest in June
    Dr. John, Aaron Neville and Bettye LaVette will headline the 31st annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 13-15 in Grant Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The festival will kick off June 13 at the...
  • Non-fiction filmmakers to tap Chicagoans with money and pull

    Non-fiction filmmakers to tap Chicagoans with money and pull
    Of the five films nominated for the best documentary Oscar this year, two of them — "How to Survive a Plague" and "The Invisible War" — got funding and support from Good Pitch. Two out of five. Talk about validation. Launched in the UK about...
  • City-sponsored Chicago Music Summit to debut

    City-sponsored Chicago Music Summit to debut
    The City of Chicago has for the first time in its history an office charged with serving the needs of the local music community. Now begins director Dylan Rice’s first major hurdle: alerting people that it exists. “We’re not calling...
  • Camerata Chicago a small orchestra with big dreams

    Camerata Chicago a small orchestra with big dreams
    Camerata Chicago is the best local chamber orchestra you've probably never heard of. But pay heed: The group is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, is about to release a new recording and is preparing for its first European tour next month....
  • Rick Kogan is feeling festive about Chicago

    That annual buffet of words called Printer's Row Lit Fest — I will always prefer its original name, Printers Row Book Fair — takes place Saturday and Sunday, with more than 250 authors spread across 200-some talks, performances, conversations,...
  • Plotting out another great Story Week

    Plotting out another great Story Week
    It is a pleasurable thing to have drinks with Randy Albers and we have done so over the years at such saloons as, of course, the Billy Goat, as well as Stefani's 437, the Underground Wonder Bar and some joint in the South Loop whose name escapes me at the...
  • Update: Epic Sound's Jada-Amina Harvey makes it to semifinals, Kuumba Lynx wins finals

    Update: Epic Sound's Jada-Amina Harvey makes it to semifinals, Kuumba Lynx wins finals
    The words and rhymes of 12 high school poets competing in the individual finals of the Louder Than a Bomb slam poetry festival echoed off the marble walls of the Chicago Cultural Center Wednesday night. Jada-Amina Harvey, a member of Kenwood Academy's...
  • Fall music preview: Getting a sound classical education

    Fall music preview: Getting a sound classical education
    How many of you feel you need more grounding in some basic elements of classical music? Let's have a show of hands. I thought so! Some of you may simply want to know what distinguishes a symphony from a sonata, or what makes music “modern,”...
  • Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
  • Downton Abbey's Mrs. Patmore dishes on life in that TV kitchen

    Downton Abbey's Mrs. Patmore dishes on life in that TV kitchen
    Actress Lesley Nicol was in Chicago for a few days minus the white apron and cap she wears in the kitchen of PBS-TV’s “Downton Abbey.” She was here to bring the story of legendary English pianist Myra Hess to a sold-out crowd at the...