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  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
  • 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,”...
  • Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave

    Claire Ashley's paintings misbehave
    It isn't often a painting makes you want to bounce against it. Or crawl under it, swing it over your shoulder, parade around with it, hug and squeeze it tight, or lay your head to rest on it. This isn't akin to wanting to enter the seamy, tinted world...
  • Cartoonist Chris Ware is in his own category

    Cartoonist Chris Ware is in his own category
    If you were building a Chris Ware, if you were constructing the most celebrated cartoonist of the past couple of decades, drawing up the plans for an Oak Park illustrator so routinely referred to as a genius that the accolade is more like fact than...
  • Draft of Cultural Plan lays out ambitious campaign

    Draft of Cultural Plan lays out ambitious campaign
    The draft for the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012 cites 10 priorities "for Chicago to realize its potential as a cultural leader" and identifies 36 recommendations for achieving them. Released Monday, the 64-page draft and 38-page supplemental materials...
  • Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago

    Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago
    Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a...
  • 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,...
  • In 'Roadkill' and 'h.g.,' powerful shows for small audiences

    In 'Roadkill' and 'h.g.,' powerful shows for small audiences
    There's nothing new in Chicago about theater in small spaces — that's a crucial part of the city's aesthetic. If you glance at my recommended shows, you'll see several pieces staged in theaters with fewer than 100 seats, including "Rabbit,"...
  • Chicago Underground Film Fest finds a fitting home

    Chicago Underground Film Fest finds a fitting home
    Nearly 20 years after it was founded, the Chicago Underground Film Fest remains (perhaps appropriately) a relatively underground event. Two decades is a milestone, though, especially if you're talking about a fest that brands itself as the home of...
  • CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note

    CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note
    A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
  • Citywide Expo Art Week announced

    Citywide Expo Art Week announced
    Several of the city's major cultural institutions announced plans Tuesday to join together this fall for a "citywide celebration of arts and culture." Dubbed “Expo Art Week,” the event is set to encompass museum and gallery exhibitions,...