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  • 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...
  • Springfield comes alive as "The Simpsons" take over Hollywood Bowl

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Under the starry skies of Hollywood on Friday, the animated world of America's longest-running television series "The Simpsons" came alive through music and lively performances from the cast on stage...
  • City makes amends with Lois Weisberg, ex-cultural affairs commissioner

    City makes amends with Lois Weisberg, ex-cultural affairs commissioner
    On Wednesday night, the public is invited to gather in Millennium Park to honor a crop of legendary Chicago artists and to watch equally legendary performers fete them, free of charge. If not for Michelle Boone, this event would have a different flavor....
  • Festival highlights different faces of India

    Festival highlights different faces of India
    Obviously, there's more to India than Bollywood, curry and the Taj Mahal. A lot more. You can get glimpses (and tastes) of the diverse country at the Indian Cultural Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in Naperville's Central Park,...
  • Fall Dance: Traditional ('Nutcracker') Meets Non-Traditional (Social Media)

    Fall Dance: Traditional ('Nutcracker') Meets Non-Traditional (Social Media)
    This season an array of dance offerings will entertain, amaze with athleticism, and even reflect on social issues — such as the slippery slope of social media — are we more connected, or less? And, what is up with the obsession over "selfies?"...
  • Muti's clout, prestige should make for a stable transition at the CSO

     Muti's clout, prestige should make for a stable transition at the CSO
    Riccardo Muti's towering authority, musical and otherwise, should reassure members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's extended family that stability and continuity will be maintained while management undergoes significant transition. Jeff Alexander,...
  • Loop Alliance offers ideas to spruce up Wabash

    Among the dozens of fanciful ideas suggested over the past year for how to transform Wabash Avenue into a more inviting corridor, Martin Stern, chairman of the Chicago Loop Alliance, joked that his favorite entailed putting a bump in the "L" tracks to...
  • Gustavo Dudamel leads an embracing performance in Vienna

    Gustavo Dudamel leads an embracing performance in Vienna
    Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Vienna Philharmonic on Wednesday night in a glorious performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" to open the 2014-15 season at the Theater an der Wien, built in 1801 and the site of many Beethoven premieres. The cream...
  • Social sense: Guide to the fall party season

    Social sense: Guide to the fall party season
    The fall fundraising party season revs into high gear next weekend with a plethora of big shindigs that can cost big bucks to attend — all for a worthy cause, of course. From the Night of 100 Elvises to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala, tickets...
  • In Northern Europe, classical music abounds

    In Northern Europe, classical music abounds
    Berlin, Dresden and Leipzig form a neat triangle in the middle of what was once the German Democratic Republic, now a thriving composite venue for some of the best classical music to be heard anywhere. While the classical music scene relaxes for summer in...
  • Winemaker Greg Brewer as the conductor of Melville's ensembles

    Before he was a winemaker, Greg Brewer was a French teacher. The longtime winemaker for Melville Vineyards (and co-founder of Brewer-Clifton) does have a linguist's flair for words, with plenty of slang and extravagant metaphors thrown into the mix. And...