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  • Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches

    Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches
    Nearly four months before voters will decide whether he gets a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday night began to detail what his re-election campaign will look like.
  • Laurie Garwood named Dancing Festival executive director

    Laurie Garwood named Dancing Festival executive director
    The Chicago Dancing Festival named Laurie Garwood as its new executive director on Tuesday. She assumes the role effective immediately. Garwood has an extensive resume of local arts administration experience including as director of theater operations...

    REVIEW: 'Swan Lake' by the Joffrey Ballet ★★★★

     REVIEW: 'Swan Lake' by the Joffrey Ballet ★★★★
    At what point does the animal turn into the human? Fear into love? The everyday into magic? The brilliance of choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's re-imagined "Swan Lake" is to bring into high relief those transformations — as well as their...

    Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing

     Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing
    "You know, Degas was groundbreaking," says choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. "He painted ballet rehearsal the way it really is: The girls are sweaty, they have a bad back, they're leaning over. They're in their undergarments. He wanted to paint the...

    Corrections and clarifications for Oct. 11, 2014

    In Friday's On the Town section, Ashley Wheater, the artistic director for the Joffrey Ballet, was misidentified as a woman. Wheater is a man. In this week's Good Eating section, a story about using the cheese halloumi to make a meatless burger...