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  • Mayor Emanuel's inaugural speech

     
    Today, more than any other time in our history, more than any other place in our country, the city of Chicago is ready for change. For all the parents who deserve a school system that expects every student to earn......
  • Read Rahm Emanuel's inaugural speech

     
    Posted by Tribune staff at 11:50 a.m. Here is new Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's inaugural speech as prepared for delivery: Honored guests, Mr. Vice President, Dr. Biden, Mayor Daley, First Lady Maggie Daley, Members of the City Council and other......
  • Groups pitch plans for hotel tax revenue

     
    Groups seeking a cut of hotel and motel tax funds have submitted proposals totaling more than $408,000, meaning some will be disappointed because Crystal Lake …...
  • BEST OF 2010: Recap of the year in Chicago theater, as a play-by-play

     
    It was a year of scandal and rejuvenation, loss and celebration, recessionary cuts, and, incredibly enough, new theaters built in the teeth of the recession. Here's a brief look back at some of the biggest stories of 2010 in Chicago......
  • Debbie Allen's new 'Hot Chocolate Nutcracker' gets Goldstar award

     
    The early returns are in, and "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker," a Tchaikovsky-free original variation written, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen and performed by her Debbie Allen Dance Academy, appears to have crowd-pleaser potential. It had its...
  • Kevin McKenzie of American Ballet Theatre looks in on ‘Giselle’

     
    A distinguished guest has been in town this week advising Orlando Ballet on the upcoming production of “Giselle.” Kevin McKenzie, artistic director of American Ballet Theatre, has been looking in on rehearsals for “Giselle” as he...
  • Joffrey Ballet's win-win with Groupon is a lesson for Chicago's cultural institutions

     
    On Aug. 18, the Groupon online “deal of the day” offered discounted subscriptions to the upcoming season of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago. Within 24 hours, 2,338 people had taken the bait, the Joffrey announced the following day in a......
  • Donald McKayle has retired, but his work dances on at UC Irvine

     
    Wednesday night's repertory performance by the UCI Etude Ensemble was both a showcase for the 17-member troupe and something of a love letter to choreographer and group founder Donald McKayle. He recently retired from UC Irvine, where has been professor.....
  • Dance review: ABT's 'The Sleeping Beauty' at the Music Center

     
    The “Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center” season that delivered artistic epiphanies with two important historic reconstructions – the Joffrey Ballet’s marvelous staging of Frederick Ashton’s “Cinderella” (1948) and Merce...
  • L.A. Ballet rides a 'Next Wave' in reality-TV dance

     
    The hip factor is amped up at Los Angeles Ballet's spacious Westside studios. In the throes of rehearsing a new program that premieres next Saturday at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, dancers are adapting to new movement vocabularies that......
  • Stretch your inner dancer

    Stretch your inner dancer
    "Usually when people are stretching, something is bent; the leg is bent, the back is rounded," said Donna Flagg, a dancer and instructor with the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. "But bent is not stretched." In ballet, everything is about opposition &#...