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  • 9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common

    9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
  • REVIEW: Opening night of Chicago Dancing Festival

    REVIEW: Opening night of Chicago Dancing Festival
    The mood was buoyant, the choreography masterful, the dancing accomplished. At any price, Wednesday's performance would have been a winner. At the price of "free," it was astounding. Some heart-swelling civic pride is welcome these days, and the Chicago...
  • Where to hear Alondra de la Parra, 1st Orlando Philharmonic music-director candidate

     Where to hear Alondra de la Parra, 1<sup>s</sup><sup>t</sup> Orlando Philharmonic music-director candidate
    The first of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra's five music-director candidates is in town this week. Alondra de la Parra will conduct the orchestra's season-opening concert, which features Mahler's Symphony No. 1. Mexican-born de la Parra, 34, holds...
  • Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance

    Laguna festival celebrates a decade of dance
    The Laguna Dance Festival is kicking off its 10th season of showcasing world-class dance presentations in Laguna Beach with a nod to the past and a vision for the future. "The focus is bringing out dancers who have performed in the past and are...
  • Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met
    In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
  • Joffrey Ballet takes a bow at Spring Gala

    Joffrey Ballet takes a bow at Spring Gala
    Young dancers lined the Hilton Chicago's Grand Staircase as more than 700 people entered Joffrey Ballet's Spring Gala, presented by its Women's Board on April 25. Before the gala, themed "We All Speak Dance," guests were treated to an hourlong...
  • Joffrey moves 'Winning Works' venue

    Joffrey moves 'Winning Works' venue
    Due to last week’s fire at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Joffrey Ballet’s “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Awards 2014” has changed its venue, representatives for the company announced on Monday. The...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, the auditions continue

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, the auditions continue
    Episode 2 of auditions has us in Chicago and Los Angeles. Last week there weren't any joke auditions - some that were clearly not going to make it, but still had an interesting or heart warming story. And silly dad dancing is fine and not exploitative....
  • Joffrey Ballet member teaches master class at Towson's Carver high school

    Joffrey Ballet member teaches master class at Towson's Carver high school
    Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Weir held her right leg out in front of her, arched that foot and brought her toes delicately down to the floor, then back up again. She was pretending that the floor was a cat, and she was trying to pet it with her foot. "Yup,...
  • Joffrey Ballet announces 2014-15 season

    Joffrey Ballet announces 2014-15 season
    The Joffrey Ballet announced its 2014-15 season on Tuesday. The company’s twentieth year in Chicago will feature eight premieres and some familiar Joffrey classics. The season opens in September with George Balanchine’s “Prodigal Son,&...
  • Orlando Philharmonic narrows music-director search to 5

    Orlando Philharmonic narrows music-director search to 5
    The Orlando Philharmonic has revealed the five finalists hoping to be the orchestra's next music director. Orlando audiences will get a chance to watch them conduct at concerts throughout the 2014-15 season, executive director David Schillhammer said....