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  • Top chefs have 'A Taste for the Arts'

    Top chefs have 'A Taste for the Arts'
    Student performances and Top Chef stations were the main attractions at "A Taste for the Arts" benefiting the Chicago Academy of the Arts. More than 350 attended the free performances by students and alumni May 10 at the Harris Theater. The show opened and closed with the CAA Repertory Dance Company choreographed by Randy Duncan, CAA artistic director. Soloist Eleri Ward sang "Shy" from "Once Upon a Mattress"; alumna/soprano Jessica Oliver sang a piece from Verdi's "La Forza del Destino"; and classical pianist Su Jin Kang played Chopin. Rock band Semi Precious Weapons, featuring alumnus/frontman Justin Tranter, performed a high-energy number that had the crowd on its feet.
  • Chicago Forward: Future of art in Chicago

    Chicago Forward: Future of art in Chicago
    The conversation crackled after Wednesday night's Chicago Forward program on the future of the arts in Chicago. “I thought this was an especially auspicious panel with views you don’t often hear,” Tribune arts critic and co-moderator...

    Winter agenda: Events for the season

    Winter agenda: Events for the season
    STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...

    Top Chef Week 5 Recap: Over and done

    Top Chef Week 5 Recap: Over and done
    Probability, you fickle law. Here we are to think more Chicago chefs competing means a greater chance a Chicagoan would be crowned Top Chef, and we forget its inverse, that Chicagoans also have a greater chance of being eliminated. Four weeks ago, the...

    'Top Chef: Texas' recap: 'Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party'

    'Top Chef: Texas' recap: 'Don't Be Tardy for the Dinner Party'
    Welcome back Top Cheffers! I missed you all last week, but I was too busy baking pumpkin whoopie pies for Thanksgiving to recap "Top Chef: Texas." But two things happened last week that you need to know. Firstly, everyone's favorite couple, Chris...