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  • New glass and new life at the Garfield Park Conservatory

    New glass and new life at the Garfield Park Conservatory
    One of the many destructive things that happened when a hailstorm hit Garfield Park on a late June day in 2011 was that a giant shard of glass plummeted down from the Garfield Park Conservatory's see-through roof and stuck in the dirt amid ground cover in the building's storied Fern Room, right next to a sign warning people to keep off.
  • A growing list of AACM celebrations

    A growing list of AACM celebrations
    This year will be rich in events celebrating the AACM's 50th anniversary. Among the highlights: "Free at First: The Audacious Journey of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians": Exhibition runs through Sept. 6 at the DuSable...

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...

    Sound experts make art of the noise all around us

     Sound experts make art of the noise all around us
    "This," said Eric Leonardson, "is a hailstorm." Outside the window, the sun was shining. But inside through the earbuds plugged into Leonardson's laptop, thunder cracked. Rain started drumming. The hail moved in, first sounding like a snare drum, then...

    Chicago Shakes to take the Bard to the parks

    Taking a leaf from the early days of Joseph Papp in New York and endeavoring to increase its own accessibility, Chicago Shakespeare Theater says it plans to tour its "Short Shakespeare" production of an abbreviated version of William Shakespeare's "The...