The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra is Performing “Transcend” to Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad

The renowned Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO), consisting of some of the most talented and dedicated young musicians from across the Midwest region, today announced programming for its Fall Symphony Orchestra Concert on November 17. The concert will feature the Chicago premiere of Transcend by composer Zhou Tian to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Commissioned […]

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Starved Rock Kayak Tour – Everything You Need to Know Before You Go

For our 18th wedding anniversary my husband booked us an outdoor adventure. I was excited for us to do something together that involved being outside in the fresh air and something that involved physical activity. He had booked a kayaking tour in Starved Rock Illinois. The photo below this paragraph is the one used on […]

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STAR WARS: The Rise of Skywalker Debuts New Trailer at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago

On April 12th, Director/Writer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy were joined by stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, Billy Dee Williams, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo and Anthony Daniels, and droids BB-8 and D-0, for a panel discussion at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, moderated by Stephen Colbert. It was a […]

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Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Summer Extension of Little Shop of Horrors

Seymour Krelborn is in search of an escape from his poverty-stricken life on an urban skid-row. He discovers a mysterious carnivorous plant, which survives on human blood.  This man-eating plant quickly blossoms into a fully-fledged local attraction and propels Seymour to success. Before long, Seymour discovers the plant’s extra-terrestrial roots and its’ ultimate desire for […]

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Learn About Black Creativity at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago

There is always something exciting worth learning about at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. This year’s Juried Art Exhibition is the largest in its history. The gallery, displayed annually at MSI since 1970, features more than 170 dynamic art works from professional and aspiring African-American artists, including youth artists. The Juried Art Exhibition is the nation’s longest-running […]

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THE ART DECO NUTCRACKER Coming to Chicago’s Studebaker Theatre

A&A BALLET ANNOUNCES STELLAR PRINCIPAL CAST FOR “THE ART DECO NUTCRACKER” American Ballet Theatre Soloist Katherine Williams to Dance Sugar Plum Fairy CHICAGO – A&A BALLET (A&A), under the artistic direction of Anna Reznik and Alexei Kremnev,has announced the principal casting for “The Art Deco Nutcracker” (© 2017 Alexei Kremnev), which will be performed at Chicago’s Studebaker Theatre at 410 S. […]

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