The huge dramas playing out from Boston to our flooded basements are weighing on our hearts now. But humans are not wired to be stressed out 24/7/365. When our imaginations are ready to soar, we couldn't be in a better place than Chicago.
Local residents are in the vanguard of a breathtaking array of arts. Name the discipline, it gets huge support in Chicago: rock, jazz, classical productions; art and photo exhibits; dance companies; the literary scene; dining; museums; the theater. And the world comes to Chicago. Movies and TV shows routinely film on our streets. Right now, the musical "Big Fish" is staging its pre-Broadway debut here.
Yet we’re more than the Midwest capital of the arts. Our homegrown talent makes a splash everywhere.
The Tribune entertainment staff gets as excited as anyone else when mega-events hit town …
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