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Music has always been a part of Laguna's art culture, but it has a hit-or-miss history. Lyric Opera Co. was founded here, leading to the formation of Opera Pacific, which moved out of town. The Laguna Chamber Music Society presented concerts at the...
Tribune reporterOn Tuesday at the headquarters of the Yollocalli Arts Reach program in Pilsen, Alex Aguilar was hunched over a piece of 8-by-11 paper, carefully outlining the word “Chicago” in cursive. He drew the city skyline rising from the tops of the...
December is going to be a busy month for the Pacific Symphony, which will play favorites of both the holidays and the classics in the coming weeks. Acclaimed American cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the featured soloist Dec. 6 through 8 for Dvorak's...
Tags: Entertainment, John Alexander, Music, Music Industry, Culture
Change of SubjectLongtime readers may remember my distance-running duels in the late 1990s with Elmhurst Press columnist Jack Zimmerman. Well, he left journalism many years ago to become subscriber relations manager for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, but continued writing in...
Change of SubjectThis news release from the McArthur Foundation today underscores the point of my column today: Eighty-eight percent of Americans who voted in last week’s election support establishing national standards for voting, including the hours polls are...
Change of SubjectPretend for a moment — and I know this is crazy, but stick with me — but just pretend that we want it to be easy for every eligible person to vote, and for the results of elections to reflect......
More than $500,000 will go to 13 Chicago non-profit cultural organizations from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund. The resources will enable recipients “to conduct collaborations with arts...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Arts, Beirut (Lebanon), Jonathan Miller
Game on, "Rachel from Cardholder Services," wherever you are. The Federal Trade Commission has announced it will award $50,000 to the person who comes up with the best technological solution to the problem of increasingly crafty robocallers who pepper...
A new space at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library is giving teens the opportunity to experiment with the latest digital technology. And the HiTech digital learning lab has developed a following, with some students coming every afternoon,...
Singer Art Garfunkel, a real estate magnate and an investor are putting $2 million in gold bullion on the line to inspire researchers to cure blindness by 2020, establishing through Johns Hopkins Medicine one of the world's largest prizes for a scientific...
Conventional wisdom suggests that slaves in America were deemed property and, therefore, couldn't have possessed property of their own. Dylan C. Penningroth, 41, a history professor at Northwestern University, has altered that notion with research...
This generation is undoubtedly experiencing history’s most expansive and diverse collection of musical genres to date. What with the boom of social media and music sharing sites like Facebook and Spotify, it’s effortless for an artist to...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Fine Artists, Artists, Theater
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