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2014/11/23 11:44
2014/11/23 11:44
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... and Bess" is considered by many critics to be "The Great American Opera" thanks to its lush, jazz-influenced score by George Gershwin and the vernacular poetry of DuBose Heyward and Ira...
2014/11/23 11:44
2014/11/23 11:44
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2014/11/23 01:24
2014/11/23 01:24
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Please enable Javascript to watch this video The University of Chicago's Dr. Donald F. Steiner was a pioneer in the study of diabetes whose research led to improved lives for diabetes patients...
2014/11/22 03:13
2014/11/22 03:13
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The idea of presenting Bach in bulk is not new but has gained currency in Chicago in recent months. Barely three weeks after the WFMT Bach Organ Project – a 10-concert series devoted to performances...
2014/11/21 14:41
2014/11/21 14:41
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... Tree Lights" opens Friday, Nov. 21, at the Morton Arboretum with more lights and unique experiences that encourage visitors of all ages to see trees in a different light. The festival...
2014/11/20 17:13
2014/11/20 17:13
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These days, the main floor of the Museum of Science and Industry is a little bit like a Christmas tree lot, but without the smell of evergreens, the giant ball of twine or the sketchy dude in the...
2014/11/19 22:26
2014/11/19 22:26
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More than music As for Hagstrom, he said he tries to make the rehearsals and performances more than just a practice or a clinic. “I try to show them the nuances that will make the performance more...
2014/11/16 18:02
2014/11/16 18:02
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You don’t get short answers from Cameron Carpenter. Reached by phone in Austin, Texas, where he is on a stop with his International Touring Organ, he initially makes a plea for a brief interview, and...
2014/11/15 06:26
2014/11/15 06:26
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Skating at the McCormick Tribune Plaza & Ice Rink in Millennium Park begins Friday in conjunction with a program to draw more visitors to a less-traveled section of Chicago's iconic Michigan...
2014/11/14 20:33
2014/11/14 20:33
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A downtown fire station will be demolished today to make way for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, a long-awaited first step delayed for months while the city cemented a financing...
2014/11/14 20:06
2014/11/14 20:06
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Classes and workshops WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19 Advance Care Planning for Caregivers: Workshop will help caregivers understand important end-of-life issues, including advance directives and other health...
2014/11/14 19:13
2014/11/14 19:13
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Not so long ago, Illinois companies were gazing fondly at Russia as a vast market for everything from Big Macs to bulldozers. Russia "has a population of 142 million with a rapidly growing middle...
2014/11/13 19:10
2014/11/13 19:10
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Walter Jacobson: Welcome home team CSO Though the Bears may be a disaster, we still have the Blackhawks and Bulls. However, one Chicago team just made 5 European appearances and they were all wins....
2014/11/12 18:21
2014/11/12 18:21
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Oh, ye lovers of Frodo and Gandalf, pay attention to the awesome news from Middle Earth: In a cultural coup for the West Coast, the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy will be screened in its entirety in...
2014/11/11 23:19
2014/11/11 23:19
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Igor Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” with its crazy pulsing polyrhythms and pitchy shrieks, has become standard orchestral fare, butit famously was booed when it premiered as a ballet score in Paris...
2014/11/11 20:06
2014/11/11 20:06
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Do you know the works of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher? His mathematically complex depictions of infinity and brain-bending perspectives possess a music-like integrity. They are fascinating and...
2014/11/11 17:13
2014/11/11 17:13
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As the 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez in March 2015 draws nearer, there will be no shortage of musical tributes to the eminent modernist composer and conductor throughout the classical world. Few of...
2014/11/11 17:13
2014/11/11 17:13
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Herbie Hancock has lived many lives in music. In 1952, at age 11, he made his bow with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, playing a Mozart Piano Concerto in Orchestra Hall, cheered on by a hometown...
2014/11/09 07:13
2014/11/09 07:13
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For most of the 20th Century, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra supplemented its regular subscription series of concerts with single biweekly programs that presented popular repertory. The last CSO...
2014/11/06 21:00
2014/11/06 21:00
18d
Suddenly, she switches to Hebrew: “Baruch atah Adonai, elohaynu melech haolam, asher bachar banu mikol haamim, v’natan lanu et torato, baruch ata Adonai notayn hatorah.” The “Porgy and Bess” melody...
2014/11/06 12:12
2014/11/06 12:12
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... Things to Do Whether it's a gala event, a once-in-a-lifetime concert or a hidden gem of a play, we're here to up your cultural (and fun) IQ. Here are top picks for your cultural calendar for the...
2014/11/23 11:44
2014/11/23 11:44
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