Author: Amanda Berrios

The Chicago Children’s Choir drops a concept album inspired by the Odyssey

Chicago Reader: The programming the choir does on its own is also consistently outstanding, and earlier this month it released Long Way Home through several major streaming services—a charming hip-hop-inflected concept album about a young south-side rapper named Ody who takes an el ride across the city with her friends and meets a cast of characters loosely […]

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Taste of Greektown Chicago returns with city’s largest celebration of Hellenic cuisine, culture

ABC7: Taste of Greektown is Chicago’s largest celebration of Hellenic cuisine and culture. It returns at the end of the month, featuring restaurants, bars and a gyro-eating contest. Live music and entertainment at the 31st annual Taste of Greektown includes Hellas 2000 on the festival main stage, performing traditional and new Greek music daily from […]

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Concert Collaboration Builds Musical Bridge ‘From San Juan to Chicago’

WTTW Latino Voices: In a first-time collaboration, the Chicago Philharmonic and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance are presenting a musical taste of Puerto Rico with “From San Juan to Chicago: Un Puente Musical.” The performance, which weaves together the Chicago philharmonic chamber orchestra with the instruments, musicians and composers of La Isla del Encanto, was taped at the Harris […]

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Terell Johnson on Extending the ‘Great Path’ of the Chicago Phil

WFMT: Chicago Philharmonic announced earlier this month its next executive director, Terell Johnson. He’ll succeed Donna Milanovich, who’s led the orchestra for the last 10 years. In the announcement, Johnson reflected that working “with such a profound group of world-class musicians and leaders is a privilege beyond compare, and I look forward to continuing the incredible work […]

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Virtual showcase: Chicago media company helps bring arts productions to audiences

Northwest Indiana Times: Throughout the pandemic, one of the companies making sure arts fans were able to see some of their favorite theatrical groups and artists perform has been HMS Media. The Emmy Award-winning Chicago-based arts video production company has produced more than 50 digital recordings and livestreamed productions for some of Chicago’s biggest theater […]

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