Louis Armstrong figures prominently in “Body and Soul: An American Bridge,” a documentary on the cultures that intertwine in jazz. (Seventh Art Releasing) Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents a special screening of”Body and Soul: An American Bridge.” The Chicago Tribune writes more here.
The Silverman Group is proud to be representing the inaugural I Heart Halal festival at Navy Pier this April! Eater Chicago has the details here.
WTTW visited Gertrude Abercrombie: Portrait of the Artist as a Landscape at Elmhurst Art Museum. Learn more about the self-proclaimed “Queen of Chicago” on Chicago Tonight here.
Photo by Dusty Sheldon American Theater Company’s production of Basil Kreimendahl’s We’re Gonna Be Okay opens January 25! Check out Chicago magazine’s interview with Kreimendahl and ATC Artistic Director Will Davis, in which they discuss discuss bomb shelters, handsome drifters, and more, here.
“You could Google Gertrude Abercrombie, I suppose, or you could visit the Elmhurst Art Museum (elmhurstartmuseum.org) where many of her works — “I like to paint simple things that are a little strange,” she told a reporter when she was in her painting prime, which was the 1940s and 1950s […]
“What makes this piece so interesting is that Langston Hughes wrote notes about the music he imagined would accompany his words in the margins of the poem,” said Jim Hirsch, Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Sinfonietta. “Laura Karpman used these notes and created a one-hundred-five-minute work in twelve movements that encompasses different musical genres, spoken […]
PerformInk named American Theater Company the 2017 Company of the year. “If this season is any indication, Chicago is incredibly lucky to have Davis, and hopefully his impact will radiate across the community from rehearsal room to rehearsal room. Three exquisite productions and a thrilling new exploratory aesthetic, led by a new artistic director with […]
Holocaust survivor Sam Harris has told the story of how he survived the Holocaust hundreds of times. He’s talked about his experience in the Nazis’ concentration camps with school groups and in videos for oral history archives. He even wrote a children’s book. But when he sat down to tell his story in Los Angeles […]
“Never missing a workout means he [Brandon Jovanovich] can do this death perfectly seven times over the month of November. He knows his trips to the gym keep him sharp — just as they did when he was a football player — and allow him to perform each night regardless of how he’s feeling. “Every […]
In one of the most anticipated shows of the year, Windy City LIVE’s” Holiday Hot Picks, Ryan, Val and Ji share their must-have gifts for the holidays to an audience full of Chicago Heroes. Local company Transit Tees, which designs and produces unique Chicago-inspired apparel, accessories, home goods and more, was featured in this year’s picks! […]