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3Arts Awards marks 15 years with nearly $500,000 in grants to women, artists of color and artists with disabilities

Chicago Tribune: Peregrine Bermas was having a not-so-stellar day before the call about being awarded a $30,000 grant from 3Arts, a nonprofit grant-making organization that has distributed $5.8 million in funds since 2007 to more than 1,800 artists — the majority of whom were women, people of color and artists with disabilities — came through. [...]
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‘Quamino’s Map,’ a world premiere opera in Chicago, explores the ‘burning desire’ for freedom

Belizean-born composer Errollyn Wallen learned of this historical episode in 2000 while reading S.I. Martin’s “Incomparable World: A Novel,” which looks at the imagined lives of three of these exiles in 18th-century England.“It explores different types of Black experience in London in a very vivid time,” Wallen said. “I vowed then that I would one [...]
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‘Art unfolding’: Leading American Composer Jennifer Higdon Tackles New Instruments, Breaks Boundaries

Jennifer Higdon is one of the leading American composers, having won Grammys, a Pulitzer, and many other awards from other leading music organizations. Now, after learning a new instrument, she she’s excited for the upcoming American premiere of her new mandolin concerto at the Chicago Philharmonic. Click here for the full article. (Photo by Noah Frick-Alofs)
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