Chicago Reader: The Hyde Park Art Center is bringing back the spaces we’ve all missed. Read online.
American Theatre: Congo Square Theatre Company has named Charlique C. Rolle to be its new managing director, effective immediately. In addition, the company has announced the Industry Training Institute, a series of one- and two-day Zoom workshops that will kick off later this month. Read online.
WBEZ: The local bluesman will perform in a new livestream concert and conversation series “At Home Chicago Blues,” which kicks off Thursday night. Listen here.
ABC TV: “Pitch in for the Parks!” invites community groups, corporate teams and individual volunteers to participate in keeping the city’s parks clean. The initiative is in partnership with the Chicago Park District and communities across the city. Watch online.
Wonderful World of Dance: “The incredible skills and drive of these women are unmatched and we are confident they help elevate our newly launched Crisis Stabilization Fund to ensure the long-term health of the Joffrey.” Read online.
Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago artist Nate Baranowski is pairing up with Howard Street businesses this summer for a virtual chalk art festival on Instagram Life. Read online.
FOX TV: Elizabeth Neukirch from the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce talks about the reopening of the Wicker Park Farmers Market with added precautions due to COVID-19. Watch online.
Chicago Tribune: $200,000 was awarded in June to those small museums and libraries with budgets under $1 million, according to Ellen Placey Wadey, Donnelley Foundation Arts & Collections Senior Program Officer. Read online.
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Washington Post: Joffrey Ballet dancer Victoria Jaiani hadn’t performed for three months as a result of pandemic shutdowns, and she was doubtful she’d dance this fall. Read online.
Chicago Sun Times: Unlike most other members of the League of American Orchestras, at least one third of the musicians, staff and board of the Chicago Sinfonietta are people of color. Read online.