Block Club Chicago: Folks seeking to develop musical skills or enroll their child in music classes can tour Merit School of Music during a free open house Saturday. The event will give people a chance to explore the instrument “petting zoo,” see demonstrations from faculty and discuss classes, said Merit Vice President Meredith Barber. Read […]
NBC5: Chicago’s 2nd Story program, aimed at elevating people’s true stories, is celebrating Pride Month by shining a light on what it’s like to come out as trans. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter reports here.
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 […]
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 […]
WFMT: The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra launches its season this weekend with a free streaming orchestral performance. Entitled “IPO Reimagined,” the program was recorded this past weekend at Ozinga Chapel at Trinity Christian College with no audience. The concert features 29 socially-distanced and masked string players — just under half of the orchestra’s 60 members. Keegan […]
Chicago Sun Times: It’s often been said that a picture is worth 1,000 words, “but I think it’s worth even more than that if a photographer is in the right place at the right time capturing something important,” says Wheaton resident Bernard Kleina, whose historic images are the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the […]
Chicago Tribune A&E Cover Story: Stepping inside Hyde Park Art Center’s “Ground Floor” exhibition, Julia’s eyes seem to follow you. Doesn’t matter if it’s the Julia who looks directly at you, or the one that is giving you side eye. Darcel Rockett has the story here.
Chicago Magazine: Kleina’s images form the centerpiece of In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing, running March 4 to June 20 at the Elmhurst Art Museum. In addition to more than 35 of Kleina’s photographs, the exhibition includes residential maps, news articles, and audio interviews related to the fair housing push […]
Inside Philanthropy: 3Arts recently announced the next phase of its work to elevate disabled artists. Find out how this new funding initiative reimagines support for these artists. Read the full story by Mike Scutari is HERE.
Chicago Tribune A&E Cover Story: “You are left in no doubt. Behind the flesh-colored mask that contains her visibly pulsing breath, Anais Bueno is fighting against something. With all her fury.” Chris Jones has the story here.