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Merit School Of Music Open House Includes Instrument ‘Petting Zoo’

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 […]

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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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Light and Hope in Music: Illinois Philharmonic Opens Season Virtually

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 […]

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How Activist Bernard J. Kleina Documented the Fight for Fair Housing

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 […]

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