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Yas! Chicago gets its first youth arts festival

The culminating event of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Year of Creative Youth initiative, the festival will feature hundreds of local creatives showcasing their talents (dance, fashion, theater, music, spoken word, the visual arts, among others) throughout the Millennium Park campus on Saturday. Workshops, pop-up performances, DJs, mural painting and a variety of interactive activities, including performances from the […]

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Suburban soprano Ailyn Perez finds Lyric’s ‘Faust’ role ‘too good to pass up’

With the best opera singers booked years in advance, getting soprano Ailyn Pérez for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new production of Gounod’s “Faust” — just weeks before it opened — proved challenging. Pérez, who grew up in Elk Grove Village and now lives in Bloomingdale, had to cancel engagements in Munich and Hamburg to take […]

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