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Q&A: Professor commemorates legacy of activist Fred Hampton

Q&A: Professor commemorates legacy of activist Fred Hampton

December 8, 2019

In 1969, activist and chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party Fred Hampton was brutally murdered by a Chicago police officer as he slept in bed next to his pregnant fiancée. Tues...

Bangarra Dance Theatre brings 65,000 years of indigenous Australian peoples’ culture to Chicago

Bangarra Dance Theatre brings 65,000 years of indigenous Australian peoples’ culture to Chicago

November 26, 2019

Raised on Thursday Island of the Torres Strait, Elma Kris has been dancing with the Bangarra Dance Theatre for two decades and exemplifies the theatre’s mission of sharing 65,000 years of Australian i...

Sequence Ch!cago showcases local artists at Navy Pier

Sequence Ch!cago showcases local artists at Navy Pier

November 17, 2019

Market vendors selling various goods are surrounded by several indoor stages showcasing local bands from jazz to soul to rock, as part of Navy Pier’s third annual Sequence Ch!cago event happening now....

Día de los Muertos celebration keeps Mexican culture alive in Pilsen

Día de los Muertos celebration keeps Mexican culture alive in Pilsen

October 29, 2019

For the past five years, Evelyn Duran Gonzalez has set up an ofrenda to honor her parents, in-laws and other departed loved ones as part of the National Museum of Mexican Art's Día de los Muertos, ...

Survivors of trauma ‘make something beautiful out of tragedy’

Survivors of trauma ‘make something beautiful out of tragedy’

October 8, 2019

Sharon Burrink stands before her neatly-framed work with a sense of accomplishment. Hanging around the artist and teacher in a small, cluttered room are dozens of art pieces with themes of trauma and h...

Dance Center begins to intertwine  cultural dance and performance

Dance Center begins to intertwine cultural dance and performance

October 7, 2019

Tanguy Accart moved to Chicago two years ago with one goal in mind—to build cultural connections between the Midwest and Europe, particularly France. Accart said there was barely any connection between them regarding contemp...

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

LGBTQ+ film festival ‘dazzling’ audiences

September 28, 2019

From gay thrillers to documentaries, lesbian vampires to side-splitting comedies and dramedies, Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival has queer films that reflect diverse narrat...

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

Local production company explores ‘full spectrum’ of identity

September 22, 2019

Molly Hewitt doesn't intend to make movies that look so gay, it just happens. In their recent film, “Holy Trinity,” which focuses on a dominatrix who huffs an aerosol can and develops the ability to s...

Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in ‘The Band’s Visit’

Q&A: Ronnie Malley gets lost and found in ‘The Band’s Visit’

September 4, 2019

From playing in his families band to opening a recording and production studio in Bucktown, musician and actor Ronnie Malley is now touring in the Broadway musical, "The Band's Visit." “The B...

‘Be open to being surprised’: 46th Dance Presenting Series kicks-off

‘Be open to being surprised’: 46th Dance Presenting Series kicks-off

August 26, 2019

With its diverse mix of dance styles, Emily Johnson's production was exactly what Ellen Chenoweth was looking for to start the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's 46th season. Johnson's "Then a Cunn...

‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

‘Abortion is just one piece of the puzzle’: Poets highlight reproductive justice

July 25, 2019

In a tiny, packed room in Wicker Park, a woman stands on stage and has to pause her performance. It is not stage fright that stops her, though, it is laughter—hard laughter. And the audience is lau...

Everyone can ‘moose-y’ down Wabash Arts Corridor with new street art tours

Everyone can ‘moose-y’ down Wabash Arts Corridor with new street art tours

June 26, 2019

For the first time since the Wabash Arts Corridor's creation, Chicagoans and visitors alike will be able to take guided tours of the street art, from the bubblegum-popping moose to the pastel flowers dec...

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