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Jazz At Lincoln Center Ogresse, Cecile McLorin Salvant

Multi Grammy Award winning musician and vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant's Ogresse presented in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre September 2019 was an expansive one-woman oratorio that explored the taboo scenario of the female artist as both predator and poet. ...

Gallery Seven hosting local artist’s work

During the months November and December, Gallery Seven, in the historic Gaylord Building in downtown Lockport will host an exhibit of the paintings of Lemont artist Dean Nikolay Thompson. Thompson is a 1973 graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago ...

NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: PAIN AND GLORY REVEALS CLOSE TIES OF A DIRECTOR AND HIS STAR

Sony Pictures Classics Pain and Glory is the eighth collaboration of Spanish filmmaking legend Pedro Almodovar and award-winning actor Antonio Banderas. This is the eighth collaboration for the two, albeit after nearly a decade-long hiatus. Time apart may benefited the ...

THE PRINCE-A DARK TALE OF HUMAN REDEMPTION

THE PRINCE (EL PRINCIPE) is a dark, raw film by Chilean director Sebastian Munoz that takes us directly into the harsh life behind bars in the notorious San Bernardo prison outside Santiago, Chile. The time is around 1970, prior to ...

Burning Cane-Debut Feature By Black Teen Director now on Netflix and select screens

History was made at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. 'Burning Cane', the debut feature narrative by then 19 year old director Phillip Youmans made him the first African American to win the coveted Founder's Award for Best Narrative Feature, he ...

Barbara Gaines stages Shakespeare’s story of young love amidst senseless violence

A city, two households, and a hatred so old that no one remembers its cause. Defying the barriers forged from their families’ enmity, Romeo and Juliet risk everything for love. Shakespeare sets his immortal tale against a community uprooted by ...

Entertainment: Lyric Opera Dead Man Walking

Taut and riveting from the overture to the final curtain, Lyric Opera’s Premiere production of Jake Heggie’s opera in two acts in English (with projected English subtitles), Dead Man Walking, is a fast-paced journey of conscience and redemption. The libretto ...

USF set for the annual “Light Up the Holidays” Parade

Joliet - Celebrate the start of the holiday season with your friends and family from the University of St. Francis (USF)! Join USF on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 for the Joliet City Center Partnership’s annual “Light Up the Holidays” Parade ...

Lyric Opera Chicago-Civic Opera House

Verdi's tragic opera Luisa Miller is getting the star treatment after 37 years of neglect in a stately new production by Francesca Zambello (artistic director Washington National Opera) in the Ardis Krainik Theatre of the Civic Opera House. The production ...

Chicago Film Festival Opening Night-Edward Norton's Motherless Brooklyn, in theatres Friday, Nov 1

In the opening scenes of Edward Norton's brilliant homage to his hometown, Motherless Brooklyn, for which he wrote the screenplay, based on the detective novel by Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday-1999), we see him anxiously tugging away at a loose thread on ...

The Galaxy's Greatest Hits with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

This year marked the 50th anniversary year of Apollo 11s historic moon landing. Chicago's Symphony Center was the launching pad for this city's celebration with a stirring concert of The Galaxy's Greatest Hits from Anthony Pratt and the Melbourne Symphony ...

Chicago Film Festival’s first look at some of the films showing

*LARA* Director: Jan-Ole Gerster Germany It’s Lara’s 60th birthday. She is alone. She is divorced. She has just retired from that job, where she was respected but not liked. All her youthful energies had been directed to becoming a concert ...

Chicago Film Festival: 10 Capsules

ALELI Director: Leticia Jorge Romero Uruguay/Argentina How does a family rearrange itself when a parent dies? When it’s mom who survives, will any of her three adult children have room for her? How does the group power shift: Is she ...

55th Chicago Film Festival-The New Bauhaus, a German design icon is reborn in Chicago

Chicago has long been recognized as the putative home of architecture. Little is said of the city's role at the epicenter of one of the biggest influences on design, especially as it relates to the objects and devices that support ...

57TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL-AMERICAN TRIAL: THE ERIC GARNER STORY

Unless you are a salamander living under a rock or a consistent viewer of Fox News, you must be aware of the Eric Garner story. To refresh your memory, Eric Garner was strangled to death on the afternoon of July ...

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