Rest in Peace, Andrew Patner

Remembering Chicago’s Lion of the Arts

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Champion of Art and Culture Shared His Enthusiasm and His Smarts

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Short, Sharp Shakespeare

This “Macbeth” Will Take Your Breath Away

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All photos by Liz Lauren

Chicago Shakespeare stages an abridged version of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy and gets right to the point of one of his darkest plays.

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When “Tennessee” Came to Chicago

Tennessee Williams visited the city at a critical moment in his career

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The great playwright came unprepared for two things: rewrites and the city itself. “I can’t find the tranquility in Chicago to write.”

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Kaleidoscope of Color

“Seeing Trees in a Different Light”

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An illuminating spectacle brightens wintry nights at the Morton Arboretum.

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“And the Winner is…”

Spoiler Alert – "Chicago Tonight" Got a Hot Tip about a Group that is Shaking Up Shakespeare

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The news about young people in Chicago trends toward the negative, so we’re pleased to share a success story that is positively delightful.

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He Was the Voice of Bambi – And So Much More

"Boris Karloff taught me how to play checkers."

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Rare local visit by one-time actor who worked with Boris Karloff and Walt Disney and served three tours of duty in Vietnam and…

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A Way with Words

New Art Show Sets Sail with a Boatload of Wordplay

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A free exhibition explores the artful use of language by contemporary Illinois painters and sculptors.

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South Side Serenade

'Pulse of the Night' Beats in New Photo Exhibition

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Intimate black-and-white photographs document the South Side nightlife of the 1970s in a just-opened show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

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Raider of the Lost Art

Curator of Suburban Museum Has Sixth Sense for Finding Forgotten Artwork

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A little-known Chicago artist is finally getting the attention he deserves – in Des Plaines.

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Art of the Bizarre

An Artist Confronts His Demons

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The Art Institute’s current show is a kind of nightmare before Christmas.

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From “Citizen Kane” to “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Beyond His Outer Space Paintings, Influential Artist Chesley Bonestell also Made Earthbound Art for Hollywood Movies

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Before CGI visual effects dominated Hollywood movies, filmmakers often used a painting of a landscape or location to create a non-existent environment.

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American Experiences

New Exhibit Reminds Us Every Day is Veterans Day

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Dignified Portraits of Men and Women Who Served and the Thoughts They Carried.

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French Impressions

Vivid Graphics from a Century Ago

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New exhibition shines light on the artful illustrations that flowered in France during a dangerous era.

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‘Fantastic’ Voyage

Globe-Trotting Artist Creates Otherworldly Creatures

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From Kenya to Brooklyn – and now Evanston – a red-hot young artist makes mythic collages from the material world.

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Mesmerizing Music of the Night

Join a Listening Party as the City of Chicago Pulls an All-Nighter

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Chicago’s majestic Cultural Center has no small plans for the weekend. The Cultural Center will stay open overnight this Friday, Sept. 12, as part of the 2014 World Music Festival.

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More than War Stories

Chicago Artist Paints Pacific Overtures

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A onetime sailor and tattoo artist blends adult experiences with childhood memories to create mystical memorials to World War II. 

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Farina City

Local Actor Makes His Mark, Steps Out of Father’s Long Shadow

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Joe Farina doesn’t strongly resemble his dad -- the late actor Dennis Farina -- but he shares a similar everyman quality. 

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