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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Raises More Than $65,000 at 14th Annual BOLD MOVES FOR BOLD WOMEN EventHubbard Street Dance Chicago Raises More Than $65,000 at 14th Annual BOLD MOVES FOR BOLD WOMEN Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, among the world's premier contemporary dance companies, along with honorary event chair Aurora Abella Austriaco, of Valentine Austriaco &Bueschel, P.C.; honorary event chair Pamela Cullerton, wife of Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton; event chair and Hubbard Street board member Karen H. Lennon; and a 17-member host committee, welcomed more than 250 guests to the offices of Baker McKenzie, LLP overlooking Chicago's Millennium Park on Thursday, March 16, 2017 for Hubbard Street's 14th annual Bold Moves for Bold Women event. (more...)

Theater For The New City To Present THE FACULTY ROOMTheater For The New City To Present THE FACULTY ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Baby Boomers had nuclear air raid drills in school that stamped their souls with the realization that death is always close by.  Their children now have lockdown drills, rehearsing what to do when a shooter is on the loose in the school.  A nuclear attack never materialized (at least, not yet), but the present generation has Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech and a host of other massacres to remind them of their own mortality. The hard lockdown--when an imminent danger is known--is an unforgettable rite of passage for many people, and it is the setting of 'The Faculty Room,' the newest play by William Electric Black that is the fourth in his GUNPLAYS series.  Theater for the New City will present its world premiere run April 13 to 30, directed by the author. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

In commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011, the Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago, the Japan America Society of Chicago, Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Chicago Office present ? Kizuna 6: Resilience, a series of events to remember the victims of the earthquake and tsunami and to show continued support from the people of Chicago to those affected by the disaster. The word kizuna means “bond of friendship” in Japanese. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents Four World Premieres In WINNING WORKS, 3/11-12Joffrey Ballet Presents Four World Premieres In WINNING WORKS, 3/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago Public Library present four world premieres in the seventh annual Winning Works program, the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. (more...)

Chicago Police Chief: 'We want to stop the right people, for the right reason, at the right time.'Chicago Police Chief: 'We want to stop the right people, for the right reason, at the right time.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

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American Writers Museum, Located in the Heart of Chicago's Cultural Scene, Announces Grand Opening DateAmerican Writers Museum, Located in the Heart of Chicago's Cultural Scene, Announces Grand Opening Date
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The United States' rich cultural landscape will expand this year with the announcement of the American Writers Museum's (AWM's) Grand Opening on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017, at 180 North Michigan Avenue in the heart of downtown Chicago.  (more...)

History Presents THE OBAMA YEARS - A NINE-PART ORAL HISTORYHistory Presents THE OBAMA YEARS - A NINE-PART ORAL HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

HISTORY has today launched THE OBAMA YEARS - A NINE-PART ORAL HISTORY. This is an incredible compilation of commentary from President Barack Obama and 23 members of his administration. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - History to Present THE 44TH PRESIDENT: IN HIS OWN WORDS, 1/15VIDEO: First Look - History to Present THE 44TH PRESIDENT: IN HIS OWN WORDS, 1/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

HISTORY premieres THE 44TH PRESIDENT: IN HIS OWN WORDS, President Barack Obama's first-hand account on his time in office - his successes, his failures, difficulties with Congress, race relations during his tenure (more...)

Grant Park Music Festival Announces 2017 SeasonGrant Park Music Festival Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Chicago's Grant Park Music Festival Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Carlos Kalmar today announced a rich array of programming for the Festival's 2017 season, including a world premiere commission by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Aaron Jay Kernis. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Join the Boston Pops at Auditorium Theatre in MarchBernadette Peters to Join the Boston Pops at Auditorium Theatre in March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters makes her Auditorium Theatre debut, and her first Chicago appearance in over 10 years, on March 31 when she joins the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for a mixed program that features a tribute to George Gershwin and a medley of Broadway hits and classics. (more...)

Joffrey Academy of Dance Announces 2017 Winners Of Choreographic CompetitionJoffrey Academy of Dance Announces 2017 Winners Of Choreographic Competition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the seventh annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Shannon Alvis, Sean Carmon, Karen Gabay and Jimmy Orrante. (more...)

LUKE BABYLON: THE CHRISTIAN MAGICIAN Coming to Chicago's Annoyance TheatreLUKE BABYLON: THE CHRISTIAN MAGICIAN Coming to Chicago's Annoyance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Do you believe in magic? Do you believe in God? Prepare to believe in both! Christian magician Luke Babylon is bringing his unique magical, evangelical performance to Chicago's den of iniquity: the Annoyance Theatre. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Celebrates 12th Annual MLK Weekend Performances of TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAHAuditorium Theatre Celebrates 12th Annual MLK Weekend Performances of TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The 12th annual performances of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah take place at the Auditorium Theatre on January 14 and 15, the weekend before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Renowned soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson join legendary pianist Alvin Waddles in the celebratory production, which features a choir of over 100 choir members and musicians. Too Hot to Handel is based on George Frideric Handel's Messiah, and pairs Handel's traditional classical score with jazz, gospel, and blues. (more...)

Yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago Festival Welcomes Estimated 1.1 MillionYearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago Festival Welcomes Estimated 1.1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Shakespeare 400 Chicago, the yearlong festival marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, will wrap up a dynamic year of programming with a full calendar of events in December, having inspired an estimated 1.1 million people to take part in 863 events at 231 locations across the city of Chicago. (more...)

Scoop: VICE SPECIAL REPORT: A HOUSE DIVIDED on HBO - Friday, December 9, 2016Scoop: VICE SPECIAL REPORT: A HOUSE DIVIDED on HBO - Friday, December 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - Nov 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on VICE SPECIAL REPORT: A HOUSE DIVIDED on HBO, airing on Friday, December 9, 2016! (more...)

CHRP Raises $140,000, Awards Dorrance and Young with JUBA!CHRP Raises $140,000, Awards Dorrance and Young with JUBA!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which fosters social reconciliation through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosted its 26th Jubalee Gala November 4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Attended by nearly 250 people, the event raised more than $140,000 from a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships, a paddle raise, a raffle and contributions. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Launches ADMIT ONE ProgramAuditorium Theatre Launches ADMIT ONE Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre launches ADMIT ONE, a new initiative that provides community groups with the opportunity to experience music and dance at the National Historic Landmark. The ADMIT ONE program covers tickets, as well as transportation costs to and from the theatre, to underserved Chicagoland after-school and neighborhood groups and social service agencies. In addition, some groups will experience pre-show engagements and in-community residencies organized by the Auditorium Theatre's Creative Engagement Department. (more...)

'Chicago Radio Town Hall Meeting' To Air 'Live' November 14th'Chicago Radio Town Hall Meeting' To Air 'Live' November 14th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

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Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young to Receive JUBA! Awards This FallMichelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young to Receive JUBA! Awards This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosts its 26th Jubalee Gala. (more...)

Orbert Davis's Chicago Jazz Philharmonic to Return to Auditorium TheatreOrbert Davis's Chicago Jazz Philharmonic to Return to Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Orbert Davis's Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP) returns to the Auditorium Theatre on Friday, November 11, with a diverse program that celebrates the rich cultural fabric of the United States. (more...)

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