Rebecca Rego channels Lucia Berlin in new album, ‘Songs for Cleaning Women, Part 1’

CHICAGO—So far, Eighth Blackbird’s attempts at live-streaming a virtual concert series from their production house in Horner Park have not gone well. The series—called Chicago…

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When life imitates art: George Floyd, RBG and ‘We’re Gonna Die’

CHICAGO—Ten minutes before the scheduled virtual opening of Theatre Y’s “We’re Gonna Die,” I heard that Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. I didn’t want to go,…

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Queer Dancer Profiles: Dee Alaba

CHICAGO—This post is part of a series of conversations with trans/genderqueer dancers to give you a broader idea of where we come from, what we’re…

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Queer Dancer Profiles: Jess Martin

CHICAGO—This post is part of a series of conversations with trans/genderqueer dancers to give you a broader idea of where we come from, what we’re…

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Dance weaves a thread through 2019 Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO—A triptych of films screened Thursday to Sunday, collectively marketed under the header In Focus: Dance, forms an anchor point of the 2019 Chicago International…

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Interviews On Dance: J e l l o 6/12

This post is part of a series cataloging and responding to interviews I’m having with people across Chicago (artists, non artists, art enthusiasts, art un-enthusiasts)…

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Interviews On Dance: Elysia Banks

This post is the first in a series cataloging and responding to interviews I’m having with people across Chicago (artists, non artists, art enthusiasts, art…

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Queer Dancer Profiles: A. Raheim White

CHICAGO — This post is part of a series of conversations with trans/genderqueer dancers to give you a broader idea of where we come from,…

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At Physical Theater Festival, Aura CuriAtlas’s acrobats act out Steven Hawking’s story

CHICAGO — Two festivals which ran simultaneously this month — the Pivot Arts Festival in Uptown and Edgewater and the Physical Theater Festival in Lakeview…

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First weekend of Pivot Arts Fest challenges Euro-centrism with multidisciplinary forays

CHICAGO — Summer is just beginning, and Chicago is itching to hit the beach. Last Sunday was sunny, but deceptively cold. The chill in the…

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