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New BLOOD Wednesday, April 4
Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Jordan Tice and Dominick Leslie have performed, recorded and toured with bluegrass superstars like David Rawlings, Gillian Welch and Punch Brothers. As Hawktail, this …
Rituals of HORROR Wednesday, April 4
It's understandable that many heavyweights in the film industry view Netflix and Amazon as unwelcome competitors in the awards market, a dubious arena to start with, since it's more a way …
An ASCENDANT Note Wednesday, April 4
The acclaimed film is about gifted singer/songwriter Ronald Troy Collins, homeless and addicted to crack, living on LA's Skid Row. It's a hard but hopeful movie, reminding us that the homeless are …
Funnier From BEHIND Wednesday, April 4
Writer Michael Frayn said he wanted to "write a farce from behind." The seed was planted; what bloomed is this one-act play-within-a-play (based on ) about a second-rate theater company …
BLUE Dreams Wednesday, April 4
We call it spring, but for many of us, this festival marks the beginning of summer! With a lineup that includes hometown favorites Mama Blue and Heather Gillis, and nationally recognized …
ROARING Good Time Wednesday, April 4
Imagine prowling through a mysterious environment-it's beautiful, but danger lurks. And just as you readjust your dazzling, bejeweled mask, you hear a low growl. Looking around, you lock eyes with a …
SPARKY Times Wednesday, April 4
Yes, the "world's largest idea fest" is back, and so's the voting, aka "market validation." After a huge revamp sparked by (see what we did there) headline-making trials and tribulations, the event, …
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News AAND Notes: Arts Edition Thursday, March 29
In the way back of 1989, at the invitation (and tireless coordination) of teacher Irving Zucker, Keith Haring and nearly 500 Chicago Public Schools students collaborated on …
State arts funding decimated by legislature