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Read more of the article: "Travel Out of this World at the 2019 Macy’s Flower Show"

Travel Out of this World at the 2019 Macy’s Flower Show

Posted 14 months ago in Trending, Arts and Culture

4 MIN READ - Each year, Macy’s on State Street (as well as flagship stores in New York City and San Francisco) is transformed during the annual Flower Show. The...

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Read more of the article: "Get Ready for Summer in Millennium Park: Music, Theatre, Film, and More"

Get Ready for Summer in Millennium Park: Music, Theatre, Film, and More

Posted 15 months ago in Trending, Arts and Culture

Believe it or not, summer is coming (thank goodness). A sure sign of the season is the announcement of festivals at Millennium Park, featuring all kinds of music, dance, theater,...

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Read more of the article: "Art on theMART Announces Spring Program Aligned with Year of Chicago Theatre"

Art on theMART Announces Spring Program Aligned with Year of Chicago Theatre

Posted 15 months ago in Arts and Culture

theMART, with the City of Chicago, on February 21 announced the program alignment of Art on theMART, the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, with the 2019 Year...

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Read more of the article: "Joffrey Ballet announces 2019-20 season"

Joffrey Ballet announces 2019-20 season

Posted 16 months ago in Arts and Culture

The Joffrey Ballet today announced another incredible season, featuring Chicago premieres as well as the return of favorites like "Don Quixote" and, of course, "The Nutcracker." Subscriber tickets are on...

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Read more of the article: "Lyric Opera Announces 2019-2020 Season"

Lyric Opera Announces 2019-2020 Season

Posted 16 months ago in Arts and Culture

Lyric Opera announced on January 24 its 2019-2020 season, with highlights like Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Puccini's Madama Butterfly, as well as three full performances of Wagner's Ring cycle.

Subscription tickets go...

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Alliance Joins in Celebrating 2019 as the Year Of Chicago Theatre"

Chicago Loop Alliance Joins in Celebrating 2019 as the Year Of Chicago Theatre

Posted 16 months ago in Arts and Culture

The City of Chicago has designated 2019 the Year of Chicago Theatre, and just like the Year of Creative Youth (2018) and Year of Public Art (2017), Chicago Loop Alliance...

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Read more of the article: "Grant Park Music Festival 2019 Season Announced"

Grant Park Music Festival 2019 Season Announced

Posted 17 months ago in Arts and Culture

For its 85th season, the Grant Park Music Festival will bring classical music superstars and some of the canon’s most beloved repertoire to the Loop. Highlights include pianists Inon Barnatan,...

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Read more of the article: "Short-Cuts: A New Pop-Up Art Experience to Activate Chicago’s Pedway"

Short-Cuts: A New Pop-Up Art Experience to Activate Chicago’s Pedway

Posted 19 months ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

Chicago Loop Alliance will introduce Short-Cuts as its new placemaking initiative this season.

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Read more of the article: "Chicago Loop Alliance’s Placemaking Initiatives Revered at IDA Conference"

Chicago Loop Alliance’s Placemaking Initiatives Revered at IDA Conference

Posted 19 months ago in Fun for Free, Arts and Culture, Trending

Chicago Loop Alliance’s placemaking efforts recognized as an “immersive urban experience and a best practice of how to create mini destinations.”

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Read more of the article: "Embarc Brings Experiential Learning to the Chicago Loop"

Embarc Brings Experiential Learning to the Chicago Loop

Posted 19 months ago in Arts and Culture

Embarc challenges students to exercise "collaboration, trust and persistence."

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