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Theater-Review-Billy-Elliot-The-Musical

  Theater Review: Billy Elliot, The Musical

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall; Music: Elton John. At: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora Tickets: 630-896-6666 or Paramountaurora.com; $28-$79. Runs through March 24 Billy Elliot: The Musical may nearly be two decades old, but ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, Tom Holland, Bowen Yang, Pet Shop Boys, Mariah Carey

In the wake of Nigel Lythgoe exiting So You Think You Can Dance, queer personality JoJo Siwa is returning to the series, per Deadline. Siwa, who was a judge on season 17 of the Fox show, will replace Lythgoe, who left ...


 
DANCE-Choreographer-Dwight-Rhoden-talks-David-Bowie-Alvin-Ailey-queerness

  DANCE Choreographer Dwight Rhoden talks David Bowie, Alvin Ailey, queerness

In "STAR DUST: A Ballet Tribute to David Bowie," Complexions Contemporary Ballet co-founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson—backed by their Alvin Ailey lineage—and their dance troupe tackle many of the ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Sundance items, Green Day, 'Wednesday,' Queerties, 'The Wiz'

At the Sundance Film Festival, Jodie Foster told Variety that the $1.4-billion success of Barbie helps confirm that Hollywood no longer views women directors as too much of a risk. She said, "With a big success ...


 
Chicago-Dancers-United-and-The-Dancers-Fund-become-Chicago-Dance-Health-Fund

  Chicago Dancers United and The Dancers' Fund become Chicago Dance Health Fund

--From a press release

Chicago Dancers United, which has supported the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community through The Dancers' Fund for more than 30 years, announces that, effective January 1, 2024, the organization will operate and distribute ...


 
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  DANCE 'Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker' running Dec. 20-30

Tony-winning producers David Garfinkle and Dr. Ron Simons announced the world-premiere of "Sugar Hill: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker"—a holiday dream told in dance—which will play at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. ...


 
MOVIES-Rick-Cosnett-chats-about-Shoulder-Dance-Molly-and-Jason-Momoa

  MOVIES Rick Cosnett chats about 'Shoulder Dance,' Molly and Jason Momoa

In the new movie Shoulder Dance, which is out on streaming, friends Ira (played by out actor Matt Dallas, looking and sounding quite different than from his days on TV's Kyle XY) and Roger (played by ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-provide-2023-roster-update

  Chicago Red Stars provide 2023 roster update

--From a press release

CHICAGO (November 20, 2023) — In accordance with the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) end-of-season process, the Chicago Red Stars announce the following roster updates. The club exercised the option ...


 
DANCE-Deeply-Rooted-performing-Nov-3-at-the-Auditorium-Theatre

  DANCE Deeply Rooted performing Nov. 3 at the Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., is presenting Deeply Rooted Dance Theater—a Chicago-based contemporary dance company rooted in traditions of American and African-American dance—in a one-night-only performance ...


 
Chicago-Dancers-United-raises-more-than-365K-at-Dance-for-Life

  Chicago Dancers United raises more than $365K at Dance for Life

Chicago Dancers United (CDU)—which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community—welcomed 1,600 people to the 32nd annual Dance for Life on Aug. 19 at Auditorium Theatre, per ...


 
New-guidelines-increase-HIV-antiretroviral-options

  New guidelines increase HIV antiretroviral options

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is expanding its recommendation for HIV antiretrovirals because more options are available on the market, according to MedScape. The guidance, published Aug. 22 in JAMA, updates the group's prev ...


 
Teen-suspect-arrested-in-killing-of-gay-dancer

  Teen suspect arrested in killing of gay dancer

The New York Police Department arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of 28-year-old O'Shae Sibley, who was attacked last weekend at a Brooklyn gas station. According to The Advocate, Sibley, a professional dancer, had been ...


 
NATIONAL-Drag-news-HIV-bias-lawsuit-Disney-Brittney-Griner-gay-dancer

  NATIONAL Drag news, HIV-bias lawsuit, Disney, Brittney Griner, gay dancer

Swastika flag-toting neo-Nazis, some of them armed, were at a Wisconsin LGBTQ+ Pride celebration that included a drag show, The Advocate reported. Members of the neo-Nazi extremist group Blood Tribe joined other right-wing hate groups, like ...


 
Dancer-OShae-Sibley-murdered-amid-rising-violence-against-LGBTQs-GLAAD-highlights-trend

  Dancer O'Shae Sibley murdered amid rising violence against LGBTQs; GLAAD highlights trend

--From a press release

At least five LGBTQ people have been murdered in recent weeks, following a dramatic spike in anti-LGBTQ hate and harassment during Pride month. GLAAD: "[O'Shae] Sibley's shocking murder follows a disturbing rise in violence and harassment ...


 
Billy-Masters-Cattrall-passive-aggressively-returns-just-like-that

  Billy Masters: Cattrall passive-aggressively returns just like that

"I kinda look like a 200-year-old pole dancer now! I don't think that's gonna happen, but thank you anyway." —Sylvester Stallone's response when Sherri Shepherd asks if he'll wear his tank top and booty shorts in ...


 
ART-on-THE-MARTs-summer-programs-include-Chicago-Black-Dance-Legacy-Project-Pride-celebration

  ART on THE MART's summer programs include Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project, Pride celebration

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — ART on THE MART, an innovative digital art project that transforms a Chicago architectural landmark into a larger-than-life canvas, will introduce two new commissions this summer. Building Light, a new projection by Gensler, ...


 
South-Chicago-Dance-Theatre-to-debut-Memoirs-of-Jazz-on-June-10

  South Chicago Dance Theatre to debut 'Memoirs of Jazz' on June 10

--From a press release

(May 8, 2023) Through the 1960s and '70s, Jazz in the Alley on Chicago's South Side was a hotbed for jazz and a meeting place for some of the country's prominent musicians, visual artists, poets, activists, ...


 
Artemis-Singers-presents-June-10-Better-Times-Will-Come-Pride-Concert-and-Dance

  Artemis Singers presents June 10 "Better Times Will Come" Pride Concert and Dance

--From a press release

CHICAGO─Artemis Singers, Chicago's lesbian feminist chorus, will present "Better Times Will Come" Pride Concert & Dance, Saturday, June 10, at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave. ...


 
Andersonville-Midsommarfest-to-return-June-9-11-in-its-57th-year

  Andersonville Midsommarfest to return June 9-11 in its 57th year

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 27, 2023) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to welcome summer with Andersonville Midsommarfest, one of Chicago's oldest and most beloved summer street festivals. Now in its 57th year, the ann ...


 
Ballet-review-Joffreys-Little-Mermaid-returns-to-darker-original-a-complex-reflection-on-desire-

  Ballet review: Joffrey's Little Mermaid returns to darker original, a complex reflection on desire

The Little Mermaid Choreographer: John Neumeier; Score: Lera Auerbach. At: Joffrey Ballet at Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive. Tickets: 312-386-8905 or Joffrey.org; $36-$200. Runs through April 30 It's likely that many parents bringing small ...


 
House-History-World-premiere-musical-was-inspired-by-the-early-days-of-80s-house-music

  House History: World-premiere musical was inspired by the early days of '80s house music

Gay composer Scott Free can rattle off the names of several documentaries celebrating the Chicago origins of house music. This style of electronic dance music was pioneered by Black DJs like Frankie Knuckles and Larry Heard ...


 
Christopher-Rudds-ballet-Touche-explores-dynamics-of-gay-love

  Christopher Rudd's ballet Touche explores dynamics of gay love

Jamaican-born dance creator Christopher Rudd premieres his powerful choreography for Chicago audiences at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, on April 14, 2023. The all-male partnering piece titled Touche is part of the ...


 
Trans-Day-of-Visibility-pageant-proceeds-despite-weather-and-fire-alarm

  Trans Day of Visibility pageant proceeds, despite weather and fire alarm

On March 31, the second annual Chicago Trans Visibility Pageant began with some drama. Fire alarms blared in the middle of the opening performance, thanks to an over-abundance of fog from the smoke machine. Still, the ...


 
Quigley-Torres-Sorensen-lead-letter-to-FDA-on-updated-blood-donation-guidance

  Quigley, Torres, Sorensen lead letter to FDA on updated blood donation guidance

--From a press release

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representatives Mike Quigley (IL-05), Ritchie Torres (NY-15), and Eric Sorensen (IL-17) led 23 members in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration ...


 
Chicago-Black-Dance-Legacy-Project-to-present-dance-concert-Sans-Pareil

  Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project to present dance concert 'Sans Pareil'

--From a press release

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater joins the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project again to take the stage in a dance concert entitled Sans Pareil—French for "unparalleled," a nod to the Haitian lineage of Chicago's founder, Jean-Baptiste Pointe ...


 
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  SHOWBIZ Little Richard, Indigo Girls, Rodriguez's honor, dance film, Pedro Pascal

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Produced by Bungalow Media + Entertainment for CNN Films and HBO Max, in association with Rolling Stone Films, director Lisa Cortes' Sundance opening-night documentary Little Richard: I Am Everything will debut in theaters and on VOD ...


 
Raoul-IDHR-issue-guidance-on-protections-against-bias-related-to-pregnancy-reproductive-health

  Raoul, IDHR issue guidance on protections against bias related to pregnancy, reproductive health

--From a press release

Chicago — Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) today released a guide on the state's protections against discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and ...


 
Keep-on-Trockin-Ballet-Trockadero-dances-through-Chicago-Feb-11

  Keep on Trockin': Ballet Trockadero dances through Chicago Feb. 11

Keep on Trockin': Ballet Trockadero dances through Chicago Feb. 11 By Matt Simonette Performer Duane Gosa admits that going to the ballet can sometimes be intimidating for some audience. But he is quick to reassure that ...


 
CGMC-to-re-create-music-videos-in-drag-with-Lipstick-Lyrics-On-MTV

  CGMC to re-create music videos in drag with 'Lipstick & Lyrics: On MTV'

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Chicago Gay Men's Chorus presents their annual live-singing drag show, Lipstick & Lyrics. This year's theme: On MTV. Come enjoy CGMC's drag performers as they recreate epic music videos. With dancers, costumes and sass, these live ...


 
ELECTIONS-2023-48th-Ward-candidate-Leni-Manaa-Hoppenworth-on-why-running-biggest-differences-from-other-challengers

  ELECTIONS 2023: 48th Ward candidate Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth on why running, biggest differences from other challengers

A lifelong Chicagoan, Leni Manaa-Hoppeworth is running to become the next 48th Ward Alderperson. She is currently a small business owner (Chicago Dance Supply, 5301 N. Clark St., for the past 20 years) in the ward ...


 
Quigley-commends-progress-in-FDA-LGBTQI-blood-donation-draft-guidance

  Quigley commends progress in FDA LGBTQI+ blood donation draft guidance

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Equality Caucus, released the following statement commending long-awaited updates to the FDA's blood donation guidance for LGBTQI+ ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Indigo-Girls-LGBTQ-films-GALECA-nods-Jeremy-Pope

  SHOWBIZ Indigo Girls, LGBTQ+ films, GALECA nods, Jeremy Pope

Indigo Girls will perform at an opening-night celebration for the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19 in Park City, Utah, Variety reported. The Grammy-winning lesbian folk-rock duo are debuting their new documentary, It's Only Life After All, ...


 
WORLD-Church-of-England-World-Cup-news-court-rulings-Justin-Trudeau

  WORLD Church of England, World Cup news, court rulings, Justin Trudeau

The Church of England is defending the scrutinized guidance for its 4,700 primary schools on LGBTQ+ issues, claiming that it doesn't allow students as young as 5 to self-identify as the opposite sex, The Christian Post ...


 
Baton-Show-Lounge-unveils-new-male-burlesque

  Baton Show Lounge unveils new male burlesque

On the evening of Nov. 17, Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway, presented Burlesque Royale, a new male review featuring local and national talent. Produced by noted photographer Ramsey Prince, the sold-out show featured vocalists Danika ...


 
DANCE-Deeply-Rooted-performing-Nov-5-at-Auditorium-Theatre

  DANCE Deeply Rooted performing Nov. 5 at Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., will present Deeply Rooted Dance Theater—a Chicago-based African-American contemporary dance company—in a one-night-only performance Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. as ...


 
ATT-celebrates-National-Coming-Out-Day-early-with-performances-panel

  AT&T celebrates National Coming Out Day (early) with performances, panel

AT&T—in partnership with Center on Halsted and with the participation of do312.com—held "Turn Up the Love," a pre-celebration for National Coming Out Day that took place Oct. 8 at its flagship store at 600 N. Michigan ...


 
DANCE-Joffrey-celebrates-return-of-The-Nutcracker-on-Dec-3-27-

  DANCE Joffrey celebrates return of 'The Nutcracker' on Dec. 3-27

This holiday season, The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the return of Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's production of The Nutcracker. Set in Chicago's World Fair in 1893, The Nutcracker will be presented at the Lyric Opera House, 20 ...


 
DANCE-Cerqua-Rivera-kickoff-benefit-on-Oct-22

  DANCE Cerqua Rivera kickoff/benefit on Oct. 22

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) will hold its season kickoff/benefit on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., at 7:30 p.m. CRDT's Dance Ensemble and Jazz ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-partners-with-Chicago-Dancers-United

  Howard Brown Health partners with Chicago Dancers United

-- From a press release

Howard Brown Health and Chicago Dancers United (CDU) have announced a partnership to improve healthcare outcomes for local dance community members. Through the partnership, Howard Brown will be the go-to ...


 
Joffrey-Ballet-welcomes-nine-new-dancers

  Joffrey Ballet welcomes nine new dancers

The Joffrey Ballet's Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director and President/CEO Greg Cameron announced the addition of nine dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2022-23 season. They are Coco Alvarez-Mena (Miami, Florida), ...


 
TV-Dancing-with-the-Stars-has-first-drag-contestant-

  TV 'Dancing with the Stars' has first drag contestant

The show Dancing with the Stars is recording a couple of firsts in its 31st season—including its first-ever drag queen competitor. Actor and Performer D.J. "Shangela" Pierce—the first contestant to compete on three separate seasons of ...


 
DANCE-Rogers-Park-group-Synapse-Arts-to-hold-Sept-17-fundraiser

  DANCE Rogers Park group Synapse Arts to hold Sept. 17 fundraiser

On Saturday, Sept. 17, there will be another “Crosswalk Dance” from the Rogers Park company Synapse Arts as well as another Jarvis Square Artisan Market and the celebration of National Dance Day. ...


 
Chicago-Dancers-United-raises-300K-at-Dance-for-Life

  Chicago Dancers United raises $300K at 'Dance for Life'

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, welcomed more than 1,700 people to the 31st annual Dance for Life on Aug. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre, followed by ...


 
DANCE-Ensemble-Espanol-at-Auditorium-Theatre-on-Oct-1

  DANCE Ensemble Espanol at Auditorium Theatre on Oct. 1

The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., will kick off the 2022-23 season of its Chicago Dance series with Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, for one performance only, on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 ...


 
POLITICS-Queer-businesswoman-running-for-alderperson-in-48th-Ward

  POLITICS Queer businesswoman running for alderperson in 48th Ward

Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth—a queer native Chicagoan and 23-year resident of Andersonville who also describes herself as a "mother of three, tango dancer, small business owner and community organizer"—announced her candidacy for ...


 
Joffrey-Academy-offers-historic-contemporary-dance-track

  Joffrey Academy offers historic contemporary dance track

Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, announced the launch of the Joffrey Academy Contemporary Ballet Trainee Program—the first full-time contemporary ballet training program ...


 
COVID-CDC-streamlines-guidance-new-info-for-immunocompromised

  COVID CDC 'streamlines guidance'; new info for immunocompromised

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a statement saying it is "streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if ...


 
Dance-for-Life-2022-taking-place-Aug-13-at-the-Auditorium-Theatre

  Dance for Life 2022 taking place Aug. 13 at the Auditorium Theatre

-- From a press release

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, presents seven companies and a world premiere finale for its 31st annual fundraiser, Dance for Life 2022. The event takes place ...


 
Montreal-Pride-Parade-is-canceled-

  Montreal Pride Parade is canceled

Citing security concerns, the organizers of the Fierte Montreal Pride Parade abruptly canceled the Aug. 7 event at the last minute, The Washington Blade reported. The other events scheduled at the Esplanade of the Olympic Park—T-Dance ...


 
Billy-Masters-

  Billy Masters

"I wasn't trying to have his career because he sings, he dances. I'm barely a single threat. I'm just an actor."—Tuc Watkins, explaining how he emulated the career trajectory of Kevin Kline— to the best of ...


 
NATIONAL-Okla-schools-Tenn-lawsuit-political-items-Mich-library

  NATIONAL Okla. schools, Tenn. lawsuit, political items, Mich. library

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Oklahoma public schools have started requiring students from kindergarten to college to complete "biological sex affidavits" if they want to compete in school sports, in accordance with a state law that took effect earlier this year, ...


 
Judge-blocks-Dept-of-Educations-pro-trans-Title-IX-guidance

  Judge blocks Dept. of Education's pro-trans Title IX guidance

On July 15, Eastern District of Tennessee Judge Charles Atchley Jr. temporarily blocked the Education Department's Title IX guidance, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation, Politico ...


 
Dance-Divas-on-July-31-Aug-1-at-the-Baton

  'Dance Divas' on July 31-Aug. 1 at the Baton

Showcasing Chicago dancers with performances of music, dance and laughter, Chicago Dancers United will present Dance Divas 2022 on Sunday, July 31, at 6 p.m.; and Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 and 9 p.m. Performances will ...


 
Hubbard-Street-Dance-Chicago-announces-Sapphire-season

  Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announces 'Sapphire' season

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) Artistic Director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell announced the company's 45th-anniversary "sapphire" season: a mix of world premieres and revivals of company and audience favorites. The 2022-23 Season ...


 
Out-at-CHM-Panelists-discuss-HIV-AIDS-continued-impact-on-dance-community

  Out at CHM: Panelists discuss HIV/AIDS' continued impact on dance community

The Chicago History Museum (CHM) hosted a June 23 panel with doctors and dancers who shared their experiences with the HIV/AIDS epidemic as well as ideas for continuing to address the disease today. Following the discussion, ...


 
Chicago-Dance-Crash-celebrates-20th-anniversary-with-Booms-Day

  Chicago Dance Crash celebrates 20th anniversary with 'Booms Day'

Chicago Dance Crash's signature blend of concert and street dance styles paints a colorful picture of life, strife and relationship goals after the end of the world with Booms Day, a two-act, world premiere dance production ...


 
DANCE-Chicagos-Joffrey-Ballet-releasing-Pride-video-filmed-in-NYC

  DANCE Chicago's Joffrey Ballet releasing Pride video filmed in NYC

The Joffrey Ballet and Action Lines—a video-production company founded by Joffrey artists Xavier Nunez and Dylan Gutierrez as well as writer/producer Eric Grant—have unveiled a video filmed at the FDR Four Freedoms State Park (on New ...


 
PERFORMANCE-Moonset-Sunrise-at-Navy-Pier-on-June-16-and-18

  PERFORMANCE 'Moonset Sunrise' at Navy Pier on June 16 and 18

Collaboraction announced that Moonset Sunrise, its 25th-anniversary production, with live performances on June 16 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Beat Kitchen's new Bar Sol on Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave. Through healing ritual, storytelling, ...


 
Ukraines-Kyiv-City-Ballet-makes-first-Chicago-appearance-opening-Auditorium-Theatre-2022-23-season

  Ukraine's Kyiv City Ballet makes first Chicago appearance, opening Auditorium Theatre 2022-23 season

-- From a press release

(CHICAGO, IL) Chicago's landmark Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr.) announced its 2022-23 performance season highlighted by its most expansive global dance series ever, including the first-ever Chicago ...


 
Out-at-CHMs-Dancing-for-Life-to-take-place-June-23

  Out at CHM's 'Dancing for Life' to take place June 23

The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., is continuing its Out at CHM series with "Dancing for Life: Moving through HIV/AIDS" on Thursday, June 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. In honor of Chicago designating 2022 as the ...


 
Illinois-attorney-general-issues-guidance-on-reproductive-rights-in-the-state

  Illinois attorney general issues guidance on reproductive rights in the state

-- From a press release

Chicago — Attorney General Kwame Raoul released new guidance to ensure that the public and members of law enforcement understand Illinois' legal protections for abortions. Attorney General Raoul's office released ...


 
DANCE-Cerqua-Riveras-Mood-Swing-on-May-28

  DANCE Cerqua Rivera's 'Mood Swing' on May 28

On Saturday, May 28, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre will host "Inside/Out with Mood Swing" at 7:30 p.m. at Dovetail Studios, 2853 W. Montrose Ave. Mood Swing is described as Cerqua Rivera's "suite of passionate responses to ...


 
Dance-for-Life-returns-to-Auditorium

  Dance for Life returns to Auditorium

-- From a press release

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, announces the program for its 31st annual fundraiser, Dance for Life 2022, which takes place Saturday, August 13 at 6 p.m. ...


 
Giordano-Dance-Chicago-to-showcase-modern-works-June-11

  Giordano Dance Chicago to showcase modern works June 11

The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., completes its Made in Chicago 2021-22 Dance Series with the return of Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) performing its annual summer engagement on Saturday, June 11, at 7:30 ...


 
MUSIC-Madonna-curating-releasing-dance-music-compilation-Finally-Enough-Love

  MUSIC Madonna curating, releasing dance-music compilation 'Finally Enough Love'

Madonna made history once again when she topped the Dance Club Songs chart for the 50th time, making her the first and only recording artist to have 50 number-one hits on any Billboard chart. To celebrate ...


 
DANCE-AA-Ballet-to-offer-Family-Dance-Series-starting-May-14

  DANCE A&A Ballet to offer Family Dance Series starting May 14

A&A Ballet (A&A), under the artistic direction of Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik, announced a new Family Dance Series at the Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport Ave., premiering Saturday, May 14, at 3 p.m. Fresh from ...


 
Hubbard-Street-Dance-Chicagos-RE-UNION-to-take-place-May-12-15

  Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's 'RE/UNION' to take place May 12-15

After reconnecting with audiences this spring at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) has announced the program for the company's return to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph ...


 
Dance-Divas-return-to-Baton-July-31-and-Aug-1

  Dance Divas return to Baton July 31 and Aug. 1

-- From a press release

Showcasing Chicago dancers in a night of music, dance, and laughter, Chicago Dancers United presents Dance Divas 2022, a party and performance Sunday, July 31 at 6 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Baton Show Lounge ...


 
Exxon-Mobils-plan-to-ban-Pride-flag-triggers-employee-pushback

  Exxon Mobil's plan to ban Pride flag triggers employee pushback

Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to prohibit the LGBTQ+ Pride flag from being flown outside its offices during Pride month in June, prompting backlash from Houston-based employees, Time Magazine reported. The company updated company guidance on what ...


 
DANCE-Wired-focusing-on-barbed-wire-to-premiere-at-MCA-on-May-5-8

  DANCE 'Wired,' focusing on barbed wire, to premiere at MCA on May 5-8

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) will showcase the world premiere of Wired on May 5-8. Internationally recognized disability arts ensemble Kinetic Light will return to the stage to premiere its latest work. The work ...


 
MUSIC-Gay-composers-historic-Emancipation-at-Harris-Theater-on-April-29

  MUSIC Gay composer's historic 'Emancipation' at Harris Theater on April 29

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance will present Emancipation, by gay composer Adrian Dunn, with The Adrian Dunn Singers and Rize Orchestra on the Mainstage on Friday, April 29, at ...


 
SHOWBIZ-JoJo-Siwa-Indigo-Girls-singer-Bitch-Shahs-of-Sunset

  SHOWBIZ JoJo Siwa, Indigo Girls, singer Bitch, 'Shahs of Sunset'

The Fox show So You Think You Can Dance unveiled its new judging lineup, and LGBTQ Dancing with the Stars runner-up JoJo Siwa will be part of it, per Out Magazine. Siwa will be joined at the judge's table by Glee ...


 
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  Golden-Con's 'Mother of a Solid Gold Dancer Disco' on April 23

The Golden Gays of NYC and London's DJ Paul Joseph will be part of the first-ever "Golden-Con's Mother of a Solid Gold Dancer Disco" at Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, 301 E. North Water St., the official ...


 
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  MUSIC Cor.Ece accomplishes 'Impossible,' is set to release new EP

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Cor.Ece (nee Mark Corece) is a queer Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter (and onetime Chicagoan) who has been constantly working on new soulful material. His EP, Dance to Keep from Crying (on ...


 
Dancing-with-Chicago-Celebrities-to-feature-first-same-sex-couple

  'Dancing with Chicago Celebrities' to feature first same-sex couple

The 16th Annual Arthur Murray Presents Dancing with Chicago Celebrities will take place Friday, March 25, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, 151 E. Wacker Dr. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event (which is raising funds to help ...


 




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