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Visceral-Dance-Chicago-bringing-world-premieres-to-Athenaeum-Theatre

  Visceral Dance Chicago bringing world premieres to Athenaeum Theatre

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2021 — Visceral Dance Chicago—a contemporary company committed to the progression of diverse artists, programs and community collaborations—announced its Fall Engagement 2021 program. The dance company returns ...


 
LGBTQ-History-Month-Until-legal-ruling-Disneyland-banned-same-sex-dancers

  LGBTQ History Month: Until legal ruling, Disneyland banned same-sex dancers

Deemed the "Happiest Place on Earth," Disneyland sadly didn't live up to that billing for same-sex couples during its first three decades. Opened in 1955 by the late Walt Disney, the family-oriented amusement park was built ...


 
Joffreys-Nutcracker-returns-for-the-holidays

  Joffrey's Nutcracker returns for the holidays

--From a press release

(Chicago) — The Joffrey Ballet's reimagined holiday classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to Chicago during the Joffrey's first-ever season at the historic Lyric Opera House ...


 
DANCE-Hubbard-Street-presenting-drive-in-edition-of-Inside-Out-Oct-2

  DANCE Hubbard Street presenting drive-in edition of 'Inside/Out' Oct. 2

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will hold its annual "Inside/Out" choreographic workshop, "Drive-In(side Out)," on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. at ChiTown Movies, 2343 S. Throop St., preceded by a welcome party and DJ starting at ...


 
Chicago-Dance-History-Project-moving-to-Ruth-Page-Center

  Chicago Dance History Project moving to Ruth Page Center

Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP)—which investigates, documents and presents the individual and institutional past of Chicago dance—plans to move into The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., as an artist in residence. ...


 
Joffrey-welcomes-four-dancers-from-South-Korea-Spain-and-the-US

  Joffrey welcomes four dancers from South Korea, Spain and the U.S.

The Joffrey Ballet's Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Ashley Wheater MBE, The and President and CEO Greg Cameron announced the addition of four dancers to the Joffrey roster for the 2021-22 season: Brian Bennett (Lanham, Maryland), ...


 
DANCE-Ensemble-Espanol-to-open-Auditorium-Theatre-season-Oct-16

  DANCE Ensemble Espanol to open Auditorium Theatre season Oct. 16

Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, will return to the Auditorium Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The company will mark the finale performance of its 45th-anniversary "Zafiro Flamenco ...


 
Footwork-dancers-to-be-featured-Sept-10-in-Art-on-theMART-event

  Footwork dancers to be featured Sept. 10 in Art on theMART event

"Dance Down by The River"—an evening of Chicago dance and music—is coming to the Riverwalk in conjunction with Art on theMART thanks to a Chicago Presents grant awarded by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and ...


 
MUSIC-Upcoming-Carmen-featuring-queer-lead-male-drag

  MUSIC Upcoming 'Carmen' featuring queer lead, male drag

On Sept. 16 and 18 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Chicago audiences will have the rare opportunity to hear two world-class dramatic mezzo-sopranos debut new roles opposite one another ...


 
TV-Dancing-with-the-Stars-to-feature-first-same-sex-partnership

  TV 'Dancing with the Stars' to feature first same-sex partnership

ABC's Dancing With the Stars will be breaking new ground in the upcoming 30th season—with its first same-sex partnership. According to Deadline, on Aug. 26, host Tyra Banks and executive producer Andrew Llinares revealed that the ...


 
Feds-expand-insurers-requirements-for-PrEP-coverage

  Feds expand insurers' requirements for PrEP coverage

Insurers and service-providers have until September to comply with a new federal guidance requiring insurance companies to cover the entire cost of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) interventions. Many insurers have been ...


 
MUSIC-Diplo-Galantis-part-of-Spring-Awakening

  MUSIC Diplo, Galantis part of Spring Awakening

The organizers of the Chicago electronic dance music (EDM) festival Spring Awakening have added the acts Diplo and Galantis to the Oct. 2-3 event. Spring Awakening will take place in Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St. ...


 
Guidance-on-COVID-19-booster-shots

  Guidance on COVID-19 booster shots

--From a Howard Brown Health press release

At this time, most people do not qualify for a third COVID-19 shot. Recently the Biden Administration unveiled a plan for wider availability of a third COVID-19 vaccine regimen and the FDA updated the emergency use ...


 
Joffrey-Ballets-Home-a-Celebration-opens-inaugural-season-at-Lyric-Opera-House

  Joffrey Ballet's "Home: a Celebration" opens inaugural season at Lyric Opera House

--From a press release

August 18, 2021 (Chicago) — The Joffrey Ballet opens its inaugural season at the Lyric Opera House and marks its return to live performances with Home: a Celebration, a triumphant mixed repertory program that spotlights original ...


 
COVID-Pritzker-Masks-required-for-pre-K-12-schools-long-term-care-facilities

  COVID Pritzker: Masks required for pre-K-12 schools, long-term care facilities

As COVID-19 infection rates across the state continue to increase and with a number of school districts not yet adopting CDC guidance on masking, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced masks ...


 
Aug-12-dance-film-to-explore-gender-queerness-in-South-Asian-arts

  Aug. 12 dance film to explore gender, queerness in South Asian arts

Ashwaty Chennat, a Chicago Dancemakers 2021 Digital Dance grantee, has continued her collaboration with Abhijeet Rane to explore gender, queerness and the body in South Asian arts and traditions. An excerpt of Chennai and Rane's ...


 
CDC-Some-vaccinated-people-should-wear-masks-indoors-

  CDC: Some vaccinated people should wear masks indoors

To prevent further spread of the Delta variant, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its mask guidance on July 27 to recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors when in areas with ...


 
Winifred-Haun-Dancers-announces-2021-22-season-return-to-live-performances

  Winifred Haun & Dancers announces 2021-22 season, return to live performances

--From a press release

Chicago & Oak Park, IL — Winifred Haun & Dancers will return to in person theater events and live programming for the upcoming 2021|22 Season. The Company will be presented at the Pritzker Pavilion, Ruth Page ...


 
DANCE-Deeply-Rooted-named-to-INFLUENCERS-Cohort

  DANCE Deeply Rooted named to INFLUENCERS Cohort

Chicago's Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is one of five dance companies (and the only Midwestern one) named to the International Association of Blacks in Dance's (IABD's) INFLUENCERS Cohort for the 2021 COHI/MOVE program. The five ...


 
Lightfoot-announces-27-Neighborhood-Opportunity-Fund-Grant-finalists

  Lightfoot announces 27 Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grant finalists

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced 27 new Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) grant finalists. A Greater Grand Crossing shared kitchen, a Calumet Heights dance studio, and a Humboldt Park juice bar are among the ...


 
Dance-for-Life-to-present-10-companies-world-premiere-finale-

  Dance for Life to present 10 companies, world-premiere finale

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, announced an expanded lineup and program for the 30th anniversary of its annual fundraiser, Dance for Life, which takes place in ...


 
AIDS-ballet-movie-coming-to-Chicago-on-July-16-

  AIDS ballet movie coming to Chicago on July 16

The movie Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters will open Friday, July 16, in virtual cinemas in Chicago at Gene Siskel Film Center and Music Box Theatre. "Can You Bring It"—co-directed by Rosalynde LeBlanc and ...


 
Taste-of-Chicago-To-Go-starts-Wednesday

  Taste of Chicago To-Go" starts Wednesday

--From a press release

Taste of Chicago To-Go" starts Wednesday with food vendors and food trucks; Chicago City Market vendors; Chicago SummerDance instructors; House City DJs; author Marisel Vera; Taste of Chicago favorites Eli's Cheesecake, Robinson's No. 1 Ribs and ...


 
Billy-Masters-

  Billy Masters

"like the song is literally about gay sex what y'all want me to do play the piano while baking a cake?"—Lil Nas X tweets a response to criticism of kissing one of his male dancers on the BET Awards. Call me ...


 
Move-your-body-House-City-music-series-starts-Sunday

  Move your body! "House City" music series starts Sunday

"House City" (kicking off July 4) is a new, 10-part series of free events popping up throughout the summer in the neighborhoods that helped create the House music genre over 35 years ago. DJ Jes, El ...


 
DANCE-Deeply-Rooted-to-perform-in-person-July-16-17

  DANCE Deeply Rooted to perform in person July 16-17

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater's Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)—which takes place in a hybrid format combining in-person and virtual instruction this year—will culminate with in-person performances of new works Friday and ...


 
VISIT-Shedd-Aquarium-has-many-attractions-one-distraction

  VISIT Shedd Aquarium has many attractions, one distraction

Nature lovers can rejoice. Shedd Aquarium (1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., in accordance with State of Illinois and City of Chicago guidelines, has fully reopened. (Guests are still ...


 
Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"Ballet dancers and hairdressers and drag queens made it safe for football players to come out and not the other way around."—Dan Savage puts Carl Nassib's coming out into the context of those who came before ...


 
ARC-Music-Festival-to-take-place-Sept-4-5-in-Union-Park-

  ARC Music Festival to take place Sept. 4-5 in Union Park

ARC Music Festival has announced the complete lineup for its Labor Day Weekend 2021 debut at Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. The dance event will feature acts such as Channel Tres, Derrick Carter, DJ Heather, ...


 
Hubbard-Street-Dance-Chicagos-Season-43-A-Virtual-Homecoming-June-24

  Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming June 24

--From a press release

CHICAGO CHICAGO — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's (HSDC) Season 43: A Virtual Homecoming will conclude with the world premiere of Greener Grass, a full-company work choreographed and directed by former HSDC company dancer Jie-Hung Connie S ...


 
DANCE-Joffrey-Academy-seeking-submissions-from-minority-applicants-for-competition

  DANCE Joffrey Academy seeking submissions from minority applicants for competition

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, has announced a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy's Twelfth Annual Winning ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Red-Hot-album-Drag-Race-L-Word-Qveen-Herby-Lee-Daniels

  SHOWBIZ 'Red Hot' album, 'Drag Race,' 'L Word,' Qveen Herby, Lee Daniels

The Red Hot organization, which raises funds to fight HIV/AIDS, announced Red Hot + Free—a mixtape of dance beats, electro grooves and global anthems, a press release noted. Out July 2 and helmed by producer-provocateur Bill ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-aligns-Illinois-with-CDC-guidance-for-fully-vaccinated-people

  Gov. Pritzker aligns Illinois with CDC guidance for fully vaccinated people

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Following guidance from the CDC that fully vaccinated people can stop wearing a mask and practicing social distancing in most indoor and outdoor settings, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public ...


 
DANCE-Joffrey-Ballet-expands-to-South-Loop

  DANCE Joffrey Ballet expands to South Loop

The Joffrey Ballet announced the establishment of new studio space and training facilities at 1920 S.Wabash Ave. (formerly the Chicago Dance Academy studios)—expanding the Joffrey's reach to the South Loop and beyond, and marking a major ...


 
Dance-for-Life-to-take-place-in-person-and-for-free-Aug-26

  Dance for Life to take place in person (and for free) Aug. 26

Chicago Dancers United (CDU)—which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community—announced that its primary annual fundraiser, Dance for Life, will take place live and in person Thursday ...


 
DANCE-Hubbard-Streets-Half-of-Us-debuting-May-20

  DANCE Hubbard Street's 'Half of Us' debuting May 20

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's (HSDC) 43rd season will be completed with the virtual world premiere of new work by choreographer/director Robyn Mineko Williams entitled "Half of Us," on Thursday, May 20, at 7:30 p.m. The 16-minute ...


 
CDC-updates-mask-wearing-guidelines

  CDC updates mask-wearing guidelines

On April 27, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on outdoor mask use for fully vaccinated Americans, CNN.com noted. Fully vaccinated people can now unmask at small outdoor gatherings, or ...


 
Joffrey-Ballet-presents-world-premiere-of-Nicolas-Blancs-Under-the-Trees-Voices

  Joffrey Ballet presents world premiere of Nicolas Blanc's "Under the Trees' Voices"

--From a press release

THE JOFFREY BALLET PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF NICOLAS BLANC'S UNDER THE TREES' VOICES World Premiere streamed online: April 30 at 7:00 PM CST Audiences are invited to experience a rehearsal via livestream TODAY: April 7 at ...


 
See-Chicago-Dance-Open-Call-Dance-For-Life-2021

  See Chicago Dance Open Call: Dance For Life 2021

--From a press release

Chicago Dancers United is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve the lives of Chicago-area dance professionals by cultivating pathways to holistic wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. Our primary annual fundraiser, Dance for ...


 
Cerqua-Rivera-Dance-Theatre-announces-revised-2020-2021-season

  Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre announces revised 2020-2021 season

--From a press release

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre is a multicultural company that creates new dance and music to explore strong personal narratives. We build partnerships across Chicagoland to engage a diverse audience: sparking ...


 
kd-lang-to-release-dance-remix-album-makeover-on-May-28-

  k.d. lang to release dance-remix album 'makeover' on May 28

In celebration of Pride Month, Nonesuch Records is releasing k.d. lang's makeover—a new collection of classic dance remixes of some of her best-loved songs—on May 28. The album brings these remixes, made between 1992 and 2000, ...


 
DANCE-Hubbard-Street-season-to-resume-with-In-Any-Event-

  DANCE Hubbard Street season to resume with 'In Any Event'

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's (HSDC's) 43rd season will resume Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. with a virtual world premiere of new work by choreographer and former HSDC dancer Penny Saunders. The piece will also be ...


 
New-dance-film-features-46-dancers-from-20-countries-

  New dance film features 46 dancers from 20 countries

Films.Dance—a global film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company—continues with Match, the single most expansive collaboration in the 15-film series. Match features ...


 
Queer-musician-Ari-Gold-dies-at-47-

  Queer musician Ari Gold dies at 47

New York City-based dance artist Ari Gold has died at age 47 after a long battle with cancer, according to out.com. Gold—who was also known as Sir Ari and GoldNation— released seven albums as a part ...


 
Wizard-World-Chicago-moved-from-June-to-August-

  Wizard World Chicago moved from June to August

Wizard Brands, Inc. announced that its scheduled 2021 live event in Chicago has been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions and in continued accordance with federal, state and local guidelines. Instead of the original dates of June ...


 
Hubbard-Street-Dance-Chicago-names-new-artistic-director-

  Hubbard Street Dance Chicago names new artistic director

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) announced that former company member Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell has been named artistic director of the contemporary dance company, effective March 1. A native of Baltimore, Fisher-Harrell ...


 
Joffrey-Ballet-artists-create-video-installation-

  Joffrey Ballet artists create video installation

The Joffrey Ballet announced that a dynamic video installation featuring members of the company will animate the acclaimed 150 Media Stream public art exhibition at 150 N. Riverside Plaza as the inaugural output of Action Lines. ...


 
Chicago-Dancemakers-Forum-announces-the-2021-Digital-Dance-Grantees

  Chicago Dancemakers Forum announces the 2021 Digital Dance Grantees

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL, 2/1/2021 — To support the growth of local Chicago dancemakers in the era of COVID-19, Chicago Dancemakers Forum is pleased to grant $10,000 each to ten dance creators and their collaborators for the development ...


 
LGBTQ-Americans-greet-the-Biden-Harris-era-with-hope-hesitancy

  LGBTQ+ Americans greet the Biden-Harris era with hope, hesitancy

Kate Sosin, 19thnews.org

To many, the moment marks a new dawn, the end of deeply distressing four years. Others are simply exhausted. A lot of kids spend their teenage years worrying about dates and dances. Eli Bundy has spent ...


 
Joffrey-Ballet-announces-Feb-12-world-premiere-of-Bolero-

  Joffrey Ballet announces Feb. 12 world premiere of 'Bolero'

The Joffrey Ballet announced the world premiere of Bolero—named after the acclaimed orchestral piece by composer Maurice Ravel and choreographed by Joffrey company artist Yoshihisa Arai—on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Bolero, to be performed by ...


 
Chicago-Dance-History-Projects-Interview-Marathon-on-Jan-31-

  Chicago Dance History Project's Interview Marathon on Jan. 31

Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP) has confirmed the lineup and schedule for its Interview Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Interviewees will appear live from international locations and ...


 
New-Joffrey-Studio-Series-offers-interactive-virtual-season

  New Joffrey Studio Series offers interactive virtual season

--From a press release

The Joffrey Ballet is pleased to introduce the Joffrey Studio Series, a comprehensive roster of virtual programming — from livestream performances and company rehearsals to ...


 
Hubbard-Street-Dance-presents-surrealist-film-online-Dec-3-5-and-6

  Hubbard Street Dance presents surrealist film online Dec. 3, 5 and 6

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) continues its 2020/21 43rd season with a virtual premiere presentation of new work from former Hubbard Street dancer and acclaimed choreographer Jonathan Fredrickson ...


 
Theater-community-to-offer-online-plays-musicals-dance-comedy-for-holidays

  Theater community to offer online plays, musicals, dance, comedy for holidays

--From a press release

Chicago, IL (November 10, 2020)— The Chicago theater community will produce a wide variety of online festive plays, musicals, dance and comedy offerings this Holiday season. Theatre venues in Chicago and across the world remain closed ...


 
Joffrey-Ballet-to-offer-virtual-Nutcracker

  Joffrey Ballet to offer virtual Nutcracker

--From a press release

CHICAGO — With the cancellation of The Joffrey Ballet's annual engagement of Christopher Wheeldon's critically acclaimed version of The Nutcracker in 2020, the Joffrey is pleased to announce a myriad ...


 
Hubbard-Street-piece-to-examine-Chicagos-racial-disparities

  Hubbard Street piece to examine Chicago's racial disparities

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's (HSDC) 43rd season (2020-21) will begin Thursday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. with a virtual premiere presentation of new work from former Hubbard Street dancer and acclaimed choreographer Rena Butler. The piece ...


 
Joffrey-Ballet-halts-season-launches-digital-series-25-FOR-25-initiative

  Joffrey Ballet halts season, launches digital series, '25 FOR 25' initiative

--From a press release

The Joffrey Ballet announced the cancellation of all remaining performances for the 2020-21 season, including the world premiere of Cathy Marston's Of Mice and Men and the Joffrey premiere of George Balanchine's ...


 
Cerqua-Rivera-revises-2020-schedule-

  Cerqua Rivera revises 2020 schedule

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre has unveiled a restructured performance schedule for 2020. A livestreamed benefit performance honoring longtime friend of the company Sandra McNaughton will take place Sunday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The show will ...


 
NATIONAL-Lambda-Litfest-BiWeek-whistleblower-Equality-Awards-Blade

  NATIONAL Lambda Litfest, #BiWeek, whistleblower, Equality Awards, Blade

The 4th annual Lambda Litfest (Oct. 5-9) has been transformed into a specially curated, virtual event celebrating Black LGBTQIA+ excellence and abundance, a press release noted. The opening night will set the stage by bringing panelists ...


 
PASSAGES-Computer-programmer-Chi-Town-Squares-member-Bill-Klein-passes-away

  PASSAGES Computer programmer/Chi-Town Squares member Bill Klein passes away

Longtime Chi-Town Squares member and COBOL computer programmer William "Bill" Michael Klein died Sept. 5 due to health complications after he fell down in his home a few days prior. He was 70. Klein was born ...


 
WORLD-Vancouver-protest-dating-apps-Budapest-Pride-N-Ireland-marriages

  WORLD Vancouver protest, dating apps, Budapest Pride, N. Ireland marriages

In Canada, protesters held a beach dance party in Vancouver's West End night in a bid to disrupt an event by a Toronto preacher who has been accused of anti-LGBTQ hate speech, CBC.ca reported. David Lynn, ...


 
SHOWBIZ-ReadOutProud-Mj-Rodriguez-Kate-Winslet-Jennifer-Lopez

  SHOWBIZ #ReadOutProud, Mj Rodriguez, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lopez

Non-profit organization Pride and Less Prejudice (PLP) has launched a #ReadOutProud fundraising campaign video with LGBTQ celebrities including Adam Rippon, Nicole Maines, Darryl Stephens, Patrik-Ian Polk, Theo Germaine, Nikki Blonsky ...


 
Dance-for-Life-exceeds-fundraising-goal-

  Dance for Life exceeds fundraising goal

Chicago Dancers United (CDU) announced that "Dance for Life 2020: United as One," which took place Aug. 10—15, exceeded its financial goal, raising more than $170,000 in contributions from nearly 700 donors. Dance for Life 2020: ...


 
Deeply-Rooted-launches-25th-anniversary-season-

  Deeply Rooted launches 25th-anniversary season

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater which diversifies the aesthetics of contemporary dance by uniting modern, classical, U.S. and African-American traditions in dance and storytelling announced initial plans for Deeply 25: Beyond Dance ...


 
Dining-Out-for-Life-Chicago-on-Sept-24

  Dining Out for Life Chicago on Sept. 24

Dining Out for Life Chicago will take place Thursday, Sept. 24. People can dine in, order takeout or delivery from your favorite restaurants to support TPAN's mission to serve people affected by HIV. This year's co-chairs ...


 
Open-House-Chicago-taking-place-Oct-16-25

  Open House Chicago taking place Oct. 16-25

The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) announced the return of Open House Chicago (OHC) for a 10th consecutive year. It will take place Oct. 16-25, and the festival has been reconfigured for both in-person and remote attendance. ...


 
Cerqua-Rivera-Dance-unveils-new-schedule

  Cerqua Rivera Dance unveils new schedule

After some restructuring, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre has announced its plans to develop work in this time, about this time. Cerqua Rivera's 2020 new work creatively responds to and utilizes social distancing. Work will be created ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Bill-T-Jones-book-Music-Box-thriller-and-more

  Five Worth Finding: Bill T. Jones book, Music Box thriller and more

—Story/Time: The Life of an Idea: This book came out in 2014, but this is an excellent time to appreciate this tome. In it, out gay African American dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones reflects ...


 
NUNN-ON-ONE-MOVIES-Queer-filmmaker-has-Mucho-Mucho-Amor-for-famed-astrologer-

  NUNN ON ONE MOVIES Queer filmmaker has 'Mucho Mucho Amor' for famed astrologer

For generations, Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado has brought hope and the future for many families over the years. He grew up a dancer, an actor in theater and starred in many telenovelas before his unique ...


 
Nondiscrimination-guidelines-affirmed-after-Trump-rollback

  Nondiscrimination guidelines affirmed after Trump rollback

Illinois state officials issued guidance June 26 affirming the state's existing nondiscrimination protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The guidance came two weeks after U.S. Department ...


 
Cerqua-Rivera-Dance-unveils-new-schedule

  Cerqua Rivera Dance unveils new schedule

After some restructuring, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre has announced its plans to develop work in this time, about this time. Cerqua Rivera's 2020 new work creatively responds to and utilizes social distancing. Work will be created ...


 
PASSAGES-Nightlife-figure-Cody-Laughlin-dies-at-26

  PASSAGES Nightlife figure Cody Laughlin dies at 26

Lucky Horseshoe Lounge dancer Cody Laughlin died June 15 at his home. The cause of death is currently unknown. He was 26. Laughlin was born Dec. 30, 1993, in Chicago and graduated early from Northside College ...


 
COVID-19-Joffrey-cancels-shows-through-remainder-of-2020

  COVID-19 Joffrey cancels shows through remainder of 2020

The Joffrey Ballet announced the cancellation of all performances for the remainder of 2020, a response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. Cancelled productions include Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon ...


 
Lollapalooza-Taste-of-Chicago-among-new-or-reimagined-events-

  Lollapalooza, Taste of Chicago among new or reimagined events

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) announced a slate of new and reimagined summer events including at-home dance parties, drive-in movies, virtual concerts and community meals for frontline ...


 
Dance-for-Life-going-digital-Aug-10-15

  Dance for Life going digital Aug. 10-15

Chicago Dancers United (CDU)—which works to improve the lives of dance professionals through holistic wellness programs and provide financial support to those diagnosed with critical health needs—announced that Dance for ...


 





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