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Dixies-Happy-Hour-streaming-Jan-26-31-

  'Dixie's Happy Hour' streaming Jan. 26-31

On the heels of Dixie's Tupperware Party and Dixie's: Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (and 16 other things I learned while I was drinking last Thursday), drag personality Dixie Longate is ...


 
Disability-Culture-Leadership-Initiative-launches-online-hub-with-Chicago-artists-

  Disability Culture Leadership Initiative launches online hub with Chicago artists

--From a 3Arts press release

CHICAGO, IL (Jan. 15, 2021)— 3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, announced today the launch of the Disability Culture Leadership Initiative (DCLI), featuring a new online platform created to elevate ...


 
Tribute-event-to-honor-Chicagos-first-Cultural-Historian-Jan-28

  Tribute event to honor Chicago's first Cultural Historian Jan. 28

--From a City of Chicago press release

CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced a tribute event to honor Chicago's first Cultural Historian, Tim Samuelson. Samuelson recently retired after 3 ...


 
Report-Here-are-the-highest-grossing-LGBTQ-actors-on-Netflix-

  Report: Here are the highest grossing LGBTQ+ actors on Netflix

--From a Journalistic.org press release

Highest grossing LGBTQ+ actors on Netflix - Kristen Stewart comes in first, with a net worth of 70 million dollars - Bisexual women are the top earning members of the LGBTQ+ community - The TV industry ...


 
Artemisia-Theatre-announces-entirely-virtual-2021-season

  Artemisia Theatre announces entirely virtual 2021 season

--From a press release

CHICAGO - In order to continue its strong feminist story-telling tradition, Artemisia Theatre announces an entirely virtual 2021 season. The new season includes two World Premiere theater productions and eight audio performances airing on its podcast ...


 
Choucair-part-of-Biden-Harris-COVID-19-response-team-

  Choucair part of Biden/Harris COVID-19 response team

Dr. Bechara Choucair—the senior vice president and chief health officer at Kaiser Permanente, and onetime commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health—is part of new President Joe Biden and ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-DCASE-announce-25M-in-arts-grants

  Mayor Lightfoot, DCASE announce $2.5M in arts grants

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced $2.5 million in funding opportunities for Chicago artists and arts organizations. A new "Artist Response Program," ...


 
NATIONAL-Anti-bias-rule-nixed-trans-deaths-lesbian-archivist-dies

  NATIONAL Anti-bias rule nixed, trans deaths, lesbian archivist dies

Under the cover of chaos the day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, the Trump administration officially nixed regulations barring federal grantees in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) from discriminating against LGBTQ ...


 
African-American-Arts-Alliance-Black-Ensemble-to-present-MLK-event-Jan-18-

  African American Arts Alliance, Black Ensemble to present MLK event Jan. 18

The African American Arts Alliance of Chicago and Black Ensemble Theater will present the 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18, at 6 p.m. The online event will be free. This ...


 
OP-ED-New-Years-Eve-circuit-parties-go-on-despite-COVID-19-travel-concerns

  OP-ED: New Year's Eve circuit parties go on despite COVID-19 travel concerns

This past New Year's Eve, thousands of gay men flocked to Mexico to attend a New Year's eve "White Party" hosted by long time party promoter Jeffrey Sanker—the host of the annual white party in Palm ...


 
NCLR-joins-call-for-removal-and-impeachment-of-President-Trump

  NCLR joins call for removal and impeachment of President Trump

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — After witnessing President Trump's role in instigating the violence that took place in Washington, D.C. yesterday, NCLR joins the growing bipartisan call for removal and impeachment of the president in order to ...


 
LGBTQ-task-force-wants-25th-Amendment-used-to-remove-Trump-

  LGBTQ task force wants 25th Amendment used to remove Trump

On Jan. 6, the National LGBTQ Task Force and National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund issued a press release for the immediate removal of outgoing President Donald Trump under the 25th Article. The release read, in ...


 
Four-Red-Stars-chosen-for-WNT-camp-

  Four Red Stars chosen for WNT camp

Chicago Red Stars defender Tierna Davidson, midfielder Julie Ertz, goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher and forward Mallory Pugh have been selected as part of the roster for the U.S. women's national team's (WNT's) camp taking place Jan. 9-22 ...


 
Affinitys-Virtual-Burning-Bowl-on-Jan-9-

  Affinity's Virtual Burning Bowl on Jan. 9

Affinity Community Services—which serves the needs of the Black LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on Black women—will hold its annual Burning Bowl ceremony virtually on Saturday, Jan. 9. At past Burning Bowls, attendees were asked ...


 
Gay-influencers-called-out-for-partying-in-Mexico-during-pandemic-

  Gay influencers called out for partying in Mexico during pandemic

A social-media account called GaysOverCovid has been exposing the gay men of the world for continuing their hard-partying, jet-setting lifestyles in the midst of a pandemic, according to media outlets such as DListed.com. For instance, Chicago-based ...


 
Legislators-partner-with-Chicago-group-for-trans-womens-funeral-expenses-

  Legislators partner with Chicago group for trans women's funeral expenses

Several LGBTQ and allied legislators are partnering with Chicago-based trans organization Brave Space Alliance (BSA) to establish a dedicated fund to support the funeral expenses of local trans women who have been murdered. The lawmakers are ...


 
Chicago-trans-woman-Eshay-Key-25-dies-in-Christmas-shooting-

  Chicago trans woman Eshay Key, 25, dies in Christmas shooting

Column by Sue Kerr

Just a week after writing about the ugly shooting death of a 19-year-old Black gender nonconforming young adult while they were at a Christmas party, I was hopeful there would be no more deaths to cover ...


 
Gerber-Hart-Library-awarded-100K-Mellon-Grant-seeks-Development-Coordinator

  Gerber/Hart Library awarded $100K Mellon Grant, seeks Development Coordinator

--From a press release

Gerber/Hart Library and Archives has been awarded a $100,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for Small Community Archives. This is the largest grant G/H has ever received. The grant will provide funding for a two-year Development ...


 
WORLD-Lithuania-outlook-HIV-AIDS-and-COVID-lawyer-arrested-trans-youth

  WORLD Lithuania outlook, HIV/AIDS and COVID, lawyer arrested, trans youth

Lithuania appears set to legalize same-sex civil partnerships next year, but same-sex marriage could be up to a decade away, according to Tomas Raskevicius—the country's only openly LGBT+ lawmaker, Reuters reported. "We're going to submit t ...


 
Party-Monster-killer-Michael-Alig-dies-at-54-

  'Party Monster' killer Michael Alig dies at 54

Michael Alig who was at the center of the LGBTQ "club kids" scene in late 1980s and early '90s Manhattan, and whose involvement in the murder and dismemberment of his drug dealer was chronicled in the 2003 film Party Monster died Dec. 25th ...


 
Hell-in-a-Handbag-announces-annual-benefit-The-Morning-After-

  Hell in a Handbag announces annual benefit, "The Morning After"

CHICAGO (Dec. 17, 2020) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce its annual benefit "The Morning After," featuring the streaming world premiere of the smash hit musical that started it all for them, ...


 
Chicago-History-Museum-partners-with-ALMA-in-new-OUT-at-CHM-series-

  Chicago History Museum partners with ALMA in new 'OUT at CHM' series

The Chicago History Museum announced a new partnership with the local LGBTQ+ group Association of Latinos/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA). This partnership is the culmination of a longstanding collaboration with OUT at CHM and will highlight the ...


 
Lighthouse-Foundation-to-host-Black-Queer-Pride-Winter-Edition

  Lighthouse Foundation to host Black Queer Pride: Winter Edition

--From a press release

Lighthouse Foundation will host Chicago's Virtual Black Queer Pride: Winter Edition with three days of programming by eleven local Black Queer artists. The virtual event will take begin on Facebook live, Friday, ...


 
Lambda-Legal-others-challenge-Trump-administrations-asylum-rule-

  Lambda Legal, others challenge Trump administration's asylum rule

Lambda Legal, Immigration Equality and co-counsel Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP filed a federal lawsuit, Immigration Equality v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, challenging the Trump administration's recently published ...


 
PrideArts-to-screen-one-night-only-live-virtual-readings

  PrideArts to screen one-night-only live virtual readings

--From a press release

PrideArts series of one-night-only live virtual readings resumes with TWELFTH NIGHT on the Twelfth of January Peter Vamvakas to direct a cast of seven Click here for a Word doc version of this release CHICAGO — ...


 
NATIONAL-Equality-Virginia-trans-case-Hitler-video-Pentagon

  NATIONAL Equality Virginia, trans case, Hitler video, Pentagon

Equality Virginia discussed proposed guidelines for transgender rights in schools in during a virtual town hall that guided participants through crafting public comments in support of the guidelines which solidify protections for trans students and school ...


 
AIDS-Garden-Chicago-installation-update-coming-Dec-21-

  AIDS Garden Chicago installation update coming Dec. 21

CHICAGO — On Monday, Dec. 21 at 11 a.m., 12th District State Representative Yoni Pizer will be hosting a virtual town hall with fellow elected officials, community partners, and project managers to provide a progress report ...


 
John-Pennycuff-Memorial-Apartments-in-Castillo-Plaza-LGBTQ-housing-in-Logan-Square

  John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments in Castillo Plaza, LGBTQ housing in Logan Square

Last month, The John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at Castillo Plaza (Pennycuff) opened at the corner of Milwaukee and Campbell Avenues in Logan Square after four years of development and city approval meetings and for the past ...


 
PASSAGES-Chicago-gay-pioneer-Richard-Cooke-dies

  PASSAGES Chicago gay pioneer Richard Cooke dies

Richard Cooke, a longtime Chicago resident and familiar East Lakeview presence along with his dachshund Governor, died in the early morning hours of Dec. 12, after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. He was ...


 
Pennycuff-Memorial-Apartments-now-open

  Pennycuff Memorial Apartments now open

The John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at Castillo Plaza is named for the late LGBTQ and civil rights activist, John Pennycuff. Located on Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, the building was designed by Cyrus Subawalla ...


 
OUTSpoken-LGBTQ-storytelling-event-Jan-5-on-Zoom

  OUTSpoken: LGBTQ storytelling event Jan. 5 on Zoom

Another OUTspoken Storytelling Night will offer the perspective of four Chicagoans telling life stories from their LGBTQ+ viewpoint or that of their close friends and relatives, Tuesday, Jan. 5, starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The ...


 
Reports-Biden-asks-Buttigieg-to-be-transportation-secretary-

  Reports: Biden asks Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has reportedly tapped Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Reuters reported. The appointment of Buttigieg, 38—who competed in the Democratic presidential primary—is another step in ...


 
Windy-City-Gay-Chorus-Windy-City-Treble-Quire-present-Let-There-Be-Light

  Windy City Gay Chorus, Windy City Treble Quire present Let There Be Light

--From a press release

Chicago, Ill. — Windy City Performing Arts (WCPA), the not-for-profit parent organization of Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire, is proud to announce its 41st annual holiday concert, Let there be Light: A ...


 
Surprise-Grammy-winning-artist-to-perform-at-Equality-Illinois-gala-

  Surprise Grammy-winning artist to perform at Equality Illinois gala

A surprise Grammy-winning artist is slated to perform at the Equality Illinois 30th-anniversary gala on Feb. 6, 2021. The event is annually attended by hundreds of movers and shakers within the LGBTQA community. To find out ...


 
PrideArts-to-screen-A-Not-So-Silent-Night-Tuesday-Dec-15-

  PrideArts to screen A Not So Silent Night Tuesday, Dec. 15

To honor the tradition of gathering around with family and singing holiday songs, even in a pandemic. PrideArts is hosting a one-time screening of the film A Not So Silent Night tonight, Dec. 15, 2020. The ...


 
Kim-Foxx-reverses-convictions-tied-to-corrupt-former-police-sergeant-

  Kim Foxx reverses convictions tied to corrupt former police sergeant

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's team formally presented motions to vacate the convictions of six individuals as part of the office's ongoing review of the misconduct of corrupt former Chicago Police Sergeant Ronald Watts. Via ...


 
HotHouse-to-stream-Cuban-jazz-festival-Jazz-Plaza-Jan-21-24

  HotHouse to stream Cuban jazz festival "Jazz Plaza" Jan. 21-24

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Marguerite Horberg, executive director of the award-winning Chicago-based nonprofit arts presenter HotHouse, today announced that it has been awarded the exclusive rights to stream the 2021 legendary Cuban ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Trans-acting-challenge-NYE-parties-Charlize-Theron-Diana-Ross

  SHOWBIZ Trans acting challenge, NYE parties, Charlize Theron, Diana Ross

Michael D. Cohen, with support from Nickelodeon, is launching the Trans Youth Acting Challenge, according to a press release. Trans and non-binary kids can submit audition self-tapes online (preferably through their parents), and the top 12 ...


 
NATIONAL-Federal-rule-anti-LGBTQ-crimes-restroom-case-Karamo

  NATIONAL Federal rule, anti-LGBTQ crimes, restroom case, Karamo

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a final rule that dramatically expands the ability of federal contractors to claim religious exemptions from federal nondiscrimination ...


 
Indoor-Voices-series-spotlights-Duke-It-Out-Nutcracker-Dec-18

  Indoor Voices series spotlights Duke It Out Nutcracker Dec. 18

--From a press release

The Music Institute of Chicago's "Indoor Voices," a free series of virtual visits with arts luminaries featuring conversation and occasional performances, returns with a new episode spotlighting the Music Institute's ...


 
Report-Take-Off-Your-Mask-So-I-Know-How-Much-to-Tip-You

  Report: Take Off Your Mask So I Know How Much to Tip You

--From a press release

Today, One Fair Wage, a national nonprofit organization representing subminimum wage and other tipped workers, in partnership with #TimesUp, the UC Berkeley Food Labor Research Center, Professor Catharine MacKinnon, Professor Louise Fitzgerald and ...


 
Lambda-Legal-Immigration-Equality-to-challenge-asylum-ban-

  Lambda Legal, Immigration Equality to challenge asylum ban

On Dec. 10, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice announced they will soon publish a new rule that Lambda Legal said "eviscerates the United States asylum system," according to a joint press release ...


 
COVID-19-Lightfoot-CDPH-announce-vaccine-distribution-plans-

  COVID-19 Lightfoot, CDPH announce vaccine distribution plans

On Dec. 9, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced distribution plans for the COVID-19 vaccines when they become available. There is a commitment to allocate initial doses to all 34 ...


 
American-Writers-Museum-launches-virtual-American-Voices-exhibit

  American Writers Museum launches virtual American Voices exhibit

--From a press release

(CHICAGO - December 7, 2020) - The American Writers Museum (AWM) today announced the launch of a new website NationofWriters.org, an online resource featuring a virtual American Voices exhibit, educational ...


 
Largest-survey-of-undocumented-immigrants-finds-acute-economic-distress

  Largest survey of undocumented immigrants finds acute economic distress

LOS ANGELES — The members of the California Immigrant Relief Assistance Coalition announce the release of one of the largest surveys of undocumented immigrant needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 91,000 Californians participated in the ...


 
THEATER-About-Face-airing-festival-with-Black-LGBTQ-artists-

  THEATER About Face airing festival with Black LGBTQ+ artists

About Face Theatre is launching its 25th season with Kickback—an online festival of 10 newly commissioned short plays and performances by Black LGBTQ+ artists, inspired by the Rebuild Foundation's collections at the Stony Island Arts Bank. ...


 
Cancer-dangers-from-alcohol-surrounded-by-misinformation

  Cancer dangers from alcohol surrounded by misinformation

Reporting by TheCounter.org highlights the efforts of the alcohol industry to obscure awareness of the known cancer dangers of alcohol by spreading misinformation and undermining research. An article focuses on a 2017 Canadian study of health ...


 
Howard-Brown-Open-Door-announce-collaboration-

  Howard Brown, Open Door announce collaboration

Howard Brown Health and Open Door Health Center of Illinois—a suburban counterpart with clinics in Elgin, Aurora and Joliet—have agreed to collaborate for the mutual benefit of their respective patients. The entities entered into the agreement ...


 
US-Soccer-reaches-partial-settlement-with-World-Cup-womens-team

  U.S. Soccer reaches partial settlement with World Cup women's team

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached a settlement on working conditions with the U.S. women's soccer team in a gender-discrimination lawsuit that the World Cup champions filed, NBC News reported. The agreement was filed Dec. 1 in ...


 
Adler-Planetarium-showcases-work-of-Frank-Kameny

  Adler Planetarium showcases work of Frank Kameny

Adler Planetarium,The Kameny Papers and Google Arts & Culture have created and made available the Frank Kameny/Pride exhibition, an online graphic slide show, viewable at Google Arts & Culture. Thirteen slides document Kameny's life and work. ...


 
Chicago-parking-ban-begins-Dec-1-

  Chicago parking ban begins Dec. 1

The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) is reminding motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban begins on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, and runs through April 1, 2021, according to the city's website. The parking ...


 
Prominent-lesbians-of-color-will-join-Biden-administration

  Prominent lesbians of color will join Biden administration

Two prominent lesbians of color have been appointed to major roles in President-elect Joe Biden's communications department, the transition team announced in a news release November 29. Karine Jean-Pierre, who served as a Biden senior adviser ...


 
The-Prom-out-Dec-11-on-Netflix-

  'The Prom' out Dec. 11 on Netflix

The Prom—a musical-comedy film directed by Ryan Murphy and adapted by Chad Beguelin and Bob Martin (from their and Matthew Sklar's 2018 Broadway musical of the same name)—will be out on Netflix on Dec. 11. The ...


 
New-narrative-podcast-offers-lesbian-rocker-slice-of-life-

  New narrative podcast offers lesbian rocker slice of life

Podcast attached below

For audiophiles in search of punk rock tongue-in-cheek lesbian dramedy-driven narrative storytelling, look no further: "Tampon Rock" is here. The podcast, from Anthem and iHeart Radio, focuses on lesbian bandmates Deja and Chloe as they navigate ...


 
Chicagos-pandemic-budget-passes-

  Chicago's pandemic budget passes

On Nov. 24, The Chicago City Council passed the city's 2021 pandemic budget. According to a media release, "The $12.8 billion budget was built in close collaboration with City Council members, labor partners and other key ...


 
Diabetes-and-HIV

  Diabetes and HIV

Experts suggest that prolonged antiretroviral therapy (ART) of HIV-infected people is associated with increased risk of insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes. I suggest that this is not an accurate scientific explanation. Here's why. T ...


 
SHOWBIZ-Awards-Bebop-Andy-Cohen-Mariah-Carey-Revry

  SHOWBIZ: Awards, 'Bebop,' Andy Cohen, Mariah Carey, Revry

The American Music Awards aired live Nov. 22 and some of the biggest names in music took home awards; Taraji P. Henson hosted. According to CNN.com, Doja Cat won new artist of the year and Becky ...


 
MOVIES-Peter-Macdissi-reflects-on-making-Uncle-Frank

  MOVIES Peter Macdissi reflects on making 'Uncle Frank'

In the Amazon Studios movie Uncle Frank, out Nov. 25, Peter Macdissi plays Walid "Wally" Nadeem—the partner of the title character (played by Paul Bettany). However, the dynamics are a bit different in that Frank Bledsoe ...


 
Black-transgender-artist-Heather-Hills-releases-single-video-from-Trans-Trenderz

  Black transgender artist Heather Hills releases single, video from Trans Trenderz

--From a press release

(New York, NY) Electro-pop/rap artist, Heather Hills, has released the new single and video, "Get Dun," on the Trans Trenderz label. "Get Dun" is not for those expecting trauma porn. "I got a cute beat and ...


 
BOOKS-ART-Local-man-releases-sketches-by-famous-artist-uncle

  BOOKS/ART Local man releases sketches by famous artist uncle

Cuban American painter Gustavo Ojeda (1958—89) is best known for lush and meditative urban nightscapes that brought him recognition in the 1980s downtown New York art scene. He exhibited works alongside artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, ...


 
Play-development-series-seeks-new-plays-authored-by-artists-of-color-

  Play development series seeks new plays authored by artists of color

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs—Goodman Theatre's newest artistic program to develop works authored and directed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and other artists of co ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Restaurants-OUT100-childrens-book-face-mask

  Five Worth Finding: Restaurants, OUT100, children's book, face mask

—Perry's Steakhouse & Grille (PerrysSteakhouse.com): This suburban spot (with two restaurants in Oak Brook and Schaumburg) is well-known for its delicious cuts of meat, sumptuous sides and hand-crafted cocktails. It's ...


 
Day-Without-Art-Transmissions-launches-online-Nov-30

  Day With(out) Art: Transmissions launches online Nov. 30

--From a press release

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2020 — Visual AIDS, the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to raising AIDS and HIV awareness through dialogue, art exhibitions and public forums, announces their ...


 
Daniel-Biss-announces-run-for-mayor-of-Evanston-

  Daniel Biss announces run for mayor of Evanston

Former Illinois state Sen. Daniel Biss, a Democrat, announced that he plans to run for mayor of Evanston next year. A statement read, in part, "The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was a relief ...


 
About-Face-Theatre-starts-25th-season-with-Kickback-online-short-play-fest-

  About Face Theatre starts 25th season with Kickback online short play fest

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Nov 9, 2020) — About Face Theatre kicks off its landmark 25th season with KICKBACK, an online festival of newly commissioned short plays and performances by Black LGBTQ+ artists, inspired by the Rebuild Foundation's collections ...


 
Congressional-co-chairs-introduce-World-AIDS-Day-resolution-

  Congressional co-chairs introduce World AIDS Day resolution

U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Rep. Jenniffer Gonzalez Colon (PR-At Large), co-chairs of the Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution supporting the goals of World AIDS Day, according ...


 
Artist-Riva-Lehrer-talks-new-memoir-career-state-of-the-world

  Artist Riva Lehrer talks new memoir, career, state of the world

In queer artist, writer and curator Riva Lehrer's recently released memoir Golem Girl, she takes readers on a journey through her life via the lens of her being born with spina bifida and the way that ...


 
Feds-investigating-alleged-anti-Semitic-activity-at-Univ-of-Illinois

  Feds investigating alleged anti-Semitic activity at Univ. of Illinois

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it has opened a formal investigation into a complaint alleging Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) ...


 
New-guide-out-for-educators-parents-advocating-for-LGBTQ-students-with-disabilities-

  New guide out for educators, parents advocating for LGBTQ students with disabilities

--From a press release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released a new resource to help both parents and educators advocate on behalf of LGBTQ students with disabilities. NCLR partnered with HRC Foundation, the National ...


 
COVID-19-Pritzker-institutes-Tier-Three-mitigations-starting-Nov-20-

  COVID-19 Pritzker institutes Tier Three mitigations starting Nov. 20

With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced, on Nov. 17, additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will take effect ...


 
MUSICALS-1997-version-of-Anyone-Can-Whistle-out-Dec-4-

  MUSICALS 1997 version of Anyone Can Whistle out Dec. 4

On Sunday, Dec. 4, Jay Records will release a 1997 recording of the musical Anyone Can Whistle, which originally had music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim as well as a book by Arthur Laurents. The production ...


 
THEATER-Pride-Arts-artistic-director-resigns-PFP-keeps-Zak

  THEATER Pride Arts artistic director resigns; PFP keeps Zak

Two controversial developments have occurred at Pride Arts (in which Pride Films & Plays, PFP, is the main tenant). According to a letter from PrideArts President Cheri Tatar that Windy City Times obtained, PFP Artistic Director ...


 
Hyde-Park-Art-Center-gala-Nov-21

  Hyde Park Art Center gala Nov. 21

Hyde Park Art Center will present its annual gala—held for the first time virtually—on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3-4 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. with the Centerpiece program at 7-8 p.m, and afternoon and evening programming geared ...


 
57th-Street-Art-Fair-to-return-next-June

  57th Street Art Fair to return next June

The 74th annual 57th Street Art Fair is slated to return June 5-6, 2021. The free event is the Midwest's oldest juried art fair, featuring nearly 200 artists, live music, kids' activities and a food court. ...


 
A-Red-Orchid-Theatre-appoints-Travis-Knight-Sadieh-Rifai-to-new-positions

  A Red Orchid Theatre appoints Travis Knight, Sadieh Rifai to new positions

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL—A Red Orchid Theatre announces the appointments of Ensemble Member Travis Knight as Associate Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Sadieh Rifai as Artistic Development Coordinator. Ensemble member Shade Murray ...


 





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