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Arts

Epic "Moby Dick" Caps Chicago Opera Theater's 2018/19 Season

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Chicago Opera Theater (COT) caps its 2018/2019 season with the Chicago premiere of “Moby-Dick,” an epic adaptation of Herman Melville’s 1851 classic “Moby-Dick; or, The Whale” at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Street) Thursday, April 25 and Sunday, April 28. The production is co-produced by Utah Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, San Jose Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu.

CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS POWER LINE-UP TO KICK OFF ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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Over the course of 30 years, the Chicago Humanities Festival has hosted nearly 4,000 speakers, programs, and performances in neighborhoods and venues across the Chicago area. This year, CHF is celebrating its 30th anniversary by continuing to present new ideas, exciting speakers and compelling programs, while also reflecting on past festivals. Everything kicks into full swing this Spring when CHF presents more than 25 events exploring the complexities of Power.

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Presents The Keys to France

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Join the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and Music Director/Conductor Kirk Muspratt for “The Keys to France” on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30pm at The Auditorium at Living Hope Church (9000 Taft Street, Merrillville/Crown Point border.) The concert will feature Winston Choi, piano, and John W. W. Sherer, organ.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER ANNOUNCES 2019/2020 SEASON PRODUCTIONS

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Chicago Opera Theater’s Orli and Bill Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya and Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director Ashley Magnus today announced the plans for the company’s 47th season, to include productions of two exciting contemporary operas, a Chicago premiere by Rachmaninov, and the company’s second world premiere commission. Yankovskaya will conduct each of these Chicago Opera Theater (COT) productions.

Arts Commission says art, nature, and history will abound across Indiana this year

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The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today there will be more than 250 opportunities to engage with the arts this year through the Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites program, www.in.gov/arts/2905.htm.

CHICAGO ARTISTS COALITION’S NEW MICROGRANT PROGRAM PROVIDES UNRESTRICTED AWARDS TO CHICAGO’S EMERGING ARTISTS

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On April 17, 2019, Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) will unveil the awardees for the SPARK Microgrant: a new, unrestricted award opportunity for emerging Chicago-based visual artists who identify as ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American), an artist with acute financial need, an artist with a disability, or as a self-taught/non-formally trained artist who does not hold a degree from an art program but has made their art practice a primary vocation.

Folks Operetta Presents The Jazz Operettas of Paul Ábrahám in “Goodbye Berlin, Aloha Hawaii!”

Ábrahám’s unique blend of European waltzes and American jazz idioms changed the course of operetta and will present audiences with a musical experience like none other.

HINDMAN AUCTION HOUSE EXPANDS TEAM, HIRING JOAN WAGNER TO LEAD MIDWEST REGION

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Hindman LLC today announced an expansion to the auction house’s growing team, including the appointment of finance industry veteran Joan Wagner as Vice President for its Midwest region and two new additions to the fine art department. Joe Stanfield has been appointed Director of Fine Art and will be based in the Chicago headquarters. Monica Brown will join the Denver location as Senior Specialist for Prints and Multiples. This growth follows Hindman’s previously announced acquisition of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers (est.1982) and Cowan’s Auctions (est.1995), which together operate more salerooms than any other auction house in the country.