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Arts

THE JOFFREY BALLET CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S CHICAGO-SET THE NUTCRACKER

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The Joffrey Ballet’s critically acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award®-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway, in 29 performances, December 1-30, 2018.

Get set for a swingin’ Christmas at ELLAbration with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra December 21 at the Studebaker

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Let the holiday ELLAbration begin! Join jazz vocalist Dee Alexander and the Chicago Jazz Orchestra for a swingin’ set of Ella Fitzgerald’s favorite holiday songs at ELLAbration with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Friday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago’s Fine Arts Building.

TOP AUDIENCE AWARDS AT 54th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GO TO THE HATE U GIVE, BECOMING ASTRID AND UNITED SKATES

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The Chicago International Film Festival today announced the Audience Award winners and top highlights from its 54th edition. Festival-goers presented the Audience Award for Best English-language feature to George Tillman, Jr.’s powerful and moving The Hate U Give. Pernille Fischer Christensen’s Becoming Astrid, a biopic about Astrid Lindgren (author of the “Pippi Longstocking” books), took home the best foreign-language feature Audience Award honor; Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown’s United Skates, a rousing tribute to roller skating’s pivotal role in the African American community, won the Documentary Audience Award honor; and the Audience Award for Best Short Film was presented to Darius Clark Monroe’s Black 14, a reflection on power and control in 1960’s America that uses archival footage to tell the story of a racial protest at the University of Wyoming.

Arts Commission now accepting Individual Advancement Program grant applications

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The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today the opening of the grant application process for the Individual Advancement Program.

Lyric Announces Guest Artists for the Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert Saturday, March 23

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Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce the participation of several outstanding singers in the Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala*, to honor and celebrate American soprano Renée Fleming’s extraordinary commitment to Chicago and her unparalleled contributions to our art form.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s danc(e)volve: New Works Festival Returns for Season 41 Winter Series

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After Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s danc(e)volve: New Works Festival was met with positive reviews during Season 39 in 2016 - 17, Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton is bringing the innovative idea back as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s own Alice Klock, Florian Lochner and Rena Butler construct impressive new work specifically created for their fellow company members. The program will premiere at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park (205 East Randolph Street) on Thursday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m., followed by performances Saturday, December 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 9 at 3 p.m.

HAPPY AS LAZZARO AND ASH IS PUREST WHITE ARE TOP WINNERS AT THE 54TH CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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The 54th Chicago International Film Festival hosted its Awards Ceremony at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., celebrating the films chosen as the award winners by the Festival juries. Prizes were awarded to films in the following categories: International Feature Film Competition; New Directors Competition; International Documentary Competition; Out-Look Competition; and Short Film Competition. The Chicago Award and the Founder’s Award were also presented.

New Exhibition at Lubeznik Center for the Arts, "Waiting for a Sign" through January 12, 2019

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) presents its latest exhibition "Waiting for a Sign" featuring artwork from Willie Baronet (Dallas, TX), Diana Guerrero-Macia (Chicago, IL), Corey Hagelberg (Miller Beach, IN), Cheryl Pope (Chicago, IL), Kay Rosen (Miller Beach, IN), Joel Ross (Champaign, IL), Deb Sokolow (Chicago, IL), and Bernard Williams (Chicago, IL).