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June 15-17: Ensemble Espanol Celebrates José Greco's 100th Birthday in Flamenco Passion Performances

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Ensemble Español’s popular live dance and music performances return to the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd. with “Flamenco Passion: A Tribute to Jose Greco’s 100th Birthday,” June 15-17. These performances are part of the company’s 2018 American Spanish Dance & Music Festival, exploring the theme “Jose Greco: An American Immigrant in Spain”.

Gloria Rector Memorial Scholarship Winner is Announced!

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The Chesterton Art Center is proud to announce that Carli Murkve from Morgan Township High School will receive the Gloria Rector Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a Porter county high school senior who plans to major in an art-related field in college next year. Carli plans to major in graphic design and illustration at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. She'll receive $1000 towards her art education.

CINEMA/CHICAGO’S CINEYOUTH FESTIVAL HONORS 2018 AWARD WINNERS

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Cinema/Chicago’s 14th annual CineYouth Festival culminated on Sunday, April 22 with an awards program honoring exceptional work in 14 categories. Held at Chicago’s historic Music Box Theatre, CineYouth opened Friday April 20 with a screening of Bing Liu’s “Minding The Gap,” produced by Chicago’s Kartemquin Films, and continued Saturday April 21 and Sunday, April 22 with 11 diverse programs. More than 1,700 people attended the free, three-day festival. The 14 prize-winning short films will be screened in a program during the 2018 Chicago International Film Festival, October 10–21, 2018.

FOLKS OPERETTA ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 SEASON AND MAJOR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR AN AMERICAN PREMIERE IN 2019

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Folks Operetta is proud to announce its 2018 season and a new fundraising campaign, The Korngold Initiative. All of these projects are part of their new Reclaimed Voices Series, which focuses on recovering and reviving the lost music of the Jewish composers of the Second World War. The series grew out of their research on operetta and the disproportionate numbers of Jewish composers who were silenced both before and after the Second World War. Jewish composers of opera suffered a similar fate. In a world where old prejudices resurface and where a new generation demagogues seeks to draw new lines of division and enmity, the stories of these composers take on a new urgency. Their works need to be heard, their stories told, and their memories restored.

Chicago Sinfonietta Presents 'Praise + Punk' in a Smashing 'Battle of the Bands' beginning this Weekend

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One of the most diverse classical musical organizations in the nation, Chicago Sinfonietta, is closing their 30th anniversary season with Praise + Punk in a smashing ‘battle of the bands’ against Mucca Pazza, an absurdist marching band, with special guest Apostolic Church of God Sanctuary Choir. The historic onstage rematch between Chicago Sinfonietta, the previous winner in 2015, and Mucca Pazza will be Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, and Monday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League present Empower, an original opera created by Chicago high school students

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Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League’s collaborative program, EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts, is excited to present Empower, an original opera developed with local African-American high-school students. Tickets are $10-20 and are available here for the one-night-only performance, which will take place Thursday, May 31 at 7:00pm at the Lyric Opera House.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces 2018-19 Season Programming

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Launching its fifth decade as one of the country’s leading contemporary dance companies, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to announce a season replete with world premieres, choreographic innovation, and international collaborations for 2018-19.

“FUGITIVE NARRATIVES” INVITES THE VIEWER TO DISCOVER NARRATIVE WITHIN ABSTRACTION

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Hyde Park Art Center (5020 S. Cornell) presents “Fugitive Narratives,” an exhibition curated by the Art Center’s Director of Education, Mike Nourse featuring abstract work by 15 Chicago artists. The exhibition will be on view in the Kanter McCormick Gallery through August 15, 2018. A public reception will take place on Sunday, May 13 from 3 – 5 p.m., with separate scheduled storytelling events to take place throughout the run of the exhibition.