Friday October 20 9:05 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

HPL presents Old Time Radio Show

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Those Were The Days Radio Players - South Chapter re-create two old time radio shows using original scripts and homemade sound effects at the Hammond Public Library, Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m.

Pavlo - Guitar music

Lakeshore Community Concerts presents Pavlo

One Show Only! Chicago Tap Theatre's Holiday Spectacular TIDINGS OF TAP! Returns December 10

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Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) bring audiences live music, a touch of magic and boundless energy with the return of their annual Tidings of Tap!

Join us October 21 for a unique evening of shared music making: hundreds of Chicagoans to sing Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin"

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Warm up those vocal cords and get ready to become a member of a beautifully-unified choir in just 90 minutes. Choir! Choir! Choir!, the international music phenomenon that has everyone talking, is coming to Lyric October 21 at 8:00pm.

PBS to feature Lyric’s ORPHEE ET EURYDICE on Great Performances

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Lyric Opera of Chicago is pleased to announce that Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET New York has selected the world-renowned opera company’s premiere production of the 1774 Paris version of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, created by the legendary choreographer John Neumeier and featuring The Joffrey Ballet, to be part of the prestigious Great Performances series on PBS.

ALFRE WOODARD TO BE HONORED AT 53RD CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

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The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, announced today that acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard will be honored with a Career Achievement Award as part of the 21st edition of the Festival’s Black Perspectives Program, which is generously supported by AARP Illinois. The award will be presented on Saturday, October 21 at a special event during the Festival to be held at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.) in Chicago. The “Tribute to Alfre Woodard” will feature an onstage discussion with the actress, showcasing clips highlighting her decades-spanning caree

THE JOFFREY BALLET WELCOMES THREE NEW DANCERS TO THE COMPANY

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Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, is pleased to announce the addition of three dancers to the Joffrey’s international roster for the 2017-2018 season: Olivia Duryea (Haslett, Michigan), Yuka Iwai (Iwate, Japan) and Greig Matthew (Aberdeen, Scotland). Duryea and Iwai join the Joffrey directly from the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet’s Studio Company. With these new company members, The Joffrey Ballet is currently comprised of 43 dancers.

Lyric Opera and the Chicago Urban League announce EmpowerYouth!

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Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League are excited to announce EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts, a groundbreaking, multiyear partnership. Collaboratively planned and administered by Lyric Unlimited, Lyric’s community engagement and education arm, and the Chicago Urban League’s Youth Development Center, EmpowerYouth! is a multidisciplinary afterschool program that will culminate in the presentation of a fully staged, youth-centric opera based on real-life experiences.