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Arts

SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR’S CONCERT COMING TO SYMPHONY CENTER December 30th

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Usher in the New Year with the dazzling spectacle of Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center. This concert, celebrating 24 years in North America, is a crystalline moment of timeless beauty. Inspired by the annual Viennese “Neujahrskonzert”, this frothy celebration blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with a full orchestra in a fresh new programme each year. Step into Vienna’s golden age and spend the evening caught up in the joy, grandeur, and music of a time past but not forgotten.

CHICAGO HUMANITIES FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES HEADLINERS FOR 2018 FALLFEST: GRAPHIC! October 27th-November 11th

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The Chicago Humanities Festival announced a number of headliners for the Fall iteration of its first year-long theme, Graphic! This group of acclaimed presenters include two-time Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks, Broad City co-creator Abbi Jacobson, Two Dope Queens co-creator Phoebe Robinson, presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, artist Chris Ware, writer Alice Walker, columnist Rebecca Traister, Maestro Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, historian Jill Lepore, chef José Andrés, Getty Images photographer John Moore, photographer and Folded Map creator Tonika Johnson, and comic book artist Alex Ross.

Excellence in arts education recognized at 2018 Governor's Arts Awards

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The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that two recipients of the 2018 Governor's Arts Awards will be honored for their commitment to arts education.

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S BLOCKBUSTER SWAN LAKE RETURNS TO OPEN THE JOFFREY’S 2018-2019 SEASON

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On the heels of the highest grossing season in its history, The Joffrey Ballet opens 2018-2019 with the much-anticipated return of Christopher Wheeldon’s Swan Lake, which became an audience-favorite when it premiered in Chicago in 2014. Danced to Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic score and performed live by the Chicago Philharmonic, Swan Lake is presented at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway in 10 performances only, October 17–28, 2018.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Statement

The Chicago Federation of Musicians (CFM) Local #10-208 is on strike at Lyric Opera. This unnecessary and harmful action may require Lyric to cancel performances. Ryan Opera Center, Lyric Unlimited and other related activities also will be affected. Additional updates will be provided as these determinations are made.

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet Present its Annual Production of "The Nutcracker"

Exquisite dancing, stunning costumes and magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets, these performances promise world-class entertainment and holiday joy for children of all ages.

Mozart's IDOMENEO at Lyric Opera, a Must-Sea!

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What You Need to Know About IDOMENEO at Lyric Opera of Chicago - Six performances October 13 - November 2

ART ON theMART ANNOUNCES ARTISTS FOR FIRST ITERATION OF THE LARGEST PERMANENT DIGITAL ART PROJECTION IN THE WORLD

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theMART, with the City of Chicago, today announced the selected artists for Art on theMART, which debuts on September 29, 2018. The first-of-its-kind for Chicago, this curated series of digital artworks will project the work of renowned artists Diana Thater, Zheng Chongbin, Jason Salavon and Jan Tichy across 2.5 acres of theMART’s exterior river-façade, creating the largest permanent digital art projection in the world.