Thursday February 21 9:22 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

CHF announces its 30th Anniversary will be the Year of Power, Melinda Gates will headline 4th annual Springfest

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The Chicago Humanities Festival announced that its 30th anniversary theme will be Power and that global philanthropist and champion for women’s empowerment Melinda Gates will headline its 2019 Springfest.

February Exhibits at the Chesterton Art Center

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Two exhibits, "Unbroken and (A)live", and "Quilting Gone Wrong" will be on display at the Chesterton Art Center through February 27. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304. To see information about other upcoming events, check out the website at www.chestertonart.com.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES ASHLEY MAGNUS AS THE NEW STEFAN EDLIS AND GAEL NEESON GENERAL DIRECTOR

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Chicago Opera Theater’s (COT) Board of Directors today announces the promotion of Ashley Magnus to the role of Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director. Previously the company’s General Manager of Strategy and Development, Magnus will join Orli and Bill Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya at the helm, making COT one of few multimillion-dollar opera companies led by women at both the board and executive level. Magnus assumes her new role immediately.

Monday Night Ceramics at the Chesterton Art Center

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The Chesterton Art Center will be starting a new session of Monday Night Ceramics on February 18 from 5:30-8:30. During this 5-week class, beginning students will develop fundamental wheel-throwing techniques, while returning students will refine their techniques to create more complex forms.

TWO SHOWS ONLY! CHICAGO TAP THEATRE RETURNS TO CITY WINERY WITH "SWEET TAP CHICAGO", MARCH 10 AT 3 AND 7 P.M.

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Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) presents Sweet Tap Chicago on Sunday, March 10 at 3 and 7 p.m. at The City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. Sweet Tap Chicago is a celebration of Chicago musicians and music, with all new arrangements by Kurt Schweitz, a live jazz quintet featuring rapper/singer/host Taylor Mallory and tap dancing. Musicians and bands to be covered include Chicago, Smashing Pumpkins, Chaka Khan, Curtis Mayfield and more.

Indiana Arts Commission seeks qualified grant review panelists

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The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today it is seeking qualified individuals to serve as citizen grant review panelists in 2019.

Urban Legends Series

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A Two-part Exhibit Series Showcases Artists showcase artists whose work is sparking new life in old places. Each exhibit premiers at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster and then moves to the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, the Gary Public Library and Cultural Center, and Art House: A Social Kitchen in Gary. Lead underwriting for the series has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Legacy Foundation and Peoples Bank.

What You Need to Know About La traviata at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Violetta Valéry is a courtesan who can have everything she desires– except lasting happiness. Love is found, lost, and reclaimed too late in Verdi’s most cherished opera.