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Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

2018 NWI Comic-Con

NWI Comic-Con

The 2018 (Northwest Indiana) NWI Comic-Con is a smaller mid-size comic book convention that is more about comics, creators and fans than actors and celebrities.

• Affordable Admission!
• FREE Parking!!
• NEW & Returning Artists & Dealers!
• NEW Cosplay Corner! (+ Cosplay Contest)
• NEW Concession & Snack Options!
• NEW & Improved 2018 NWI Comic-Con Website!

CHECK IT OUT! NOW OPEN South Shore Arts presents: A Rare Historical Sports Exhibit from Private Collectors

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For the Love of the Game: Major League Sports in Art & Memorabilia features photos of sports heroes and collectors' items from throughout the last century in baseball, basketball, hockey—even horse racing!

CHICAGO JAZZ ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES THREE CONCERTS FOR 2017-18, ALL IN RESIDENCE AT CHICAGO’S STUDEBAKER THEATER

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The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO), under the direction of Jeff Lindberg, announced today an exciting three-concert line-up for its 2017-18 season. "Not So Silent Night" holiday concert featuring Duke Ellington’s Jazz Nutcracker opens CJO's new season at the Studebaker Theater in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building on December 22nd.

Terra Foundation for American Art Announces New Art Design Chicago Education and Exhibition Programs

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The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today that following its October board meeting, it has awarded several new grants to support education and exhibition programs for Art Design Chicago, a wide-ranging initiative spearheaded by the Foundation and developed in partnership with more than 60 cultural organizations to explore Chicago’s art and design legacy.

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.

Thirteen Communities to receive Arts Commission Creative Placemaking Consultancies

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The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that 13 Indiana communities have been approved for creative placemaking consultancies as part of the agency's Open Scene Creative Placemaking program.

LUCKY PLUSH PRESENTS ROOMING HOUSE, NEW DANCE THEATER WORK DEBUTS NOVEMBER 4-18 IN STEPPENWOLF’S 1700 THEATRE

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Lucky Plush Productions present Rooming House, the newest dance theater work devised by Lucky Plush, premiering in Steppenwolf’s new 1700 Theatre.

Rooming House is presented as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series November 4-18, 2017 with 12 performances over a three-week run. Press openings are Monday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, November 9 at 8 p.m.