Thursday April 26 1:45 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Arts

Maestro Philip J. Bauman to Step Down as LCSO Music Director

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LCSO Conductor and Music Director Philip J. Bauman will step down after a long and accomplished tenure with the orchestra when his contract expires this summer. The Board is planning a search for the next conductor and music director of the symphony.

CHICAGO OPERA THEATER ANNOUNCES 2018/19 SEASON OF CHICAGO PREMIERES AND VANGUARD INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPING NEW WORKS

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At an intimate evening Chicago Opera Theater (COT) recently hosted at the Pritzker Pavilion Stage at Millennium Park, attendees got a sneak peek at COT’s upcoming 2018/2019 season: “Iolanta” (Tchaikovsky/Modest Tchaikovsky), “The Scarlet Ibis” (Weissman/Cote) and “Moby-Dick” (Heggie/Scheer).

Chicago Humanities Festival announces first year-long theme - 2018 will be The Year of Graphic!

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The Chicago Humanities Festival is announcing its first ever year-long theme and declaring 2018: The Year of Graphic! Beginning in March and running through late November, CHF will focus its programming on the premise that our world has become increasingly visual in a way that is fundamentally changing how we experience, engage, and even think about the world.

LUCKY PLUSH BRINGS SIGNATURE DANCE, THEATER, HUMOR TO THE HARRIS WITH TAB SHOW, APRIL 26 AND 27

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Lucky Plush Productions returns to Chicago’s Harris Theater in Millennium Park Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, with Tab Show, featuring two works - Rink Life and Curb Candy - that highlight the company’s signature blend of layered choreography, witty dialogue, and socially relevant storytelling.

La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Spring with Fantasia

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LCSO is proud to present their 45th annual Spring Classic Concert once again at Holdcraft Performing Arts Center at 317 Detroit Street in Michigan City on March 11 at 3pm. Fantasia is proudly dedicated in loving memory and in honor of the musical legacy of Katherine "Gerry" McCeary and made possible by her commitment to the symphony and the generosity of her estate.

2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming: An Annual Conference for the Arts in Indiana

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At the 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming on October 18-19 in Fort Wayne, artists, arts organizations, and community leaders will come together to explore arts’ expansive role in community development, its intersections with economic development, and its resonating effects for the state. But there's one thing missing. You! In order to make the Indiana Arts Homecoming the best it can be we need your help.

Judy Blume, Neil deGrasse Tyson To Receive 2018 Sandburg Awards Oct. 9

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Beloved best-selling novelist Judy Blume (“Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret”; “Summer Sisters”; “Fudge”) and astrophysicist and Nova host Neil deGrasse Tyson (“Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour”; “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry”) will receive the 2018 Carl Sandburg Literary Award from Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Tuesday, 5:30 pm October 9, at The Forum (725 W Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

"Funkytown" featuring the art of E. Charles Rolwing

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On March 10th we open our new exhibit "Funkytown" featuring the art of E. Charles Rolwing with a reception. "Funkytown' will run though the end of April.