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Civil rights inform Logan Center exhibit

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Canadian artists Duane Linklater and Brian Jungen, whose Logan Center exhibit “Modest Livelihood” addresses civil rights issues behind a wave of recent protests in Canada, will speak in the tower’s Performance Penthouse, 915 E. 60th St., next Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Logan Center visual arts program(…)

Harper Theater sets opening date

Harper Theater sets opening date

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Harper Theater passed all necessary licensing and expects to begin showing movies on Friday, Jan. 18. Tony Fox, president and CEO of ADF Capital, Ltd, who is renovating and operating the theater, said that the business passed licensing requirements for electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, structural, fire and(…)

Manz organ series fundraiser

Manz organ series fundraiser

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Paul Manz Organ Series is hosting its first fundraiser in order to keep the series running. The Paul Manz Organ Series, which is now in its seventh season, is a lunch time musical performance that takes place from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. on the first Tuesday of(…)

New scholarship at DuSable seeks to help mothers

New scholarship at DuSable seeks to help mothers

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The DuSable Museum announced the launch of a new scholarship that will support single mothers who wish to return to school. The late Dorothy Lajewel Myree, who was a social worker and teacher in Chicago Public Schools, requested that The Dr. Margaret Burroughs Scholarship Fund be established for African(…)

Learn everyday ethics from Rabbi Brackman

Rabbi Yossi Brackman of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will be offering a six-session ethics course starting later this month at the Rohr Chabad Center for Jewish Life and Learning, 5700 S. Woodlawn Ave. The class, “Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, and according(…)

Family fun at the Logan Center

The David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., begins a series of family-friendly matinees and workshops this Saturday. This week’s offerings are: “Twinkle Stars” with Hyde Park Suzuki (ages 2-6), Lego animation (all ages) and Drawing Workshop (ages 12-14) at 2 p.m.; Improv with Theater and Performance Studies (ages 8-10)(…)

Christmas trees turned to mulch

Hyde Parkers can visit Jackson Park to dispose of their Christmas trees once again this year. Residents can visit Jackson Park, 6300 S. Cornell Ave., where their trees will be shredded and be turned into mulch which will be available for free pickup and use starting Jan. 11. Ornaments, lights, and garland should all be(…)

Review “The School for Lies”

RECOMMENDED Where: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Courtyard Theater, Navy Pier When: through Jan. 20 Tickets: $58-$78 Phone: 312-595-5600 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Some adaptations of famous plays are faithful and others are free, but David Ives’ “The School for Lies” goes several fathoms beyond any version of Molière’s “The Misanthrope” you’ll ever see. Watching Director(…)