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Review: Muti leads CSO in booming, beautiful season closer

Review: Muti leads CSO in booming, beautiful season closer

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic The 125th season of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra concluded last month with an all-Bruckner program lead by music director Riccardo Muti. Before the performance on the penultimate Thursday of June (the first of three performances of the same program) Muti told the audience that the concert was dedicated to(…)

Review: “Death of a  Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody”

Review: “Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody”

RECOMMENDED Where: Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe When: through Aug. 14 Tickets: $35-$80 Phone: 847-242-6000 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic The test of a good parody is that it makes me laugh so hard the tears start rolling down my cheeks. “Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody,” which is inaugurating Writers’(…)

Review: “The Ben Hecht Show”

Review: “The Ben Hecht Show”

SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Grippo Stage Company and Piven Theatre, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston When: through July 17 Tickets: $35 Phone: 800-838-3006 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Don’t go to “The Ben Hecht Show,” the solo outing written and performed by James Sherman, expecting the famous journalist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter, director, and(…)

Whole Kids foundation donates $25,000 to Oriental Institute

Whole Kids foundation donates $25,000 to Oriental Institute

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Whole Foods Market’s partner organization, Whole Kids’ Foundation, along with the United Health Foundation, has awarded a $25,000 Healthy Kids Innovation Grant to the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute. The grant, which aims to support projects that educate children about nutrition, will provide funds for a new program in which(…)

Kartemquin celebrates 50 years in the film industry

Kartemquin celebrates 50 years in the film industry

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Fifty years ago, three students at the University of Chicago (U. of C.), started making documentary films. Their efforts have grown to what is now known as Kartemquin Films and they have made over 50 documentaries while simultaneously helping to make the next generation of filmmakers. Stan Karter, Jerry Temaner(…)

Children’s musician performs at Hyde Park Farmers Market

Children’s musician performs at Hyde Park Farmers Market

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer As part of the live musical performances featured during this season’s Hyde Park Farmers Market, Chicago children’s musician, Laura Doherty, is set to play on Thursday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the market located in Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct. Doherty has been writing and(…)

Silver Room brings legendary block party to Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Although it will be the Silver Room’s 13th Annual Sound System Block Party, the July 16 event will be the first time it has happened in Hyde Park since the Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St., moved from Wicker Park last year. Silver Room owner, Eric Williams, said that the(…)

DuSable Arts and Crafts Fest

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern The DuSable Museum of African American History is holding its 42nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on the weekend of July 9 and July 10, from noon to 10 p.m. both days. A number of artists, food vendors, authors and entertainers will showcase their talents at the festival, including performers(…)

On-demand grocery system “Instacart” expanding

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern Grocery delivery system Instacart has recently expanded into Chicago’s South Side, in partnership with the Hyde Park Whole Foods, 5118 S. Lake Park Ave. The San Francisco-based company, Instacart has been present in Hyde Park (zip codes 60615 and 60637) for about two years, and two weeks ago moved into(…)

Harper Square to host annual yard sale

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Harper Square Cooperative, a mixed-income housing community at 4800-4850 S. Lake Park Ave., will hold its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-five families will sell items including art, books, electronics, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and kitchenware in the square’s courtyard. According to resident(…)

Hyde Park Community Players produce first outdoor play

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players are gearing up to perform their first outdoor production, “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. Hyde Park Community Player Laura MacGregor will direct the play, which runs Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 and Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24. The location for the(…)

Architecture Design Camp creates pipeline to success

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern The Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (I-NOMA) is holding an architecture and design camp July 28-31st at the University of Chicago. The four-day camp called “Project Pipeline” is for middle school students from grades 6-8, and held at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. “The(…)