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Spoken word artist reflects on 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Spoken word artist reflects on 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Multi-media musician and artist Tovi Khali is bringing the sound and narrative of New Orleans to The Promontory on Wednesday, Aug. 26, with her show entitled “French Quarter Style: A Musical Celebration of Resilience and the Preservation of Ole’ Orleans.” “French Quarter Style” will be performed as a choreopoem, a(…)

Memorial service for U. of C doctor

A memorial service for University of Chicago School of Medicine faculty member Dr. Raul Hinojosa is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., in the Performance Penthouse on the 9th floor. Free parking is available after 4 p.m.(…)

Mies musings, courtesy of Hyde Park Historical Society

The Hyde Park Historical Society announces a special event: an illustrated program on some of the earliest U.S. buildings designed by renowed modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The presenter is Kevin Harrington, professor emeritus of architectural history at IIT and coauthor of the most recent edition of “Chicago’s Famous Buildings.” The free event(…)

Review: Conlon bids farewell to Ravinia with a splendid “Dutchman”

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic James Conlon, who since 2005 has held the title music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Residency at the Ravinia Festival, ended his tenure Saturday night. His final trip to the Ravinia podium as music director was a concert performance of “The Flying Dutchman” by Wagner, featuring the Chicago(…)

Review: “The Boy from Oz”

Review: “The Boy from Oz”

RECOMMENDED Where: Pride Films & Plays at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. When: through Aug. 30 Tickets: $25-$45 Phone: 773-327-5252 Before Hugh Jackman won the 2004 “Best Actor in a Musical” Tony Award for his star turn in “The Boy from Oz,” Peter Allen was barely on my radar. I knew that the Australian performer(…)

Review: “Grand Concourse”

Review: “Grand Concourse”

RECOMMENDED Where: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. When: through Aug. 30 Tickets: $20-$89 Phone: 312-335-1650 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Almost every episode of the Italian television series “Don Matteo” ends with the crime-solving priest telling the usually remorseful culprit he’s just caught that God forgives and loves him unconditionally. Shelley,(…)

Dyett supporters launch hunger strike

Dyett supporters launch hunger strike

BY ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer In a last-ditch effort to call attention to what they believe is an unfair request for proposal (RFP) process led by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), protestors gathered at Dyett High School on Monday morning to participate in a hunger strike. Anger has been building up in the community about the(…)

Dusable displays freedom’s past

Dusable displays freedom’s past

By EMMA HERMAN Herald Intern “Freedom, Resistance and the Journey Toward Equality,” a new permanent exhibit installed at the DuSable Museum of African American History, will open to the public on Friday, Aug. 28. Curated by the museum’s staff, the installation brings together a wide variety of items and artifacts preserved by DuSable, 740 E.(…)