In celebration of International Women’s Day, renowned arts writer and dance critic Lucia Mauro hosts a discussion with Julie Nakagawa, artistic director and cofounder of Dance Works Chicago and former Hubbard Street 2 director.
Aiming to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, Louder Than A Bomb provides friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community through poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.
When a new production of Handel's Hercules opens Friday at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the audience will see a modernized version with Hercules as an American general, returning home from war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For months now, local DJs have been showcasing their technical and musical skills on Eight Forty-Eight in the DJ Series: A Spinning Season. The equipment they use ranges from turntables to CD players to laptops. But the overwhelming majority of them got their start on turntables.
One of the documentaries considered for an Oscar on Sunday, Feb. 27 was Waste Land. The film documents a project to turn trash from a landfill on the outskirts of the Rio de Janeiro into art – and perhaps create social change as well.