Most of Eight Forty-Eight's guests for The Weekly Guide are pretty well-rounded. When Natalie Moore isn’t reporting on Chicago’s South Side, she’s writing books, signing books, or sometimes teaching or mentoring.In other words, her work card is full!
A new production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago that opens tonight uses an ancient tale to explore a modern problem. It fast-forwards Handel’s “Hercules” to America, today. Hercules becomes an American general who’s returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Illinois is the the Land of Lincoln. But President Abraham Lincoln didn’t just spend time downstate. His connections to Chicago are also deep. Although Lincoln never lived in Chicago, the city played a crucial role in developing his political career and reputation.
The internet is proving substantial material for artists trying to come to terms with the pros and cons of technology, and dance is no exception. Two dance performances examine how social media might be reshaping our collective consciousness.
Chicago Opera Theater presents the Midwest premiere of Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers, The Robots' Opera, a new opera that puts robotics and new technologies center stage. The opera raises interesting questions about the intersection of art, science, and technology.
The Encyclopedia Show is a live variety extravaganza that commissions local and touring artists and experts from many disciplines to use their individual talents and present a different verbal encyclopedia entry each month.