The union representing singers and dancers at Lyric Opera of Chicago is threatening to strike.The American Guild of Musical Artists represents nearly everyone on stage at the Lyric: the singers, the dancers, the actors and the production staff.
Mauritania, a large but sparsely populated country in northwestern Africa, has a rich musical tradition but virtually no formal music industry. That means no commercial radio stations. No record labels. No music clubs.
(Flickr/Paul Riismandel)Over the next few months, Eight Forty-Eight will be examining Mayor Emanuel’s first 100 days in office. The First 100 will look at new policy emerging under the administration and how it might affect residents.
Chicago little notes nor long remembers--if it's aware at all--when the Mayor appoints a new commissioner of Department X, Y or Z. A handful of important posts--say, the commissioners of Finance, Police and Fire--may receive a lot of scrutiny but rarely any of the others.
Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company has won the 2011 Tony Award for Excellence in Regional Theatre, making it the fifth Chicago Off-Loop troupe to win the coveted award.The announcement was made Tuesday morning (May 3) in New York City by the American Theatre Wing and the League of American Theat