Just a year after former Mayor Daley did a gut job on the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) over the strenuous objections of long-time Cultural Commish Lois Weisberg, the new mayor and his new Commish, Michelle T.
Today, we return to our occasional Here, There series with a look at arts funding around the world.Canada’s population is concentrated along the border with the United States, which remains its dominant cultural influence.
As Director of Heartland Alliance’s Africa Great Lakes Project, Jefferson Mok worked with vulnerable populations such as former child soldiers, victims of human trafficking and LGBT populations, especially in Burundi.
Despite the politics of strategic partnership, the U.S. and China sometimes seem to inhabit two different planets. In the new comedy Chinglish, Tony-Award-winning Chinese-American playwright David Henry Hwang shares a story of absurd cultural misunderstanding between these nations.
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