We at Paper Machete have a new theme song this week -- it's "Pickin' Up the Pieces" by Fitz & the Tantrums -- and lots of stories about and for people who just aren't getting what they should.On our most recent episode, Kim Bellware talks about Syl Johnson, whose song "Different
1. The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers is wending its way through Chicago, and they did a special performance outside the Thompson Center today at noon, much to the delight of passersby.
China has changed dramatically in the 23 years since David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly first hit Broadway. If the East retains a reputation for mystery, today that may well stem from its astonishing economic growth as much as its cultural allure.
Theaters talk about accessibility all the time. Sometimes it means affordability; sometimes it means clarity; and sometimes it means removing physical obstacles: providing ramps for wheelchair access and signed performances for people with hearing impairments.
JONATHAN: Everyone knows music from Porgy and Bess ("Summertime," "I Got Plenty o' Nothin," "It Ain't Necessarily So") but almost no one can tell you the story of the show, and fewer still have seen it in performance.
Kelly KleimanSo what is there to do around this burg on Memorial Day weekend? Next week, well, that'll be something: the official start of summer, outdoor performances and festivals everywhere you look; but what about right now?