Music teacher Duane Davis, 74, talks to his former student, Brooke Zino, 29, about a universal challenge: overcoming self-doubt.
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Things are weird! We talk about stepping back, managing your news intake and if resolutions are even worth it this year. And sea shanties!
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre virtually defies COVID-19 to whisk viewers away to Scotland through Jan. 24.
This scrappy sci-fi debut is also an allegory about race, class and privilege. Hear Nerdette podcast’s spoiler-free convo with the author.
Famed Chicago composer and percussionist Kahil El’Zabar sets America in 2020 to music.
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We were all super ready to close the book on 2020 and start out fresh in 2021. But the universe had other plans.
In 2020, Nathan Goldberg spotted 341 species across the state.
Two experts offer advice on how to make your personal 2021 look different than 2020.
Students say they’re missing out on the magic of in-person performance, but Chicago-area arts programs are finding ways to adapt.