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Entries by Elysabeth Alfano from 05/2012

...Got Art?

| Posted 05.04.2012 | Chicago

Why not celebrate Mother's Day by taking your mom out to see some of the culture the city has to offer?

Chef Art Smith's Common Threads Brings Us Back Together

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Chicago

Last Thursday evening brought one of those rare events where you feel that you have been transported to another dimension in time.

Highlights from the April 30th The Dinner Party

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Chicago

The April 30th Dinner Party was by far the most fun yet! Nora Dunn had everyone in stitches, Lane Alexander tap danced to Bach, and Paul Kahan, James Beard Nominee for Best Chef, prepared the food.

What's New From the National Restaurant Association

| Posted 05.11.2012 | Chicago

The National Restaurant Association show is a force to be reckoned with, representing a significant inflow of tourism dollars for the city of Chicago.

A Solid Future for the Arts: Chicago Academy for the Arts Turns 30

| Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

I attended the thirtieth anniversary celebration for the Chicago Academy for the Arts and I was awe-struck by the student performances that preceded last Thursday evening's gala.

Whaam! Splat! Bang! Lichtenstein Hits Chicago's Art Institute

| Posted 05.18.2012 | Chicago

The exhibition is truly the first of its kind or scale. Lichtenstein blurred the lines between low art and high art and paved the way for current day street artists and graphic novelists to further explore their craft in the world of fine art.

NATO Schamto! Comics: Philosophy and Practice Conference is Big News

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Chicago

NATO?! Whatever. The big news of the weekend was the three-day conference at the University of Chicago's new Logan Arts Center, "Comics: Philosophy and Practice," where some of the greatest comics artists and graphic novelists took the stage.