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Entries by Elysabeth Alfano from 10/2012

Being An Artist Is Willing to Be Embarrassed: Highlights From the September 20 Dinner Party

| Posted 10.05.2012 | Chicago

It was tricky taking Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party on the road last month. The challenges of a new space, unions, no real lighting to speak of and a set that came together at the last of last moments were, well, challenging.

Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock: Tour de Force in Sweet Bird of Youth

| Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

As she discussed her role in the Tennessee Williams play that seems destined for Broadway, she remained unassuming, humble, down-to-earth, smart, funny and roll-up-her-sleeves hard working. No wonder Chicago has received her so willingly.

Musician Glen Hansard on Busking, Relationships and the Creative Process

| Posted 10.12.2012 | Arts

2012-10-12-Screenshot20121012at1.18.24PM.jpgTruly unaffected by fame and recognition, Glen remains most motivated by his pure love of musical expression and the importance of connecting with his audience.

48th Chicago International Film Festival Welcomes the World

| Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago


Chicago: The City That Creates

| Posted 10.26.2012 | Chicago

I have been singing the praises of Chicago as a cultural force since my first move abroad to Paris in 1986. However, there is no need take my word for it, or the promises of a government document.

Brown Trout on Fear No ART Presents The Dinner Party

| Posted 10.31.2012 | Chicago

As we gear up for another interesting Fear No Art presents The Dinner Party on Monday, October 29 at the Mayne Stage theater, I am excited to learn about the techniques of Executive Brown Trout Chef Sean Sanders.