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Can They Kick It

Joseph Erbentraut

Public Art Project Aims To Reinvigorate Chicago's South Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

When Brooklyn-based photographer Emily Schiffer first arrived on Chicago's South Side, it wasn't long before the widespread desolation and vacancy ove...

Joseph Erbentraut

Local Dance Company Prepares For Tour Of Cuba

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago contemporary dance company Hedwig Dances has long been a staple of the local performing arts scene. The dance company in residence at the Chic...

Joseph Erbentraut

CPS Instructor Teaches Through Music

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

When Matt Baron, an ESL instructor at two Chicago public schools, began writing curriculum-based songs for his students, he came upon it somewhat acci...

Joseph Erbentraut

'Groupie Queen' Cynthia Plaster Caster Working On A Memoir

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Cynthia Albritton, better known as Cynthia Plaster Caster, is inarguably one of the more fascinating pop culture personalities the Windy City has to o...

Joseph Erbentraut

A Leo-Free, Gender-Bending Take On 'Titanic'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago-based Cock & Bull Theatre company isn't afraid to embrace the avant-garde in the productions they choose to bring to life. Putting up play...

Joseph Erbentraut

Baker Launches Cross-Country 'Tour Of Pie'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Food can carry any number of different meanings to any number of people. And sometimes specific foods can carry an unmatched power to comfort -- as we...

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Can They Kick It? Filmmaker Documents Chicago's South Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Chicago filmmaker Cyrus Dowlatshahi appears to approach his craft a bit differently than most, at least based on the footage he has released thus far ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Filmmaker Documents Life On Tour With A Punk Band

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

When Chicago filmmaker Jeremy Tubbs hit the road with his friends, punk band The Downtown Struts, he likely didn't expect their first U.S. tour would ...

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WATCH: Local Film 'Genrefinity' Aims For Kevin Smith-Style Laughs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.23.2011 | Chicago

In 2009, Chicago filmmaker Marc Buhmann, frustrated with the lack of a one-stop-shop news outlet for fans of genre (horror, sci-fi, fantasy), got toge...

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Can They Kick It? 'The Apocalypse Calendar' Counts Down To The Mayans' End Days

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

"So what are you waiting for? Your money's going to be no good in a year anyway. Buy this calendar," proclaims the Kickstarter video promoting "The Ap...

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'Pussy On The House' Spoofs Tennessee Williams

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.30.2012 | Chicago

Tennessee Williams' 1955 play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" packs a whole lot of passion and drama into its Pulitzer-winning dialogue -- so it should come a...