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Honoring Our Gorgeous and Efficient Skyline: Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Awards

Henry Henderson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Tonight the Retrofit Chicago Commercial Buildings Initiative is having its first awards ceremony, honoring one building and three building enginee...

Conducting Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Tchaikovsky was the essence of the Russian Romantic era. He wore his heart on his sleeve, and his unforgettable melodies are full of the most honest expression.

The Joffrey Ballet Soars in Ambitious Triple Bill: Stories in Motion

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The Joffrey Ballet's extraordinary mixed bill, Stories in Motion, exploded onstage at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago this past weekend: three ballets that trace a timeline of the infiltration of Modernism in ballet.

Savoring the Score of Joffrey's Romeo and Juliet

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 06.28.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

The Joffrey is taking on Romeo & Juliet this season, which has an amazing score by Sergei Prokofiev. We asked conductor Scott Speck some questions about the music, and he shares some wonderful insights with us here.

Joffrey Triumphs with La Bayadere

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Welch's choreography is both brilliant and difficult with demanding lifts, whiplash turns and unexpected combinations. In the first act, the dance for the four men was especially impressive, but the group dancing was also a joy to watch.

Review: Ballet West - Mixed Repertory Program at the Auditorium Theatre

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

As the piece unfolds, dancers pair up and present themselves to the audience in a series of dances that give the impression of the day unfolding gradually. The mood is initially light, but begins to shift as the black box starts to take the focus -- and then the ritual begins.

The Joffrey: Live Music For American Legends

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

We wanted to learn more about the process of what goes on behind the scenes to bring this partnership between dance and music to life, so we reached out to Scott Speck, Music Director for the Joffrey.

Hands Together Heart to Art, Camp for Kids Who Have Experienced the Death of a Parent

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.06.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

Through the performing arts of dance, theater and music, the camp allows kids, regardless of race or economic situation, to engage in the arts as a way of fostering self-confidence and self-expression during a traumatic time.

Review: Joffrey's 'Spring Desire' Program

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home
Catherine L. Tully

Love, longing and sensuality are at the core of the Joffrey Ballet's "Spring Desire" program. Age of Innocence opens the evening with its tense, formal underpinnings -- expertly juxtaposed with moments of passion.

David Sedaris Talks Travel, Kidney Stones, Studs In Chicago

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Marilyn Soltis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit While pundits warn about the demise of publishing, one writer filled Chicago's Auditorium ...

Laugh With (At?) David Sedaris At The Auditorium Theatre

Decider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Essayist and author David Sedaris (the brother of Strangers With Candy's Amy Sedaris) rose to national fame on the strength of "The Santaland Diaries"...

Puerto Rico In The Loop: 10th Annual Cuatro Festival

Yelp Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Join the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance in celebrating the sounds and tradition of the cuatro. This is an event to entertain, as well as educate and brin...