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Chicago Cultural Plan

Rahm Announces New River-Centric Great Chicago Fire Festival

Posted 03.29.2013 | Chicago

Early Friday Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the formation of a new autumn festival that will — metaphorically speaking — set the city on fire. "...

Chicago: The City That Creates

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

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.

The Chicago Children's Choir Heads to Carnegie Hall and Beyond

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

One of Chicago's most brilliant gems will be exporting itself to New York and beyond in the coming months. The Chicago Children's Choir, headed by president and artistic director, Josephine Lee, will perform at Carnegie Hall's opening night gala with the world renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

The Chicago Dancing Festival, the Largest Free Dancing Festival in North America

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

The Chicago Dancing Festival, in its sixth year, will once again spread its wings and bring dance to the public by offering six days of free performances, movies and discussions centered around all types of dance.

A Cynic Sees Some Light on the Cultural Plan

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 10.20.2012 | Chicago
Susan Eleuterio

Michelle Boone and Lord Cultural Resources have defied the expectations of many Chicagoans by actually opening the Chicago Cultural Plan up for discussion and input. Now we hope to see the process into reality.

The Chicago Cultural Plan Takes Chicago Global

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.14.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

I was a one-person Chicago tourism center roaming Western Europe taking on an unfortunate stereotype one person at a time. If someone dared imitate Al Capone, I was ready!

Make No Little [Cultural] Plans

Paul Klein | Posted 09.18.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I sat in on an enthusiastic meeting Wednesday with Mayor Emanuel, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman, and Ra Joy of the Illinois Arts Alliance among others. The discussion was about the just released draft of the Chicago Cultural Plan.

Got ART?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.04.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

After taking a short vacation last month, the "...Got ART?" blog is back for July. It may be hot out, but there is still plenty of art to see and things to do if you're willing to brave the heat