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The Funniest Outtakes and Bloopers of 2012

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.19.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

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Chef Michael Kornick of MK Is on The Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The fall season of The Fear No ART Dinner Party has started. Enjoy this video of Master Chef Michael Kornick in his kitchen preparing a sumptuous appetizer for the September 20th Dinner Party at Expo Chicago.

The April 30th Dinner Party With Chef Paul Kahan

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.26.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The Monday April 30 Dinner Party is around the corner. Amidst a great guest line-up, Executive Chef Paul Kahan will present food tastings for the audience from his new restaurant Publican Quality Meats.

Got ART?

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.18.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Rene Romero Schuler's solo show at the Jennifer Norback Fine Art Gallery is up through the end of the month and shows incredible sensitivity to the female state; the outer image and the more ephemeral internal spirit.

Funniest Outtakes From 2011

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

As the year winds down and Fear No ART takes a break for the holidays, I wanted to bring you the funniest outtakes from all of our 2011 shoots. Enjoy these mess-ups, goofs, bloopers and laughs that are all usually edited out.

Behind the Scenes at the Chicago Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is wonderful to live in a city so rich of history, so rich of character, so rich of talent and art. But do we celebrate it enough?

Behind the Scenes at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Video)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

While we walk the corridors of the museum and throughout the superb exhibit Pandora's Box, Mr. Darling talks about the importance of the museum creating a safe space to ask questions, and ways we can all relate to art.

Behind the Scenes With Kurt Elling

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Who doesn't love listening to live jazz at The Green Mill? When jazz greats, such as Kurt Elling, take the stage, it is easy to understand why The Green Mill is often referred to as legendary.

Behind the Scenes With Muralist Jeff Zimmermann

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.07.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The chances are pretty good that if you have seen a major mural in Chicago in the city or on the expressway, it was created by muralist Jeff Zimmermann.

Behind The Scenes With The Director And Producers Of The Interrupters

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Steve James and Alex Kotlowicz detail the incredible journey of filming the ground-breaking work of the violence interrupters who struggle to cease violence before it erupts on the South side of Chicago.

Behind the Scenes With Rick Kogan and Chicago Live!

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.18.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

More than theatrical, Chicago Live! takes a magnifying glass to the details of our city and brings the wonder of a major newspaper, the Chicago Tribune, to life.

Behind the Scenes With Rhythmic Dance Ensemble Be the Groove

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.08.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The belief Be the Groove holds that everyone has in them the power to make music, find a beat, and to be the groove is something I remember every day as I walk down the street in our thriving city.

Performance Poet and Poetry Slam Founder, Marc Smith

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I sat down with Poetry Slam founder and performance poet Marc Smith to discuss how this rough and tough guy from the Southeast side came to create such an institution.

Behind the Scenes With Improvisers Susan Messing and Michael Patrick Thornton

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I interviewed improviser Susan Messing just minutes before she was about to go on stage. Susan talks about trusting the process, being in the moment and how Chicago is Mecca for this work.

Behind the Scenes With Tony Fitzpatrick

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It's hard to think of a truer Chicago character than Tony Fitzpatrick. He has been a figure in the art scene for decades: an renowned collage artist, a poet and author, a former radio host, an actor and a playwright.

Behind the Scenes With Actresses Joyce Piven and Joan Cusack

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Behind the Scenes With Master Puppeteer, Blair Thomas

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

What Blair Thomas creates in his puppet theatre is nothing short of magical. Blair often does everything from puppet building, the costume creation, and music to the performances themselves.

Behind the Scenes with Painter Virginia Mallard

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.12.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Painter Virginia Mallard's incredible enthusiasm and ingenuity, in both painting and life, are striking.

Behind the Scenes With Musician and Artist, Jon Langford

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Has punk rock come and gone? Not exactly. I visited the music and painting studio of The Mekons' lead singer, Jon Langford, to see the life of an ongoing rocker.