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Goodman Theatre

Funding the Arts: The Goodman Theatre’s Spring Gala

Through its award-winning productions and various civic programs, Chicago’s Goodman Theatre demonstrates the vital role of art institutions in the enrichment of our communities. Philanthropic support of the arts keeps them alive in America, and the Goodman Theatre’s “Sequins and Soul” Spring Gala succeeded in raising nearly a million dollars …

Printer’s Row Lit Fest

Printer’s Row Lit Fest kicks off its 33rd year Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Most events are free, although, for events at which high attendance is expected (such as Mayte Garcia), attendees should pre-register for a free ticket, which guarantees entry. The link …

30th Anniversary of the Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala

It’s the 30th anniversary of the Alzheimer’s Association Chicago Rita Hayworth Gala taking place at the Hilton Chicago on Saturday, May 13. The organization’s efforts include working at a global level to provide support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The evening gala is hosted by Jon Harris, …

Tribeca Film Festival

16th Tribeca Film Festival

Fifteen short years ago Robert De Niro, Craig Hatkoff, and Jane Rosenthal founded the Tribeca Film Festival as a response to the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, to restore the unique vitality which they noticed was missing in the lower Manhattan neighborhood of Tribeca.  Radio City Music Hall …

Luis A. Miranda & Hamilton Chicago Company

Forefront, Illinois’ association for nonprofits, grant-makers, advisors and social impact organizations, is thrilled to announce Luis A. Miranda, Jr. and cast members from the Chicago company of HAMILTON as keynote speakers at the 43rd annual Forefront Luncheon. Mr. Miranda – Co-Founder of The MirRam Group and father of HAMILTON creator, Lin-Manuel …

Chicago Sinfonietta Announces 2017-2018 Season Celebrating 30th Anniversary

Press Release Season highlights include: Three World Premieres by Jessie Montgomery, Reena Esmail and Clarice Assad as part of first-ever Commissions by Women Composers Project; Five Chicago Premieres including Laura Karpman’s Grammy-nominated Ask Your Mama; First-ever evening-length program dedicated to female composers; Plus collaborations with Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet, Mucca Pazza, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, NewMoon Chicago, Northern Illinois University Steelband and more! Chicago Sinfonietta, the nation’s …

Women in Music: SXSW 2017

Our celebration of women continues with the music portion of SXSW. From March 13 – 17, thousands of artists will descend into Austin for the annual music, interactive media and film festival and we are keeping an “I On” the best global sounds from female-fronted acts. Whether we’re swaying along …

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ usic Director Allen Tinkham look out on the audience at the 70th Anniversary Celebration

The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Bond-themed 70th Anniversary

There are few characters in cinema more iconic than the illustrious James Bond, and much credit for the longevity of the Bond franchise rightly belongs to the composers who crafted film scores that have earned recognition at the Academy Awards, Grammys, and on the Billboard charts. It is the popularity …

Politics of Fashion

The Politics of Fashion – NYFW 2017

This week, I applaud those that chose to use their platform on the runways at New York Fashion Week, which just ended, to share and strut political statements

Sundance Film Festival 2017

We all love film festivals and there are many reasons for it, one of the most prominent of those reasons is the joy and happiness those film festivals bring alongside them. The perfect idea of having a festival is to actually express yourself in different ways. The Sundance Film Festival …