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Market-Days-acts-announced

Market Days acts announced - The Northalsted Business Alliance ( NBA ) delivers a diverse and dance-heavy line-up for this year's Market Days, set for Aug. 11-12, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. The fest ( said to be the largest two-day event in the Midwest ) will return to Boystown with entertainment, shopping, food and more. Entertainer Todrick Hall will take the stage as part of his ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Sidetrack - Happy birthday, America! Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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NIGHTLIFE PHOTOS Berlin - Happy birthday, America! Photos by Jerry Nunn ...


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Grace under pressure, Ernest Hemingway in 'Pamplona' - No matter how impressive their canon, glamorous their lifestyle or enduring their legacy, there is nothing more unexciting to watch than a writer working, unless it's a writer not working. This incontrovertible fact makes for the irony in playwright Jim McGrath opting to depict Ernest Hemingway during a bout of the descriptive paralysis known colloquially as Writer's Block. "[I wanted] ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-MUSIC-Ezra-Furman-writes-his-queer-outlaw-saga

NUNN ON ONE MUSIC Ezra Furman writes his 'queer outlaw saga' - Singer Ezra Furman continues to push the boundaries between gender, sexuality and religion on his latest album Transangelic Exodus. The songwriter was born in Chicago in 1986, and said his parents supported his music career. Furman talked backstage with Windy City Times about his latest work and rocking the vote. Windy City Times: Where did you grow up? Ezra Furman: ...


THEATER-Medieval-morality-makeover-Everybody-at-Pride-Arts-Center

THEATER Medieval morality makeover 'Everybody' at Pride Arts Center - A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist for drama, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Everybody is a modern retelling of the 15th-century morality play Everyman, an allegory where the titular character recounts his life before "God" and "Death." In Jacobs-Jenkins' playful version, Everyman illuminates the inevitable human path toward death. Chicago audiences can see the Brown Paper Box Co. production of the one-act at Uptown's ...


Carnaval-of-New-Latinx-Work-July-19-21

'Carnaval of New Latinx Work' July 19-21 - The Latinx Theatre Commons ( LTC ) is presenting the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work ( Carnaval 2018: ConeXion! )—featuring readings of six new Latinx plays paired with Latinx directors, actors, designers and dramaturgs—at The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N. Racine Ave., on July 19-21. Carnaval 2018: ConeXion! is an event celebrating the abundance of Latinx ...


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Emanuel announces plan to reopen Uptown Theatre - Recently, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Ald. James Cappleman, Jam Productions and Farpoint Development to announce Chicago's Uptown Theatre will be restored and reopened. The 93-year-old landmark building—vacant for more than 35 years—will be used for a variety of live performances and special events. The $75-million project fulfills a commitment Emanuel made in his first term. The City of Chicago ...


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Ysaguirre named new Court Theatre ED - Angel Ysaguirre has been appointed executive director of the University of Chicago's Court Theatre, effective Sept. 4. Ysaguirre will join Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charlie Newell as co-leadera of the company. For the last five years, Ysaguirre has served as executive director of Illinois Humanities, a not-for-profit organization aimed at strengthening the social, political and economic facets of Illinois ...


SPOTLIGHT-Bus-Stop

SPOTLIGHT Bus Stop - In Bus Stop, director Steve Scott takes on William Inge's classic about a bus stranded by a snow storm and the group of desperate, disparate passengers holed up in a diner waiting for the weather to clear. The group includes a cross-section of Americana: cowboys, cabaret singers, law enforcement, lovers, liars and thieves—many of them profoundly changed by their time ...


Critics-Picks

Critic's Picks - Support Group for Men, Goodman Theatre, through July 29. These are confusing times for everyone, but Ellen Fairey doesn't neglect the other half of the population and their search for meaning, identity and companionship on a noisy night in Wrigleyville. MSB The View Upstairs, Circle Theatre at Pride Arts Broadway, through July 22. A time-traveler from 2018 finds himself among ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Topdog-Underdog

THEATER REVIEW Topdog/Underdog - Playwright: Suzan-Lori Parks At: Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. Tickets: $15; Noyes Cultural Center; 847-866-5915. Runs through: July 29 In the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog, by Suzan-Lori Parks, two brothers struggle with some of the cultural, family, and societal aspects of being young Black men in the United States. Named Lincoln and Booth by their father for a joke, the ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Pamplona

THEATER REVIEW Pamplona - Playwright: Jim McGrath At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: GoodmanTheatre.org; 312-443-3800. Runs through: Aug. 19 Stacy Keach tried to bring his Hemingway show Pamplona to the Goodman Theatre's stage last year, but a mild heart attack felled him. This year, in the one-man show that Jim McGrath wrote, Keach conjures a Hemingway who, in what will be the ...


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THEATER South Side native comes home for 'The Color Purple' - South Side native Carla R. Stewart looks to Rihanna when summing up Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel "The Color Purple." "It's a story about broken people, finding love. Celie and Shug find love in a hopeless place," Stewart said in a paraphrase from Rihanna's mega-hit "We Found Love." As Shug Avery in the national tour of the musical version ...


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Equality Illinois plans Fahrenheit Chicago, End-of-Summer Pride Celebration Aug. 26 - From a press release - CHICAGO—Equality Illinois is excited to announce Fahrenheit Chicago, the end-of-summer beach party of fun, music, and social networking for LGBTQ Illinoisans, their friends, and families. The free event, which will focus on public health awareness and civic engagement, takes place at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, at Oakwood Beach ( 41st Street and South Lake Shore ...


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Matson withdraws from 48th Ward aldermanic race - Embattled 48th Ward aldermanic candidate Morry Matson announced on July 17 that he was withdrawing from the 2019 election, citing health reasons. "Mr. Matson suffered a brain seizure in May and will be undergoing brain surgery next week for a lesion," said a statement released to media outlets. The withdrawal comes just days after Matson made national news when, in ...


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Gerber/Hart annual book sale July 21 - Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St., will hold its annual book sale Saturday, July 21, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in the atrium. The sale includes LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction books, videos and erotica. Proceeds from the sale go support the operations and mission of Gerber/Hart. Also, the by-the-bag and by-the-box prices are back. Prices are: $1 for ...


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Allred to address LGBT bar association event - Famed attorney Gloria Allred will deliver the keynote address and Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke will be honored at the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago Foundation's ( LAGBAC Foundation ) 14th Annual 'Lawyers for Diversity' Midsummer BBQ on Thursday, July 26, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., at 6 p.m. Allred is considered one of the country's ...


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THEATER REVIEW The Csardas Princess - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Playwright: Emmerich Kalman ( music ), Hersh Glagov & Gerald Frantzen ( English libretto ). At: Folks Operetta @ Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets: FolksOperetta.org; $40. Runs through: July 22 Emmerich Kalman ( 1882-1953 ) was arguably the last great composer of Viennese operetta, those musically-rich works of romantic fluff floating on three-quarters time that delighted audiences for ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Victims-of-Duty

THEATER REVIEW Victims of Duty - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Author: Eugene Ionesco At: A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St. Tickets: 312-943-8722 or ARedOrchidTheatre.org; $50. Runs through: Aug. 5 Absurd theater is the refuge for certain breeds of white male tortured genius. It's dismissive of average storytelling norms; has no love for governments, religions and other societal institutions; and would like you to witness the nothingness we amount ...


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DINING Bourbon on Division, Pitchfork special, free ice-cream nachos - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —The Cajun/Creole food truck Boo Coo Roux is teaming with Bourbon on Division, 2050 W. Division St., for a Southern Night Pop-Up on Wed., July 18, 6-8:30 p.m. Bourbon on Division will also host a concert with bluegrass band FY5 in its event space, The Bourbon Upstairs. Tickets are $15-$35 each; visit BourbonOnDivision.com. —As an extension of the Pitchfork Music ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Fucking-Men

THEATER REVIEW Fucking Men - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Written by: Joe DiPietro Directed by: David Zak. At: The Broadway Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. Tickets: PrideFilmAndPlays.com: $25-30. Runs through: Aug. 25 Pride Films and Plays is presenting Joe DiPietro's Fucking Men—a production that is not as salacious as it sounds. This play centers around the interactions of men in several connected vignettes exploring gay male sexuality, intimacy ...


THEATER-REVIEW-Victims-of-Duty

THEATER REVIEW Victims of Duty - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Author: Eugene Ionesco At: A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St. Tickets: 312-943-8722 or ARedOrchidTheatre.org; $50. Runs through: Aug. 5 Absurd theater is the refuge for certain breeds of white male tortured genius. It's dismissive of average storytelling norms; has no love for governments, religions and other societal institutions; and would like you to witness the nothingness we amount ...


-NUNN-ON-ONE-THEATER-Donterrio-Johnson-serves-it-up-in-Waitress

NUNN ON ONE THEATER Donterrio Johnson serves it up in 'Waitress' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Chicago native Donterrio Johnson is back in town for a whirlwind tour of Waitress. This talented performer was an artistic ensemble member of Pride Films and Plays and performed in Lookingglass Alice, Next to Normal and Urinetown. He also took on the Daveed Diggs role in Spamilton at Royal George Theatre, to critical acclaim. Currently, he is an ensemble member ...


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MCA program reads into 'Queer Narratives' - Technology and the queer community were the topics of conversation at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ) Chicago's "Queer Narratives with Zach Stafford and Jack Halberstam" program on July 15. Stafford is the editor-in-chief of Grindr and its media outlet INTO, a digital LGBTQ magazine, which launched in 2017. Previously, he was the editor-at-large for OUT Magazine and ...


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Open Hand receives grant from Fifth Third Bank - By Ashley Collins - This year, Open Hand/Heartland Alliance is celebrating its 30th year of service to the LGBTQ community in providing assistance in housing, healthcare, jobs, and more. The organization is the nation's only network that provides grocery services toward people who are battling against HIV and AIDS. The program first started as "Meals on Wheels" and individuals like Lori Cannon—an advocate for ...


Rule-could-force-choice-between-federal-funds-or-anti-LGBT-discrimination

Rule could force choice between federal funds or anti-LGBT discrimination - Grave financial and moral choices await Illinois authorities if the U.S. House of Representatives passes a budget amendment penalizing states prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination in their adoption and foster care system, say stakeholders. A group composed of elected officials, service providers and advocates, among others, called on the Illinois' Congressional delegation to uniformly reject the proposed Aderholt Amendment, which was attached ...


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Edgewater CVS racial incident involved gay Republican candidate - Pharmacy giant CVS has apologized to a Black Chicago woman after an Edgewater manager—a white, openly gay man who is also running for 48th Ward alderman—phoned the police after she reportedly attempted to use a coupon he didn't recognize late on July 13. Camilla Hudson posted a cellphone video to social media July 14 that showed a visibly trembling Morry ...


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ACLU Responds to Police Shooting in Chicago's South Shore Neighborhood - from an ACLU - Statement of Karen Sheley, Police Practices Project, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois on the shooting death in South Shore Chicago is reeling once again from another life ended too soon following a police shooting. The ACLU joins all those in grieving the death of the man shot by police in South Shore. There were two distinct responses to ...


NUNN-ON-ONE-TV-Gay-psychic-Thomas-John-aims-to-take-your-mind-on-a-trip-

NUNN ON ONE TV Gay psychic Thomas John aims to take your mind on a trip - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Psychic Thomas John, who is openly gay, has said that he started at an early age communicating with dead relatives, including his grandfather. After graduation from the University of Chicago with a degree in psychology and human development, he moved to New York to become the Manhattan Medium. He wrote a book in 2015 called Never Argue with a Dead ...


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NUNN ON ONE MOVIES Director Bo Burham brings viewers to 'Eighth Grade' - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - The eighth grade can be a traumatic time for many teens, as shown in the new A24 film Eighth Grade. Actress Elsie Fisher plays Kayla, who navigates her way in life while attending the last week at a suburban school. Bo Burnham writes and directs Eighth Grade—his first feature film. He began his career by making YouTube videos that have ...


DISH-SAVOR-The-Purple-Pig

DISH: SAVOR The Purple Pig - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times by Noah McCarthy - "Whoa, this place is literally famous. I heard about them back home!" Two tourists admired the sign hanging under The Purple Pig—"Cheese, Swine and Wine"—before snapping a selfie. After leaving, I was half-tempted to commemorate the occasion myself. Located on the south end of 500 N. Michigan Ave., The Purple Pig opened in 2009 and features various dishes from around ...


-LGBTQ-candidate-and-campaign-training-in-Chicago-Aug2-4

LGBTQ candidate and campaign training in Chicago Aug.2-4 - From a news release - Victory Institute will train more than 40 LGBTQ people on running for office during its intensive four-day Candidate & Campaign Training in Chicago Aug. 2-5. The training aims to increase LGBTQ political representation across the Midwest and the entire country, which is critical to pushing forward LGBTQ equality at every level of government. Taught by current and former elected officials, ...


Tunney-urges-action-over-police-staffing-numbers

Tunney urges action over police staffing numbers - In correspondence with constituents released July 13, Ald. Tom Tunney ( 44th Ward ) urged constituents to contact the Mayor's Office or the office of Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson over what he said were frustrating levels of police staffing in the Town Hall 19th Police District. "I am deeply disappointed and frustrated with these numbers and will be speaking with ...


Year-of-Creative-Youth-showcase-event-Sept-22

Year of Creative Youth showcase event Sept. 22 - From a press release - Talents of thousands of young artists on display across Millennium Park in free daylong festival Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2018 as the Year of Creative Youth — a citywide celebration of Chicago's young artists and the mentors who inspire them. Presented by Allstate Insurance Company, the Year of Creative Youth ...


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Immigration event July 18 at Victory Gardens Theater - Victory Gardens Theater will present "Town Hall: Reunite!," an event where Chicago artists will respond to the current immigration policies of the United States. The event will be held at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., on Wed., July 18, at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Artists and community partners will perform original ...


70th-Annual-Emmy-nominations-announced

70th Annual Emmy nominations announced - The 2018 Emmy nominations have been announced. Outstanding Drama Series nods went to The Americans, The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things, This Is Us and Westworld. Atlanta, Barry, Black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, GLOW, The Marvelous Ms. Maisel, Silicon Valley and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are in the running for Oustanding Comedy Series. The LGBT event The Assassination ...


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Day of Unity makes HIV/AIDS a social justice issue - According to activist Rev. Doris Green, who heads up Chicago-based Men and Women in Prison Ministries, the Day of Unity, which this year takes place July 15, represents a day to "acknowledge the impact" of HIV/AIDS within the Black community. The occasion was first marked in 2011 by NAACP and other stakeholders as part of a larger initiative to incorporate ...


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Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame restructuring, no event 2018 - From a news release - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has issued a statement on a restructuring happening at the 27-year-old organization. The Hall of Fame will be on hiatus for 2018 and is expected to return in 2019. The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fameis "going through a period of reorganizing and reconstruction,"the board stated. Several longtime board members recently resigned, and the new ...


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Affinity to hold leadership events during July - Affinity Community Services is hosting a virtual leadership series, "The Blackprint: A Plan for Building the Leadership Capacity of Black LGBTQ+ Women Leaders," each Thursday in July: —July 5: noon-1 p.m.: Building Organizing Power —July 12: noon-1 p.m.: Building Economic Power —July 19: noon-1 p.m.: Building Political Power —July 26: noon-1 p.m.: Building Executive Power "Affinity Community Services is thrilled ...


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WCT looking for stories from 1968 - Windy City Tines plans to examine what happened precisely 50 years ago—in 1968—and is looking for stories from LGBT individuals who were in Chicago at that time to shed light on what the climate was during that pivotal year. WCT plans to run 100-200-word reminisces. Please submit items to Andrew Davis or Tracy Baim at, respectively, Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com or Editor@WindyCityMediaGroup.com. The ...


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MUSIC Marin Alsop, the maestra returns - Extended for the online version of Windy City Times - Who is Marin Alsop? She is an internationally acclaimed conductor of classical orchestras and the first female music director of a major U.S. orchestra, known for instituting innovative programming and increasing the number of successful women conductors. She is also openly lesbian, living with her partner Kristin Jurkscheit, whom she met at Tanglewood in 1990. Alsop was born in New ...


Legacy-Walk-to-unveil-Tchaikovsky-exhibit-Oct-13

Legacy Walk to unveil Tchaikovsky exhibit Oct. 13 - From a Legacy Project news release - CHICAGO—One of the immortal composers of classical music, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, will join the ranks of such LGBQ icons as Alan Turing and Sylvia Riversa with a biographical memorial in Chicago's award-winning outdoor LGBT History Museum's "The Legacy Walk." With Ravinia Festival, Ravinia Board Chairman Jennifer Steans, Illinois state Sen. Heather Steans ( D-7th District ) and Ravinia President/CEO Welz ...


THEATER-SPOTLIGHT-Tilikum

THEATER SPOTLIGHT Tilikum - Kristiana Rae-Colon's hypnotically gorgeous and emotionally shattering drama Tilikum delves into the legacy of slavery, the obscene profits of the prison-industrial complex and ( not incidentally ) the tragic life of the Seaworld's longtime star attraction, the orca Tilikum. Gregory Geffrard's galvanizing performance as Tilikum is backed by a percussive soundscape and shimmering projections that capture the beauty of the ...


Critics-Picks

Critics' Picks - Support Group for Men, Goodman Theatre, through July 29. These are confusing times for everyone, but Ellen Fairey doesn't neglect the other half of the population and their search for meaning, identity and companionship on a noisy night in Wrigleyville. MSB The View UpStairs, Circle Theatre at Pride Arts Broadway, through July 22. A time traveler from 2018 finds himself ...


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THEATER REVIEW Support Group for Men - Playwright: Ellen Fairey At: Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Tickets: Goodmantheatre.org; $25-$80. Runs through: July 29 It's tempting to give the side eye to a play titled Support Group for Men. Generally speaking, guys are not the demographic most in need of a support group right about now—especially the cis het guys who meet weekly in Ellen Fairey's new ...


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THEATER REVIEW Sagittarius Ponderosa - Playwright: MJ Kaufman At: Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: 773-728-7529; Redtwist.org; $35-$40. Runs through: July 29 Sagittarius Ponderosa is stuffed with unfulfilled possibilities despite a more-than-competent production. A work of magic realism, it seems an exercise in style and technique rather than focused on character or story. For reasons not fully explained, the setting is central Oregon ...


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THEATER About Face Youth's 'Stories' examines everyday horrors - Forget werewolves, aliens zombies and creatures from the black lagoon. The real monsters are lurking within and among us. With Scary Stories to Save Your Life, About Face Youth Theatre taps into horrors more terrifying than anything your basic scary movie franchise is apt fo crank out. "There [are] no witches, no Frankensteins, no exorcisms," said youth ensemble member Via ...


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Donald Strzepek on jewelry business, early LGBTQ activism - Lifelong Chicagoan Donald Strzepek has been in the jewelry business for more than 30 years and is currently the owner of Tucker Inc., in the heart of Jeweler's Row in the Loop. "I grew up on the Northwest Side of Chicago, near the brickyard, with my two brothers and a sister," said Strzepek. "My neighborhood had lots of kids and ...


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Emanuel proposes housing department - Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed the Chicago Department of Housing, a new City department exclusively focused on supporting access to housing as a core component of all neighborhoods. The new department will implement Chicago's affordable housing strategies and create a long term institutional framework, according to a statement from the city. The new department will be responsible for implementing the strategy ...


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HRC endorses Lauren Underwood - The Human Rights Campaign ( HRC ) recently announced its endorsement of Lauren Underwood for U.S. Congress in Illinois' 14th Congressional District. "Lauren Underwood is the clear choice for Illinois voters who believe in justice, fairness and equality," said HRC Senior Vice President of Policy and Political Affairs JoDee Winterhof in a statement. "She will fight for Illinois' working families ...


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Chicagoan Bernard Cherkasov among Carnegie Corporation immigrant awardees - The Carnegie Corporation of New York has named its 2018 Great Immigrant Award recipients—with Bernard Cherkasov among them. Cherkasov ( who is from Azerbaijan ) is a former CEO of Equality Illinois, and is the current executive director of Cradles to Crayons Chicago, a nonprofit that provides underprivileged children with clothes, school supplies and other essentials. A 2018 NBC Out ...


Out-and-Sober-beating-dual-stigma

Out and Sober, beating dual stigma - Tucked away on Chicago's West Side, the Gateway Foundation's Chicago Independence location is helping recovering addicts from the LGBTQ community get back on their feet. The foundation offers an optional program called Out and Sober whose members meet twice-weekly in a queer-positive space, drawing approximately 10 people each week from the facilities' 100 clients. Craig Lamb, the program director, has ...


Cook-County-board-drafts-immigrant-resolution

Cook County board drafts immigrant resolution - The Cook County Board of Commissioners recently unanimously approved a resolution Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" GarcÃa proposed that is titled "Addressing the Harmful Effects of Immigrant Child and Family Detention and Calling on the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch to Rescind the 'Zero Tolerance' Policy." Garcia said, "With this resolution, Cook County calls on Cook County to call on the ...


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ART Derrick Woods-Morrow, provocateur and disruptor, by design - Talking with queer artist Derrick Woods-Morrow is an exercise in exploring boundaries. This is, by no means, a criticism—it's simply an observation. That Woods-Morrow initially comes across as shy doesn't mean he doesn't harbor lots of provocative thoughts—and the conversation he recently had with Windy City Times immediately took off when he expressed his thoughts on rapper Kanye West's controversial ...


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Milly's Orchid Show "Summer Musical Spectacular Extravaganza" - One-Night-Only Engagement Features Brigid Murphy as Host Milly May and Stars David Cale with Matthew Dean Marsh on Piano and Vocals, and More ( Chicago, IL ) Celebrating it's 30th year the variety show Milly's Orchid Show is thrilled to announce its "Summer Musical Spectacular"—a one-night-only event featuring award-winning solo artist David Cale with a sneak peek of his new ...


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IVI-IPO 74th Annual Independents' Day Dinner July 19 - From a press release - The Independent Voters of Illinois - Independent Precinct Organization ( IVI-IPO ) is excited about its upcoming annual Independents' Day Dinner. This event takes place Thursday, July 19th at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, 2247 W. Chicago Avenue in Chicago. The affair kicks off with a reception at 6:00pm and the dinner and program at 7:00pm. The highlight of the Dinner, ...


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'Queer Narratives' July 15 at MCA - "Queer Narratives with Zach Stafford and Jack Halberstam" will take place Sunday, July 15, at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art ( MCA ), 220 E. Chicago Ave. Stafford—editor-in-chief of Grindr and INTO, the app's recent foray into publishing—will appear along with by scholar/author Halberstam for a frank conversation about the role that technology can play in collecting ...


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Latinx Play Readings at Theater School at DePaul July 19-21 - From a press release - CHICAGO - The Latinx Theatre Commons ( LTC ) proudly presents the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work ( Carnaval 2018: ConeXion! ) featuring readings of six new Latinx plays paired with Latinx directors, actors, designers and dramaturgs at The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N. Racine, Chicago, 19-21 July 2018. Carnaval 2018: ConeXion! is dynamic event celebrating ...


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CABARET Top 40 Showtunes You've Probably Never Heard Of - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - With federal funding for the arts diminishing and arts' patrons considering the new tax implications of charitable giving, singing artists are rushing to create their own shows in lieu of waiting around for other opportunities. Enter writer/producer/director/ emcee Christopher Pazdernik and frequent collaborator/ musical theater talent David Fiorello, musical theater nerd par excellence. With Chris & David's Top 40 Showtunes ...


Five-Worth-Finding

Five Worth Finding - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Chicago Magic Lounge ( https://www.chicagomagiclounge.com/ ): As the saying goes, "Prepare to be amazed." The Andersonville spot ( which might require a little know-how just to enter ) enthralls guests with bar, table and stage magic in addition to cool drinks and impressive ulinary fare. ( Also, check out David Parr's Cabinet of Curiosities every Wednesday at the venue, and ...


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DINING Maillard special, A10 closes, Bastille Day items - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —On Friday, July 13, Maillard Tavern will offer a special with its duck-fat Norwis potato fries. In celebration of the burger's side( kick ), Maillard Tavern is celebrating National Fry Day with shaved black-truffle fries for $5. See https://www.maillardtavern.com/. —A10's five-year-run in Hyde Park ended recently as Matthias Merges ( Gideon Sweet, Old Irving Brewing, Billy Sunday ) has closed ...


About-Face-Theatre-Announces-2018-19-Season

About Face Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season - From an About Face Theatre news release - CHICAGO ( July 10, 2018 ) — About Face Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, featuring three groundbreaking productions including the world premiere of an original work. The season kicks off this fall with the Chicago premiere of the poetic and political romance THIS BITTER EARTH by award winning playwright and McKnight Fellow Harrison David Rivers, directed by ...


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O'Maley in 15th Ride For AIDS Chicago with new bike, old memories - Matthew O'Maley started planning for the 2018 Ride For AIDS Chicago one year ago, during a major fundraiser for the 2017 Ride—when he won a bicycle in a silent auction. "Two of my friends who are Ride veterans had been pushing me to get back to riding," said O'Maley, 50, who lives in Chicago's Buena Park neighborhood with his partner, ...


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NUNN ON ONE MUSIC Thunderpussy's Molly Sides on touring, being inclusive - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Seattle's Thunderpussy is following in the footsteps of girl groups like The Go-Go's, The Bangles and Spice Girls, but with less pop and more rock. The LGBTQ-inclusive Thunderpussy consists of Molly Sides on vocals, Whitney Petty on guitar, Leah Julius on bass and Ruby Dumphy playing drums. They released a self-titled album containing tracks like "Utero Tango" and "Speed Queen" ...


MOVIE-REVIEW-The-Cakemaker

MOVIE REVIEW The Cakemaker - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - By Noah McCarthy Director: Ofir Raul Grazier. Starring: Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Zohar Shtrauss, Roy Miller, Sandra Sade The debut of writer/director Ofir Raul Grazier is a success, as The Cakemaker manages to evoke emotion far beyond its seemingly flimsy premise. The movie opens in Berlin, where a baker, Thomas ( Tim Kalkhof ), shares a joke with Israeli ...


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SAVOR Mott St.; Silver Fork program - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide - If you idea of adventurous eating is shrimp-fried rice, just skip Mott St. ( 1401 N. Ashland Ave.; http://www.mottstreetchicago.com/ ) right now. The spot specializes in mixing the familiar and unfamiliar, resulting in dishes that challenges patrons' taste buds—and maybe even their mindsets. For example, the Asian-focused menu takes appetizers like grilled cauliflower and adds sahmjang butter, fennel seed and ...


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The Diesel Tykes release Songs For The Rainbow Family July 22 - From a press release - The Diesel Tykes are celebrating the release of their full-length album 'Songs For The Rainbow Family' by having a live show at Wishbone, 3300 N Lincoln, at 7 p.m. on Sunday July 22, featuring performances by Congress of Starlings, Laura Doherty, Erick Deshaun Dorris, Lnk, Scott Free & Jenny Urban. The Diesel Tykes, your favorite cartoon band, have released a ...


Gay-Albion-College-alumni-on-new-project-other-endeavors

Gay Albion College alumni on new project, other endeavors - Over the past few years, Chicago-based Albion College alumni Austin Baidas and Larry Schook have been working on a project to send academically qualified/financially challenged students from Chicago to their small liberal arts college, located in Michigan. Since Albion has small class sizes and professors who are committed to becoming student's mentors as well as a tight-knit campus, Baidas said ...


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Church coalition hosts Pride brunch - The Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches ( CCWC ) sponsored "Sharing Light, Sharing Faith in Divided Times," a Pride Brunch and Reception, on June 16 at Irving Park United Methodist Church, 3801 N. Keeler Ave. According to a statement, the "coalition theme continues to speak to our collective passion to bring hope to the LGBTQ community in a challenging period. ...


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Movie nonprofit IFP Chicago names new executive director - IFP Chicago—a non-profit that supports filmmakers and presents the annual Chicago Underground Film Festiva—now has Gregory Collins as its newest executive director, according to ReelChicago.com. Collins entered the film industry as executive administrator of the Austin Film Society in 2002; he has since been involved in film production, higher education and nonprofit management. Since moving to Chicago, Collins has worked ...


Actress-Thompson-discusses-sexuality

Actress Thompson discusses sexuality - Tessa Thompson has spoken out about her relationship with queer musician Janelle Monae JustJared.com noted. The Westworld actress told PorterEdit about Monae, "We love each other deeply, we're so close. We vibrate on the same frequency. If people want to speculate about what we are, that's okay. It doesn't bother me." Thompson added that Monae's Dirty Computer album is important ...


PrideIndex-celebrates-11th-Annual-Esteem-Awards

PrideIndex celebrates 11th Annual Esteem Awards - by Ashley Collins - On June 30 ( during Windy City Black Pride Week ), about 50 local residents, family and friends of the LGBTQ community and honorees celebrated the 11th annual Esteem Awards ceremony at Boystown nightspot Sidetrack. PrideIndex—a community guide for Black LGBT individuals—organized the ceremony, which honored a total of seven organizations and 12 individuals. This year's recipients included Lamont Robinson, ...


Joel-Halls-new-leader-Jacqueline-Sinclair-takes-steps-to-continue-the-work

Joel Hall's new leader Jacqueline Sinclair takes steps to continue the work - By Aaron Hunt - "I'm house-hunting today!" Jacqueline Sinclair giggled to Windy City Times over the phone. She's not your average house hunter. The newly named Artistic Director of the Joel Hall Dancers is looking to move the the company into its "forever home." If there was a tiny trepidation in her tone, the biggest part of the orchestra was playing glee. "Our lease ...


THEATER-SPOTLIGHT-The-Woman-with-No-Legs

THEATER SPOTLIGHT The Woman with No Legs - In Stories of the Body—a quartet of one-hour one-acts ( alternating pairs on Thursdays and Fridays, all four on Sundays )—Romanian playwright Andras Visky explores four women and their relationship with their bodies. The Woman with No Legs deals with the death of the flesh; Eva is based on the life of a Roma sex worker based in Budapest; Artemisia ...







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