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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:00 PM   #141
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Ah, Pitchfork. Why must you be sold out on Sunday?
Look at craigslist. Face value tickets aren't too hard to come by.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 05:17 AM   #142
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Ah, Pitchfork. Why must you be sold out on Sunday?
I had the pleasure of going in 2006. Great time, but it was during one of those suffocating heat waves. Devendra Banhart (w/Vetiver) was amazing.
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Time Out Chicago's

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008 survival guide
From the top acts to the strange sights, we've got your whole weekend covered.

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/artic...survival-guide


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Old July 18th, 2008, 08:44 PM   #144
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Mental Graffiti Poetry Set & 2008 Chicago Poetry Slam Grudge Match

Mental Graffiti Poetry Set: Every 3rd Monday of the month 7:30 p.m.
Chicago Poetry Slam Grudge Match: July 21: 2008

Price: $5 (21+)

Funky Buddha Lounge
728 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610-3932
312-666-1695

The poetry collective hosts an open mic featuring nationally and locally recognized spoken word artists and slam poets. Also, get $3 domestic bottled beers and $5 vodka cocktails.

Chicago Poetry Slam Grudge Match: Team members from Mental Graffiti, The Green Mill and The Chicago All-Stars compete for bragging rights.

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MENTAL GRAFFITI INJECTS POETRY SCENE WITH ADRENALINE
Posted by : cj on Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 12:42 AM

Spoken Word Is Alive At The Funky Buddha Lounge

http://chicagopoetry.com/modules.php...ticle&sid=1196



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On Monday, June 16, 2008, I ventured out to experience the Mental Graffiti spoken word jam, which is one of the longest running poetry slam venues in the city of Chicago. For the past three years the event has been happening on the third Monday of every month at one of the hippest lounges in the city, the Funky Buddha at 728 W. Grand Ave. The poetry happens on a stage with professional lighting and the audience has the choice of sitting on the couches in the "V.I.P. section" or taking a table in the "dog pound". The walls are painted with psychedelic art and the joint makes you want to fire up some incense. Funky Buddha is right around the corner from the Blue Line Grand stop so there's no problem getting there...


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Old July 18th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #145
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GUILD LITERARY COMPLEX PRESENTS:

Tour Guides: Poetry of the City
Debut Performance of the Guild Complex's Poetry Performance Incubator

Directed by Coya Paz



Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20
Friday and Saturday 7pm, Sunday 2pm


Cost: $8.00 admission

Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western, Chicago

Six poets take you on a tour of Chicago's streets and neighborhoods, featuring Kimberly Dixon, Steven Evans, Stephanie, Gentry-Fernandez, Ricardo Gamboa, Tricia Hersey, and Rupal Soni.

If you had to take someone on a tour of Chicago, where would you take them? To sit on a front porch and listen to the baseball game on the radio? Or maybe to the local tavern? On the L? Along Lake Shore Drive? To a Greek diner? These six talented poets will take you on a tour of their Chicago.


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Old July 18th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #146
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Beach Poets

Loyola Beach
Greenleaf Avenue (at Lake Michigan)
Far North Side, Chicago
773-368-5143

When: Jul 27 4pm
Tickets: Free

Description

Cathleen Schandelmeier hosts this open mike on the sand (sans mike, of course). Tonight features Dan Godston, Jacqui Wolk and Larry O. Dean.



Cathleen Schandelmeier is the originator of the "Beach Poets" series at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, which has been running for the last seven years. Beach Poets was featured on "Wild Chicago" (Chicago's PBS weekly television series) in February of 1997, in a cover article of the Chicago Tribune's Tempo section on June 3rd of 1996, and in the Chicago Sun-Times, also in June, 1996. In addition to her weekly summer series on the beach, she hosted the Underground Press Conference in 1996 and a poetry series at School Street Cafe in Chicago. She was also a host of "Venue", Chicago's first television poetry talk show...

http://www.usk.org/poetry/stage/cathleen/cathleen.html




Daniel Godston teaches poetry and other art forms to young people and adults in the Chicago area. His poetry and fiction have appeared in Chase Park, Versal, 580 Split, Kyoto Journal, California Quarterly, after hours, Edgz, Kyunghyang Shinmun, and other publications, while his articles have appeared in Teaching Artist Journal, among other publications...

http://drunkenboat.com/db8/oulipo/fe...n/godston.html



Jacqui Wolk was a finalist in the 2005 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic. Awards sponsored by the Guild Complex. She used to run a poetry venue in Wicker Park called "Kill the Poets."

She has appeared for many ChicagoPoetry.com events, including Chicago Poetry Uncensored.


http://chicagopoetry.com/




Larry O. Dean was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. As a young man he worked with Academy Award-winning film maker, Michael Moore as an arts editor and reporter on Moore's newspaper, The Flint Voice (later The Michigan Voice), was widely published in the alternative press, and also worked as a cartoonist.

He attended the University of Michigan at Flint and Ann Arbor, during which time he won three Hopwood Awards in Creative Writing, an honor shared with Max Apple, John Ciardi, Mary Gaitskill, Robert Hayden, Laura Kasischke, Jane Kenyon, Arthur Miller, Howard Moss, Frank O'Hara, Marge Piercy, Ronald Wallace, and Nancy Willard, among others. He is author of seven books, including I Am Spam (Fractal Edge Press, 2004), a series of poems 'inspired' by spam email, and has been widely-anthologized and published in the United States and abroad. In 2004, he was recipient of the Hands on Stanzas Gwendolyn Brooks Award, from the Poetry Center of Chicago.


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Old July 19th, 2008, 01:40 AM   #147
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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/18/ar...chicago&st=nyt

NEW WING IN CHICAGO

The Art Institute of Chicago plans to open a $300 million Modern wing by Renzo Piano, the largest addition in its 130-year history, on May 16. A pedestrian bridge designed by Mr. Piano that connects the new wing to Millennium Park is also to open that day, and admission will be free through May 22.

Most of the space in the 264,000-square-foot wing will be devoted to showing off the Art Institute’s Modern holdings. But when it opens it will also have one special exhibition: “Cy Twombly: The Natural World, Selected Works, 2001-2007,” which will run through Sept. 13, 2009.

“We’re focusing on recent work that makes references to the natural world,” said James Cuno, director of the Art Institute. The show will feature about 30 paintings, photographs, sculptures and works on paper, including a series of seven acrylic-and-wax-crayon works on paper commissioned by the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh in Scotland.

“Until recently we didn’t have paintings by Cy in our collection,” Mr. Cuno said. “Now we have two, from the early 1960s.” One reason the institute chose to focus on Mr. Twombly is that he has been “substantially overlooked,” Mr. Cuno said — even though “he is one of our generation’s greatest artists.”



Cy Twombly
American, born 1928

The First Part of the Return from Parnassus, 1961

Oil paint, lead pencil, wax crayon, colored pencil on canvas
240.7 x 300.7 cm (94 3/4 x 118 3/8 in.)

The Art Institute of Chicago, through prior gift of Mary and Leigh Block, The Marian and Samuel Klasstorner Fund, Major Acquistions Endowment Income Fund, Wirt D. Walker Trust, Estate of Walter Aitken, Director's Fund, Helen A. Regenstein Endowment, Laura T. Magnuson Acquisition Fund, 2007.63
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Old July 21st, 2008, 07:37 PM   #148
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Ravinia:

Punch Brothers Monday
July 21, 2008
8:00 PM

Martin Theatre
Reserved seats: $40

Punch Brothers featuring Chris Thile of Nickel Creek





Chris Thile of the Grammy Award-winning band Nickel Creek is joined by some of the most in-demand performers of bluegrass, folk, and traditional music in the new group called Punch Brothers, named after a Mark Twain short story.

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Old July 21st, 2008, 07:53 PM   #149
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Note the time:

Sheridan Chamber Players

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall
78 E Washington St (at Michigan Ave)
Loop/West Loop, Chicago
312-744-6630

When: Today 12:15pm

Tickets: Free

Description

Perambulations through Kuster, Raz, Sharman and Berezowsky sum up this concert.

http://www.timeout.com/chicago/event...hamber-players

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Old July 21st, 2008, 09:23 PM   #150
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Highly anticipated Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago by Renzo Piano to open to the public next May

July 17, 2008

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce that the Modern Wing, designed by Renzo Piano, will open to the public on Saturday, May 16, 2009. The Nichols Bridgeway, a pedestrian bridge designed by Renzo Piano that connects the Modern Wing to Millennium Park, will open the same day. In celebration of the opening of the largest addition in the Art Institute's history, admission to the entire museum will be free through Friday, May 22, 2009. Opening Day will be preceded by a week of special activities for school children, staff, members, and donors.

"The opening of the Modern Wing is an historic moment for the Art Institute of Chicago--the culmination of a decade of work and dedication by everyone at the museum," said Tom Pritzker, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "It also represents an historic moment for the city. The building will showcase as never before the breadth and depth of the Art Institute's collections of modern and contemporary art, which have not previously been seen to their fullest advantage due to limited gallery space in the existing museum buildings. The Modern Wing signals to the world the cultural calibre of the city of Chicago and reaffirms its place as a leading cultural destination."

http://www.canadianarchitect.com/iss...issue=07172008
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Old July 21st, 2008, 09:36 PM   #151
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Diane Tanios Gallery Highlights 'Lowbrow' Artists in New Gallery Exhibit, SUPERDOGunderdog: 'Knuckle-Opera for the Socially Challenged'
In the summer of the superhero, five cutting-edge comic artists make a stand at popular Lakeview Gallery

Last update: 11:21 a.m. EDT July 21, 2008

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CHICAGO, July 21, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Move over Iron Man, Batman, Hancock and Hellboy, Chicago gallerist Diane Tanios, owner of the Diane Tanios Gallery, has assembled her own team of superhumans (AKA comic artists) for what can only be described as a thrill ride of a new show at her Lakeview art gallery at 3243 North Broadway. The show opens with a special artist reception on Friday, August 1, from 6-10 pm.

Aptly titled SUPERDOGunderdog: Knuckle-Opera for the Socially Challenged, the exhibit features five of the most influential comic artists working today, four of whom are based here in Chicago. Collectively, the featured artists have contributed to the growing "lowbrow" art movement that's quickly becoming the rage among serious art collectors coast-to-coast. The exhibit represents Tanios' first group show and includes works by: Tony Akins, Elisabeth Belliveau, Gene Ha, Alex Wald and Jeffrey Zwirek...

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...7%7D&dist=hppr




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Old July 21st, 2008, 09:48 PM   #152
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Art from inside
A prison watchdog group will mount an exhibit of paintings and sculptures by Illinois inmates next month -- and relatives of some of their victims are furious

July 20, 2008

BY SARAH BARABA Chicago Sun-Times/[email protected]

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainmen...ison20.article

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Charles McLaurin tries to create paintings that reflect what he considers his personal philosophy.

"I have this belief about life that there is a balance between chaos and order," he says. "One cannot exist without the other."

Janie Edwards' son Jarrell was 17 when he was murdered by Charles McLaurin in 1992...



Stateville inmate artists Charles McLaurin (left) and Cornelius Ames discuss their sculptures Monday at the prison.
(Jean Lachat/Sun-Times)



Janie Edwards' son Jarrell was 17 when he was murdered by Charles McLaurin in 1992. McLaurin is now focusing on art in prison.
(Chris Sweda/Sun-Times)
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In her comfort zone, Dame Kiri dazzles
By John von Rhein | Chicago Tribune critic
July 21, 2008

http://www.chicagotribune.com/featur...,7603545.story

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The designated farewells of famous singers follow their own protocol. Singers dip into their past glories, carefully choosing music that downplays aspects of their art that have diminished with age. Their adoring fans come to hear not so much what is there, but what they want to be there.

So it was with Kiri Te Kanawa's concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under James Conlon at Ravinia on Saturday. Although the appearance by the celebrated New Zealand-born soprano as star of Ravinia's gala benefit evening was billed as her Chicago farewell, Dame Kiri made clear she isn't packing it in just yet. "I'm not retiring—I just want you to know that!" she told the dressy throng.

Looking every inch the beauteous diva in a stunning red-and-black ensemble, Te Kanawa came, sang and conquered. Closed-circuit cameras beamed close-ups to those on the rain-sodden lawn. Hands were kissed, roses were presented and standing O's ruled the night. The orchestra provided a classy frame for a classy diva...

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Quilt-lovers appreciate art medium at exhibit
By Hafsa Naz Mahmood | Daily Herald Staff
7/21/2008 12:05 AM

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=222205

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Vibrant, striking and catchy hues lured quilt lovers into Bloomingdale Park District Museum's modern exhibit Sunday.

Several dozen unique quilts are featured, and they'll be on display through Aug. 23.

The quilts are separated into two areas. The quilts made by local artists are in an exhibit titled "Women Packing Irons: Quilt Arts from the Chicago School of Fusing," and is on display at Gallery I. Quilt National 2007, an exhibit featuring 25 quilts from around the country, is in Gallery II...


Kathy Isaacks, of Des Plaines, checks out one of the quilts on display Sunday at the Quilt National exhibit at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. Several dozen unique quilts will be on display there through Aug. 23.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 09:35 AM   #155
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Look at craigslist. Face value tickets aren't too hard to come by.
Good idea. I've never actually used craigslist for anything but random browsing.
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The Good and the Bad of Museum Addition Building
Tuesday, Jul 22



A couple of pieces of museum building news from Art Info we picked up on. First up comes locally, as the opening date has been set for Renzo Piano's addition to the Art Institute of Chicago, "The Modern Wing." The big day will be May 16th of next year, meaning we'll only have a few more months of hearing complaints from tourists wondering where all the famous paintings went (see: they removed a bunch of them during this construction). Here's a bit of that:

The modern European collection will showcase works by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, and Wassily Kandinsky. The contemporary art collection will include the work of Jackson Pollock, de Kooning, and Eva Hesse. The opening show for the special exhibition galleries in the new wing will be Cy Twombly's "The Natural World, Selected Works 2001-2007," on view from May 16 – [sic] September 13, 2009...
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RUSSIAN SPLENDOR


Joanna Kozlowska

Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m.


Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus;
Joseph Cullen, Conductor and Guest Chorus Director;
Joanna Kozlowska, Soprano;
Bryan Griffin, Tenor;
Darren K. Stokes, Baritone

MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances
from Prince Igor
RACHMANINOFF The Bells, Op. 35

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LUCIANO PAVAROTTI TRIBUTE CONCERT


Vittorio Grigolo

Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. * Note start time

Jay Pritzker Pavilion
Grant Park Orchestra;
Alberto Meoli, Conductor;
Vittorio Grigolo, Tenor;
Olivia Gorra, Soprano

The Italian singing sensation and an heir to Luciano Pavarotti’s throne as the king of tenors presents a program of familiar opera arias and Neapolitan songs in his Chicago debut.

ROSSINI Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia
VERDI Questa o quella from Rigoletto
La donna e’mobile from Rigoletto
PUCCINI O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
DONIZETTI Una furtiva lagrima from L’Elisir d’Amore
VERDI Quando le sere al placido from Luisa Miller
MORRICONE Tema di Deborah from Once Upon a Time in America
PUCCINI Che gelida manina from La Boheme
Mi chiamano Mimi from La Boheme
O soave fanciulla from La Boheme
Vissi d’arte from Tosca
E lucevan le stelle from Tosca

MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
PUCCINI Nessun dorma from Turandot


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Ravinia:

CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA



Sarah Chang:
Mahler’s Music of the Night


Wednesday
July 23, 2008

8:00 PM

Pavilion
Reserved seats: $50-$30-$20
Lawn: $10

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
James Conlon, Conductor
Sarah Chang, Violin

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor

Sarah Chang will be available for signings in the giftshop after her performance.

Park opens at 5:00 PM

Preview Concert
5:45 PM
Bennett • Gordon Hall
Artists from Ravinia’s Steans Institute


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At Ravinia tonight:

Cellist Maya Beiser



Tuesday
July 22, 2008
8:00 PM

Martin Theatre
Reserved seats: $40-$25
Lawn: $10

Maya Beiser, Cello

Provenance

Maya Beiser returns with her multi-media take on the cello, Provenance

Park opens at 5:00 PM

Master Class
2:00 PM
Bennett • Gordon Hall
Ralph Kirshbaum


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