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Winning American Scores

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Stravinsky and Prokofiev

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Wherever The Breeze May Take You

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Summer Solstice

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Multiple Layers of Truth

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Vote Vargas!

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Ten Questions with Laura Gibson

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Stupid Core

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Familiar Fish Tale

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Winter, Katz & More Cool Cats

The great music is stacking up for the weekend with shows including the legendary Edgar Winter and his band at Waiting Room on Sunday, June 18. Bennie & The Gents open with their glam-rock tribute show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance. See waitingroomlounge.com/event/edgar-winter-band.

Friday night shows include the mighty fine funk-jazz of Lucas Kellison Quartet playing at Harney Street Tavern, 9 – midnight....

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Two Examined Lives Worth Living

At this fractured and perilous time in our history, it may be significant to ponder messages Mitch Albom inserted into his autobiographical book Tuesdays with Morrie. Albom wanted to convey that media are preoccupied with death, hatred and violence; he sought to emphasize the importance of devising cultures of our own to transcend the dominance of popular ones. He tried to prompt us to cherish acceptance,...

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Power and Play in the Park

Two women who know their own minds and want their own ways are at the centers of back-to-back alignments of the plays presented this summer by Nebraska Shakespeare in Elmwood Park.  Each woman confronts an ambitious man who yearns to prosper and gain power in time and place.

The comic point of view dominates The Taming of the Shrew. Darkness and death inhabit the land of Macbeth.   

Amy Lane and Vincent...

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The Gospel of CeeLo Green

It took CeeLo Green almost a decade to achieve global praise as a solo artist, and only a few tweets, a few years later, for his fans to say "f**k you, too!" 

Now the floundering hip-hop and soul super star, most famous for his 2010 smash hit "F**k You!" and his work on NBC's "The Voice," is attempting to repair his celebrity aboard "The Love Train Tour Pt. 2," a series of intimate shows that include a Waiting Room...

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Droid Dreams

Now considered a cornerstone of science-fiction writing, Philip K. Dick’s 1968 dystopian book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? presented a not-so-distant post-apocalyptic world inhabited by people, humanoid robots and very few animals. Later adapted into the film Blade Runner, Dick’s novel on the nature of empathy was transformed into a haunting, futuristic noir detective thriller.

As both book and movie...

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