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What Is, Isn’t

Indulge in a Mixed Media Exhibit at the Alan Koppel Gallery!

November 10, 2014
Coco Meers

Perception vs. reality. It’s one of Bill Shakespeare’s most well-explored themes, but this universal tension is arguably more relevant in our high-tech age when digital media disseminates new realities (or perceptions) with the tap of a button. A wildly popular mixed media exhibit at the Alan Koppel Gallery offers a post-modern twist to the age-old truth that what you see usually isn’t what you get. Extended through November 14th, this is your last week to sneak a peek and have a think about what is…and isn’t. Curated by Megan Green and Anne Huntington, What Is, Isn’t showcases nine artists, each featuring his or her own interpretation of the show’s theme. Don’t …  Read more

Sweeney Todd at Stage 773 Chicago

The Demon of Fleet Street Visits Chicago

October 31, 2014
Kit Graham

Looking to celebrate the spookiness of Halloween without dressing up? Pay a visit to the demon barber of Fleet Street and see the Porchlight Music Theater’s production of Sweeney Todd. The theater company has assembled a remarkably talented cast who brings Stephen Sondheim’s musical tale of a murderous London barber to life. While it can be hard to sell men on the idea of seeing a musical, Sweeney Todd is exactly the type of musical men love. It is a dark story, filled with betrayal, violence and murder. Women may be more interested the secondary storyline of Anthony and Johanna–young lovers trying to find a way to be together. The songs are …  Read more

Meet Flyleaf’s Lead Singer Kristen May

Flyleaf Comes to Chicago

October 17, 2014

“We all want hope and passion in our lives, and I’m just trying to create music that relates to people on that level,” said Kristen May, lead singer of Flyleaf, a rock band that continues to capture crowds with their powerful and catchy sound. It’s this desire to connect May describes that sets the band apart from others in its genre, because there’s a soulful element in their music as well. May was calling from Washington, D.C., one of many tour stops for the band (who are playing in a different city almost every night), while debuting their new album, Between the Stars. The six-week tour, which has the band traveling to all …  Read more