Tag: "music"

Pure Country: Pure Heart

Pure Country: Pure Heart

July 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Director Damon Santostefano pulled this latest installment from a script by New York Times best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan. This moving tale of musical sisters discovering a letter from their late father who died in Iraq, is a journey for music lovers. Filmed on location in New Orleans and Nashville, this thoughtful and heart-warming movie […]

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Alvin Ailey Chicago

Alvin Ailey Chicago

March 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

One more show day for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at the Auditorium Theatre. These new programs showcase the company’s diversity and blends of style. The modern, African, jazz and ballet techniques are amazing. This season the company is masterfully displaying how social movements and the arts can create conversation and change. Artistic Director, […]

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The Benefit of Performing Arts for Children at British International School of Chicago

The Benefit of Performing Arts for Children at British International School of Chicago

October 31, 2015 | Comments (0)

Study after study has shown that exposure to music improves test scores, reading proficiency and overall academic achievement. Improving literacy, cognitive development and math skills is paramount to successful humans. The modern workplace is an ever-changing environment, as is our world. Today’s early ed and middle school curriculum are taking all sorts of new approaches, […]

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No Babies at the Symphony...Please!

No Babies at the Symphony…Please!

May 13, 2011 | Comments (7)

I have written before about my love for the CSO’s Kraft Family Matinee series. This series of┬áseveral, hour-long┬áSaturday afternoon concerts is a wonderful way to introduce elementary-school aged children to the beauty of classical music. Each concert features selections from works by great composers — organized around a theme, such as water or city versus […]

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Chicago at night

Me and Melody

September 28, 2010 | Comments (2)

Music is utter enjoyment for me. The miracle of witnessing someone being musical can be captivating. I LOVE music. I love the arts – despite not having any true knowledge of the subject – I still somehow manage to appreciate them. The curled brows of musicians as the audience sways and bobs. The emotional setting […]

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