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Posts from January 2018

Founded by the black explorer Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, Chicago's black history runs deep.

You only have to delve into the creation of gospel and electrified blues, or read about the country's first African American president to get a glimpse into Chicago's significance to America's black cultural history.

La Belle Ballet: Sleeping Beauty Reimagined

Monday, January 22, 2018 8:00 AM by Judy Giannetto

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo Makes its Auditorium Theatre Debut with the Darker Side of Sleeping Beauty. 

To call Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo’s reimagining of classic fairytale The Sleeping Beauty (La Belle) spellbinding doesn't even come close to an adequate description.

5 Super Sensory Chicago Dining Experiences

Monday, January 8, 2018 9:00 AM by Judy Giannetto

The food scene in Chicago is adventurous, award winning, exuberant and ever changing. It surprises the senses, tantalizes the taste buds, and says everything about the city’s vibrant spirit. Here are five among the many extraordinary dining experiences to be had in Chicago.

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