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Unique perspectives on the city from the people who live here.

Author: Judy Giannetto

Chicago's standing as a significant 20th and 21st century art influencer can't be denied. And the world knows it.

This spring, the city is hosting a series of major exhibitions that call attention to Chicago-born and Chicago-connected artists whose work has fundamentally impacted the contemporary art scene: Nina Chanel Abney (February 10-May 6) and Keith Haring (March 3-September 23), both at the Chicago Cultural Center, and Kenneth Josephson (April 28-December 30), at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

As if a 125th anniversary weren’t monumental enough, a new dinosaur is moving into the Field Museum—a titanosauric one.

Cast of Patagotitan mayorum, the Field’s new specimen is a giant, long-necked herbivore from Argentina, aptly named the Titanosaur.

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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