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Angelique Kidjo

Two international acts come to Chicago this Friday and Saturday and promise dazzling, cross-cultural experiences: Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe takes to the stage at the Auditorium Theatre, while Angélique Kidjo will perform with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz at the Harris Theater.

The Last DefenderYou may have heard of those experiences in Chicago where you get locked in a room with people and you have to find your way out in an hour. You may be thinking "Umm... locked in a room with people I DON'T KNOW for an hour and I can't get out? No thanks. Biyeeee!" I get it, especially if they're scary ones with zombies, or you're with someone who is just the worst. However, The House Theatre of Chicago has come up with such a cool and unique escape-type room experience that I think even the biggest doubters will have a blast.

Edgar Miller diana

Chicago has provided to be a productive place for young artists since its early days and the late Edgar Miller was one of their number. Miller came to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago during World War I and he subsequently worked on hundreds of projects over the next five decades throughout the city and beyond.

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