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Scott C. Morgan

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Scott C. Morgan has been with the Daily Herald since 2004. His main focus has been covering Chicago-area performing arts via features, reviews and listings.

Scott has been a member of the American Theatre Critics Association since 1998 and was a fellow at the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theater Center in Waterford, Conn. He has previously written freelance pieces to the Salt Lake City Weekly and Salt Lake Magazine, and currently contributes freelance work to the Windy City Times.

Scott holds a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Scott also has a bachelor of science in mass communication from the University of Utah, where he was the performing arts editor for the Daily Utah Chronicle during his junior year. From 1997 to 2002, Scott was employed by The Salt Lake Tribune as an arts reporter and newsroom assistant.

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Weekend picks: Finesse Williams brings three days of standup

Jul 29 2014 | 4:15 pm - Comedian Finesse Mitchell, a veteran of the 2013 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour, continues his run of standup shows this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg. Tots get a chance to sit in the driver's seat of some heavy machinery at the...

Sunday picks: RiverEdge hosts Puerto Rican Heritage Festival, parade

Jul 25 2014 | 3:01 pm - The 43rd Aurora Puerto Rican Heritage Festival features food vendors, domino competitions, lots of music and a Sunday Puerto Rican Day Parade. Learn about a secretive 20th century Chicago street photographer during “An Afternoon with Vivian...

Weekend picks: Violinist Joshua Bell plays with CSO

Jul 25 2014 | 2:11 pm - Celebrated American violinist Joshua Bell joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for a gala fundraising concert at the Ravinia Festival Saturday. Watch Irish dancing, taste Emerald Isle foods and learn about Irish traditions at the 15th Annual...

Genesee concert will be tribute to late Johnny Winter

Jul 24 2014 | 4:23 pm - Due to the recent death of blues guitarist Johnny Winter, who was slated the appear at the upcoming Rock N' Blues Festival Concert at the Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, the show at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, has instead been reconfigured to be a tribute...

Top 10 named for Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent

Jul 22 2014 | 8:42 pm - The Top 10 finalists for Suburban Chicago's Got Talent have been announced. The 10 acts in the summer competition are set to perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Prairie Center for the Arts in Schaumburg, and then at the Taste of Arlington...

Sunday picks: Monty Python, silly walks not included

Jul 22 2014 | 10:42 am - If you couldn't get a ticket to see the London farewell shows of “Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five to Go,” then catch the famed British comedy troupe via movie theater screenings of the sold-out event on Sunday at select...

Weekend picks: Blake Shelton to rock Wrigley Field

Jul 22 2014 | 10:48 am - Country star Blake Shelton headlines The Ten Times Crazier Tour with Dan + Shay, The Band Perry and Neal McCoy at Wrigley Field. Celebrated comedian Carlos Mencia returns to town to perform standup material this weekend at The Improv Comedy Showcase...

'Laughter' falls short of its comic inspiration

Jul 16 2014 | 10:37 am - Young playwrights are often admonished to avoid writing about other writers. Yet playwright Neil Simon ignored that advice when he penned his 1993 Broadway comedy “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” a fictionalized take on his own early...

Steppenwolf’s comic ‘Qualms’ flirts with questions of sexual freedom

Jul 18 2014 | 3:50 am - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris masterfully pushes controversial buttons again in his world premiere comedy about suburban swingers in "The Qualms," now playing at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago through Sunday, Aug. 31.

Vote for your Suburban Chicago’s Got Talent favorite

Jul 16 2014 | 12:39 am - Voting kicks off Wednesday online at for your Fan Favorite from the top 15 finalists of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent. The top vote getter from this round will automatically advance to the Top 10, and be in the running to win the...

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