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  • Harper student-run boutique reopens bigger, more visible site Nov 25, 2014 2:43 PM
    Studio V, the professional, student-run boutique at Harper College opened this month in a newly renovated – and far more visible – space on the east side of campus, across from the Building J Theatre. To celebrate, Studio V will hold a grand reopening event with refreshments and entertainment from 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4.

  • Weekend picks: Cosley Zoo opens Festival of Lights Nov 26, 2014 12:58 AM
    See more than 20,000 twinkling holiday lights and light displays as the Cosley Zoo in Wheaton hosts its annual Festival of Lights. Warm up your vocal chords and sing along to a musical classic at the annual “Sing-Along Sound of Music” event at the Music Box Theatre. Comedian Louie Anderson returns to the Chicago area for an engagement this weekend at the Improv Comedy Showcase.

  • Artwork by Stevenson students on display in Lincolnshire Nov 19, 2014 7:01 PM
    Artwork created by several recent Stevenson High School graduates has been put on public display at Lincolnshire’s village hall, 1 Olde Half Day Road.

  • Deer Parth Art League exhibit features work by local artist Nov 19, 2014 12:38 PM
    Artist Susan Anne Russell is featured at The Deer Path Art League holiday exhibit, “Deck the Walls.” Running two months, from November through January, this holiday show includes photography and paintings by Rob Kuehnle and Tina Leto.

  • Prague wall dedicated to John Lennon painted over Nov 18, 2014 8:16 AM
    Prague’s colorful wall dedicated to the memory of John Lennon has been painted over. The wall located at the heart of the Czech capital began to be painted with Lennon’s images and related graffiti after the Beatle’s assassination in 1980. A group of art students claimed responsibility for painting the wall white on Monday.

  • Student artists recognized in Buffalo Grove Nov 18, 2014 2:47 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Arts Commission and American Enterprise Bank will recognize 60 young artists who participated in the 2015 Youth Art Calendar Competition at an Awards Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at American Enterprise Bank, 600 N. Buffalo Grove Road.

  • Smithsonian unveils $2 billion museum face-lift Nov 14, 2014 5:58 AM
    The Smithsonian unveiled a plan Thursday to give museums and gardens along the south side of Washington’s National Mall a $2 billion face-lift, creating more welcoming entrances, improving connections between the museums and refurbishing the iconic Smithsonian Castle.

  • North Barrington 5th grader in national art competition Nov 13, 2014 8:49 PM
    An art project made by a fifth-grader from North Barrington Elementary school named Mya has been entered in a national competition against 11 other 4th, 5th and 6th graders from across the country. “Mya had an idea of a wavy shape,” Mya's art teacher Alexis Siddons said. “That was one of the challenges she had to overcome and she did a great job.”

  • Cosby’s art paired with African art at Smithsonian Nov 11, 2014 6:01 AM
    Everybody knows Bill Cosby’s humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby opened to the public for the first time Sunday at the Smithsonian Institution, revealing some works by African-American artists that until now have been seen only by family and friends. The exhibition not only celebrates African-American heritage, it also provides a glimpse at works the Cosbys have enjoyed intimately, with pieces ranging from a masterwork that had remained hidden for a half-century before Camille Cosby recognized its value, to a quilt made from their slain son’s clothes.

  • Buffalo Grove art fair’s new producer to pay village for the privelege Nov 7, 2014 11:32 AM
    Buffalo Grove has dumped Amdur Productions, the longtime producer of its art festival and many of the other ones in the North and Northwest suburbs. On the recommendation of village staff and the Buffalo Grove Arts Commission, the village board voted Monday to approve Howard Alan Events Ltd. The new vendor will pay the village at estimated $7,000, while Amdur would have cost $5,000, officials said.

  • Museum unveils rich story Jewish of life in Poland Nov 4, 2014 6:00 AM
    In the two millennia between ancient Israel and its modern rebirth, Jews never enjoyed as much political autonomy as they did in Poland, a land that centuries later would become intrinsically linked to the Holocaust. The story of this great flourishing of political and cultural life is part of a 1,000-year history told in a visually striking new museum, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which opened its long-awaited core exhibition to the public recently.

  • Rural Tennessee museum a success in first year Nov 3, 2014 6:00 AM
    When Discovery Park of America opened on a cornfield in rural Tennessee, its founders expected the museum described as a “mini-Smithsonian” to draw about 150,000 visitors in its first year. They were short by about 120,000. School groups and repeat visitors attracted by fun, educational exhibits have led attendance figures to blow past expectations for this one-of-a-kind museum located in Union City, Tennessee, a town of 11,000 located a few hours’ drive from Memphis, Nashville and St. Louis. Discovery Park CEO Jim Rippy said about 270,000 have visited since the museum opened Nov. 1, 2013.

  • Sunday picks: Day of the Dead art in Waukegan Nov 2, 2014 6:00 AM
    Contemplate the Mexican Day of the Dead holiday by viewing the art exhibit “Dia de los Muertos: A Living Documentation” at the Waukegan Public Library. Relive the glorious musical sound of 1940s big band music when The Glenn Miller Orchestra & The Buddy Rich Band performs at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. If you can't get enough of reality TV dancing competitions, then don't miss the national tour of “Dancing Pros Live,” where you get to vote on which couple wins.

  • Weekend picks: Jane Lynch hosts Lyric anniversary Nov 1, 2014 6:00 AM
    Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch (“Glee”) hosts the Lyric Opera of Chicago 60th Anniversary Celebration, which also features Sir Andrew Davis, jazz artist Ramsey Lewis, members of The Second City and local opera stars. Comedian Eddie Brill brings his standup comedy to Zanies at Pheasant Run this weekend.

  • CLC faculty art exhibit Nov 2, 2014 4:24 PM
    A large variety of visually sophisticated and conceptually engaging artwork created by College of Lake County full-time and adjunct art faculty members will be on display from Nov. 14 to Dec. 14 in the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art at CLC’s Grayslake campus.

  • Weekend picks: Do the 'Time Warp' again in Algonquin Oct 31, 2014 5:00 AM
    Get your props and costumes ready for a screening of the 1975 comic horror film "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Friday at the Algonquin Area Public Library. Local rockers AM Taxi will be playing as the Kinks the 18th annual Halloween Bash at the Double Door in Chicago. And comedian Eddie Brill brings his standup comedy to Zanies at Pheasant Run this weekend.

  • Drawing on friends to bury happy, outgoing 30-year-old Oct 30, 2014 6:48 AM
    An artist who taught cartooning to kids, St. Charles native Matt Jordan died at age 30. Friend and fellow artist Peter Keene is heading an effort to raise enough money to bury Jordan next to his mother.

  • Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists Oct 28, 2014 6:00 AM
    A Roman villa’s wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator’s family, is opening its anti-gas, double steel doors to tourists. The shelter was quickly constructed in 1940, after the outbreak of World War II, in what had once been the wine cellar of a noble family who lived there before Mussolini took up residence during his Fascist rule. Visitors at a preview Saturday saw the iron-rung ladder used for emergency exits and a rusting contraption to purify air in case of a gas attack.

  • Weekend picks: Drew Michael returns to town Oct 29, 2014 11:22 AM
    Comedian Drew Michael honed his comedy craft in Chicago; catch his return to town for a run of standup performances at Zanies at MB Financial Park in Rosemont. Get dressed up and bring props for the Halloween screening of the classic 1975 comic horror film “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Algonquin Area Public Library Friday. If you can't get enough of reality TV dancing competitions, then don't miss the national tour of “Dancing Pros Live,” at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.

  • Capturing the drama of Friday night football Oct 25, 2014 2:43 PM
    Daily Herald staff photographer Laura Stoecker captured the color of Friday night football so dramatically with this photo that editors wanted to share it with all of you.

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