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Aching Beauty

Yo-Yo Ma at Orchestra Hall, March 8 By Michael Solot When Yo-Yo Ma arrives at a certain pitch of intensity in performance, you not only hear his passion in the music but see it plainly in the man. He snaps his head sharply in time to the beat, whipping his hair this way and that. […]

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Window on the World

Gustave Caillebotte: Urban Impressionist at the Art Institute of Chicago, through May 28 The umbrella has become the very foremost badge of modern civilisation. –Robert Louis Stevenson, 1871 Is there anybody in this great humping city who has not taken a few minutes to sit down on a park bench, say, for the sole purpose […]