• Michael Orlove

The Chicago music community has lost one of its most important, dedicated, and visionary figures: Michael Orlove, longtime director of music programs at the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, has been hired by the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C., to become its new director of presenting and artist communities. He’ll head federal support for all kinds of artistic endeavors and processes, “including artist residencies, commissioning of original work, exhibitions, performances, and preservation.” He begins on May 7.