Journalist Charles M. Blow once wrote in his New York Times column that he “likes to think of himself as a Southern writer.” His childhood in Gibsland, Louisiana, shaped his writing, and in the south, “you don’t so much say words as sing them.” Now, at Lyric Opera, his own story is literally being sung. […]
There’s a war raging in Europe. A brutal clash that includes an entrenched repressive autocracy and ordinary civilians determined to fight for their freedom. Tyrannical power is vested in one man—a deranged “security” professional who cares only about his own twisted agenda. He decides who lives and dies; everyone trembles before him. Someone needs to […]
Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet announce in-person 2021-2022 seasons.
A year after the shutdown, they’re bringing it back.
The best shows to see on Mon 2/24 through Wed 2/26.
Jenny Bagert Terence Blanchard I’ve never been too crazy about the post-Blanchard-Harrison Group work of trumpeter Terence Blanchard, and in particular his soundtrack work for Spike Lee has left me cold. But that film work has probably earned him his greatest acclaim, including a Grammy for the 2007 album A Tale of God’s Will (A […]