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Coyotes Crying in the Night

To the editors: From the midst of your last issue [September 14] poured out a fold out [“Around the Coyote ’90”]. On it were the mysterious figures that have appeared here on the streets. While walking with myself the other night I noticed the primary school colored figures with paw prints trailing off into dark […]

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The City File

Press releases we didn’t feel like finishing: “Homer Formby Has an Engrained Love of Wood.” Yeah! Rah! Bricks and mor-r-r-tar! Patrick Barry in Chicago Enterprise (September 1990): “Daley recently named a high-powered panel of leaders to act as ‘cheerleaders’ for the proposed airport at Lake Calumet; another such panel is pushing for expansion of McCormick […]

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Where Are All the Naked People?

To the editors: I read with interest your article about nude beaches in the Midwest [“Heliotherapy,” September 7]. Why is it that the same people appear in most of the pictures that accompany the article? Could it be that there are a lot less nudists at the various beaches than the “couple hundred naked people” […]

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MoMing’s Reach

To the editors: MoMing Dance & Arts Center has an impact far beyond the Lakeview neighborhood, although Peter Tumbelston modestly did not bring this up in the neighborhood news (or the reporter did not report it) [August 31]. MoMing is a presenting rather than producing organization. That is, they bring in existing outside ensembles to […]

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Earl King

Earl King is one of New Orleans’s great postwar music figures, spanning generations and genres with his canon of blues and R & B. King’s “Those Lonely, Lonely Nights” in 1955 helped define the Louisiana ballad style, and his “Trick Bag” was an R & B landmark in 1962. These accomplishments barely scratch the surface, […]

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Frank Moore

“I have a body that is ideal for a performance artist,” says Frank Moore, who was born with cerebral palsy and is 99 percent physically disabled. Moore’s performances are touching in the most literal and provocative sense. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts performance art fellowship in 1985, Moore shares with Karen […]

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Eddie Kirkland

Jamaica-born, Alabama-bred Eddie Kirkland is a Detroit legend, having accompanied John Lee Hooker in the late 40s and early 50s and then gone on to make a name for himself as a flamboyant soul-and-blues shouter with such R & B greats as King Curtis and, briefly, Otis Redding. But no mere biographical sketch can do […]

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Chicago Latino Film Festival

The sixth annual edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival continues from Friday, October 5, through Sunday, October 7. Film screenings will be held at the Three Penny Cinema, 2424 N. Lincoln; at Facets Multimedia Center, 1517 W. Fullerton; and at the Roberto Clemente High School auditorium, 1147 N. Western. Ticket prices per program are […]

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Ran Blake/Myra Melford

Ran Blake’s piano solos still strike me as music’s answer to recombinant DNA. Blake, who is a genuine iconoclast among the world’s artists, answers to no single bell and marches to every drummer he can find: in improvising upon a famous or obscure song, he tends to first de-compose the tune–chipping its corners, flaying its […]

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Red Desert

Michelangelo Antonioni’s first feature in color (1964) remains a watermark for using colors creatively, expressionistically, and beautifully; to get the precise hues he wanted, Antonioni had entire fields painted. A newly struck and restored print of the film makes clear why audiences were so excited a quarter of a century ago by his innovations, which […]