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Artist’s Exhibition Displays Urban Life of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus

Artist’s Exhibition Displays Urban Life of Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus On March 15, multimedia artist and former Chicagoan Mary Jones will turn her keen observing eye to Loyola University Chicago's Ralph Arnold Fine Arts Annex, and create an elaborate representation of our neighborhood's defining thoroughfare. The windows of the Annex will transform into a subjective mirror reflecting an urban reality rooted in perception and personal connection.
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Posted on March 12, 2012

Building Paranoia in Rogers Park

Building Paranoia in Rogers Park By Larry Shure: A few years ago I found a great collection of essays in a book titled, Architecture of Fear (1997), which contained the article “Building Paranoia,” by Steven Flusty. It was adapted from a paper published for the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture in 1994 and develops a vocabulary for describing the kinds of spaces he saw being created throughout the L.A. region. I remember reading this chapter, shuddering, and being thankful that I don’t live in L.A. Read more at Larry's Blog: Ultra Local Geography
Posted on February 24, 2012

“Black Family Reunion”

“Black Family Reunion” Afrikan Heritage/Black History program at Loyola Park Celebrate the diverse elements of Black history and culture at this annual event with music, readings, and refreshments. Music, dance, interesting figures. Harold Bellamy , a BNICEH/IMPRUVE member who is a retired Buffalo soldier of the 6th Infantry, Black centenarian(s), return of Rufus Hunt, Tuskegee airman. Date: Sunday, February 26, 2012 Time: 12 to 4 p.m. Location: Loyola Park 1230 W. Greenleaf Ave. FREE For more information, contact Selena 773.761.7306
Posted on February 24, 2012

Two weeks after gang murders, a reason for youth to dance in Rogers Park

Two weeks after gang murders, a reason for youth to dance in Rogers Park By Bob Spoerl They jived and dipped and grooved and spun and yelled and swayed and made the wind at times seem a step behind. The “they” are creative dancers living and performing in Rogers Park. One night after the Grammy's, a group of young dancers from the neighborhood known as 808s -- the name is an ode to loud hip hop music, 808 being the penal code for noise violation -- teamed up with a professional dance company from the far North Side, Phoenix Rising, to produce a dance show called "Lover's Lane." It was only several weeks after two young men were shot and killed near Howard Street in Rogers Park.
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Posted on February 17, 2012

Tickets Available for Monday’s 808s “Lovers Lane” Performance

Come join 808s Youth Empowerment Thru Dance as they join the new Rogers Park based dance group, Phoenix Rising Chicago, for their first collaborative show. All proceeds benefit the 808s 808syouthdance.org You can see great dance and contribute to a great up and coming cause. Monday, February 13, 2012 Wyllie B. White Field House 1610 W. Howard Doors open 6:30PM .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Check this site to learn about ticket information, or join 808s email list by emailing “808syouthdance@rogerspark.com” to be notified once we start making advanced tickets available. Check out the video invite created by the 808s.
Posted on February 08, 2012

Windy City Beekeepers

Windy City Beekeepers Barbara Ryan is a member of the Windy City Beekeepers. WCB has beekeepers who are looking for a place to put their hives. They have all the equipment and knowledge necessary to install a hive on public (community gardens) or private (back yard or roof top) places, and are looking for possible sites. If anyone is interested in hosting a hive in exchange for some honey, contact Barbara at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Posted on February 02, 2012

2012 Adopt the Public Way Garden Grant -  APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

2012 Adopt the Public Way  Garden Grant -  APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED Under the cover of today's snow are summer's plants, getting ready to send up their pale shoots. Gardeners like to think about such things and dream of spreading flowers and shrubs in every parkway, traffic circle and park. If this is you, the Rogers Park Garden Group (RPGG) wants to help. Grants of up to $500 for plant material, soil amendments, and mulch are available to anyone who is creating, restoring, or enhancing a garden located in the public way. The grants program is called, "Adopt the Public Way." Anyone is eligible, but the garden must be in Rogers Park, east of Ridge and north of Devon. Grants are also available for anyone running a youth program that wants to add gardening to the activities; and for the youth projects, the gardens don't have to be in the public way.
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Posted on January 23, 2012

Tribute to The Fish of Lake Michigan - By Amanda Paulson

Time-lapse behind the scenes video of mural "Tribute to the Fish of Lake Michigan" by Chicago artist Amanda Paulson. Located at CTA Red line underpass at Pratt Ave. in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago (49th Ward).
Posted on January 19, 2012

BizArts Canned Food Drive for 2011 Completed

BizArts Canned Food Drive for 2011 Completed Canned goods contributed throughout the year at meetings of the Rogers Park Business & Artist Network (RP BizArts) found their home today, as they were delivered to Little People’s Day Care, which is completing its Food and Toy Drive to benefit Housing Opportunities for Women (HOW).
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Posted on December 19, 2011

James Pritzker to restore, open Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House

James Pritzker to restore, open Frank Lloyd Wright’s Emil Bach House Retired Col. James Pritzker is most known for the 8-year-old military library that bears his name. And the meticulous restoration of the library's new home, the Monroe Building on South Michigan Avenue, is winning him praise. But he's about to launch another, even higher-profile restoration project. 7415 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626, USA Starting in the spring, Pritzker will begin restoring the exterior of Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House on Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. Once complete, the plan is to open the home for overnight guests and events, making it one of only a handful of Wright homes nationwide the public can rent. Read the Chicago Tribune article here
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Posted on December 16, 2011

Willye B. White Youth Prevail in City Wide Tumbling Competition

Willye B. White Youth Prevail in City Wide Tumbling Competition On Saturday, December 3rd, a newly formed tumbling team consisting of youngsters aged 8 - 10 representing the Willye B. White Center placed first overall in the City of Chicago Tumbling Competition, conducted at the Broadway Armory. Four of the tumblers on the WBW team, coached by Stephan Fouche and Sherman Bryant, scored highly in individual competition: Micah Hightower (1st), Nishawn Madden (1st), Daesoni Mills (2nd) and Clarence Walker (3rd). All four of the aforementioned youth participated on the Willye B. White football team, in the City's Junior Bears Program. That team completed in a post season bowl game, finishing the season with a 4-3 record.
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Posted on December 07, 2011

808s: Youth Empowerment Thru Dance - Holiday Show

808s: Youth Empowerment Thru Dance - Holiday Show 808s:Youth Empowerment thru Dance was created in July, 2011 by four young adults, age 19 -22, all residents of the North of Howard neighborhood, who wanted to create a safe refuge for local teens who otherwise had nothing to do. Rehearsals started on 7/23/11, with their Inaugural Performance on 8/25/11. Over 250 people attended. The November 30 Holiday Show will be 808s:YETD's 2nd major performance, and it will represent the launch of "808s Kids" - children aged 7-12. Come see their 1/2 hour performance. Doors open 6:15; Performance at 7:00.
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Posted on November 25, 2011

Spotlight - Little People Day Care & Kindergarten

Spotlight - Little People Day Care & Kindergarten Welcome to our newest advertiser. Check out all the wonderful things they have been doing in the neighborhood since 1979
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Posted on November 21, 2011

The 13 Clocks at Lifeline Theatre -  Stories Come Alive!

The 13 Clocks at Lifeline Theatre -  Stories Come Alive! Don't miss the magic, wit, puppetry and song of the classic James Thurber fairy tale, The 13 Clocks. Meet the mysterious Golux, travel with Zorn of Zorna, visit Hagga (who weeps jewels instead of tears), and rescue Princess Saralinda from the clutches of the Cold Duke. It's an unforgettable adventure for the entire family! Click here for complete details. The 13 Clocks runs Saturdays at 1 p.m., Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., through December 4, 2011. Order your tickets today! Call the Box Office at 773.761.4477 or book ONLINE. For more information, visit http://www.lifelinetheatre.com
Posted on November 16, 2011

Glenwood Sunday Market Moves Indoors

Glenwood Sunday Market Moves Indoors Mark your calendars for a wonderful series of Holiday Markets to be hosted by the Glenwood Sunday Market at The Glenwood Bar. November 13 and 20 will be devoted to Thanksgiving preparations with your favorite farmers and food artisans. December 10 and 11 will be a special Winter Holiday Farmers and Craft Event with all kinds of items both food and gifts! More details to come or feel free to contact Market Director Sheree Moratto at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 773-508-5885, ext 13.
Posted on November 10, 2011

Daniel R. Gomez, Classical Guitarist

Daniel R. Gomez, Classical Guitarist By Elissa JonesRogers Park has long been home to many diverse artists, one of whom is Daniel R. Gomez, 32. He is a guitarist specializing in classical and South American folk music. Slender and unassuming, with a slight accent from his native of Lima [Peru], Gomez explained that he had emigrated alone to Chicago in 2006, to join relatives living here. Often, musicians begin their craft at a young age. Not so with Gomez; he did not begin playing guitar until age 26. However, he made up for lost time, motivated by a search for passion in his life. Initially, he was self-taught.
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Posted on October 27, 2011

New Advertiser - Flatts and Sharpe Music Company

New Advertiser - Flatts and Sharpe Music Company Flatts and Sharpe Music Company is a small town music store that somehow ended up in a big city. With our small town charm, affordable prices, and a friendly community of staff and musicians, Flatts and Sharpe music store is here to help with every aspect of a musician’s life. We leap at the opportunity to help the beginner of beginners become acquainted with the world of musical instruments. Questions are answered often before they are asked, so that new learners and parents feel right at home and comfortable with their new purchase. Learn more about Flatts and Sharpe here...
Posted on October 27, 2011

It’s Time to Close :(  Thanks for a Great Second Outdoor Season!

It’s Time to Close :(   Thanks for a Great  Second Outdoor Season! It's been a wonderful second outdoor season of the Glenwood Sunday Market thanks to you, their farmers and food artisans. First, of course, a huge thank you to all of the farmers and food artisans who make such a sincere commitment to their farms, food and the Market. GSM can never thank all of them enough for their important work in bringing the best in local, sustainable and - whenever possible - organic foods directly to the customers from their local food shed.
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Posted on October 14, 2011

Fall 2011 Group Show & Open Studios Event

Fall 2011 Group Show & Open Studios Event Artists Reception/Open Studios/ Gallery Exhibit · Saturday, Oct 15, 11-3pm Peek into the artists world/Open Studios/Gallery Exhibit · Sunday, Oct 16, 11-3pm
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Posted on October 12, 2011

Theo Ubique - Starting Here, Starting Now - September 23 - November 6

Theo Ubique - Starting Here, Starting Now - September 23 - November 6 Theo Ubique's "Starting Here, Starting Now" features exhilarating music, poignant lyrics and a timeless theme, set in a 1970's bachelor/bachelorette "pad." Performed by a cast of three in the intimate, 60-seat setting of the No Exit Café in Rogers Park, this is more than just an evening of songs. Each number is played out as its own dramatic event as the young characters find love, lose it and find it again. Written by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire, the show provides a showcase for the three singers with many memorable tunes including, of course, Starting Here, Starting Now. Performance times are: Thursdays 7:30 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sundays 7 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.theo-u.com The Theo Ubique Theater Company at the No Exit Cafe 6970 N. Glenwood 773.743.3355
Posted on October 12, 2011

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