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Fifth Star Awards go to five outstanding Chicago cultural forces

Fifth Star Awards go to five outstanding Chicago cultural forces

May 28, 2015 / Books, Dance, People

This marks the second year of the Fifth Star Awards which are presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), in association with Allstate Insurance, to honor Chicago artists and cultural institutions. The 2015 honorees are: Writer Sandra Cisneros; beloved children’s music performer and educator Ella Jenkins; architect Stanley Tigerman; the program director of legendary rock station, WXRT, Norm Winer; and The Joffrey Ballet, celebrating its 20th season based in Chicago.

Joffrey “Millennials” program goes on sale June 1

Joffrey “Millennials” program goes on sale June 1

May 28, 2015 / Art, Dance, People

As a reminder of just how the Joffrey Ballet’s artistic director, Ashley Wheater, has introduced both his dancers and his audiences to new work, you need look no further than the company’s “MILLENNIALS” program this fall. Single tickets for the run, Sept. 16-20 at the Auditorium Theatre, will go on sale June 1.