Grappel/Cohen Recording Endowment winner Cory Goodrich pays tribute to the roots of country music and the Carter Family with her folk album, Wildwood Flower.

Three years ago, I was cast as June Carter Cash in a production of Ring of Fire, and our music director, Malcolm Ruhl, insisted I learn the ‘harp for the role. I started looking for teachers (there are few), looking for harps for sale (nowhere in Chicago) and I came across a publication called Autoharp Quarterly. In this magazine, I found an application for the Cohen/Grappel Recording Endowment, and on a whim, I applied. I never thought for a second they would pick me.

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks

You don’t have to spend money to experience world-class theater in Chicago this summer—just grab a blanket and head to one of the 19 parks on this year’s Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour!

Carlyle Takes the Stage at Goodman Theatre, April 2nd to May 1st

Hi, Chicago! I’m Carlyle Meyers, an African American lawyer for the Republican Party. And yes you read that correctly, I am a Black Republican. I know what you’re thinking, and yes we exist…in fact, Black Republicans have been around since Abraham Lincoln…and we resurfaced this year with presidential hopeful Ben Carson (although he didn’t get very far).

The Lookingglass Theatre Junior Board Welcomes you to The Madhatter Ball at Venue One

Ten years ago, I attended my first Madhatter’s Ball, and it was unlike anything I had ever experienced! Lights, music, fanfare, and hats galore! Not only is this annual event an incredible spectacle, but the people I have met over the years through Lookingglass have become lifelong friends. The theatre brings extraordinary plays to the people of Chicago, and consistently engages our diverse community through talk-backs, volunteering, and educational outreach. I hope you will join me in supporting this wonderful organization of remarkably talented and caring people who create beautiful art, educate Chicago youth, and throw awesome parties!

A Red Orchid Theatre invites you to join actor Michael Shannon and fellow members of A Red Orchid’s Ensemble at Arlington Park for an amazing DAY AT THE RACES!

Hey Chicago! I'm Jennifer Sultz, a freelance Event Coordinator and Development Associate for A Red Orchid Theatre. Over the past 10 years, I've had an amazing time collaborating on many events with Billy Dec and the fantastic Rockit Ranch team! On Saturday, May 11, 2013, A Red Orchid Theatre, now celebrating its 20th year in Chicago, will host an afternoon at Arlington Park as a kick-off benefit for their upcoming show SIMPATICO by Sam Shepard.

George Lopez and Rob Schneider To Share Chicago For Some Funny Business on September 22nd

September 22nd should be a great night for comedy as The Chicago Theatre welcomes comedian George Lopez. The comedian is scheduled to entertain what is sure to be a full house during the second night of his 2012 stand-up tour. Following the cancellation of his TBS talk show “Lopez Tonight,” George Lopez has decided to bring his presence to the stage for a second tour entitled “That’s The America I Live In”. The tour kicks off on September 21st in Milwaukee with Chicago on the following night.

25 seats, 35 minutes: An Interrogation Primer is Intimate, Intense Chicago Theater

The Side Project, with only 25 seats, combines the elements that makes Chicago theater world-famous: intimate, gripping, intense, smart. The theater is located in Rogers Park, steps from the Jarvis red line station, and there are some great options for a bite or a drink before or after the show: Italian (Gruppo di Amici); Indian (the mom-and-pop Luzzat); Coffeehouse casual (Charmers Cafe); and Irish pub (Poitin Stil).

Jeremy Piven & Billy Dec host 2011 Piven Theatre Workshop Benefit AfterParty at Rockit!

This video of Jeremy Piven & I on set of HBO's "Entourage" is not only funny, but explains what kind of work we have been doing to raise money for children's art & theatre scholarships for about 10 years now- check it out (its from last season, so event info for this year is updated below!). Actors out of Chicago like John & Joan Cusack, Kate Walsh, Aidan Quinn… Have all benefited from the same classes (I'm giving away a classes below!) and have hosted the same events with us over the years (giving away some afterparty tix below!) and I look forward to seeing who will make it big out of there next!
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Ellen Live TBS Show at Chicago Theatre!

I love to share awesome prizes, tickets, vip passes...to all the experiences I get invited to w/ all my friends and followers on facebook and twitter (click on them to get in on it!). Yesterday I made up a fun...