Today in Culture, January 6, 2022: Coronavirus cancels shows for Lyric Opera and Raven Theater | Goodman Announces World Premiere | Tony Fitzpatrick and Steve Conrad Converse

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Canadian Grilled Pork Chop at Dear Margaret


The Cleve Carney Museum of Art welcomes “Tony Fitzpatrick in conversation with Steven Conrad”

The Cleve Carney Museum of Art, on the College of DuPage campus, features Tony Fitzpatrick in conversation with Steven Conrad on Sunday, January 23 at 3 p.m. After the conversation there will be a book signing with Fitzpatrick for his latest issue, “The Apostles of Humboldt Park (Me, Apostle)”. Topics will include Fitzpatrick’s connection to Chicago, his CCMA exhibit “Jesus of Western Avenue”, his social and political concerns, and our common changing reality. Tickets cost $ 10 plus service charges. The conversation will be available live and then on demand from January 24 to February 25. More here.


Tonika Johnson maps Englewood homes where contracts deny black land ownership

Tonika Johnson creates “Everyday Englewood,” an immersive guide to Chicago homes that were held in land sales contracts, a predatory 20th century loaner vehicle, Crain’s reports.

Advocacy for an architectural museum in Chicago

“The demolition of another pre-fire residence strengthens architect John Vinci’s belief that Chicago is in desperate need of an architectural museum.” writes Crain’s.


Dear Margaret is spending a year with Poutine and Labatt’s

Chef Ryan Brosseau follows a long Christmas break with a celebration in honor of Dear Margaret’s first birthday. On Monday, January 17, aka Industry Night, “slip into DM for a very Canadian celebration with burgers and poutine, plus Labatt and shots of Canadian whiskey,” alert the establishment, “and possibly a gang. original exclusively from iconic Canadian rock band Rush. ”The Canuck Burger is a grilled CDK beef patty topped with homemade peameal bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion, pickle and garlic aioli (15 $). Dear Margaret’s poutine begins with Kennebec fries fried in beef tallow, fresh Wisconsin cheese curds, topped with poutine in velvety sauce ($ 15). The Labatt Blue and the Canadian Club (none of which are on the regular menu) are only available with the purchase of food. Menu changes and substitutions are not accepted. No reservations; first come, first served from 5 p.m. until food runs out. Following here.

“A Very Harry Winter” at the Lincoln Park Replay extended until the end of January

With high marks for reuniting the cast of HBO Max “Harry Potter” and titles for public positions from JK Rowling, Replay expands its limited-time pop-up, “A Very Harry Christmas” to “A Very Harry Winter” at Replay Lincoln Park, 2833 North Sheffield. “There are hidden Easter eggs that only mega Harry Potter fans will see, like Dobby looming somewhere in the distance. This event and all games are free, with no reservation, ticket or token required. This limited-time pop-up, which Replay first hosted in 2019, features spectacular tributes to fan-favorite moments from the series such as the Chamber of Secrets, The Whomping Willow, Umbridge’s Cat office and Molly Weasley, as well as as Hagrid’s House, the Burrow Spoon Clock, and more. Leveling up, new featured moments like Diagon Alley, the iconic 9 3/4 platform, Zonko’s Joke Shop, Honeydukes Candy Shop, and Hog’s Head Inn will help fans immerse themselves even more in the wizarding world. Following here.


Sundance cancels Park City film festival

Sundance goes virtual, announces the Sundance Institute in a press release.


Why is NPR losing black and Latino hosts?

“In recent years, NPR has been proud of its efforts to diversify its on-air host ranks, with the hiring of many black and Latino journalists to lead its signature news programs, including voices such as Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, Noel King, Michele Norris and Audie Cornish ”, Washington Post reports. “But now the public radio giant is facing an exodus of the same talent. Tuesday is Cornish, the co-host since 2012 … of “All Things Considered”, who announced her departure at the end of the week, destination unspecified … Other personalities of color on the air have recently left the waves of NPR. include “Weekend All Things Considered” host Garcia-Navarro, who left in September to host a New York Times podcast; King, the host of “Morning Edition”, who left in November for Vox Media; and former “1A” host Joshua Johnson, who joined MSNBC. “


The vinyl crisis intensifies

The Los Angeles Times visits one of the last two vinyl record producers in California and details the current crisis of press kits. “The pebble-shaped synthetic plastic polymer, stored in refrigerator-sized boxes in one wing of the facility, is also used to make vinyl flooring, faux leather and credit cards. Global production and distribution have still not recovered from the first wave of the pandemic, which closed factories and congested shipping lanes. In 2021, a freighter stuck in the Suez Canal caused a six-day save that shook up sailing schedules for the rest of the year. Rick Hashimoto of Record Technology Inc. said they get their vinyl from Asia. “A container that cost around $ 5,000 to ship now costs between $ 20,000 and $ 25,000,” he says. “Every part of the process is getting more and more expensive, including PVC, metal plating, freight and labor,” said [indie label] Jason McGuire of Stones Throw. He adds that the label has been reluctant to increase its prices, but their costs have risen significantly over the past semester. “I expect them to continue to increase next year. As with all major factories in the country, Erika Records’ presses were unable to keep up with orders in 2021, and its factory is already fully booked until the end of 2022. RTI is expected in six months, but Hashimoto says thin supply chains have made precise planning difficult.


Goodman announces more season

Goodman Theater continues its season with programming updates. Artistic Director Robert Falls will conduct the world premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s “Swing State,” her sixth play by his longtime collaborator, at the Owen Theater. The Goodman will also produce the Chicago premiere of new musical “Life After” by songwriter Britta Johnson directed by Annie Tippe at the Albert Theater, which replaces the planned musical adaptation of “The Outsiders,” based on the novel by SE Hinton and the Francis Coppola film. , which was postponed to a later date. Following here.

Lyric postpones “Proving Up” indefinitely

Chicago’s Lyric Opera has postponed its production of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s chamber opera “Proving Up”, scheduled for January 22-30 at Goodman’s Owen Theater. “This difficult decision is based on our current understanding of the ever-changing public health situation, with the goal of keeping the safety of our business, our audiences and our artists as a top priority,” said Anthony, Managing Director, President and CEO of Lyric. Freud said in a statement. Rehearsals were due to start this week. Lyric plans to reprogram “Proving Up” in an upcoming season. Lyric’s season will continue at the Lyric Opera House in early February.

The Raven Theater cancels “Beautiful Thing”

Raven Theater has canceled its production of “Beautiful Thing,” written by Jonathan Harvey and directed by Mikael Burke, which was scheduled to run from February 9 to March 27, 2022 on Raven’s East Stage. Artistic Director Cody Estle and General Manager Markie Gray said in a statement, “It has been an extremely difficult decision, but at the end of the day, the safety of our cast, crew, staff and clients is. our top priority. We thank everyone for their hard work on this production and hope to bring Mikael Burke’s vision of this beautiful coming-of-age story to the Raven stage in a future season.


More “normal” for the arts?

“How much has COVID-19 damaged the arts sector? ” Deanna Isaacs asks the Reader. “Arts Alliance Illinois says it has researched this issue and will release the results overnight now…, ‘and the arts landscape as’ devastated’… And that was before Omicron started … How permanent could this damage be? Will we see once great city centers turn into towering ghost towns, their offices, theaters, museums, shops and concert halls empty forever? soon return to normal? or never?

Every state is on Chicago’s travel precautions list

“Chicago has updated its travel advisory to include all US states and territories, prompting city health officials to urge anyone wishing to travel now to reconsider their plans,” he added. reports NBC5 Chicago. “Last week, Montana and Guam were the only places not on the city’s warning list. States are added to the Notice Amber List when COVID measures exceed the threshold of 15 cases per day per 100,000 people. Anything below that mark is on the yellow list, with public health officials still warning against non-essential travel. “

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