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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 1 - Spring - Giuliana Rancic

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WATCH IT! THE WINDY CITY ARTS SCENE IS COMING UP ROSES THIS SPRING—HERE'S A MUST-SEE SAMPLING OF THE SEASON. BY THOMAS CONNORS #1: The Invention of Morel, Chicago Opera Theater. Drummer Stewart Copeland is as much at home creating for the concert hall as he was playing arenas with The Police. His latest post-pop project is this riff on a surreal desert-island romance by Argentine author Adolfo Bioy Casares for Chicago Opera Theater. The score, says COT artistic director Andreas Mitisek, "is propelled by pulsing rhythms and driving energy that leave you breathless." February 18, 24, 26; #2: Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, Elmhurst Art Museum. The Chicago Imagists (a group that includes Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, and Ed Paschke) are hardly unknown, but here's a twist from The Elmhurst Art Museum: The exhibition pairs the painters— who found inspiration in comics, advertising, and the everyday— with actual examples of the great arcade game, whose visual punch and ding-ding-ding constitute an art form of its own. February 25–May 7; #3: Some of a Thousand Words, Harris Theater. Former New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan's latest outing, created with Harris Theater choreogra- pher-in-residence Brian Brooks, offers solos and duets accompa- nied by string quartet Brooklyn Rider. "I've attempted to illustrate the resitance and opposition in our lived bodies," shares Brooks. MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM 47 Green scene: Ed Paschke's Cobmaster (1975) highlights the Elmhurst Art Museum's world premiere exhibit Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago, one of the season's cultural must-sees. IMAGE © 1975 ED PASCHKE, COURTESY OF THE ED PASCHKE FOUNDATION SCENE EVERYBODY 'S TALKIN G ABOU T...

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