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  • Edgewater Fall Art Fair Grows Into Second Year!

    The lighthouse is the icon of the Edgewater Neighborhood, and fittingly so. It was Rae Ann Cecrle who imagined the symbol of the beacon of light for the steadfast commitment that Edgewater Artists in Motion offers the residents and artists of Edgewater. This fall, Edgewater once again celebrates the cultural diversity that the neighborhood embraces […]

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  • Steep’s Caroline Neff in the “Best Actress” Spotlight

    Steep Theatre is raising the bar for Chicago theater companies.  Their continuous success is due to the willingness of its artists and producers to push the boundaries.  One such artist is Caroline Neff, ensemble member and the company’s Casting Director, who was voted the 2014 Readers’ Picks for “Best Actress” in Chicago’s largest alternative media resource, […]

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  • Steep Theatre Sizzles With “A Small Fire”

    Steep Theater’s smoldering current production is the Chicago premiere of A Small Fire by David Bock.  Director Joanie Schultz, Artistic Associate, undertakes this her fifth play at Steep straight after directing the Goodman Theater’s production of Venus in Fur by David Ives.  Schultz and Steep reunite since their last hit at Steep in 2012 with […]

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  • Tennesse Williams’ “Vieux Carré” at Raven Theatre, Wry Humor and Emotions Collide

    The mind of a writer is like an old boarding house; places where whispers of life are preserved and the people they encounter influence their character.  Vieux Carré, or ‘Old Square,’ is Tennessee Williams’ biographical play vis-à-vis the education of an artist suffering with loneliness and despair. Raven’s resident director, Cody Estle dusts the cow […]

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  • The Annual LEGO® Window Display At ‘Toys et Cetera’ Is Here!

    Confess.  Toys still warm your heart.  Well, peek in the window and get a dose of feel-good at toys et cetera. The annual LEGO® window display is up!  Michael Waterbrook, store manager of the Andersonville location, has been organizing the LEGO® window display for six years running. This year at toys et cetera, you will see […]

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  • Edgewater Gets Epic on Garage Sales

    It’s an epic event!  The 20th year of the Edgewater Neighborhood Garage Sale may very well see its largest turnout yet!  Six block clubs will participate. It is  expected that nearly 200 hundred households will be part of the sale, up from 144 last year. “The annual neighborhood garage sale has evolved into a tradition for […]

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  • Construction Adds Two New Edgewater Businesses To North Broadway

    The beauty of the Edgewater community stems from its variety — high-rise apartment buildings on its eastern shore, mansions along Sheridan Road, condominium complexes, mid-rise and single-family homes and commercial businesses to the west.  Since 1980, when local business owners and the Chicago City Council orchestrated a revival, the neighborhood has become a culturally diverse, vibrant […]

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  • Steep Theatre Expansion Planned, Growing Audience and Minds

    “Fearless and dicey plays . . . fearless and nervy actors are what make Steep Theatre one of the boldest theaters in Chicago,” said Peter Moore, the theater’s Artistic Director.   Founded in 2000, Steep Theatre is growing its audience and success because of the persistent impact of its work.   Beginning as an itinerant theater, renting empty […]

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  • Fido to Go! Our Favorite Pet Food Truck Coming Soon

    Spring is in the air and Fido is cheerfully wagging his tail burying the latest polar vortex deep in Chicago’s historical past!  What could make your canine companion happier than dry paws and fur waving in the warm breeze?  Perhaps a wholesome, no additives or sugar and gluten-free doggie snowball donut will help your pup […]

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  • Raven Theatre Gets Edgy, Premieres “Good Boys and True”

    The locker room and the sex videotape that circulates in a Washington D.C. boys’ prep school create the center stage for this Jeff recommended edgy drama.  Director Cody Estle transforms Raven Theater’s West Stage into a small and intimate arena of a plot that unfolds as writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa  of Good Boys and True sets […]

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