An historic downtown Lockport theater could soon be getting a face-lift to help restore it to its former glory. City officials recently discussed awarding a $10,000 grant to the owner of the Roxy Theatre building to pay for some of the renovations.
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The Associate Board of Gilda's Club of Chicago hosted its 13th annual "Night of a Thousand Noogies" benefit Oct. 15 at Park West. Members of The Second City performed their signature sketch comedy and improv with emcee T.J. Shanoff as he interviewed notable Chicagoans onstage. The event raised funds for Gilda's Club, a nonprofit that provides free cancer support for anyone affected by the disease.
Is our culture of wealth, led by the likes of Gates and Buffett, replacing a society of citizens with a new social order of patrons and supplicants?
The Chicago office of Facing History and Ourselves began searching for a major-gifts officer in June. It has yet to hire someone. "I was hoping we'd have an easier time," says Maureen Loughnane, Chicago office director at Facing History, which aims to stop racism, anti-Semitism and bullying through education. Despite a steady stream of "really good" applicants and seven interviews, the right candidate has yet to walk through the door.
Creative minds have the power to re-envision our world, imagining equitable futures full of possibility. Queen Victoria recognized the power of artists, warning: “Beware of artists. They mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous.” They build, construct, sculpt, speak, write, sing, dance, paint, constantly reinventing beauty and blurring the lines that too often divide us.