A Creative Transition

Artist Theaster Gates, founder of Rebuild Foundation and Director of Arts and Public Life at University of Chicago, believes in creatively-driven solutions to community challenges. According to the organization’s website, “Rebuild Foundation catalyzes neighborhood revitalization through artistic practices, individual empowerment and community engagement.”

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Class Act

In spending time with Victor and Penny, whose real names are Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane, there is a depth to their music that harkens to tougher and darker times of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. “It’s rich material that we look at and perform,” McGrane says.

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Never Forget

On January 27, the date designated in 2005 by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day—and in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on Jan. 27, 1945, the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education will present a 20th anniversary screening of The Holocaust: Through Our Own Eyes as the first program in its 2015 film series, Documenting the Holocaust.

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