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‘A Christmas Carol’ to spread holiday message at Community House

December 3, 2019 by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

The upcoming holiday season is a reminder for all to show gratitude for the good fortune and great people in their lives, making the upcoming “A Christmas Carol” the perfect production to drive that message home. 


New Trier thespians put own spin on ‘The Wedding Singer’

by Submitted Content Life & Arts, The Arts

New Trier High School Performing Arts students are performing “The Wedding Singer” at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Northfield Campus Cornog Auditorium.

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Folk band drummer pays tribute to North Shore roots

by Alan P. Henry, Staff Writer Life & Arts, The Arts

When the internationally acclaimed Way Down Wanderers bring their unique blend of bluegrass, jazz, classic rock, blues, soul and hip-hop to Lincoln Hall in Chicago on Saturday, Dec. 7, it will be a brief homecoming for their drummer,...

Playwright credits lessons learned at Regina for career path

by Eric DeGrechie, Managing Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

When Denise McGowan Tracy was a student at Wilmette’s Regina Dominican in the early 1970s, two of the mandatory classes for students at the all-girls high school were choral and theater. For a self-admitted “incredibly, painfully shy”...