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Frankfort artist's church murals guided by faith

by Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Carla Dreher loves people.

In the murals the artist from Frankfort paints, the eyes of the subjects seem to come to life. For the Rev. David Simonetti, the founder of the now-closed Pope Benedict XVI Academy of Excellence that was part of...

Frankfort residents star in Drama Group's 'Fame' production

by Rochelle McAuliffe, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

“Make it last forever,” the lyrics go in the show’s namesake song.

As the Drama Group in Chicago Heights concludes its run of “Fame,” the acclaimed musical based on the movie of the same name at the Milford Studio Theater, audience members...

Chicago's Maggie Speaks to celebrate 20-year anniversary at CD&ME

by Submitted by Maggie Speaks Life & Arts, The Arts

June marked a momentous occasion for the members of Chicagoland’s hottest cover band Maggie Speaks. Originally started as a humble passion project by once corporate CPA and financial analyst Dave Calzaretta and friends, Maggie Speaks has made a...