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From concerts to screenings to festivals to parades, there’s always something happening in and around Chicago for LGBTQ+ Pride Month.
The message of self-acceptance and respect for all was echoed across Broadway, from the new musical take on Some Like It Hot to a Black actor-led Death of a Salesman to the new play Ain’t No Mo.
After coming out as transgender, Buechner was shunned by the classical music industry. Decades later, Buechner finds herself in a more accepting world and is proud to support other LGBTQ+ musicians.
In the days since the Club Q shooting, Colorado Springs’ LGBTQ community has worked to collect itself and forge ahead.
The American tenor previews his upcoming debut solo album with pianist Madeline Slettedahl, “No Choice But Love.”
The audience will include teachers, nurses, students, gay rights advocates, and others.
Broadway has its groove back, said Tonys host Ariana DeBose at an exuberant ceremony seeking to illustrate just that sentiment.
In the Lakeview Neighborhood, the Legacy Walk, a series of ten 25-foot pylons, recognizes influential figures across genders, races, and fields.
Reynaldo Hahn’s world was the Paris salon, where he reigned supreme with his songs and went about in his full‐length opera cape.
“Among the eminent broadcast journalists of his generation, Studs Terkel may well stand alone in his consistent compassion for lesbian and gay people and curiosity about their lives.” Here are just a few testaments to that compassion.
“I wanted to encourage young emerging LGBTQ+ composers to write pieces that tell their story in an authentic way… This concert series is both a celebration of how far we have come and how far we still have to go.”
This is the third major presentation of City Opera’s LGBTQ series following Peter Eotvos’ Angels in America in 2017 and Charles Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain last year.
To celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, WFMT and the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus presented a pop-up performance of “Somewhere” from the composer’s beloved musical West Side Story. The event was broadcast live from the Legacy Walk in Chicago’s Boystown neighborhood.
The name Frida Kahlo is often associated with Diego Rivera. But Kahlo, one of Mexico’s most iconic painters, may have also had a romantic relationship with one of Mexico’s most iconic singers: Chavela Vargas.
For violinist Artem Kolesov, leaving his home country didn’t just offer the opportunity for professional advancement, it was also a chance to escape a life of constant fear and persecution.
Marin Alsop is a woman of many firsts; she spoke to WFMT about how she’s inspired young women, why there aren’t more women on the podiums, and more.