Dance fitness studios across Chicago aim to empower with rhythm and exercise

By Michaela Schirra Medill Reports Dance means different things to different people. For some, it’s pure expression and, for others, it’s simply a way to stay active. Now that dance has become a popular mode of exercise, studios across the Chicago area encourage participants to leave class feeling proud of themselves. “I want them to feel […]

Preservation Chicago reveals 2020 list of the city’s most endangered buildings

By Michaela Schirra Medill Reports The recent release of the seven most endangered buildings in Chicago added to looming preservationist fears about the city’s architectural heritage. Ward Miller, executive director of Preservation Chicago, presented the “Chicago 7 Most Endangered” structures to a sold-out audience at the recent Chicago Architecture Center program. Despite Chicago’s rich architectural […]

Former Chicago Luvabull dances her way through an ever-evolving career

By Michaela Schirra Medill Reports Every day is different for Amelia Carpenter. From teaching fitness and dance classes to coaching a high school dance team, Carpenter has chosen to pursue her passion through varied paths. Carpenter, 30, currently works as a professional dancer, coach and teacher in Chicago and will continue to host private dance […]

Tiger Woods: The man with hundreds of shadows

By Michaela Schirra Medill Reports Among the at Riviera Country Club, spectators waited with baited breath to see Tiger Woods swing. From hole to hole, massive crowds of fans trailed and cheered for Woods as he attempted to conquer the course at the Genesis Invitational. Coming off his Masters win in 2019, Woods served as […]

Riverdance brings 25th anniversary show to Chicago stop on US tour

By Michaela Schirra and Sally Ehrmann Medill Reports Legendary Irish themes with brisk contemporary footwork and dreamscape staging grace theaters across the country this year as Riverdance celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Riverdance show is in Chicago through Feb. 9 to present audiences with the new show highlighting traditional Irish dance, music and elaborate costumes. […]

Eternal Light exhibit features many of Tiffany’s stained glass windows and other masterpieces

By Michaela Schirra Medill Reports The Eternal Light exhibition at the Driehaus Museum showcases works by Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of Tiffany & Co. founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany. From stained glass to sketches, the exhibit highlights the creative process and the artisans involved in creating Tiffany’s reputation. Catherine Shotick, curator of the Eternal Light exhibition, […]