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Tale of Somali refugee’s escape to America both gut-wrenching, inspiring

October 9, 2018 by Eric DeGrechie, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

"One day when I was out there dancing, Falis came out to hang posters of Rambo, the Terminator, and Chuck Norris, which she had saved from the Cinema Ecuatore. I stared at the men in the posters — big strong Americans, flexing huge...

‘Rock of Ages’ transports Wilmette actors to 1980s

by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Folks entering and exiting the Community Recreation Center from Oct. 5-14 may find themselves humming along to the classic tunes of the 1980s, thanks to the Wilmette Children’s Theatre’s current production of “Rock of Ages.” The story...

St. Joe’s Oktoberfest enhances family fun with new format

by Alexa Burnell, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

The 15th annual St. Joe’s Oktoberfest, held on Sept. 15, followed a slightly new program this year, allowing organizers to trim the ‘to-do’ list, but enhance the family fun. 

The event was chaired by Gretchen Lyons,...

80th Lagniappe show keeps the crowd in stitches at New Trier

by Hilary Anderson, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

The longstanding tradition continued when Lagniappe-Potpourri, New Trier’s annual variety show, began the school’s performing arts season and marked its 80th year of the all-student run production. It played for a delighted audience...