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HP resident screens new film ‘Monsters’ at festivals

May 30, 2019 by Erin Yarnall, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

For Highland Park resident Aksel Rifman, watching TV as a child was more than just a way to spend time. It was a passion, and it was an educational tool.

Rifman, who was born and raised in Morocco, said that he would...

HP resident’s photography on display at Heller Nature Center

by Erin Yarnall, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

Highland Park resident Paul Lucas didn’t set out to capture images for an exhibit when he took pictures at Highland Park’s Rosewood Beach in 2012 and 2013.

He just wanted to capture images of the lake at historically...

Tony Bennett returns to Ravinia for 40th performance, discusses future work

by Erin Yarnall, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

If there’s one thing Ravinia Festival can count on, year after year, it’s the return of a big-selling Tony Bennett show.

The singer has been performing at the festival regularly for the past four decades, with his June...

Highland Park native looks for big break

by Erin Yarnall, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

Performing isn’t just a hobby for Highland Park native Becky Raisman — it’s a passion, and it’s one that she hopes she can turn into a lucrative career. 

Until then, Raisman is searching for her big break in a variety...