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Highland Park art teacher’s winterscapes warm Orland Park Public Library

by Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Chicago artist Mike Barret Kolasinski’s breathtaking landscapes enhance the natural wonder of his scenes. His work is that of visual poetry, as his soft pastels reveal the ethereal beauty that quietly surrounds us.


Highland Park native creates his own place in music scene

by Erin Yarnall, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

After performing to a sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden, and then performing on “Saturday Night Live,” Highland Park native Greg Spero felt he had reached “a plateau” in his career.

“I took that as the point where it was a peak of...

Year in Review: The best of the fest

by Staff Report Dining Out, The Arts

Some of our favorite images from this year’s Ravinia Festival season.