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Italian concert puts on a show at Highland Park library

April 18, 2019 by Doug Rapp, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

The library is supposed to be a quiet place—but Highland Park made an exception Wednesday night for the powerful voice of Italian singer Gianni Coletta.

Coletta performed for an event celebrating Highland Park’s sesquicentennial, its 150th ...

HP resident publishes memoir-turned-novel

by Erin Yarnall, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

Alan Rossman didn’t set out to be a novelist. In fact, he didn’t set out to be a writer at all. For years, Rossman was a college professor, teaching pedagogy to prospective science teachers.

But once he retired,...

Singer performs at Ravinia, outreach at Chicago-area schools

by Erin Yarnall, Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

When school was difficult for Laurie Rubin, she found solace in music.

The professional opera singer, who performed at Ravinia’s Bennett Gordon Hall Feb. 23, would come home from school and play the piano or sing.

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Highland Park Players preview ‘Madagascar’ at HP library, prepare for production

by Doug Rapp, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

The lion, the zebra, the giraffe, the hippo and some penguins escaped the Central Park Zoo and made it to Madagascar but now they’re coming to Highland Park. 

The Highland Park Players Theater for Young Audiences is...