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Photographer continues to capture beauty of nature

by Jesse Wright, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

For decades, Bonnie Wydra has loved photography. 

Wydra got her start decades ago as a teen, and while film photography has changed, her passion has not. 

“I’ve actually always liked to take pictures...

Resident has documented Chicago music world with camera for over four decades

by Will O’Brien, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Guitars, keyboards, drums. Sweaty musicians mid-song. Crowds smiling and dancing. Dark rooms. Outdoor stages. Faces old and new.

George Butler has been prodigiously capturing the spirit of the Chicago region’s music...

Battle for throne plays out on stage

by TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, The Arts

Winter is coming — to Curtain Call Theatre in Mokena.

“The Lion in Winter,” set in 12th century England, tells the story of King Henry II’s struggle to decide on an heir to the throne.

While the...