The Madness of Art: A Guide to Living and Working in Chicago

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Despite the onslaught of sports bars, celebrity restaurants, and Bob Greene columns, Chicago remains one of the world's great artistic meccas. With more jazz clubs, art galleries, poetry slams, theater groups, film festivals, and rock venues than there are performers to fill them, opportunities abound for all creative types to live, work, and create in this Paris of the Midwest - if they know the right places to look. This is the insider's guide for anyone looking to make it in the Windy City arts scene. Whether ...
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Despite the onslaught of sports bars, celebrity restaurants, and Bob Greene columns, Chicago remains one of the world's great artistic meccas. With more jazz clubs, art galleries, poetry slams, theater groups, film festivals, and rock venues than there are performers to fill them, opportunities abound for all creative types to live, work, and create in this Paris of the Midwest - if they know the right places to look. This is the insider's guide for anyone looking to make it in the Windy City arts scene. Whether your field is art, poetry, dance, comedy, film, theater, literature, opera, jazz, or rock 'n' roll, this hitchhiker's guide to Chicago's arts galaxy tells you where to go, who to talk to, and how to get gigs, showings, auditions, productions, openings, and more.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781556522680
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. I The Arts of Chicago 1
1 Art, and Why Not Architecture? 3
Interview: Tony Fitzpatrick 28
Interview: Philin Phlash 32
2 Comedy 37
Interview: Aaron Freeman 43
3 Dance 49
Interview: Lou Conte 56
Interview: Nana Shineflug 61
4 Media of the Twentieth Century: Film, TV, and Radio 65
Interview: Fred Marx 80
5 Literature 85
Interview: Michael Collins 101
Interview: Stuart Dybek 104
6 Music 110
Interview: Bill Buchman 150
Interview: Von Freeman 154
Interview: D'Arcy 158
7 Theater 162
Interviews: Kate Buddeke 178
Interviews: Elizabeth Geddes 182
Interviews: Jeff Sweet 186
Interviews: Del Close 194
Pt. II Things Every Artist Needs to Know 199
8 Doing It Yourself 201
9 Where the Artists Are 213
10 Your Day Job 241
Acknowledgments 243
Index 245
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