One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.
Hear a recorded performance of the origins of Chinese music by the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. Experience ancient Chinese instruments including the two-stringed erhu, the plucked pipa and Chinese bells leading a grand Western orchestra through melodies rooted in 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture.
The ancient Chinese regarded music as a tool to contact the gods. Music was not only for enjoyment and entertainment but also part of a sacred ceremony to reunite humankind with Heaven. Discover an enchanting new sound. Discover Shen Yun.
Meet editors and contributors of Casa Italia's newly published book, "Italian Women in Chicago: Madonna mis! QUI debbo vivere? (You mean I have to live HERE)? published by the Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia.
Editors Dominic Candeloro, Kathy Catrabone and Gloria Nardini will share stories from the book. The spotlight on Italians in Chicago has always been on the men. This anthology is a preliminary effort to write that wrong. Dominic Candeloro, lead editor, recruited almost 50 contributing authors, including attorney/author Theresa Amato of Oak Park.
After completing an audio documentary workshop at Duke University, long-time Oak Park psychologist Jane Samuelson conducted oral histories of older women in rural Champaign County, Illinois. Samuelson heard stories of a way of life that has virtually disappeared. These women were first-hand witnesses to the transition from the family farm to mechanized agriculture, and then to agribusiness.
Customize your own pin-back button - we'll have plenty of art to choose from or make some of your own. Register beginning September 11.
Learn the basics of this popular spreadsheet program to help you organize your life or gain a new job skill. To attend: must be familiar with basic computer functions.
Get acquainted with Windows computers during this introductory class. Learn how to manage multiple windows, how to create and save documents, and how to navigate folders. This is the perfect class for beginners.
Join Dan Haley, publisher of the Wednesday Journal, Rob Braymaier, executive director of the Oak Park Regional Housing Center, and Village Trustee Glenn Brewer for a Community Discussion on Race Post Ferguson. The community leaders of Ferguson, Missouri, joined other communities to discuss integration efforts at the Oak Park Exchange Congress. In 1994, Ferguson actually hosted the Exchange Congress.
International award-winning astronomer and former consultant to NASA Kevin Manning wants us to "look up to the stars!" The world beyond our own is vast and he'll explain some of the most fascinating parts. We'll start inside with an educational and entertaining exploration of the universe, then head outside to view the amazing rings of Saturn, craters of the moon and other jewels of the night sky through a powerful telescope, weather permitting. Best for ages 5+ with an adult. *Please register all attendees, not just children.
This is an annual party for Friends Volunteers to thank them for their help with the Book Fair.